Here’s a shocker for ya. A federal judge rules that Trump can’t block a subpoena by the House Oversight Committee to get his tax records from his accountant:
AP – A federal judge in Washington has ruled against President Donald Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress.
Judge Amit Mehta’s ruling says Trump cannot block the House subpoena of financial records.
The decision comes amid a widespread effort by the White House and the president’s lawyers to refuse to cooperate with congressional requests for information and records.
Trump and his business organization had sued to block the subpoena issued in April to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Organization.
Democrats are trying to use the coercive power of government to get Trump’s taxes when the American people clearly elected him in 2016 after he refused to produce them.
The right course of action would be for Democrats to make as big a stink about it as they can in the 2020 election and let voters decide again.
But no, that’s not good enough. They need a reason to impeach Trump or prevent him from winning in 2020. So they are on a fishing expedition and they are trying to use the power of government to make it happen. I so hope it bites them hard in 2020.
Here’s the conclusion by the judge:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 20, 2019
Oh in case you were wondering, here’s the other ‘shocker’:
Mehta, a U.S. District judge, was nominated to his position by President Barack Obama.
I think it goes without saying that Trump’s legal team will appeal this in order to keep Trump’s taxes out of the hands of Democrats.
Wake me up when it gets to the Supreme Court.