The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday has rejected the appeal brought by US President Donald Trump against the injunction by a New York criminal court asking for his tax returns. Trump will now be able to appeal to the Supreme Court, final and definitive instance.
A three-judge court has explained that «presidential immunity does not prevent the application of a request from a state grand jury ordering a third party to deliver unrestricted material, even if the matter investigated is concerning the President,» according to The Hill portal.
However, the three judges stress that they are not ruling this decision on all cases in which Trump’s lawyers claim immunity for the White House tenant.
Specifically, New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance has asked Trump for tax returns from accounting firm Mazars LLP, a case that could now reach the Supreme Court, in which a majority of 5 to 4 conservative judges dominate , including two of them named by Trump himself.
Vance of the Democratic Party has launched the injunction as part of a criminal investigation into Trump and his family’s real estate business. The case is under summary secrecy.
Vance himself has agreed not to seek enforcement of the injunction until Trump exhausts the appeals at the Supreme, but the agreement states that the president has ten days to appeal to the Supreme Court.