WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court docket is declining to step in to halt the turnover of his tax data to a New York state prosecutor.

The court docket’s motion Monday is the obvious fruits of a prolonged authorized battle that had already reached the excessive court docket as soon as earlier than.

Trump’s tax data usually are not presupposed to grow to be public as a part of prosecutors’ investigation, however the excessive court docket’s motion is a blow to Trump as a result of he has for therefore lengthy fought on so many fronts to maintain his tax data shielded from view. The continued investigation the data are a part of might additionally grow to be a problem for Trump in his life after the presidency. Trump has known as it “a fishing expedition” and “a continuation of the witch hunt — the best witch hunt in historical past.”