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Donald Trump’s lawyers ask Supreme Court to shield tax, financial data

WASHINGTON – President Trump and some of his associated businesses asked the Supreme Court again Thursday to shield the president’s tax returns and financial documents from investigators prying into his personal and business affairs.

The legal filing from Trump’s personal lawyers was the latest development in a fast-moving battle between Trump, Democrats in Congress and a New York prosecutor that could wind up before the high court in the middle of the 2020 election campaign.

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The House Oversight and Reform Committee wants eight years of financial documents from Mazars USA, Trump’s longtime accounting firm, to compare them with testimony from his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as well as with government disclosures. Cohen told Congress that before becoming president, Trump routinely overstated or understated his holdings, depending on his needs.