US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (not pictured) return to the White House in Washington, DC, on August 4, 2019.Alastair Pike | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump lost Monday in his effort to stop the release of his personal and corporate tax returns as part of a criminal investigation in New York. Trump immediately appealed the decision handed down in U.S. district court in lower Manhattan. In August, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. subpoenaed eight years of the president’s tax returns from account firm Mazars USA. The prosecutor is probing hush money payments made to two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, ahead of the 2016 election. Read the court’s decision here.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.