The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to listen to President Donald Trump’s appeal of lower court orders, currently on hold, which need his accountants and banks to turn over financial documents into the House and neighborhood prosecutors in New York.
By devoting review of those cases today, the justices made it feasible for them to be observed throughout the current court term, probably in March, with a conclusion by the end of June — as the election campaign heats up.
The court will determine whether President Trump’s accounting company must react to a grand jury subpoena obtained from the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance. It combats almost a decade’s worth of tax returns and other financial records for an investigation of hush money payments made to two girls who claimed they had affairs with Trump, allegations the president has always denied.
It is going to also take up the courtroom conflicts over subpoenas issued by House committees looking for financial records from his accountants as well as also two banks, Deutsche Bank and Capital One.