Federal Judge Humiliates California Politicians in Trump Tax Return Fight

California politicians just got smacked back into reality by a federal judge who said that President Donald Trump does not have to show his taxes to get on the 2020 ballot.

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. made the decision on Thursday as Democrats have made several attempts to get him to show his taxes, ABC News reported.

“Trump has bucked decades of precedent by refusing to release them, arguing they are under audit,” ABC News said.

“England, an appointee of former Republican President George W. Bush, plans to issue a written ruling by Oct. 1, and California is expected to appeal.

“The law signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in July says candidates for president must release five years of tax returns by November to run in the California primary, which is scheduled for March 2020.

“Attorneys for Trump and the Republican Party argued the law violates the U.S. Constitution by adding an additional requirement to run for president. England also seemed open to their argument that a federal law requiring presidents to disclose financial information supersedes state law,” it said.

“I don’t care how you skin the cat, it’s an unconstitutional law,” Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney for the Republican Party said.

The decision by the federal judge came the same day that President Trump began a lawsuit against the Manhattan District Attorney who has subpoenaed his taxes.

Trump Hits Back At DA Who Subpoenaed His Taxes, He Will Pay.

U.S. President Donald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday over subpoenas issued by the state prosecutor’s office.

A copy of the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court was not immediately available in online records. Vance’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Trump sued three days after the New York Times said Vance’s office had subpoenaed his longtime accounting firm Mazars for eight years of personal and corporate tax returns, citing several people with knowledge of the matter.

The president has refused to disclose his tax returns, after promising during his 2016 White House run that he would.

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, said in a statement that the lawsuit was filed “in response to the subpoenas issued by the New York County District Attorney,” to address “the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.”

Trump is separately trying to block Deutsche Bank AG from handing over financial records, which include some tax returns, to two U.S. House of Representatives committees that issued subpoenas for the records.

The federal appeals court in Manhattan heard oral arguments in that case on Aug. 23, and has yet to rule.

According to the Times, Vance issued his subpoenas soon after opening a criminal probe into what role Trump and his family business played in hush-money payments prior to the 2016 election.

These include $130,000 that Michael Cohen, the president’s now-imprisoned former lawyer, paid to Stormy Daniels, a pornographic film actress who said she had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006.

Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Vance, a Democrat and longtime Trump critic, is also pursuing a criminal mortgage fraud case against Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman.

Manafort has sought to dismiss that case, saying he was already convicted on similar federal charges and that trying him again would amount to double jeopardy.

Mazars was also named as a defendant in Trump’s lawsuit against Vance. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

via thefederalistpapers

19 comments

  1. Personally if the President is expected to hand over his tax returns then every person holding an office on the hill should be required to hand theirs over also. Every elected official, mayor’s, governor’s, council members, all of them should do the same and on the same day

  2. This whole get Trump at all costs thing the democrats have going on reminds me of the tar baby children’s story where the more they punch on him the more Trump sticks to their fists,its been fun to watch but now its time to put it to rest!

  3. I want to know how much money he really does (not) make, and how much money he keeping by NOT paying taxes. It’s unfair to us, the hard- working real patriots in the US. I got hit really hard on taxes this year. This A-hole needs to come clean. As if that is possible for this thief and con man.

    1. Pure BS. It is none of your business what is or is not in his tax returns. The IRS can deal with him if need be about any irregularities in his taxes. Why don’t you publish your returns for everybody in the whole wide world to pick apart and complain about? Sounds to me like you are jealous that he is a rich man and you are not a rich man? Typical left-wing mentality.

    2. That is why we have the IRS to deal with people cheating on their taxes and political motivation is not one of the reasons to audit someone. If California succeeds it could open the door for any state to be able to come up with any ridiculous reason to keep a rival political party off the ballot in their state. Why can’t this Governor of California come up with a way to stop people from using drugs and defecating in the streets of their major cities instead of trying to steal an election. If the democrats had any faith in themselves that they could stand on and win the election based on their policies they would not be trying their best to take the election away from Trump by every hook or crook method that they could think of. In every election in my lifetime the economy and jobs has always been the main issue on peoples minds but the democrats have no input on the economy so they are running on the premise that the world is going to end in twelve years but even if that is so democrats we will still need jobs for the next twelve years.

    3. how much money has he kept since receiving a paycheck in the Whitehouse..look it up and be thankful someone is trying to MAGA
      my only complaint is that we should all look up who owns the national parks..I don’t think it is us

    4. How is it unfair? How does it affect you or anyone else for that matter? What difference does it make? Aren’t people, including the President, entitled to some privacy? Why is it now such an issue with you demolemmings? What business is it of yours?

      There are no federal laws requiring the President to release his tax returns, only desperate attempts in demoscum strongholds like the People’s Republic of Calicommia and Now Yuck. The ones that have done this in the past have all done this voluntarily. Now, because he BEAT Hildebeast, you need to know. I don’t see you lemmings asking for the tax returns of Nitwit Paloozer, Maxipad Wasted, Diane Phonystein, Chuckie Scummer or any other of your demomaggot elites. They have all become VERY RICH while in office, yet nothing is said about that.

      Go get some professional assistance for your severe case of Trump Derangment Syndrome.

  4. It has been fun watching the democrats make fools out of themselves but their obsession with hating a fellow American is making me wonder just how people that have this much hate in their heart for any human being could preach love and fairness because if you hate that much there is no room for love. In my opinion a typical democrat day would be breakfast ( start yelling at their wife for putting Trumps manhood on their plate only to find out it was a sausage link) After breakfast (sit on toilet to take a dump and start looking in the toilet bowl yelling i know that is you in there Trump disguising yourself as a turd) At work ( all of the democrat politicians gather around to smell the farts of the squad and start chanting it does smell like roses ) at the end of the work day the democrats get together to laugh at the American people and say we did not get anything done but we do hate Trump and that is all we know and the news media will swear to it.

  5. I would love to know how many THOUSANDS or at this point MILLIONS of dollars have been spent by the Democrats trying to get Trump’s tax returns for their witch hunt. I wonder how much they would of spent if it was their own money and not the tax payers. NONE

    What a waste of time & resources with so many issues that need to be addressed, Health Care, Immigration & Border Security, Economy and National Security. We need to do something with gun violence, but not these feel good laws that do nothing but impact law-abiding citizens.

  6. Your jealous of somebody who doesn’t need to work, like our President. He’s donating all his salary as President to Veterans. He would make millions of dollars, just tending to his business interests. No other President has ever done that before.
    But instead he’s here working for the American middle class. He’s getting people back to work. Many who didn’t work for almost a decade thanks to George Bush and Obama the crook. Business is moving back to America and getting off the Chinese desire to destroy American jobs. The minorities are doing better today than ever before in history. Which is why they are switching over to the Republican party. The Democraps have shown us what crooks and bigots they really are.
    By the Democraps pushing the Socialism/Communist agenda for the Globalists and their New World Order. They’ve shown us what traitors they are to the American people and our way of life.

  7. There have actually been 3 Presidents that took no salary and 1 senator, that I know of
    George Washington, Jack Kennedy, and Senator Rand Paul

    3 Presidents and 1 Senator
    It is very easy to verify. It can be verified on google or Duck,Duck.go

  8. Cyrus Vance exemplifies the absolute and deep seated corruption in NY. He is there only because of Daddy. Nepotism at its worst.

  9. Trump should tell all The Eemocrats to Go To Hell, NO President has EVER had to show his tax returns period ! Why NOW all of the sudden, this clearly shows more anger from the democrat Party , They should be addressing issues to help the American people , all The democrats do is attack our rightfully elected sitting president , I’m sick of it myself. gthank God The Judge denied there request . TRUMP 20/20 Keep America Great , Vote republican or lose your country, dignity, gums, jobs, sanity !

  10. Trump should tell all The Democrats to Go To Hell, NO President has EVER had to show his tax returns period ! Why NOW all of the sudden, this clearly shows more anger from the Democrat Party , They should be addressing issues to help the American people , all The Democrats do is attack our rightfully elected sitting president , I’m sick of it myself. Thank God The Judge denied there request . TRUMP 20/20 Keep America Great , Vote Republican or lose your country, dignity, guns, jobs, sanity ! IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH is all the democrats have tried to do NOW 8 times and have failed at it each time. LMAO !

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