The supreme Court of the United States has imposed on Thursday, a major setback to Donald Trump, by holding that a prosecutor in new york was entitled to claim a range of financial documents of the american president, including his income tax returns. The instance has, however, blocked the transfer of financial documents to Trump the Congress for the moment. These two decisions, taken each time by a majority of seven judges out of nine, should not allow american citizens to know more about the finances of the billionaire republican, before the presidential election of November 3, which he represents.
The supreme Court first reaffirmed that the president had not "absolute immunity" and that a prosecutor in new york could claim evidence, in this instance, a series of financial documents, relating to its business between 2010 and 2018, held by his former accounting firm Mazars. "No citizen, not even the president, cannot avoid having to produce documents in the event of a criminal investigation. "" The president does not enjoy an absolute immunity in the face of the orders of the prosecutors of justice of the States ", she added.
The "prosecution policy" to Donald Trump
But the investigation is supervised by a grand jury, a group of citizens drawn at random, which operates in the greatest secrecy, and, in theory, nothing should be made public. In a second judgment, the high court has, however, blocked in the immediate future, the transmission of similar documents requested by the Congress. She has referred this application to the courts asking the judges to take into account a series of criteria for evaluating whether the injunctions parliamentarians were justified. Unlike all his predecessors since the 1970s, Donald Trump, who has made his fortune an argument of the campaign, refuses to publish his tax returns. Its lack of transparency fuels speculation about the extent of his wealth or potential conflicts of interest.
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enough To trigger the wrath of the billionaire, said Thursday the victim of " prosecution policies ", after these two decisions relating to its tax returns and its finances. "The supreme Court returns the case to a lower court, the debates continue. This is a prosecution policy, " he tweeted. "I have to continue to beat me in a New York city politically corrupt ", he added, in reference to the attorney new york who claimed a series of financial documents. "Unfair for this presidency and this government!!! "