A federal judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting presidents are immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to subpoena eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns.
Lawyers for Mr. Trump were expected to appeal the ruling from Judge Victor Marrero of Manhattan federal court. The president’s lawyers could not immediately be reached for comment.
In his ruling, Judge Marrero stated Trump’s argument was, “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values. Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law.”