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Trump sues to stop Manhattan district attorney from getting his tax returns

President Trumps lawyers filed a lawsuit Thursday to fight the Manhattan district attorneys demand for eight years of his corporate and personal tax returns.

“In response to the subpoenas issued by the New York County District Attorney, we have filed a lawsuit this morning in federal court on behalf of the president in order to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case,” Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for the president, said in a statement about the suit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court.

The subpoena was served last month on Mazars USA by DA Cyrus Vance Jr.s office, sources told The Post.

The demand for Trumps tax records is part of a probe into the $130,000 hush-money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels by then-Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen ahead of the 2016 election.

Daniels said she had a one-night fling with Trump in 2006, which Trump denied.

The range of the Mazars subpoena shows that Vance was also investigating other matters, a source said.

“If youre looking at eight years, its definitely more than just Stormy Daniels. Theyre looking beyond that,” the source said.

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Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey accused the DA of attempting a “political hit job” against the commander in chief following revelations that Vance had subpoenaed the Trump Organization over Cohens payment to Daniels.

Cohen is serving a three-year federal prison term for crimes that include

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