Why Trump “got a win” from the Supreme Court on releasing his tax records


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 11, 2020

The Supreme Court this week rejected President Trump’s claim of absolute immunity under the law, ruling that a Manhattan grand jury could seek access to the president’s tax returns. In a related ruling, however, the justices declined to order Trump to release his financial records to Congress, sending the case back to a lower court for further deliberation. As a result, it’s highly unlikely that any of Trump’s finances will be seen by the public before the November election. “Legally, Trump had a big loss,” says investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. “Politically, he got a big win out of this court.”

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