Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, insisted on Monday that he would appeal to the Supreme Court after a lower court said that a grand jury can see the president’s tax records.
In a ruling on Monday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the president’s immunity from federal prosecution “does not bar the enforcement of a state grand jury subpoena.”
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. is pursuing a case related to hush money that was paid to several women who allegedly had affairs with Trump.
“The decision of the Second Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court. The issue raised in this case go to the heart of our Republic,” Sekulow said in a statement on Monday. “The constitutional issues are significant.”
President Trump's Counsel Jay Sekulow responds: "The decision of the Second Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court. The issue raised in this case go to the heart of our Republic. The constitutional issues are significant."
— Jared Halpern (@JaredHalpern) November 4, 2019
BREAKING: Jay Sekulow statement on 2nd Circuit opinion against POTUS allowing for a NY state criminal subpoena to the Trump Org: "We will be taking this case to the Supreme Court."
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) November 4, 2019