August 20, 2020

Judge rejects Trump bid to halt release of financial records

New York (AFP) – A US federal judge rejected on Thursday President Donald Trump’s effort to block the release of his financial records subpoenaed by a New York grand jury in a case focused on hush money payments and possibly bank fraud.Judge Victor Marrero of the Manhattan federal court rejected Trump’s argument that the eight years of tax records demanded by the investigating jury from his accounting firm Mazars USA was too broad and constituted political harassment of the president.The judge also said Trump’s argument amounted to a “back door” attempt to invoke absolute immunity after the pr…


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