• President Trump’s lawyers and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office have agreed on “a temporary arrangement under which prosecutors won’t enforce a subpoena for Trump’s tax returns for a short period of time, the district attorney’s office said in a court filing Thursday.”
  • The DA’s office sent a letter to Judge Victor Marrero acknowledging “that it’s agreed to refrain from enforcing the subpoena until either two business days after the judge rules on pending motions or until Oct. 7, whichever comes first.”
  • Under the deal, “absent a court order, Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, will immediately start a rolling production of documents responsive to the subpoena when the agreement expires.”
  • The deal “comes one day after Marrero, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, ordered the parties in the lawsuit to try to reach an agreement on how to proceed before he rules in the case. Marrero had issued a one-day stay of the subpoena.”
  • In late August, “the district attorney’s office issued the subpoena to Mazars, demanding Trump’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a grand-jury investigation.”
  • Additionally,” Trump filed a lawsuit against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (D) and Mazars to challenge the subpoena.”
  • Trump’s lawyers have argued “that the subpoena violates the law because the president can’t be criminally investigated and prosecuted while in office, but the district attorney’s office disagrees.”
  • One of Trump’s lawyers said: “The idea that any state, New York or any other, could decide that they would indict a sitting president, there is no support for that while he is president.”
  • In the meantime, “Trump is seeking a preliminary injunction, while the district attorney’s office wants the case to be dismissed.”

Reference Links

  • The Hill: Lawyers reach deal to delay enforcement of NY tax return subpoena READ
  • MSN: New York prosecutors agree to delay in seeking Trump tax returns READ
  • YAHOO!: New York prosecutors agree to put request for Trump tax returns on hold READ
  • NBC New York: Judge Delays Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s Subpoena for Trump Tax Returns Until Next Week — At Least READ

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