Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said on Monday that Donald Trump could be forced to hand over his tax returns to investigators before the end of the year.
On Monday, an appeals court ruled that the New York district attorney can lawfully subpoena Trump’s taxes. According to Napolitano, the president would appeal this ruling to the Supreme Court.
If that happens, then the attorneys representing the president’s accountants will file an application to a single Supreme Court justice — in this case, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — to stay the appeals court ruling.
“If she doesn’t stay the effect of the decision, I would imagine the president would then appeal to the entire court asking for a stay,” Napolitano explained.
Fox News host Bill Hemmer then asked him what would happen once the entire Supreme Court got involved.
“If the Supreme Court were to hear this, I think they would hear it in an emergency basis, before Christmas,” Napolitano replied.
“Wow,” said Hemmer.
Take a look at the discussion in the video clip below: