On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that former President Donald Trump can no longer keep eight years of his tax returns hidden from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., ruling without dissent that Trump does indeed have to hand over his taxes to the grand jury currently considering whether or not the Trump and the Trump Organization committed years of tax and insurance fraud:
The Washington Post noted that the ruling from the justices is the end of the line for Trump when it comes to any further appeals:
“The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former president Donald Trump’s last-chance effort to keep his private financial records from the Manhattan district attorney, ending a long and drawn-out legal battle.
“After a four-month delay, the court denied Trump’s motion in a one-sentence order with no recorded dissents.
“District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has won every stage of the legal fight — including the first round at the Supreme Court — but has yet to receive the records he says are necessary for a grand jury investigation into whether the president’s companies violated state law.”
One person who has indeed seen Trump’s tax returns is his former attorney and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, who was asked about the SCOTUS ruling on MSNBC Monday afternoon. He told host Katy Tur:
“One thing you will see is that that’s not the only documents that Cyrus Vance is looking for. Recently, he subpoenaed from the New York Department of Taxation for real estate properties that are owned by Trump, and he will compare those, obviously, to the tax returns, you know it is one thing that I can turn around and tell you he should start maybe speaking to someone about getting a custom made jumpsuit, it does not look good for him, that’s my prediction.”
Later in the segment, Tur asked Cohen what she thought the state of Trump’s mind is these days. He replied:
“He is extremely agitated from what I understand, simply because of the Supreme Court, who he thinks that he placed enough members on the Supreme Court, that they should have ruled in his favor. Then again, of course, being disloyal to him, so he is angry about that as well. He has a lot of anger issues going on right now as a result of the Supreme Court decision.”
Donald Trump is now out of appeals and any chance of saving his ass. Prosecutors are moving on him from multiple directions and he no longer has any protection from being charged. And he won’t be getting a custom made jumpsuit, either. That will be provided by the state.