Trump just petitioned the Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from federal prosecutors, in a test of separation-of-powers

President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to shield his tax returns from investigation by federal prosecutors.

Trump’s personal lawyers filed a petition to the Supreme Court, setting up a potential showdown between the two branches of government.

The filing lists Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as the respondent; Vance is attempting to enforce a grand jury subpoena to obtain eight years of Trump’s tax records.

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