Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

US President Donald Trump files a lawsuit in attempt to block New York prosecutors from getting his tax returns. (File photo: Reuters)

President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in US District Court.

Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says the lawsuit is intended “to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.”

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. recently subpoenaed Trump's accounting firm for eight years of his state and federal tax returns.

Vance also has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for records related to payments former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen helped arrange to a porn actress who claimed she had an affair with Trump.

President Donald Trump promised last week to release a detailed financial report of his personal holdings to the public before the presidential election next year, though he was vague on just what he would disclose that is new.

“At some point prior to the election, I’m going to be giving out a financial report of me, and it’ll be extremely complete,” he told reporters.

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