Judge Disregards Trump’s Lawsuit to Conceal Tax Records

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Judge Disregards Trump’s Lawsuit to Conceal Tax Records

Devin Tykodi, Copy Editor

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On Monday Oct. 7, federal judge Victor Marrero tossed Trump’s lawsuit claiming that Trump should not have to hand over his tax records to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance because a sitting president is not subjected to the criminal process for prior crimes. According to The New York Times, Judge Marrero called the president’s argument “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values. Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law.” In the constitution, however, it does not explicitly state whether presidents can be charged for a crime while in office and the Supreme Court has not clarified this confusion. While this constitutional ‘grey area’ provides credence to Trump’s argument, his reluctance to reveal his tax records likely has illegal undertones.