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World United States: The Supreme Court inflicts a scathing setback on Trump on his tax returns

03:15  23 february  2021
03:15  23 february  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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In the United States, the Supreme Court inflicts one more defeat on Donald Trump, a months after leaving the White House. The former president has just lost his last resort to block access to his tax returns, as part of an investigation in New York.

With our correspondent in New York, Loubna Anaki

He has been trying to block access to his tax returns for years. Appeal after appeal, complaint after complaint. Donald Trump no longer has an excuse. This is what the Supreme Court decided on Monday, February 22, rejecting the final appeal of the former president.

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The company that manages its finances immediately made it known that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office would receive all tax documents very soon. Cyrus Vance Jr has been leading a vast investigation into the finances of Donald Trump for nearly 3 years, suspected in particular of tax and banking fraud.

He is one of the only presidents to refuse to make his tax returns public. After the Supreme Court's ruling, which has three judges appointed by Donald Trump, the former US president once again denounced a witch hunt. "The Supreme Court should never have allowed this fishing trip," Donald Trump wrote in a statement.

The Manhattan district attorney was satisfied with three words in reaction to this decision: "The work continues". A sign that Donald Trump's legal problems are likely to continue.

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This is interesting!