NEW YORK— Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Manhattan District Attorney could move forward with his subpoena of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial information.
Senator Brad Hoylman, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response:
“Donald Trump spent four years trying to Make America Corrupt Again. His disregard for ethics and the rule of law set a dangerous precedent—and he must be held accountable.
“That’s why we passed the TRUST Act two years ago, allowing Congress to request the New York State tax returns of certain elected officials including the President of the United States. It was a crucial step forward in presidential accountability. Now, New York stands ready to assist Congress in carrying out its oversight duties.
“There must be accountability for Trump’s egregious misconduct. We must protect the rule of law.”
The TRUST Act, which Senator Hoylman passed into law in 2019, enables the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to provide tax return information to Congressional tax oversight committees conducting investigations. The New York State Legislature passed the TRUST Act on May 22, 2019 and it was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 8, 2019.