On Monday, The New York Times reported that according to “several people with knowledge of the matter,” that Manhattan state prosecutors, have issued a subpoena to the accounting firm for President Donald Trump, Mazars USA, demanding the company produce eight yeas of his personal and corporate tax returns.
CNN, was told by a person familiar with the matter, that it’s unclear what deadline was given to Mazar to produce the documents, but the firm has said, they would comply with all legal requests.
Mazars USA will respect the legal process and fully comply with its legal obligations. We believe strongly in the ethical and professional rules and regulations that govern our industry, our work and our client interactions. As a matter of firm policy and professional rules we do not comment on the work we conduct for our clients.Mazar statement via CNN.
The wide ranging subpoena which was first reported by the New York Times, was issued last month, soon after “it opened a criminal investigation into the role that the president and his family business played in hush-money payments made in the run-up to the election.”
The payments made to both Stormy Daniels, and Karen McDougal, both women claimed affairs with the President while he was a businessman, were facilitated by President Trump’s onetime lawyer Michael Cohen just prior to the 2016 presidential election.
As the News Blender reported, Cohen is currently serving three years in prison, for among other things, campaign finance violations, regrading the payments.
CNN reported last week, that according to people familiar with the matter, Cohen in recent weeks, had been interviewed by investigators as part of the New York’s state attorney’s office investigation into the payments.
CNBC News reported that when asked for comment Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey emailed and said “we are evaluating and will respond as appropriate.”
The Manhattan Attorney’s Office, declined to comment.