: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Battle for Trump’s Tax Returns Pits Feds Against State

Manhattan’s top prosecutor pushed back against the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday in a legal battle over President Donald Trump’s tax returns, saying local efforts to investigate the president’s finances should be “free from federal interference.”A day after federal prosecutors asked for a delay, District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. filed court papers saying the Justice Department is supporting Trump’s efforts to run out the clock on certain statutes of limitation that could affect a state grand jury investigation.IRS whistleblowerThe move comes amid a deepening standoff in Washington after a government whistleblower alleged “inappropriate efforts to influence” the mandatory IRS …read more

Source:: Voice of America