Supreme Court unlikely to help Trump keep his taxes from prosecutors

Past Supreme Court rulings have upheld subpoenas directed at presidents, and this time the local prosecutors are seeking documents from the Trump Organization and Trump’s accountants — not directly from the president himself.

For those reasons, among others, the Supreme Court might simply decline to hear the president’s appeal, which would leave the appeals court ruling intact and require the tax returns to be turned over…

A further problem for Trump is that Vance is not seeking any material involving official presidential duties, even though some of it overlaps with the time he’s been in office. For that reason, the president is not making any claim that the material sought by the grand jury is protected by executive privilege.