- President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to block lower court decisions that would give the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office access to years of his income tax returns.
- Trump’s request is pending the filing of his planned request that the high court hear his appeal of the lower court rulings that allowed that subpoena to the Mazars USA accounting firm.
- Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking the tax returns and other records as part of an ongoing criminal investigation of the president’s company, the Trump Organization.
Trump’s lawyers filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court asking the court to issue a stay, or suspension, of a grand jury subpoena demanding those tax returns and other financial records from his accountants.
The request is pending the president’s plan to formally ask the high court hear his appeal of the lower court rulings that have allowed that subpoena.