Judge Victor Marrero denied Trump’s argument that sitting presidents are exempt from criminal investigations because of the Constitution, The New York Times reported. Trump’s lawyers are expected to appeal the decision in a continued attempt against disclosing his taxes.
Presidents are not above the law, Marrero ruled Monday, noting that Trump’s argument is “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.” The Manhattan district attorney (DA) subpoenaed Trump’s accounting firm in September amid an investigation on whether Trump and his company broke state laws when Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, made payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.
Daniels said she had an affair with Trump, but the president denies this.
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