Trump Loses Court Case to Keep Tax Return Secret

A judge has ordered US President Donald Trump to hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York investigators.

The judge rejected arguments by the president’s lawyers that Mr Trump enjoyed total immunity while in office.

The ruling helps an investigation into hush money paid to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr Trump.

Prosecutors said in a court filing that every US president since Jimmy Carter had voluntarily released his tax returns before or upon taking office.

In his 75-page decision on Monday, Judge Victor Marrero called the president’s claim of immunity “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values”, writing that he would not allow a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process”.

The president tweeted about the ruling on Monday, claiming that Democrats were “pushing local New York City and State Democrat prosecutors to go get President Trump”.

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