In a major blow to Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for prosecutors in New York City to receive the former president's tax returns.Nearly immediately, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said simply that the work goes on.
The work continues.— Cyrus Vance, Jr. (@Cyrus Vance, Jr.) 1614004747.0
He wasn't the only legal expert to weigh in on the ruling from the High Court. Impeachment legal adviser Norm Eisen noted that the decision will kick the case "into high gear." Thus far, the Supreme Court has held back on the Trump-related suit until after the campaign and after Trump was out of office.
With the Supreme Court decision today denying Trump's efforts to stop the NY investigation, it will kick into high… https://t.co/WML0g7EDMs— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1614005986.0
"Some are greeting the outcome of the impeachment trial with dismay, and as three people who have spent the last four years fighting Trumpism in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, we might be expected to be among them," wrote Eisen for CNN.com. "But far from it, we see the trial as a positive first step in what we predict will be a far-reaching campaign to secure criminal, civil and regulatory accountability against Trump and his enablers for their undeniable misconduct over the last four years."
The grand jury will see the documents "almost immediately," said NBC News reporter Pete Williams.
NBC's Pete Williams: The New York grand jury will see Trump's tax returns "almost immediately." "This is the end o… https://t.co/zyPVvWRtj2— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1614005410.0
See the other comments from legal experts below on the ruling.
Also - turns out - Trump tax returns going to the Manhattan DA...— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig) 1614006518.0
This was the last legal hurdle for the release of Trump's tax returns. Manhattan DA, game on. https://t.co/VUjKPj5lR5— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1614004767.0
This means the prosecutors in NY are going to get Trump's financial records. https://t.co/apTeKhTSw1— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1614004502.0
Supreme Court rules: Manhattan D.A. can obtain #TrumpTaxes. This has reportedly been a serious obstacle in D.A.'s… https://t.co/EA1mJqfQ9n— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1614005802.0
This was just a delay tactic by Trump's team. He delayed past the election, but the delay is over and time is catc… https://t.co/gIGl7yitlf— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1614005424.0
Congress should pass a law requiring all presidential candidates to include their last five years of tax returns as… https://t.co/rarnz8kMNi— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter) 1614005683.0