On Monday, a federal district judge in New York ruled that President Donald Trump cannot assert privilege to keep his tax returns secret from the criminal investigation into his finances launched by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. The fight now moves to the Second Circuit, where Trump is appealing the decision.
Legal experts and journalists quickly weighed in on the implications of Trump's loss — and what happens next:
If this ruling holds up, it would be the first known prosecutor to get their hands on Trump’s tax returns. https://t.co/BCwcX01LoY— Shimon Prokupecz (@Shimon Prokupecz)1570454626.0
Get ready for unfounded, dirty & partisan attacks on the Federal Judge who absolutely did the right thing & followe… https://t.co/bLygYVO3Xv— Mimi Rocah (@Mimi Rocah)1570453773.0
This is huge. Federal judge dismisses Trump’s effort to keep Manhattan DA from getting his taxes. Trump can appeal.… https://t.co/DxpfUxqVEu— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1570453716.0
Trump's tax returns could tell us: 👉How robust his businesses are 👉The provenance of some of his funding 👉They’d… https://t.co/F5zyzCrMcp— Bloomberg Opinion (@Bloomberg Opinion)1570453556.0
All other presidents (all legitimate presidents) have released their tax returns. No harm. Trump is scared to death… https://t.co/3U46YdIXJm— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner)1570455118.0