Trump lawyers ask SCOTUS for emergency stay to keep his tax records from Manhattan DA

President Donald Trump's lawyers are once again asking the United States Supreme Court to help him keep his tax records hidden from the Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's office.


Trump attorneys on Tuesday filed for an emergency stay to prevent the DA's office from accessing the president's financial information as part of its investigation into potential tax fraud.

In their filing, the president's lawyers argued that the Manhattan DA's subpoena of his financial records is "an overbroad 'fishing expedition'" that "was issued 'in bad faith' to harass him."

Vance's office last month revealed in a court filing that it had grounds to investigate the president and his business for tax fraud, which suggests that the scope of its investigation is well beyond the illegal hush-money payments made by former "fixer" Michael Cohen on the president's behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Supreme Court earlier this year shot down Trump's attempt to completely block the Manhattan DA from subpoenaing his financial records, although it did allow the president to issue specific challenges to such subpoenas in the lower courts.