A federal appeals court in New York ruled Monday that President Donald Trump can turn his tax returns over to state investigators, according to the Associated Press. The report also revealed that state criminal prosecutors could probe the president so long as he holds office. The president’s legal team is expected to appeal the decision.
“We hold that any presidential immunity from state criminal process does not bar the enforcement of such a subpoena,” the 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann wrote.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. is seeking the president’s financial records as part of a larger subpoena that includes payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal.
The president’s lawyers have argued that the requests are politically charged. Moreover, they claim he’s exempt from state criminal law.