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NOW: A federal judge ruled eight years of Trump's tax returns must be turned over to a grand jury.

Trump's immunity argument was "repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values," the judge wrote.

Trump has already appealed.
Trump has asked the 2nd Circuit for a temporary stay of the grand jury subpoena for his tax returns while his appeal goes forward — his accounting firm, Mazars, is otherwise is due to start turning over docs to NY prosecutors at 4pm today buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Things are moving fast! The 2nd Circuit granted a temporary stay of the subpoena to Trump's accountant while the court takes up the case on an expedited basis.

TLDR: It appears the NY district attorney's office is not getting Trump's tax returns today. buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
In dismissing Trump's lawsuit challenging a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, the judge relied on what's known as an "abstention" doctrine — generally, that fed judges can decline jurisdiction when asked to interfere with certain state proceedings buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
This "abstention" doctrine is rooted in the idea that the federal government should show respect for state government functions, and pending state criminal investigations is one area where the feds are supposed to show deference to state interests
But in case the 2nd Circuit disagreed with abstaining, the judge *also* got into Trump's argument for presidential immunity — he wholly rejected it, and rejected the idea that DOJ's position re: not indicting a sitting president was persuasive here buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Update: NY DA Cy Vance's office has asked the 2nd Circuit to set a very speedy schedule in the fight over the grand jury subpoena for Trump's tax returns — briefing done by Thursday, arguments (if needed) on Friday.

Story: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Update: Unsurprisingly, Trump's lawyers do not agree with Cy Vance's proposed briefing schedule. They'd prefer to finish briefing by 10/18 (Vance pitched 10/10) and then arguments as soon as the court "deems practicable" (Vance asked for 10/11)

Earlier: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
NEW: We have a schedule from the 2nd Circuit for the next phase of the fight over a NY grand jury subpoena for Trump's tax returns:
- Briefing concludes 10/17
- Arguments to be set as early as the week of 10/21
- No docs produced in the meantime

Earlier: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
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