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Donald Trump subpoenaed by New York prosecutors over tax returns

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Donald Trump dealing with another fight over the release of his tax returns after New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed him. According to AP news.

In the history of the United States presidents, Donald Trump is the first president who has not released his tax information.

Mazars USA, which makes Trump’s tax returns, declared in a statement that it would “wholly comply with its legal duties.”

Mazars was subpoenaed by a House committee earlier this year, inquiring Trump financial documents. The firm stated it believes in keeping ethical and professional rules governing the accounting industry and doesn’t wish to comment. The AP reported.

Democrats respected the move. The Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a running presidential candidate, tweeted: “Somehow, we will surely get to see Donald Trump’s tax returns.” Another 2020 candidate, Julián Castro, tweeted: “The president isn’t above the law…and he must agree to this subpoena.” 

Manhattan District Attorney’s Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office sent a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm Mazars USA and his company; a person stated, who is not entitled to speak publicly and wishes to remain anonymous, as per the Associated Press (AP). 

When asked by the media concerning the subpoena on Monday, Donald Trump stated: “I don’t know anything regarding it.”

As per The Times news; regardless of whether the Manhattan district prosecutor’s office was successful in getting the president’s tax returns, “the document would be secured by privacy rules ruling grand juries, which means they could not be disclosed in public as per law.” 

Vance’s office refused to comment on the tax returns subpoena on Monday; The New York Times first reported this.

Trump’s taxes are one of the greatest and longest-running debates of his entire political career. House Democrats have likewise subpoenaed them and are stuck in a legal battle with Mazars USA that could stretch to 2020 presidential elections.

Article Credit:- AP/ The Guardian/ The Times

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