Cyrus Vance is the Manhattan District Attorney who let Harvey Weinstein roam the streets for many years. Vance refused to press charges against Harvey despite credible assault claims.
Vance does not have much credibility and has proven to be just another politician who brings cases for other considerations than justice.
Now President Trump sues Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance over subpoenas issued by the state prosecutor’s office. The President sued three days after the New York Times said Vance’s office had subpoenaed his longtime accounting firm Mazars for eight years of personal and corporate tax returns, citing several people with knowledge of the matter.
Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Trump, said in a statement that the lawsuit was filed “in response to the subpoenas issued by the New York County District Attorney,” to address “the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.”
As the Times reported, Vance issued his subpoenas soon after opening a criminal probe into what role Trump and his family business played in hush-money payments prior to the 2016 election.
These include $130,000 that Michael Cohen, the president’s now-imprisoned former lawyer, paid to Stormy Daniels, a pornographic film actress who said she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump in 2006.
The President has denied having an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Vance, a Democrat and longtime Trump basher, is also pursuing a criminal mortgage fraud case against Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman.
Manafort has sought to dismiss that case, saying he was already convicted on similar federal charges and that trying him again would amount to double jeopardy. Mazars was also named as a defendant in Trump’s lawsuit against Vance. It didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.