Trump Asks Supreme Court To Block Subpoena For Tax Returns

President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block a Manhattan grand jury subpoena for copies of his financial records and tax returns, teeing up a test of Trump’s expansive claims of immunity.

The case marks the first time lawyers for the President have gone to the Supreme Court arguing that the President is immune from criminal proceedings while in office.

The request comes a day after a different appeals court in Washington for the second time denied Trump’s attempt to stop an accounting firm from turning over his financial documents to the House.

Both cases have so far resulted in losses for the President in the lower courts — and now represent a test of whether the nation’s highest court, currently dominated by conservatives, will side with Trump.

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