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Arrogance incarnate...


Arrogance incarnate: To withhold his financial records, President Trumpís attorneys try to sell the Supreme Court on an absurdity
By Daily News Editorial Board
New York Daily News |
May 12, 2020 | 4:05 AM
Yes, law enforcement and congressional committees have a legal right to look at Trumpís finances.

When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump should have disclosed his tax returns. He promised to, then made up excuses and refused. As president since 2017, he should have disclosed his tax returns. Again, he refused.

He never has and never will, because Trump believes his financial entanglements and conflicts are none of the publicís damn business.

Though galling, though corrosive to trust in government, it was his right to flout convention. Itís not his right to break the law.

Today, his lawyers will tell the U.S. Supreme Court that Trump can withhold his personal financial records from a Manhattan grand jury and congressional probers, despite those requests putting no burden whatsoever on the president and despite the respective authorities standing on legally solid ground, and being sworn to secrecy.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, looking at possible criminality related to Trumpís hush money payment to women, served a subpoena on Trump accountant Mazars. Trump sued in Manhattan federal court, insanely asserting that presidents are immune to even being investigated. Trump lost and lost on appeal.

The same Manhattan appeals court also correctly upheld the power of two House committees to compel Deutsche Bank and Capital One to produce Trumpís documents.

A third appeals ruling, in DC, sustained yet another judgeís decision against Trump that a third House panel could force Mazars to cough up the papers.

Trump is 0-3 on appeals.

The Big Nine should make it a unanimous sweep. Say it together, liberals and conservatives: The law applies to everyone.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 09:39 AM

1. Hear! Hear! k&r n/t


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Tue May 12, 2020, 09:43 AM

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