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High Court to Rule on Trump Tax Returns Today

Posted at 5:05 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 05:05:23-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to rule today on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private.

The high-stakes dispute tests the balance of power between the White House and Congress, as well as Trump's claim that he can't be investigated while he holds office.
It's not clear, even if Trump loses, how much of the material would become public.
That's because some records would go to a confidential grand-jury investigation in New York.

The rest of the documents, sought by committees of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, could contain highly sensitive information not just about Trump, but also about other members of his family and businesses.

Trump has so far lost at every step, but the records have not been turned over pending a final court ruling.

The case was argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic.