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Former Trump Exec Predicts President’s End

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SCOTUS To Hear New Abortion Case

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Trump Taxes: President Ordered to Turn Over Returns to Manhattan D.A.

A federal judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting presidents are immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to move forward with a subpoena seeking eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns.

The ruling issued by Judge Victor Marrero of Manhattan federal court does not mean that the president’s tax returns will be turned over immediately. Mr. Trump’s lawyers quickly appealed the decision, and the appeals court agreed to temporarily block the order.

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The judge’s decision came a little more than a month after the Manhattan district attorney subpoenaed Mr. Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his personal and corporate returns dating to 2011. The demand touched off a legal showdown that raised new constitutional questions and drew in the Justice Department, which supported the president’s request to delay enforcement of the subpoena.

Mr. Vance’s office has been investigating whether any New York State laws were broken when Mr. Trump and his company reimbursed the president’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, for payments he made in the run-up to the 2016 election to the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels, who had said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump has denied having an affair with Ms. Daniels.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers sued last month to block the subpoena, arguing that the Constitution effectively makes sitting presidents immune from all criminal inquiries until they leave the White House. The lawyers acknowledged that their argument had not been tested in courts, but said the release of the president’s tax returns would cause him “irreparable harm.”

In his 75-page ruling, Judge Marrero called the president’s argument “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.” Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law, the judge wrote.

A lawyer for the president and a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., each declined to comment.

Mr. Vance’s office had asked Judge Marrero to dismiss Mr. Trump’s suit, saying a grand jury had a right to “pursue its investigation free from interference and litigious delay” and rejecting his claim to blanket immunity. The judge was appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers have called the investigation by Mr. Vance, a Democrat, politically motivated. Mr. Vance has accused the president and his team of trying to run out the clock on the investigation.

Last week, lawyers with Mr. Trump’s Justice Department jumped into the fray, asking the judge to temporarily block the subpoena while the court takes time to consider the “significant constitutional issues” in the case.

The Justice Department, led by Attorney General William P. Barr, did not say whether it agreed with Mr. Trump’s position that presidents cannot be investigated. But, citing the constitutional questions, the department said it wanted to provide its views. A spokeswoman for the department declined to comment on the ruling Monday.

The Constitution does not explicitly say whether presidents can be charged with a crime while in office, and the Supreme Court has not answered the question.

Federal prosecutors are barred from charging a sitting president with a crime because the Justice Department has decided that presidents have temporary immunity while they are in office.

But in the past, that position has not precluded investigating a president. Presidents, including Mr. Trump, have been subjects of federal criminal investigations while in office. Local prosecutors, such as Mr. Vance, are also not bound by the Justice Department’s position.

As part of a temporary deal reached last month, Mr. Vance’s office agreed not to enforce the subpoena until two days after Judge Marrero issued a ruling, which would give Mr. Trump a chance to appeal if he lost. But that agreement was to expire at 1 p.m. on Monday.

The president and his lawyers have fought vigorously to shield his tax returns, which Mr. Trump said during the 2016 campaign that he would make public but has since refused to disclose.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers have sued to block attempts by congressional Democrats and New York lawmakers to gain access to his tax returns and financial records. They also successfully challenged a California law requiring presidential primary candidates to release their tax returns.

If Mr. Vance ultimately prevails in obtaining the president’s tax returns, they would not automatically become public. They would be protected by rules governing the secrecy of grand jury investigations unless the documents became evidence in a criminal case.

Mr. Trump’s accounting firm, which he sued along with the district attorney’s office to bar the company from turning over his returns, reissued the statement it released nearly three weeks ago when the lawsuit was filed, saying it “will respect the legal process and fully comply with its legal obligations.”

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‘Ghostbusters’ Halloween decorations at Pennsylvania restaurant earn praise: ‘Whole town is talking about it’

It’s no sexy Mister Rogers, but it’s already an early contender for this year’s best Halloween costume.

Angelo’s II, a restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of a building in Monongahela, Pa., is being praised for the Halloween decorations that are currently bursting out of the building’s windows and exploding from its roof.

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“We always decorate the building for holidays,” restaurant owner Ryan Dzimiera told Fox News. “This is the first year for Halloween.” (Angelo’s II)

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“The whole town is talking about it,” a local Monongahela resident wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page, underneath a photo that shows the building covered in large green tentacles and topped with an inflatable Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (from “Ghostbusters”).

“Awesome,” another wrote. “Made me smile driving thru town last night!”

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The restaurant also decorates for Christmas and Easter, according to the owner. (Angelo’s II)

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Residents of Monongahela are apparently used to this kind of thing from Angelo’s II, too. During Christmas, the restaurant placed an enormous inflatable Santa Claus on its roof, directly above a two-story decoration of a Christmas tree.

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“We always decorate the building for holidays. Christmas, Easter, now Halloween,” restaurant owner Ryan Dzimiera told Fox News. “This is the first year for Halloween.”

Dzimiera added that the idea for the spooky look came from his Uncle Paul, who is “in charge” of the restaurant’s decorations.

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“The whole town is talking about it,” one local claimed on Facebook. (Angelo’s II)

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“The reason we do it is for the community and the kids,” Dzimiera added. “Everyone in Monongahela loves all the decorations and looks forward to what’s coming next.”

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Republicans, Foreign Policy Experts Condemn Trump’s Decision To Abandon Kurds

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President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw support for Kurdish allies in northern Syria ahead of Turkey’s planned invasion of the region drew forceful backlash from both Republicans and Democrats, as well as foreign policy experts.

The Kurds lead the Syrian Democratic Forces, the main ally to the U.S. in fighting the self-described Islamic State in Syria. Turkey has long wanted the U.S. to end its support for the Kurds, an ethnic group the Turkish government views as terrorists.

The White House’s announcement Sunday to allow Turkey to invade northern Syria startled some members of Congress, who warned such a move could lead to a genocide of the Kurds and allow ISIS to creep back into the region. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a frequent cheerleader of the president, split with Trump on his Syria decision, calling it “shortsighted” and “irresponsible” during a phone interview with “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

Graham, who helped to convince Trump to reverse his decision last December to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, tweeted Monday that abandoning our Kurdish allies would be “a stain on America’s honor.”

He said he plans to introduce a Senate resolution opposing and asking for a reversal of Trump’s decision if he moves forward with it. 

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah echoed his fellow Republican’s concern.

Several other Republicans also spoke out about the sudden shift in U.S. foreign policy. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urged the U.S. to “keep its word” with its foreign allies during an appearance Monday on “Fox & Friends.”

“This is a terribly unwise decision by the President to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner in the fight against the Islamic State,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a statement.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called Trump’s decision a “grave mistake.”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the move “positively sinister.”

Brett McGurk, the former U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting ISIS, blasted Trump for demonstrating “a complete lack of understanding of anything happening on the ground.”

“Trump made a similarly impulsive decision when I was managing the policy,” tweeted McGurk, who resigned last year when Trump announced plans to abruptly withdraw American troops from Syria. “Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS.”

Daniel Drezner, a professor of international politics at Tufts University, accused Trump of “screwing over a local ally that has done pretty much everything the U.S. has asked.”  

Trump appeared to address some of the concerns over his decision to withdraw support in northern Syria, tweeting Monday that he would “totally destroy” Turkey’s economy if its leaders did anything he considers to be “off limits.”

“The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected,” he wrote. “It is now time for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!”  

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood’s husband, on faith, family, and ‘Catchin’ Deers’

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Former NHL player Mike Fisher, who is married to singer Carrie Underwood, opened up to Fox News about his faith, family and new business venture.

The former Ottawa Senator and Nashville Predator founded a new hunting supply and apparel company called “Catchin’ Deers” with his brother, Bud, and some friends.

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“After I retired, God kind of put this on my plate without expecting it,” he told “Fox & Friends” recently.” My brother and a few friends started an apparel company called Catchin’ Deers.”

The new line of clothing is available in select Tractor Supply Company stores across the country. The Tennessee-based company often shares Bible verses and humorous posts related to hunting on Instagram.

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“We love the outdoors. We love to hunt,” he added. “We love just sharing our faith through the outdoors. We love to make people laugh.”

On the name, Fisher joked, “Our grammar’s suspect.”

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Fisher said he and Underwood like to keep their family life as private as possible but are tempted to share because they love their two sons and want to show everyone.

He said that he met his wife of nine years at a meet-and-greet before the two started dating a few months later.

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“I guess I said the right things,” he joked.

Fisher played in two Stanley Cup finals during his 17-year NHL career, retiring after the 2017-18 season.

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Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Allies Object

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WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Monday to pull back from military involvement in the Middle East and leave it to others “to figure the situation out,” even as one of his strongest supporters condemned him for abandoning allies and emboldening regional enemies.

In a series of Twitter messages, the president defended his decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation that would sweep away America’s Kurdish allies near the Syrian border, arguing that the internecine conflict among forces in the region was not a top priority for a war-weary United States.

“I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home,” Mr. Trump wrote. “WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out.”

The president’s abrupt decision overrode the objections of the Pentagon and State Department, which sought to maintain a small American troop presence in northeastern Syria, and caught even some of Mr. Trump’s top allies off guard. One of the top Republican hawks in Congress quickly castigated the president and promised to try to sanction Turkey if it followed through with its plans.

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“If I didn’t see Donald Trump’s name on the tweet, I would have thought it was Obama’s rationale for getting out of Iraq,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a top backer of the president’s, said on Fox News.

As with President Barack Obama’s decision to pull out American troops from Iraq in 2011, Mr. Graham said, this would create a vacuum for remnants of the Islamic State, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and others to surge forward again.

“This is a big win for Iran and Assad, a big win for ISIS,” Mr. Graham said. “I will do everything I can to sanction Turkey if they step one foot in northeastern Syria. That will sever my relationship with Turkey. I think most of the Congress feels that way.”

Mr. Graham said he would also introduce a nonbinding resolution asking Mr. Trump to reconsider his move, which he called “shortsighted and irresponsible.” The president’s assertion that the Islamic State has been defeated is “the biggest lie being told by this administration,” Mr. Graham added.

The announcement set off a swift and bipartisan backlash from other lawmakers as well, with some of the president’s closest allies on Capitol Hill taking to Twitter to denounce the decision, all while carefully avoiding the president’s name.

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a member of the House Republican leadership, called withdrawing United States forces from northern Syria “a catastrophic mistake.” Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, said it would be “a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria.”

The Senate, led by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, previously relayed their displeasure with Mr. Trump’s isolationist instinct in Syria in January, when it voted overwhelmingly to rebuke Mr. Trump over his planned withdrawal of military forces from Syria and Afghanistan.

Mr. Trump came to office promising to get out of overseas wars, contending that the country’s military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been largely a waste of lives and money with little to show for it.

A similarly sudden decision last winter to pull American troops out of Syria prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to resign and Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, accelerated his own planned departure in protest.

Mr. Trump later walked back his decision to some extent, but has been frustrated not to be doing more to extricate the United States from entanglements in the region.

His latest decision came after a telephone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. American officials indicated that the 100 to 150 United States military personnel deployed to northeastern Syria would be pulled back in advance of any Turkish operation but that they would not be completely withdrawn from Syria.

The Kurdish forces in the area, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, or S.D.F., have been the most reliable American ally in the region for years, a critical element in recapturing territory once controlled by the Islamic State. But Turkey has long considered the Kurdish fighters to be terrorists and has lobbied the United States to abandon support for them.

“The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago,” Mr. Trump wrote on Monday. “We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight.” Now, he said, it is time to leave.

He offered little sympathy for the fate of America’s Kurdish allies: “The Kurds fought with us,” he wrote, “but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.”

Mr. Trump has been particularly irritated that the United States continues to pay to detain thousands of Islamic State fighters. For months, he has tried to pressure European states and others to take those fighters who originated from there, only to run into strong resistance.

“Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA!” Mr. Trump wrote. “I said ‘NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for trials.’ They again said ‘NO,’ thinking, as usual, that the U.S. is always the ‘sucker,’ on NATO, on Trade, on everything.”

But if Turkey moves against the Kurds, the S.D.F. could abandon camps to fight the Turks, potentially allowing some 10,000 Islamic State fighters, including 2,000 foreigners, to escape. United States military officers were trying to reassure the S.D.F. in hopes of avoiding such a scenario.

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Boris Johnson says Trump intervention possible in case of US diplomat’s wife who fled UK after fatal crash

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday he plans to speak with the U.S. ambassador to the U.K. – and even raised the possibility of involving President Trump – after an American diplomat’s wife involved in a deadly wrong-way crash fled Britain amid a debate about her diplomatic immunity.

The Aug. 27 accident killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn when his motorcycle collided with a car near RAF Croughton, a British military base near Oxford that’s home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force. Northamptonshire Police said the 42-year-old woman was being “treated as a suspect,” and indicated she didn’t plan to leave the country in the near future.

The woman was eventually identified as Anne Sacoolas, a mother of three and the wife of Jonathan Sacoolas, who works at the U.S. base, according to Sky News, which first reported the woman’s name Sunday. Johnson later confirmed the ID.

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During a visit to a hospital on Monday, Johnson told reporters he doesn’t think it is right to “use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.”

“I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law as they are carried out in this country,” he said.

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Harry Dunn, 19, was killed Aug. 27 after his motorcycle collided with a car driven by the woman near RAF Croughton, a British military base near Oxford that’s home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force. (Facebook/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The prime minister said he planned to raise the issue with U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson on Monday and intended to go up the chain to President Trump if need be.

“I hope it will be resolved very shortly,” Johnson said. “If we can’t resolve it then, of course, I will be raising it myself personally with the White House.”

Sacoolas, whose photo was revealed for the first time Monday by the British press, was about to be formally interviewed by authorities at the time she left the country, officials said.

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The U.S. Embassy in London offered its “deepest sympathies” to the family of the deceased and said it will continue to be in “close contact” with the appropriate British authorities.

“Any questions regarding a waiver of the immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this receive intense attention at senior levels and are considered carefully given the global impact such decisions carry,” a U.S. Embassy spokesperson told the Associated Press. “Immunity is rarely waived.”

Diplomatic immunity usually only covers diplomats and their dependents based in London. But a special agreement has been in place since 1994 that covers diplomats working at RAF Croughton, according to Sky News.

The parents of the 19-year-old killed in the crash said Monday they just want to talk to Sacoolas and do not “necessarily” want her to be punished.

“We’re not a horrible family, we’re a usual U.K. family that just need to put a face to what we have now is a name,” Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, told Sky News. “Talk to her, find out how she’s feeling. She’s got to be suffering as well, she’s a mom.”

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Charles added that police had CCTV video of the 42-year-old pulling out of the RAF base and driving on the wrong side of the road before the deadly crash.

“Harry had no chance of avoiding her. She traveled from around 350 to 400 yards on the wrong side of the road,” she told Sky News. “It was a head-on collision.”

Harry’s father, Tim Dunn, said that Sacoolas was “compliant” with police and “admitted at the time she was wrong.”

“We know from the police she was going to stay in the country, she was permitted to stay here for three years,” he told Sky News. “And then we didn’t think this would be what is happening, so to hear the news a few weeks after the funeral was devastating.”

Northamptonshire Police said Saturday they are exploring “all opportunities through diplomatic channels” as part of their investigation.

“Harry Dunn’s family deserve justice and in order to achieve this, a full and thorough investigation, with the assistance of all parties involved, needs to take place,” Superintendent Sarah Johnson said in a statement.

Fox News’ Julia Musto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Boris Johnson says Trump intervention possible in case of US diplomat’s wife who fled UK after fatal crash

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday he plans to speak with the U.S. ambassador to the U.K. – and even raised the possibility of involving President Trump – after an American diplomat’s wife involved in a deadly wrong-way crash fled Britain amid a debate about her diplomatic immunity.

The Aug. 27 accident killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn when his motorcycle collided with a car near RAF Croughton, a British military base near Oxford that’s home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force. Northamptonshire Police said the 42-year-old woman was being “treated as a suspect,” and indicated she didn’t plan to leave the country in the near future.

The woman was eventually identified as Anne Sacoolas, a mother of three and the wife of Jonathan Sacoolas, who works at the U.S. base, according to Sky News, which first reported the woman’s name Sunday. Johnson later confirmed the ID.

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During a visit to a hospital on Monday, Johnson told reporters he doesn’t think it is right to “use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.”

“I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law as they are carried out in this country,” he said.

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Harry Dunn, 19, was killed Aug. 27 after his motorcycle collided with a car driven by the woman near RAF Croughton, a British military base near Oxford that’s home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force. (Facebook/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The prime minister said he planned to raise the issue with U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson on Monday and intended to go up the chain to President Trump if need be.

“I hope it will be resolved very shortly,” Johnson said. “If we can’t resolve it then, of course, I will be raising it myself personally with the White House.”

Sacoolas, whose photo was revealed for the first time Monday by the British press, was about to be formally interviewed by authorities at the time she left the country, officials said.

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The U.S. Embassy in London offered its “deepest sympathies” to the family of the deceased and said it will continue to be in “close contact” with the appropriate British authorities.

“Any questions regarding a waiver of the immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this receive intense attention at senior levels and are considered carefully given the global impact such decisions carry,” a U.S. Embassy spokesperson told the Associated Press. “Immunity is rarely waived.”

Diplomatic immunity usually only covers diplomats and their dependents based in London. But a special agreement has been in place since 1994 that covers diplomats working at RAF Croughton, according to Sky News.

The parents of the 19-year-old killed in the crash said Monday they just want to talk to Sacoolas and do not “necessarily” want her to be punished.

“We’re not a horrible family, we’re a usual U.K. family that just need to put a face to what we have now is a name,” Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, told Sky News. “Talk to her, find out how she’s feeling. She’s got to be suffering as well, she’s a mom.”

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Charles added that police had CCTV video of the 42-year-old pulling out of the RAF base and driving on the wrong side of the road before the deadly crash.

“Harry had no chance of avoiding her. She traveled from around 350 to 400 yards on the wrong side of the road,” she told Sky News. “It was a head-on collision.”

Harry’s father, Tim Dunn, said that Sacoolas was “compliant” with police and “admitted at the time she was wrong.”

“We know from the police she was going to stay in the country, she was permitted to stay here for three years,” he told Sky News. “And then we didn’t think this would be what is happening, so to hear the news a few weeks after the funeral was devastating.”

Northamptonshire Police said Saturday they are exploring “all opportunities through diplomatic channels” as part of their investigation.

“Harry Dunn’s family deserve justice and in order to achieve this, a full and thorough investigation, with the assistance of all parties involved, needs to take place,” Superintendent Sarah Johnson said in a statement.

Fox News’ Julia Musto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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President Trump Can Hold On To Tax Returns, For Now

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On Monday, a judge rejected President Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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On Monday, a judge rejected President Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe.

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A federal appeals court has granted President Trump a temporary stay of decision, and he will not have to turn over his tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney.

On Monday, a federal judge in New York ruled that Trump’s longtime accounting firm must turn over eight years of tax returns as part of a criminal probe of his business dealings. The president’s personal attorneys immediately filed a notice of appeal.

In the earlier ruling, Judge Victor Marrero said he could not endorse such a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process.”

The ruling comes as part of a criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. into alleged hush money the Trump Organization paid to two women who claimed they had extramarital affairs with Trump before he took office. The president has denied those accusations.

Defying long-standing political custom, Trump refused to release his tax returns as a presidential candidate and has continued to keep the returns under wraps while serving in the White House.

Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen — who is in prison for campaign finance violations — testified before Congress earlier this year that the Trump Organization paid him $350,000 as reimbursement for paying the women. Cohen brought receipts to Congress to back up his claims.

“And these include a copy of a check Mr. Trump wrote from his personal bank account, after he became president, to reimburse me for the hush money payments I made to cover up his affair with an adult film star and to prevent damage to his campaign,” Cohen testified.

The Trump Organization said the money was a retainer.

The Manhattan DA is investigating whether this is a falsification of business records, which is a crime in New York.

The president’s lawyers have argued that the probe is politically motivated and that he is immune from any criminal prosecution as long as he’s president.

Trump responded via Twitter, saying “The Radical Left Democrats have failed on all fronts, so now they are pushing local New York City and State Democrat prosecutors to go get President Trump. A thing like this has never happened to any President before. Not even close!”

The Manhattan court battle is part of a multipronged effort to pry loose Trump’s tax returns. Democrats in Congress are suing the Treasury Department for six years’ worth of his tax returns under a provision that requires the IRS to hand over any taxpayer’s filings to Congress.

California enacted a law to require presidential candidates to disclose their taxes if they wanted to be on the state’s primary ballot, but a federal judge blocked the law.

Democrats have long claimed that Trump’s tax returns could reveal whether Trump’s business dealings as a candidate and president reveal conflicts of interest.

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