7 Key Findings About Trump’s Reinvented Swamp

The president built a system of favor-seeking at his hotels and resorts that is unrivaled in modern American politics.

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Manhattan D.A. Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns, Judges Rule

The dispute will now likely head to the Supreme Court for a second time.

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Trump Took $70,000 in Tax Deductions for Hair Care. Experts Say That’s Illegal.

It’s a small but telling detail in The Times’s exposé on the president’s taxes.

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Eric Trump Finally Interviewed in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

President Trump’s son had sought to postpone a deposition with the New York attorney general’s office until after Election Day.

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There Is Too Much Happening

How can we possibly make sense of it all?

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The American Dream Is Tax Reform’s Biggest Obstacle

The federal tax code aligns the interests of the middle class with the ultrawealthy. But the alliance may be breaking up.

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The I.R.S. Is Outgunned

The agency doesn’t have the resources to battle the tax lawyers of the ultrarich. Trump’s returns are just one example of how little the wealthy pay.

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Welcome to the Thunderdome

Editorial board member Michelle Cottle joins the podcast to talk disastrous debates, Amy Coney Barrett and Trump’s taxes

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A Brief History of the Taxpayer in Chief

From Lincoln to Trump, the president’s attitude toward his taxes has shaped the public’s attitude toward theirs.

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Trump’s Tax Avoidance Is a Tax on the Rest of Us

The majority of taxpayers can’t afford the expensive professional advice on which successful tax-avoidance strategies depend.

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Trump and Biden’s First Debate: ‘A Bonfire of Hate and Grievance’

How Round 1 looked to Times Opinion writers.

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Of Course, the Debate Was Always Going to Be About Trump

A face-off with Joe Biden devolves into an ugly shouting match as President Trump, characteristically, makes it all about him.

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Trump Paid $750 in Federal Income Taxes in 2017. Here’s the Math.

Figures drawn from President Trump’s tax-return data show how that number was calculated.

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What Have We Learned From Trump’s Tax Revelations?

There are questions about his financial entanglements that still need answering.

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What We Learned from Trump Tax Report: $750, Huge Losses and More

A Times report unravels much of the mystery: This is your morning tip sheet.

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Trump’s Taxes: 18 Revelations from a Trove of Records

Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view. Here are some of the key findings.

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An Editor’s Note on the Trump Tax Investigation

The New York Times has examined decades of President Trump’s financial records, assembling the most comprehensive picture yet of his business dealings.

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Judges Express Skepticism Over Trump’s Bid to Block Tax Return Subpoena

A three-judge appeals panel is expected to rule soon in the legal battle to obtain eight years of the president’s tax returns.

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Trump Says D.A. Is Using ‘Speculation and Innuendo’ to Get His Tax Returns

Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that an investigation into the president could focus on a range of possible crimes.

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Judge Orders Eric Trump to Testify in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

The president’s son had said he would not give a sworn deposition to the New York attorney general until after the election, but a state judge said he must cooperate sooner.

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Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time

The assertion by the Manhattan district attorney offered rare insight into the office’s investigation of the president and his businesses.

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Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling

The president is appealing an order that allowed his tax returns and other financial records to be released to the Manhattan district attorney.

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Trump’s Legal Entanglements in N.Y.

The president, his company and some of his associates have long been the focus of investigations overseen by officials in New York.

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Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns to D.A., Judge Rules

A federal judge rejected the president’s argument that a subpoena seeking eight years of his tax returns was ‘wildly overbroad.’

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Trump Is Not Entitled to Details of Tax Returns Inquiry, D.A. Says

Manhattan prosecutors said in new court filings that the president did not have a right to know why a grand jury demanded his tax records.

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Trump Says Subpoena for His Tax Returns Is Illegal ‘Harassment’

The filing was the latest salvo in the battle between President Trump and the Manhattan district attorney, who has been investigating his business practices.

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Trump’s Bank Was Subpoenaed by N.Y. Prosecutors in Criminal Inquiry

The subpoena, sent to Deutsche Bank, suggests that the inquiry into President Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.

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President Trump and his Company Investigated for Possible Fraud, Filing Suggests

The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new court filing arguing Mr. Trump should turn over his tax returns.

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Trump Again Tries to Block Subpoena for Taxes, Calling It ‘Wildly Overbroad’

The president mounted his most forceful and detailed legal attack yet on the subpoena for his tax returns from the Manhattan district attorney.

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D.A. Accuses Trump of Delay ‘Strategy’ in Fight Over Tax Returns

The Manhattan district attorney told a judge that by refusing to comply with a subpoena, the president is effectively putting himself above the law.

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Trump Raises New Objections to Subpoena Seeking His Tax Returns

The effort came less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Manhattan district attorney to demand the records.

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He Beat Trump and Weinstein. Why Is This D.A.’s Standing Still Shaky?

The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., has two big recent victories, but still has not said whether he is seeking re-election.

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Americans Must Know if Their President Is a Crook

The public’s interest in access to Donald Trump’s or any president’s tax filings depends on strong reform legislation from Congress.

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Trump’s Taxes May Be Released — Eventually

The Supreme Court said President Trump couldn’t block a request for his financial records by prosecutors in New York.

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The Path to Trump’s Tax Records

Manhattan prosecutors scored a win with the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Trump could not a block a subpoena of his financial records.

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A Conservative Court and Trump’s Own Appointees Declare Their Independence

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of President Trump’s claims of immunity was a reminder that institutional prerogatives still matter in Washington, even in a time of extreme partisanship.

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How a Conservative Supreme Court and Trump’s Appointees Declared Their Independence

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of President Trump’s claims of immunity was a reminder that institutional prerogatives still matter in Washington, even in a time of extreme partisanship.

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Trump on Releasing His Tax Returns: From ‘Absolutely’ to ‘Political Prosecution’

The Supreme Court’s decision adds another twist in a yearslong debate over whether the president should release his tax returns.

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

The president has gone to great lengths to shield his tax returns and other financial records from public scrutiny.

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Where’s Trump’s Financial Disclosure? The White House Blames the Pandemic

The annual report was due last week under federal ethics rules, but the White House says it needs more time. The president was already given a 45-day extension.

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Biden Should Not Debate Trump Unless …

Here are two conditions the Democrat should set.

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Will the Supreme Court Let Trump Hide His Tax Returns?

In a bid to keep his tax and financial records secret, the president’s lawyers tell the justices that he is beyond the reach of Congress and prosecutors.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Releasing Trump’s Financial Records

In a lively oral argument via teleconference, the first of the day, the justices considered history and the separation of powers in weighing whether to allow subpoenas for the president’s records.

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Momentous Choices for Supreme Court as It Hears Trump Financial Records Cases

The court ruled unanimously against Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton when they sought to withhold evidence. But the current court is unlikely to achieve consensus.

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