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Trump Lawyers Ask Appeals Panel to Block Subpoena for His Taxes (2)

Oct. 23, 2019, 2:15 PM; Updated: Oct. 23, 2019, 5:32 PM

Lawyers for Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court to recognize broad legal immunity protecting the president, his companies and business associates from criminal investigation, arguing that judges should block a grand jury subpoena requiring Trump’s accountants to provide his tax returns.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan heard arguments Oct. 23 on Trump’s bid to reverse a ruling by a lower-court judge who refused to block the subpoena. On Oct. 7, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan called the president’s claim of absolute immunity “repugnant” to the structure of the U.S. government and to the country’s constitutional...

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