The Manhattan district attorney’s office has subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns, the New York Times reported on Monday.
The subpoena, which was issued late last month, came shortly after state prosecutors in Manhattan opened a criminal investigation into the role that the president and his family business played in hush-money payments made in the run-up to the election.
Both Trump and his company reimbursed the president’s personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen for money Cohen paid to buy the silence of adult film star Stormy Daniels who said she had an affair with Trump.
“It was unclear if the broad scope of the subpoena indicated that the office had expanded its investigation beyond actions taken during the 2016 campaign. A spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., declined to comment,” the newspaper reported. “The state prosecutors are seeking a range of tax documents from the accounting firm, Mazars USA, including Mr. Trump’s personal returns and those of his business, the Trump Organization. The subpoena seeks federal and state returns for both the president and the company dating back to 2011, the people said.”
Trump initially said he would make his tax returns public during the 2016 campaign but has since refused to disclose them.
Read the Times’ full report here.