Appeals Court Allows Congress to Seek Trump’s Tax Documents

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Congress and allowed them to move forward in seeking President Trump’s tax documents.

According to The Hill:

The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday ruled that House Democrats can obtain President Trump‘s financial records, setting up a potential Supreme Court challenge.

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The circuit court judges declined a request from Trump to have the court’s full bench of judges hear the case after a three-judge panel in October denied Trump’s request to shield his longtime accounting firm Mazars from having to comply with lawmakers’ subpoena for records.

The judges voted 8 to 3 against rehearing the case. Those in the majority included seven judges appointed by Democrats, including Chief Judge Merrick Garland, and one Republican appointee, Judge Thomas B. Griffith. The dissenters were all Republican appointees.

The ruling does not mean Democrats will immediately have access to Trump’s records. Trump’s lawyers have already indicated they would appeal to the Supreme Court.

This is only the second time in history a court has enforced a subpoena for records of a sitting president. The other was with Nixon.

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William C NiedermannAOL

If we want a true justice system, it must follow the letter of the law as written, and not allowed to be changed by liberal judges who desire to change the law to their liking, or find a way to “get around ” the true intent of the law. Inalienable rights are not to be monkeyed with!!! It doesn’t take a nuclear scientist to realize the subversion to the law is taking place right in front of us. We need to purge the system of judges and lawyers that are bending the law of the land to their own particular persuasion. Enough is enough. There are plenty of countries that will either accommodate them or get rid of them. Our Constitution and Bill Of Rights must be adhered to without fail AS WRITTEN with protections originally built therein.

FedUp
2 years ago

When all of Barack Hussein Obama’s records are released, then President Trump will consider releasing his tax returns. That would include his Real birth certificate, his school records, explanation of how he qualified for school aid for foreign students if he is an American citizen, proof of his actual social security number, as well as all the other buried records. Until then, the DemonRats have no right to ask for anything from our duly elected President!!

Core
Core
2 years ago

Obama’s original birth certificate was never released. Truth.

Lea
Lea
2 years ago
Reply to  Core

Yes, Core…We do have a copy of Obama’s Real Birth Certificate. At least everyone who was on Facebook at the time Obama’s cousin put it up on his post. I didn’t know anyone that did ‘not’ make that important copy. He WAS born in Kenya, and it was the Original White Birth Certificate, ‘which was used at that time,’ and it WAS THE ONE with his baby Footprints, and the Seal from the area where he was born. O’s administration did fake that green copy, with many layers that were NOT LOCKED DOWN in that Photoshop Version.
So yeah…Obama is NOT an American Citizen. If YouTube hasn’t taken it down, there was a video where a group of women from the DNC went to him, and told him that they wanted him to Run For President. In that Video, he states he was honored that they would ask him as a Senator, who was Kenyan to Run for President of the United States.
I’m sorry that you were never driven to that information earlier, but so many were angry that even I stopped attempting to tell them. They just wouldn’t accept it. But, they’re going to have to because that Title of President of the United States was obtained through Illegal Means, and out and out LIES to the American people. It’s known as the Greatest Scam ever pulled off by the DNC…and that’s the Truth.

Manny Martinez
2 years ago

I strong believe Barrack Hussein Obama is not an American by birth. I also believe he is a Muslin. This man could’nt be a USA President. He is supported by the International Marxism to eventual would take over this Nation. America is the cradle of Freedom and the pedestal of Liberty which has been assail by the Socialists to be converted into Marxism-Communism. America, is the Main and Last Target. America without any doubt is the obstacle to intrduce Communism. They the one behind what is the situation presently in this majestic Country. I have made several art, but had falled in deaf ears and blind eyes.

Alan
2 years ago

Justice is supposed to be blind, but in our good ole USA it’s clearly political. This case and Roger Stone’s conviction are just two recent current e our examples of our corrupt two tiered system of injustice.

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
2 years ago

The President should just veto this. Now, the entire concept of finding laws unconstitutional is not in the Constitution but was just arrogated to itself by SCOTUS in Marbury v. Madison. The President can veto a bill created by _elected_ Congress so why not a ruling by one or more _unelected_ judges? It makes sense to me as long as there is an override provision. Congress needs a 2/3 vote, so why not require a 2/3 vote (i.e. 6) of SCOTUS to override.

We have a system of checks and balances between the Executive and Legislative branches. The courts clearly have a check on the other two branches by their ability to find laws and Executive Actions unconstitutional. But _neither Branch_ has a check on the Judicial Branch. Shouldn’t there be one? We are always told the three Branches are co-equal, but they are not.

Diana
Diana
2 years ago

No No No stop this Illegal garbage immediately, Biden and his criminal son need to be prosecuted the dum joe said on national tv that he Forced the firing of another country’s prosecutor or no money that is bribery and by far against the Law, and bet obama is involved he is a Treasonous Traitor and his administration from top to bottom and in between these are the criminals including socialist politicians that are pushing these it has to Stop remove all involved to jail cells

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

The Supreme Court will not agree, and that is where this is heading.

scot_belle
scot_belle
2 years ago

Really? Then….before this demand can be honored, if not over-ruled by the Supreme Court, the rest of Congress (Senate & House), as well as at least the last FOUR Presidents….also need to present their own Tax Records as well.
Additionally, President #44….Barrack H. Soetoro/Obama…needs to present ALL of his records from Birth, to include his Indonesian adoption and ALL of his college records.
…………………Fair is Fair. If #45 has to cough up his Tax Records, then everyone should!!

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