New York prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to prevent President Donald Trump from blocking a subpoena for his tax returns.
The New York County District Attorney's office issued a subpoena to the accounting firm Mazars USA last month, asking for eight years of the president's personal and business tax returns. It's part of an investigation into hush money payments. President Trump then sued the district attorney's office.
According to Monday's court filing, the president argued that a criminal investigation against a sitting president is "unconstitutional" and that he asked the judge to suspend the subpoena until he leaves office. But New York prosecutors responded and said "the law provides no such sweeping immunity."
On Monday, prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the indictment and deny the president's request for a temporary restraining order, citing investigations involving the president.
Oral arguments for President Trump's request for a temporary restraining order is scheduled for Wednesday.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.