The New York district attorney has obtained tax records and other financial documents that former President Donald Trump tried to keep secret. Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday following the US Supreme Court ruling denying Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records away from investigators, CNN reported Thursday, citing a spokesperson for the district attorney.
According to the news network, “the millions of pages of documents contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating to the preparation and review of tax returns, and work papers and communications related to the tax returns.”
With the records now in hand, Vance and his fellow prosecutors will be able to dig deeper into investigative theories, pursue interviews with key witnesses, and determine whether they believe any state laws have been violated.
“Our office obtained the records on Monday,” said Vance spokesman Danny Frost.
The investigators have wanted to review the documents before calling key witnesses before the grand jury because the records are likely to contain documents that reflect the decision-making behind valuations and tax write-offs, which may be important to determine whether there was intent to commit a crime, people familiar with the inquiry said.
CNN also reported that “prosecutors have also subpoenaed Ladder Capital, which has loaned the Trump Organization over $100 million, and the Trump Organization for records relating to fees paid to consultants, including Ivanka Trump, these people said.”