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DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Hear Trump’s Appeal on Tax Returns

Nov. 22, 2019, 11:52 PM

The Justice Department urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent his tax returns from being turned over to a New York prosecutor.

Adding his voice to those of Trump’s personal lawyers, U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco said a federal appeals court was too quick to uphold a grand jury subpoena for the documents from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Francisco didn’t go as far in his arguments as Trump’s private lawyers, who contended in their appeal that the president has broad immunity from criminal investigations while in office. The solicitor general instead...

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