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Trump loses New York court fight to keep his tax returns secret

October 7, 2019


A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block the release of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney, who is conducting a criminal investigation related to the president’s company.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero’s ruling flatly rejected what he called the “extraordinary claim” by Trump that while president he is immune not only from criminal prosecution but also from being criminally investigated by a state prosecutor or anyone else.

Trump’s lawyers immediately appealed the ruling.

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