Nancy Pelosi was grinning from ear to ear.
The Speaker of the House took on the President’s lawyers in a high-stakes court battle.
And Donald Trump suffered one huge defeat in court that is very bad news.
Democrats scored a major victory when the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge’s order demanding financial institutions that dealt with Donald Trump hand over eight years of the President’s tax returns.
The Fake News Media and Democrats were furious that during the campaign the President kept his tax returns private.
There is no law mandating a candidate make their tax returns public and the voters did not care as they elected the President anyway.
But Democrats and their partners in the Fake News Media have long sought Trump’s tax returns because they believe they hold evidence of supposed “crimes.”
President Donald Trump lost a key court decision Friday in his bid to stop House Democrats from obtaining his financial records, the latest blow to his authority in legal rulings this week.
The 2-1 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stems from a case in which Trump sued to block Democrats from subpoenaing one of his accounting firms for a vast trove of materials as Congress probes for potential conflicts of interest and payments from foreign governments to the president.
“Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena,” Judge David Tatel wrote in an opinion joined by Judge Patricia Millett.
The 66-page opinion against Trump backs Congress by citing a long history of lawmakers using subpoenas to demand information in connection with investigations. The two Democrat-appointed judges in the majority leaned on more than two centuries of history, including Watergate-era precedent that “strongly implies that Presidents enjoy no blanket immunity from congressional subpoenas.”
Democrats claim they need to investigate if the IRS is properly auditing the President’s tax returns.
But what they really want to do is leak any embarrassing information they find to create negative headlines as the President runs for re-election.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.