After years of obsession, it appears that NY officials have got their hands on Trump’s tax records.
Sources have said that the documents are comprised of millions of pages. The information obtained spans from Jan. 2011 – August 2019. Included in the documents are financial statements, agreements, and miscellaneous messages that are connected to the tax returns.
This is the result of a 17-month effort by Donald Trump to maintain his privacy and not let his private financial dealings be made public. The information obtained is being reviewed by the New York DA and a grand jury.
Due to grand jury rules, the documents are not to be made public. However, there are some who believe these documents may soon find their way into the public sphere.
According to New York DA Cy Vance, the documents are related to an investigation into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. The investigation appears to determine Trump was involved in tax fraud, insurance fraud, or any other type of fraud. Specifically, the investigation appears to focus on how Trump presented valuations of his properties and tax write-offs.
On Monday, Trump commented about the DA’s obtaining his financial documents saying, “So now, for more than two years, New York City has been looking at almost every transaction I’ve ever done, including seeking tax returns which were done by among the biggest and most prestigious law and accounting firms in the U.S.”
Trump also went on to add this development is “something which has never happened to a President before, it is all Democrat-inspired in a totally Democrat location, New York City and State, completely controlled and dominated by a heavily reported enemy of mine, Governor Andrew Cuomo.”