Former President Donald Trump faces bigger problems after the Supreme Court denied his request to block prosecutors from getting copies of his financial records. The decision makes it possible for a New York grand jury to subpoena tax records which cover 8 years of records from Mazars USA, Trump’s accounting firm.
The financial records are integral to investigations by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. These records can show whether Trump is criminally liable for several cases involving himself and his companies.
The Manhattan District Attorney has been keeping a tight lid on the investigations on the former president, his associates and his companies. The cases stem from possible criminal liability which involve payments to two women who allegedly had affairs with Trump. The investigations have branched out to possible financial crimes involving the Trump companies, including tax and insurance fraud.
Presidents are immune from criminal prosecutions, however, the investigations are into cases that occurred before he was elected into office. Additionally, as a private citizen, Trump does not enjoy the same immunities of those while he was in office. Other investigations are ongoing for possible criminal liability for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump is also under investigation for Trump’s efforts to pressure Georgia’s election officials to “find” enough votes to win Georgia during the Presidential election.