The Manhattan district attorney said President Donald Trump is relying on “recycled objections” to a subpoena for his financial records and that his latest court challenge should be tossed out.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking eight years of the president’s taxes and other documents as part of a grand jury investigation into payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.
Trump says the subpoena is too broad and was issued in bad faith. The case is before the federal appeals court in New York after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Trump’s claim to absolute immunity from a state criminal investigation.
Contrary to the Supreme Court’s finding, Trump “asks this court to accord his garden-variety claims of bad faith and overbreadth special treatment because he is the president,” Vance said in a filing.
A lower-court judge last month rejected Trump’s latest bid to block the subpoena, which is directed to his accountants at Mazars USA. The appeals court has set a quick schedule for the appeal, which could result in a ruling before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
The case is Trump v. Vance, 19-cv-08694, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).