Supreme Court Denies President Donald Trump’s Immunity but Blocks House Democrats From Tax Documents
By FOX News // July 9, 2020
Both rulings were 7-2
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(FOX) – The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Trump is not immune to a subpoena from Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. over his financial and tax records and declined in a separate case to issue a definitive ruling on whether congressional committees can have access to Trump’s financial records, throwing both issues back to lower courts.
The rulings are on-brand for the court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, avoiding a fraught political issue in the middle of an election year, and ruling narrowly on major disputes, especially those involving conflicts between the other branches.
Vance had subpoenaed Trump’s records as part of a criminal investigation into potential wrongdoing by the president and his organization.
Multiple House committees had subpoenaed Trump’s records ostensibly as part of an effort at oversight and to inform potential legislation. Both rulings were 7-2.
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