Monday, October 07, 2019

This Should Make Trump's Week.

A federal judge has ordered that Donald Trump must release eight years of tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

"This court cannot endorse such a categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process as being countenanced by the nation’s constitutional plan, especially in the light of the fundamental concerns over excessive arrogation of power that animated the Constitution’s delicate structure and its calibrated balance of authority among the three branches of the national government, as well as between the federal and state authorities. Hence, the expansive notion of constitutional immunity invoked here to shield the president from judicial process would constitute an overreach of executive power."
Trump, being Trump, is going to appeal. Next stop is the Federal Court of Appeal. After that it's the well-stacked United States Supreme Court.

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