The Manhattan district attorney’s office has agreed not to enforce a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s tax returns until a federal court rules on the office’s motion to dismiss Trump’s suit to block the subpoena and an injunction sought by the president.
In a letter to federal Judge Victor Marrero today, attorneys in the DA’s office said they “reached a temporary arrangement” with Trump’s attorneys to delay enforcement of the subpoena until 1 p.m. two business days after Marrero rules or until 1 p.m. Oct. 7, whichever comes first.
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In the meantime, Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, “will resume gathering and preparing all documents responsive to the subpoena,” according to the letter, which was also signed by the president’s attorneys and lawyers for Mazars, which is a defendant in the case.
Unless the court orders otherwise, Mazars will begin “a rolling production” of the tax documents “immediately upon the expiration of this agreement,” with the first delivery by hand on 4 p.m. that day.
The letter was a response to Marrero’s request at a hearing Wednesday that the two sides work out an agreement “to accommodate concerns of both sides” while the issue is litigated. Marrero stayed the subpoena for one day at that hearing.
Trump sued last week to block Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance’s subpoena, which seeks eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns as part of a wide-ranging investigation into hush money payments to women who say they had sexual relationships with Trump.