"Political Prosecution!": Trump Rages After Supreme Court Tax Ruling

“Political Prosecution!”: Trump Rages After Supreme Court Tax Ruling

Update (1042ET): Deutsche Bank says it will comply with the Supreme Court’s decision and will provide Trump’s records to NY prosecutors, according to Bloomberg.

An angry Trump, meanwhile, tweeted that the Supreme Court decision is “all a political prosecution,” and that “Courts in the past have given “broad deference.” BUT NOT ME!”

Trump continued:

….No Republican Senate Judiciary response, NO “JUSTICE”, NO FBI, NO NOTHING. Major horror show REPORTS on Comey & McCabe, guilty as hell, nothing happens. Catch Obama & Biden cold, nothing. A 3 year, $45,000,000 Mueller HOAX, failed – investigated everything….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2020

….for another President. This is about PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT. We catch the other side SPYING on my campaign, the biggest political crime and scandal in U.S. history, and NOTHING HAPPENS. But despite this, I have done more than any President in history in first 3 1/2 years!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2020

Update (1023ET): After granting NY prosecutors Trump’s tax returns, the Supreme Court has denied efforts by House Democrats to subpoena the records – and has kicked the case back to lower courts for further consideration. 

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in a 7-2 decision that a New York Grand Jury can have President Trump’s tax records, after Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. subpoenaed eight years of returns along with other records in connection with an investigation into hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to Axios.

Vance Jr. (whose father was Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State – and who took money from Harvey Weinstein while declining to prosecute him for sexual assault – and who sought a reduced sex-offender status for Jeffrey Epstein) wants to see if Trump’s reimbursement of former attorney Michael Cohen for payments to Daniels and another woman violated any laws in New York, and whether Trump’s accounting firm falsely accounted for the reimbursements as a legal expense. 

House Democrats, meanwhile, issued three subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, Capital One, and the president’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars, for evidence of illegal conduct or hidden loyalties – despite no evidence of financial crimes or ‘collusion’ with Russia.

“He refuses to turn over the tax returns, what does he have to hide?” Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters mused last May.

Then Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a memo that his subpoena was necessary to investigate whether President Trump “may have engaged in illegal conduct before and during his tenure in office.” WSJ

Democrats then argued that obtaining Trump’s financial records could be a “useful case study” to learn about “unsafe lending practices” and “money laundering,” along with “efforts b Russia and other foreign entities to influence the US political process during and since the 2016 US election.” (via the WSJ)

Yet, as The Journal notes, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neomi Rao explained in her Mazars dissent:

 “Allowing the Committee to issue this subpoena for legislative purposes would turn Congress into a roving inquisition over a co-equal branch of government.”

Medical records, private emails, cell phone logs – none of the President’s personal papers would be out of Congress’s reach.

What are the chances Trump’s returns will leak out of New York?

via zerohedge

11 comments

    1. It’s not a report! It’s an investigation with possible charges and indictments!

      Now when the hell will it happen? It was mentioned they might wait till after the election so it doesn’t look POLITICAL!!

      Well what the hell was the three year illegal trying to remove Trump, but POLITICAL!!!!!

  1. Dumbocraps give their cooked and fake tax returns that NO LAW SAYS IS REQUIRED, as dumbocraps continue their WITCH HUNT

  2. This is a goddamn joke. The supreme court of the United States of America is now pandering to the democrats and Fake News. They ought to have the guts to resign not to mention to be totally ashamed of themselves. What power does the Democrats have that they can even threaten Supreme Court Judges and get away with it. Why aren’t all the Democrats that have been found guilty getting away with what the did, why aren’t they being arrested.
    What the Fuck is going on?????????

  3. Chipping away at our rights! Now the supreme court is on their side. Looks like another civil war is looming on the horizon. Anyone who votes Democrat is an enemy of the United States. Btw, your captia Is defective.

  4. Michael, yes the question is why have the democrats not been held and why are they getting away with their crimes? We Americans are seeing all this hell that is happening in our country and Democrats are very much going along with this crap and they are not interested in America’s problems but working against us.

  5. Is the Supreme Court losing its integrity? Does each one of them have been compromised except for the Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Alito? Is the almighty dollar too hard to refuse? Or is a dark secret that everyone already know . America is going down the drain and evil rises up to control the people with the help of the Supreme Court Justices.

    1. The Supreme Court has all ready lost its integrity if we don’t get help from the almighty himself you Can kiss this country As we know it a thing of the past

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