President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from a criminal investigation.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. issued a subpoena for eights years of Trump’s tax records.
According to Business Insider, Trump’s lawyers say he is protected under “presidential immunity.”
They also said the subpoena is “highly intrusive to the president.”
The panel of three federal appeals court judges ruled against Mr. Trump last week.
In their decision they indicated that allowing a grand jury to inspect the tax returns would not impose a burden on the President’s ability to fulfill his duties.
The request for the tax returns began when Manhattan prosecutors started looking into hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential election.
Both Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels allegedly received payments to stay quiet about Mr. Trump’s infidelities.
The Supreme Court now has to decide if a President is immune from criminal investigations while in office.
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