Khudayar Mohla –
Global press reported on Friday that Supreme Court of the United States agreed to decide whether President Trump may shield disclosure of his financial information from congressional committees and a New York prosecutor, raising the prospect of a landmark election-year ruling on a president’s immunity from investigation while he is in office.
Trump had asked the court to accept the cases, which will be heard in March, with a ruling before the court’s session ends in late June. It means that whatever the outcome of Trump’s impeachment proceedings, the controversies over investigations into Trump’s conduct will continue into the heart of the presidential election campaign.
According to ‘The Washington Post’, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and three Democratic-led congressional committees have won lower-court decisions granting them access to a broad range of Trump’s financial records relating to him personally, his family and his businesses. Unlike other modern presidents and presidential candidates, Trump has not released his tax returns. He and his personal lawyers have mounted a vigorous effort to keep that information private and defeat attempts to obtain the records from financial institutions and his accounting firm.
“We are pleased that the Supreme Court granted review of the President’s three pending cases,” said Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, in a statement released Friday. “These cases raise significant constitutional issues.”
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