The Democrats’ plan to use the courts to impeach Donald Trump hit a massive roadblock.
This blindsided many on the Left.
And that’s because a judge stepped up and handed Nancy Pelosi one of the worst defeats of her life.
Democrats are suing to get their hands on Donald Trump’s tax returns.
They believe the returns will provide a goldmine of politically embarrassing information Congressional Democrats can use to impeach the President.
But time is of the essence for them.
Democrats need the returns immediately or this fight will drag into the 2020 election where it could backfire politically on the Left.
And Washington D.C. District Court Judge Timothy McFadden handed Pelosi and the Democrats some bad news.
McFadden rejected the Democrats’ motion to speed up the court proceedings.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected House Democrats’ bid for quick consideration of their lawsuit seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
D.C. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden denied their request to both expedite consideration of the case and to decide on its merits without holding a trial.
“This is no ordinary case, but the weighty constitutional issues and political ramifications it presents militate in favor of caution and deliberation, not haste,” McFadden said. “This case presents novel and complex questions about the privileges and authority of all three branches of the federal government.”
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) is suing for Trump’s federal returns under a 1924 law allowing the heads of Congress’ tax committees to examine anyone’s personal tax records. The Democrats are seeking six years of Trump’s personal returns and some of his business filings.
McFadden’s ruling means this case will drag into 2020 – and likely into the 2020 election in November.
This ruling all but thwarts the Democrats’ plan to use Trump’s tax returns in an impeachment proceeding or as political fodder against the President in the 2020 election.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.