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Sun May 26, 2019, 03:44 PM

8 hrs ago: "Why Trump's Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing"

If he’s trying to run out the clock on the subpoenas, the weakness of his strategy might actually be speeding things up
By RENATO MARIOTTI May 26, 2019
Renato Mariotti is the Legal Affairs Columnist for POLITICO Magazine. He is a former federal prosecutor and host of the “On Topic” podcast.

In the space of three days this week, two federal judges ruled decisively in favor of Congress’ right to subpoena President Donald Trump’s personal financial and business records... More importantly, it suggests that Trump’s strategy of categorically fighting all congressional subpoenas will undermine his ability to stonewall Congress in subsequent cases.

On Monday, federal Judge Amit Mehta issued a sweeping decision rejecting Trump’s personal challenge to a House Oversight Committee subpoena of his financial records from an accounting firm... The main argument Trump advanced was that there was no legislative purpose for the subpoena.

Trump’s argument went further, claiming that Congress is engaging in “law enforcement” and that corrupt behavior by the president is not a “proper subject of investigation.” Mehta cited Watergate as an obvious rebuttal.

Trump’s argument is doomed to fail in the courts because the Constitution gives the House the “full power of impeachment” and it could not exercise that authority without investigating presidential wrongdoing.

Wednesday’s ruling by Judge Edgardo Ramos made equally quick work of Trump’s argument that subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for his records lacked a “legitimate legislative purpose.” He found that argument “unpersuasive,” finding that it was “not the role of the judicial branch to question [Congress’] motives.” He denied every one of Trump’s requests.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/05/26/trump-tax-returns-subpoena-226987

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Reply 8 hrs ago: "Why Trump's Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing" (Original post)
real Cannabis calm May 2019 OP
PJMcK May 2019 #1
Backseat Driver May 2019 #2
Pathwalker May 2019 #3
PatrickforO May 2019 #8
BlueJac May 2019 #4
UniteFightBack May 2019 #5
real Cannabis calm May 2019 #12
pdsimdars May 2019 #6
Delmette2.0 May 2019 #7
Timmygoat May 2019 #9
pdsimdars May 2019 #10
Pluvious May 2019 #11

Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:53 PM

1. Great article! K&R

Thanks, real Cannabis calm. Enjoy your weekend.

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:58 PM

2. There isn't a minute to lose!

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:34 PM

3. He has to stonewall because it's the only wall he can get.

Not even the Repukes will vote for it.

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Response to Pathwalker (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:45 PM

8. Good one!

This is the DU member formerly known as PatrickforO.

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:02 PM

4. K&R

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:05 PM

5. And Dem's showing they will still try to accommodate them only makes their case stronger. They are

 

laying a foundation of strength so when it gets to the Supreme Court the bricks are already laid and the mortar has hardened. The SC will rule in the Law's favor.....the side of the Democrats.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 03:37 PM

12. either the S.C. will rule against the Criminal-in-Chief or ignore the Constitution

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:12 PM

6. Guess those judges are just tired of all that Trump winning, eh.

 

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:43 PM

7. I'm sure they listen to the news, just like we do.

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:45 PM

9. Well, now Trump has said

That he does not do cover-ups we should be waiting for his tax records, his loans and banking records, info on all his affairs,
and of course the complete Mueller Report!

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:11 PM

10. I'd like to see those school transcripts too. To put a cherry on top of that poop pile.

 

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:35 AM

11. And... And... Don't forget the Bonespur X-rays !! (nt)

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