Democrats have been trying desperately to get their hands on the last several years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Democrats have claimed in court that they have a right to see the president’s tax returns, but their argument is so weak that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against them twice now in less than a month.
But things took a turn this week when federal courts handed Trump two unfavorable rulings in two days as several suits against him and his administration continue to move forward.
First, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Deutsche Bank had to turn the financial records of Trump, his business, and his children over to Democratic-led committees in Congress, the Daily Mail reported.
Trump has been fighting against turning any records over to Congress.
Deutsche Bank does not have Trump’s tax returns, the release of which he is fighting.
One day later, an Obama-appointed U.S. district court judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that former White House counsel Don McGahn had to comply with a congressional subpoena and testify in the impeachment hearings.
District Court Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson — who was appointed by Barack Obama — said failure for McGahn to testify would cause “grave harm” to the Democrats impeachment investigation.
There’s been a never-ending saga surrounding Democrats endless attempts to get their hands on Trump’s tax returns.
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked House Democrats’ attempts to gain access to Trump’s financial records, instructing Trump’s lawyers to file a petition by December 5 on why the court should take on the case.
Earlier this month, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a court order that placed an indefinite delay on the House Democrats’ demand for Trump’s financial records.
There is currently no law requiring U.S. presidents or presidential candidates to release their tax returns, but Democrats apparently don’t care about the rule of law.
Democrats want Trump’s tax returns because they need political ammunition and anything they can use to defeat him in the upcoming election.
This is the latest example of how extreme liberals are hellbent to trigger a real constitutional crisis in what will be a high stakes show down with the administration.
Now that their Russian collusion conspiracy theories blew up in their face, Democrats are trying to use “Trump’s taxes” as their new strategy to win the 2020 election.
Just like in 2016, most see that it won’t work.