Democrats have turned to the courts in their attempt to impeach Donald Trump.
Nothing less than the ability of Americans to freely and fairly choose their leaders is at stake.
And now one court just handed Donald Trump a defeat that left jaws on the ground.
After the Mueller investigation turned out to be a bust, Democrats quickly pivoted to Donald Trump’s finances.
Even though Donald Trump is under no obligation to make his tax returns public, Democrats and their allies in the Fake News Media are convinced that Trump is hiding something.
So Democrats on the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed Mazars USA – an accounting firm that does business with Trump – to get their hands on eight years worth of the President’s financial records.
Trump and his lawyers sued to block the subpoena on the grounds that there was no legitimate legislative purpose behind it.
But Obama-donor and judge Amit Mehta ruled in the Democrats’ favor.
A federal judge in Washington ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump cannot block a House subpoena of his 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.
President 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.
Mehta, a U.S. District judge, was nominated to his position by President Barack Obama.
Trump promised to appeal the decision to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
That sets up a landmark legal battle that has massive repercussions for not just the 2020 election, but the Presidency as an institution.
One day Donald Trump will no longer be President.
But the appeals court judges will have to decide if Congress has the unchecked power to initiate witch hunts against the President with no balance on this authority.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.