Supreme Court: Blocks Access to Trump’s Finance and Tax Records, Temporarily
The Democrats unprecedented governmental harassment simply got a major setback. As usual, the Democrats are attempting to revise the rules on the fly.
Bear in mind, Trump provided Robert Mueller whatever he wanted in an unmatched and total transparency.
However, it never ever finishes with the left – as now they wish to dig via Trump’s taxes and also other financial documents.
To what finish? To humiliate Trump by revealing he took advantage of tax obligation breaks to pay as little as possible?
Remember, he worked on closing tax technicalities he and various other rich individuals make use of. This will backfire like all the other Dem efforts to damage Trump politically.
For that is what this is really everything about– hurting Trump for the 2020 elections.
From The Hill:
The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of an appeals court ruling that granted House Democrats access to President Trump’s financial records, Chief Justice John Roberts announced on Monday.
Trump’s lawyers had appealed the ruling, which was set to go into effect on Wednesday.
The subpoena from the House Oversight Committee will be unenforceable while the Supreme Court decides whether to take up the case. The panel is seeking eight years of Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm.
Trump’s lawyers argue that the committee has no legitimate purpose in seeking the documents.
“For the first time in our nation’s history, Congress has subpoenaed the personal records of a sitting president from before he was in office,” Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s personal attorneys, said in a statement last week. “And, for the first time in our nation’s history, a court upheld a congressional subpoena to the president for his personal papers. Those decisions are wrong and should be reversed.”
The Supreme Court filing states:
UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants and the November 18, 2019 letter received from counsel for respondent the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives,
IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is hereby stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Thursday, November 21, 2019, by 3 p.m. ET, and further order of the undersigned or of the Court.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
Dated this 18th day of November, 2019.
See the complete court order here (pdf)