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Trump files new effort to block Manhattan DA subpoena for tax records

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about today’s Supreme Court rulings, calling them “part of a political witch hunt and a hoax,” during a roundtable discussion with members of the Hispanic community in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, July 9, 2020.

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

Lawyers for President Donald Trump on Monday doubled-down on their efforts to block Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. from obtaining his tax records from the president’s accountants with a grand jury subpoena.

Their new filing in Manhattan federal court objecting to that subpoena came weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that Trump did not have an unqualified right while serving as president to avoid having a state prosecutor obtain his records as part of a criminal probe

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