‘Go Home, Sober Up’: Federal Judge Offers Advice For Lawyers On Trump Tax Case

Go home, sober up, decompress and see if you can find a way to accommodate concerns of both sides.

Judge Victor Marrero of the Southern District of New York, in comments made during a hearing between lawyers for President Donald Trump and the New York County District Attorney’s Office on thevalidity of a contested grand jury subpoena sent to accounting firm Mazars USA for eight years of Trump’s tax returns. At one point during the hearing, William Consovoy of Consovoy McCarthy, counsel to the president, wondered about the secrecy of the grand jury proceedings, mentioning that there could be potential leaks.

Marrero made this statement as he ordered representatives for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. and Trump to talk and see if some of the subpoenaed documents could be turned over without further court intervention.

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