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Appeals court appears skeptical of Trump's latest argument against tax returns subpoena

Added 09-25-20 12:58:01pm EST - “A panel of appellate court judges on Friday appeared skeptical of President Trump's latest challenge against Manhattan prosecutors' grand jury subpoena for his tax returns and other financial records.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Appeals court appears skeptical of Trump's latest argument against tax returns subpoena”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A panel of appellate court judges on Friday appeared skeptical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE's latest challenge against Manhattan prosecutors' grand jury subpoena for his tax returns and other financial records.

Three judges for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the argument put forth by the president's legal team that the Manhattan district attorney's subpoena is overly broad and should be thrown out.

Judge Pierre Leval seemed unconvinced by their theory that the district attorney's office should not be allowed to subpoena documents on a broad range of Trump's business dealings.

"It's investigating fraud with respect to a tax return filed in New York, by a New York taxpayer," said Leval, who was appointed by former President Clinton. "It needs to investigate all the documents on which that tax return will be based and there's no reason why that wouldn't include business operations outside the county of New York."

Trump has mounted a new legal challenge to the subpoena following a Supreme Court ruling in July that the president does not have any special immunity to such investigations.

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