The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Donald Trump must release his income tax reports and financial documents to NY prosecutors investigating hush money payments as part of a criminal investigation.
In a 7-2 vote, the justices upheld a Manhattan District Attorney subpoena for the last 8 years of Trump’s tax reports, including his personal and corporate tax returns, according to TheHill.com.
In his decision, Justice John Roberts writes that the court established unanimously that “No citizen, not even the president, is above the common duty of producing evidence.” He went on to say that the president is “not absolutely immune” from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers.
In an earlier ruling the lower appeals court directed that the case be returned to the district court where the president may raise further constitutional arguments.
It’s unclear whether Trump’s tax documents will be released prior to the November elections.