Donald Trump’s tax returns can be seen by New York prosecutor, Supreme Court rules | US News

Donald Trump’s tax returns can be seen by a New York prosecutor as part of a criminal investigation into alleged hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with the US president, the Supreme Court has ruled.

The court rejected arguments by Mr Trump’s lawyers and the US Justice Department that the president is immune from investigation while he holds office, or that a prosecutor must show a greater need than normal to obtain the records.

The tax returns are held by the president’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order.

It is likely to be at least several weeks before the court issues a formal judgment that would trigger the turnover of the documents.

Sky News