NEW YORK - The US supreme court has declined to intervene to halt the turnover of Donald Trump’s tax records to a prosecutor in New York City.

The court’s action was a victory for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr, who has been seeking Trump’s tax records since 2019.

The former president claimed that the legal battle was part of “the continuing political persecution of President Donald J. Trump”.

His accountants must now turn over eight years of tax documents to investigators.