The Hill reports:
The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday hinted that its subpoena for President Trump’s tax returns is part of an investigation into “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization,” including potential fraud allegations detailed in media reports in recent years.
In response to the latest legal challenge by Trump’s attorneys, New York County prosecutors said that news reports about the president’s financial history provide sufficient justification for the extensive information requested from the accounting firm Mazars in their grand jury investigation.
“In light of these public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization, there was nothing facially improper (or even particularly unusual) about the Mazars Subpoena, which issued in connection with a complex financial investigation,” prosecutors wrote in a court filing submitted Monday.
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I can save the Manhattan DA’s office a lot of time in their investigation of Trump’s Fraud Case. He did it.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 3, 2020
Great example of Trump strategy back-firing – by forcing Manhattan DA’s office to further detail/justify reasons for their subpoena they also forced disclosure of fact that Trump & his company under a live criminal investigation. Oops.https://t.co/xBcALFBnC3
— Shanlon Wu (@shanlonwu) August 3, 2020
NYT: A new legal filing from the Manhattan DA suggests it has been investigating President Trump & his company for possible bank and insurance fraud. https://t.co/eFs7N0hiZc
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) August 3, 2020
The Manhattan DA’s office told a federal court today that it’s seeking President Trump’s financial records as it investigates “public allegations of possible criminal activity at … New York-County based Trump Organization dating back over a decade.” pic.twitter.com/WaO6mxBHjn
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) August 3, 2020