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Trump tax returns are now in the hands of the Manhattan district attorney

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. October 10, 2019.

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Former President Donald Trump’s tax records have been turned over to Manhattan District Cyrus Vance, Jr. following the Supreme Court’s rejection on Monday of the ex-president’s last-ditch effort to keep the documents shielded.

A spokesperson for Vance, Danny Frost, confirmed to NBC News that a subpoena for the documents was enforced on Monday against Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, just hours after the nation’s highest court rejected Trump’s appeal.

The subpoena from Vance’s office demanded Trump’s personal and corporate records dating back to 2011, including his tax returns. Trump bucked modern precedent by refusing to release his tax returns to the public even as he mounted two campaigns for the presidency.

A spokesperson for the former president did not immediately provide comment. On Monday, Trump said in a statement that Vance was pursuing a “fishing investigation” and pledged to “fight on.”

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