Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office has subpoenaed tax returns of President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization through their accounting firm as part of a larger investigation into the president’s financial dealings.
The accounting firm, Mazars USA, received subpoenas late last month from prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, in an attempt to acquire eight years of the president’s personal and business tax filings as part of a more comprehensive effort to dig up any financial activity that could be in conflict with the presidential office, The New York Times reported.
The district attorney’s office is investigating payments made to pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have received the payments in exchange for her silence during the 2016 election after allegedly having an affair with Trump.
Former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified earlier this year that he delivered the payment to Daniels with the knowledge of Trump and said he had been reimbursed by the president and his organization.
Trump has denied the affair and any other wrongdoing.