President Trump on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to intervene to stop the Manhattan district attorney's investigation of his personal finances. Trump's legal team is attempting to block a subpoena from Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, who is pursuing eight years of Trump's tax returns. The request is a "bold assertion of presidential power," wrote The Washington Post, and "represents a historical moment that tests the court's independence and highlights the Constitution's separation-of-powers design." A lower court already ruled that the subpoena for the returns was proper and ordered Trump's accounting firm to comply. A separate case on Wednesday concluded Congress should have access to the records. Trump has asserted he has absolute immunity from investigation.

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