How powerful is the president?

Less than Donald Trump thinks he is, according to the Supreme Court, which said that just like everybody else in the United States, Trump must turn over his business and tax records in response to a grand jury subpoena.

Penn State’s Stanley M. Brand, who served several years as counsel to the House of Representatives, explains the June 9 ruling as well as decisions in two companion cases that concerned the most far-reaching questions about the limits on presidential power since the 1970s.

But, if you’re hoping to get a peek at those documents before the election, don’t hold your breath.

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Investigators are trying to follow the president’s money, and the Supreme Court just gave them the green light. Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Stanley M. Brand, Pennsylvania State University

In cases testing the limits of presidential power, the Supreme Court ruled the president has no special protections that exempt him from complying with subpoenas from Congress or state grand juries.

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