Supreme Court Rules Prosecutor May See Trump's Financial Records

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at 9:00 AM
Bill Christeson holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. The court is expected to release a ruling that will determine whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records. (Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

In a 7-2 opinion issued this morning, the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump must turn over his financial records and tax returns to a New York state grand jury investigating his business dealings. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said that “the public has a right to ‘every man’s evidence’” and that “since the earliest days of the Republic, ‘every man’ has included the President of the United States.” In a separate case, the court ruled -- again in a 7-2 opinion with Chief Justice Roberts writing for the majority -- that President Trump can -- for now -- block release of his tax and financial records to Congressional committees. In this segment we’ll talk about the legal and real-world implications of these cases with Andrea Bernstein, Co-host of Trump, Inc., and University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck.

Guests:

Andrea Bernstein, co-host of Trump, Inc., a podcast from WNYC and Pro Publica; author, "American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power"

Stephen Vladeck, professor, University of Texas School of Law; co-host, National Security Law podcast; supreme court analyst, CNN

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