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NY prosecutors have Trump tax returns

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Eighteen months after a subpoena was issued for Donald Trump’s tax returns - the Manhattan District Attorney has them in hand.

A spokesman for the office on Thursday confirmed that District Attorney Cyrus Vance has other financial records, too, as part of a criminal probe into the former president and his family-run Trump Organization.

The prosecutor’s office obtained the stacks of records - including eight years of tax returns - on Monday, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Trump's latest attempt to keep his longtime accounting firm from turning them over.

Trump has long maintained the investigation is baseless and political:

TRUMP: (August 3, 2020) "This is just a continuation of the witch hunt. It's Democrat stuff.”

Vance's investigation initially focused on hush money paid by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

The two women said they had sexual encounters with Trump, which he denied.

In court filings, Vance later suggested the probe had expanded… and could focus on potential bank, tax and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records.

Video Transcript

- 18 months after a subpoena was issued for Donald Trump's tax returns, the Manhattan district attorney has them in hand. A spokesman for the office on Thursday confirmed that district attorney Cyrus Vance has other financial records, too, as part of a criminal probe into the former president and his family-run Trump organization. The prosecutor's office obtained the stacks of records, including eight years of tax returns on Monday. The same day, the US Supreme Court rejected Trump's latest attempt to keep his longtime accounting firm from turning them over. Trump has long maintained the investigation is baseless and political.

DONALD TRUMP: This is just a continuation of the witch hunt. It's Democrat stuff.

- Vance's investigation initially focused on hush money paid by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The two women said they had sexual encounters with Trump, which he denied. In court filings, Vance later suggested the probe had expanded and could focus on potential bank, tax, and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records.