The Supreme Court just handed the Democrats a massive loss in the fight for Trump’s financial documents.
The court will continue to block the Dems access to Trump’s taxes while they decided to take up the case.
By extending their block, the court issues the strongest possible signal they will indeed take up this all-important constitutional question.
Because of the constitutional issues the court will move slowly and will allow Trump to mount a proper defense, not just for him but for all future presidents facing this type of harassment.
Compounding the bad news for the Democrats is that Pelosi is on record saying she will not wait for the courts to make certain witnesses testify. She wants this over by Christmas. So not Trump taxes.
John Bolton, Mulvaney, Pompeo, Don McGhan, will most probably never testify as Pelosi rushes the impeachment process so as to limit the damage to the Democrats.
She is in a tight spot as the base wants Trump impeached but swing states have soured on the plan and are now backing Trump’s efforts to beat back impeachment.
The top United States court announced on Monday an emergency stay until the justices decide whether to take up the president’s appeals case, blocking House Democrats from enforcing a subpoena for his tax records that had been upheld by a lower court last month.
Trump’s attorneys agreed to an expedited review of a lower court ruling granting access, but the Supreme Court’s move comes as a win for the president in his efforts to conceal the records from the public. There were no noted dissents in the Monday decision, and the justices set up a briefing schedule to hear arguments from both sides on whether they should hear Trump’s appeal this term.
While the court did not explain its reasoning, the move signals that it will likely take up the case. A ruling, however, would not be expected until mid-January, meaning the tax returns may not play a role in the House’s impeachment proceedings if lawmakers plan to vote before the end of the year.