(LONDON GUARDIAN) Donald Trump faces a new battle over the release of his tax returns after New York prosecutors issued a subpoena for them.
Trump is the first US president in nearly 40 years not to release his tax information, despite having promised to do so during his 2016 election campaign. He has resisted pressure from Democrats and watchdogs demanding greater transparency.
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But on Monday, the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, investigating hush money payments to the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election, subpoenaed eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns, according to media reports.
Mazars USA, which prepares Trump’s tax returns, said in a statement that it would “fully comply with its legal obligations”.