An appellate court in New York granted a moratorium to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in order not to be obliged to deliver to the Prosecutor’s Office his income statements of recent years, just an hour after a federal judge determined that the the president could not refuse the request of the Public Ministry.
Trump’s lawyers had argued that a practicing president “cannot be subject to criminal proceedings while in office,” after Prosecutor Cyrus Vance requested Trump’s tax documents, both personal and business, from the last eight years.
The petition, which is part of the investigations opened by the alleged payment to two women who said they had maintained relations with Trump, will continue according to what Judge Víctor Marrero ruled on Monday. Marrero decided to refrain from any decision in this regard.
In this sense, Marrero considered the arguments of Trump’s lawyers “repulsive for the Government structure and constitutional values” of the United States, understanding that neither the president nor his companies, family members or partners are above the law, according to NBC News.
Trump’s lawyers immediately set an appeal before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which has paralyzed the delivery of any document for the time being, pending the study of the case in depth.