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Supreme Court rules Democratic prosecutor can obtain Trump tax returns

The Supreme Court Thursday rules Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a liberal Democrat, has the authority to subpoena the records from Trump’s private accounting firm.

But in a ruling that may help keep the returns private, at least through Election Day, the Court said Congress can’t have them.

According to the Washington Examiner:

President Trump’s accountants will have to hand over years of financial records and tax returns after the Supreme Court ruled that he did not have immunity from a grand jury investigation in New York.

The justices voted 7-2 in the first of two opinions released on Thursday examining the limits of presidential power and the contours of congressional oversight.

Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s two appointees to the court, joined the majority.

However, Trump prevailed in the second case as the justices said it would not allow Congress to obtain tax and financial records, kicking the issue back to the lower courts.

Unlike other recent presidents, Trump has refused to publish his tax returns and other financial papers that would provide a snapshot of his wealth.

Trump reacted with dismay.

7 thoughts on “Supreme Court rules Democratic prosecutor can obtain Trump tax returns”

  1. I don’t care if President Trump never paid taxes.
    Come hell or high water I’m STILL voting for Trump’s 2nd. term.
    Unless I’m dead, then I’ll be voting for Biden.

    1. If Trump has figured out a way to avoid Obama’s (and anyone else’s) income confiscation schemes, I wish he’d share it. And I’d vote for the man even if Hell froze over.

  2. Ok…so Trump is not a “Billionaire” like he claims. And Trump probably plays a shell game with his wealth.

    I do not care.
    I am voting TRUMP 2020 :-)

  3. I never was curious about Trump’s tax returns. Maxine Waters’ returns, yes. But this will keep the chatterers busy and deflect attention from Obama’s failed coup attempt.

  4. Riiiight.

    So what happens when Vance, who the Supremes say is entitled to Trump’s tax returns, just, oh so conveniently of course, accidentally on purpose, sends them straight over to the House Democrats, the very same ones who the Supremes say, in the same breath, and apparently in complete seriousness, are NOT entitled to see them?

    THEN what?

    Do they REALLY think that they could half-ass it and just blithely assume there wouldn’t be any leaks?

    They’re either stupid, ignorant, or complicit. Hell, at this point, I’d go for “all of the above.”

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