Devious House Democrats Use Obama Judge To Get Trump’s Financial Records
On Friday in Washington, a federal appeals court upheld a subpoena issued by Democrats forcing the President to turn over his financial records to House Democrats on the House Committee of Oversight and Reform.
The 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the President’s attempt to stop the committee from getting eight years of his financial records from the accounting firm Mazars USA. CNBC reports:
“Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply,” Judge David Tatel wrote in the majority opinion.
“We conclude that in issuing the challenged subpoena, the Committee was engaged in a ‘legitimate legislative investigation,’ ” wrote Tatel, who was joined by Judge Patricia Millett in the majority decision.
Tatel was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton; Millett was appointed by President Barack Obama.
The dissenting opinion came from Judge Neomi Rao, who was appointed by Trump.
Trump’s financial records will not be released immediately to the committee.
The appeals panel ordered that the effect of the ruling be put on hold to give Trump time to either seek a rehearing of the case by either the same panel, or by the the full line-up of D.C. Circuit judges.
President Trump can appeal to the Supreme Court.
“We are reviewing the opinion and evaluating all appellate options. While we are reviewing the court’s lengthy decision, as well as Judge Rao’s dissent, we continue to believe that this subpoena is not a legitimate exercise of Congress’s legislative authority.” Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, said, “Today’s ruling is a fundamental and resounding victory for Congressional oversight, our Constitutional system of checks and balances, and the rule of law. For far too long, the President has placed his personal interests over the interests of the American people.”
“After months of delay, it is time for the President to stop blocking Mazars from complying with the Committee’s lawful subpoena. We must fulfill our stated legislative and oversight objectives and permit the American people to obtain answers about some of the deeply troubling questions regarding the President’s adherence to Constitutional and statutory requirements to avoid conflicts of interest,” said Cummings.
The President is right…This is the biggest witch hunt ever!