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Trump may be investigated for tax fraud

By Mickey Hutchings


The president could be investigated for tax fraud. After a yearlong battle for President Trump’s tax records, the Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested that it has the grounds to investigate him and his business for fraud in court filings Monday, according to the New York Times.

The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., has never revealed the scope of the inquiry into the president’s financial documents due to grand jury secrecy. Monday’s court filings suggest a significant change. The investigation, which began over two years ago, has been stalled over a fight between the president's lawyers and the district attorney’s office of a subpoena of eight years of Trump’s tax returns. Trump’s lawyers said to block the subpoena because it was politically motivated and, quote, wildly overbroad.

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