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Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records

JESSICA GRESKO
Mon, February 22, 2021, 9:37 AM
 
 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.

The court’s action is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before.

Trump’s tax records are not supposed to become public as part of prosecutors' criminal investigation, but the high court’s action is a blow to Trump because he has long fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view. The ongoing investigation that the records are part of could also become an issue for Trump in his life after the presidency. Trump has called it “a fishing expedition” and “a continuation of the witch hunt — the greatest witch hunt in history.”

The Supreme Court waited months to act in the case. The last of the written briefs in the case was filed Oct. 19. But a court that includes three Trump appointees waited through the election, Trump’s challenge to his defeat and a month after Trump left office before issuing its order.

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Supreme Court rejects appeals from Republicans, Trump over contested 2020 voting rules in key battleground states

DEVIN DWYER
Mon, February 22, 2021, 10:21 AM
 
 

The Supreme Court has formally rejected several appeals from Republicans and former President Donald Trump over contested 2020 voting rules in key battleground states.

The court declined to take up a challenge to Pennsylvania's mail ballot deadline extension that became the fixation of Republican attempts to overturn results in that state. The justices also turned away a case out of Georgia, brought by Trump ally Lin Wood, over mail-in ballot requirements.

And, the court rejected Trump's suit against President Joe Biden over the counting of absentee ballots in Wisconsin.

While the election is obviously settled, many Republicans had hoped the justices would resolve the dispute over changes in voting rules promulgated by state courts or other non-elected bodies -- changes they argue are illegal because they weren't legislated.

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Trump Jr criticises ‘people’s republic of New York’ after Supreme Court orders father to hand over tax returns
<p>Donald Trump Jr speaking in a video posted to Rumble on Monday</p> (Donald Trump Jr / Rumble)
 

Donald Trump Jr speaking in a video posted to Rumble on Monday

(Donald Trump Jr / Rumble)

The former president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, has criticised the state of New York and the Supreme Court for refusing a request from Donald Trump to stop prosecutors from seeking his personal and corporate tax returns.

In a post to the conservative video platform Rumble, the 43-year-old called the decision on Monday a “witch hunt”, and referred to prosecutors as “the people’s republic of New York”.

“The BS never ends,” said Trump Jr in the four minute-long video. “The political persecution of my father continues on, because a grossly partisan district attorney in New York finally got the Supreme Court to agree with their witch hunt”.

“This wouldn't fly if a conservative attorney did this to a liberal politician,” continued Trump Jr. “People would lose their minds — but living in the people’s republic of New York they can get away with it, because there is no check balance. They know they’ll probably get a favourable judge and a jury that hates Donald Trump.”

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