The Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt against President Trump isn’t just playing out in the halls of Congress.
Democrats are using the courts to set up interlocking fields of fire to trap the President.
And now a court just hit Donald Trump with a major defeat that throws 2020 into chaos.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. subpoenaed eight years of Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a politically-motivated fishing expedition.
A District Court judge appointed by Barack Obama ruled in Vance’s favor and Trump’s lawyers appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that, since the President couldn’t be prosecuted while in office, the Manhattan District Attorney could not criminally investigate the President.
But the Second Circuit also ruled against the President.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to a state grand jury.
In a unanimous ruling, the three-judge appeals panel in New York rejected Trump’s argument that he is immune as president from criminal investigation while in the White House.
Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said that the president would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
“The decision of the Second Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court. The issue raised in this case goes to the heart of our Republic. The constitutional issues are significant,” Sekulow said in a statement.
The President’s lawyers promised to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Democrats claim to want President Trump’s tax returns because they are worried he hid supposed criminality.
What they want is to dig through to find perfectly legal — but politically embarrassing — nuggets, such as Trump taking every deduction possible to lower his tax liability, so they can create negative headlines during the President’s 2020 reelection campaign.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.