On Thursday, CNN reported that the office of the Manhattan District Attorney has obtained "millions" of records from former President Donald Trump pertaining to his taxes and finances.
Prosecutors reportedly first received the documents on Monday, shortly after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling allowing the returns to be released. The records are still not public, but are in the hands of investigators working for DA Cyrus Vance.
The development comes after years of effort by Trump and his allies to block the release of these records, which date back to 2011. While president, Trump argued that he had absolute immunity from state investigators, a claim that the Supreme Court overwhelmingly rejected.
The Manhattan DA is particularly interested in whether Trump has manipulated the valuation of his assets to avoid taxes or fraudulently obtain loans.