Manhattan DA now in possession of Trump’s tax records, reports say

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Former President Donald Trump

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Prosecutors in the office of the Manhattan District Attorney are in possession of former President Donald Trump’s tax records, CNBC and CNN reported on Thursday.

Prosecutors served a subpoena against Trump’s accounting firm Monday, hours after the Supreme Court denied Trump’s request to keep his returns private.

CNN reports that the district attorney’s office is now in possession of millions of pages of tax documents spanning from January 2011 to August 2019.

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday ended a nearly two-year legal battle over the privacy of Trump’s taxes. Attorneys are investigating the former president and his business for alleged tax fraud, but no charges have been filed as of yet.

The documents will likely not be made public, as they are subject to grand jury secrecy rules. However, the investigation could dog Trump in his post-presidency years and could hinder his attempts to run for office again should it advance further.

In a statement released following the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, Trump called the district attorney’s investigation a “fishing expedition.”

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