Democrats have been trying desperately to get their hands on the last several years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Liberals 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 this twice now in less than a month.
Democrats are still asking the courts to give them access to Trump’s personal finances — and the Department of Justice is doing something about it.
The DOJ asked the Supreme Court to stop the Democrats’ endless legal harassment of Trump.
The DOJ urged the high court to throw out subpoenas from Congress and New York prosecutors for Trump’s personal financial records as the president appeals two lower court decisions in which those subpoenas were upheld, The Hill reported.
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the cases on March 31.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued that the demands for Trump’s personal information simply don’t pass constitutional muster.
“These cases involve the first attempts by congressional committees to demand the personal records of a sitting President of the United States,” the Justice Department said. “That use of their limited and implied investigatory powers poses a serious risk of harassing the president and distracting him from his constitutional duties.”
“Committees investigating far-reaching public problems such as money laundering, do not properly exercise that discretion by making the president the primary target of their inquiries,” the Justice Department said.
In a second filing responding to the subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors, the DOJ similarly stressed that the case “involves the first attempt in our Nation’s history by a local prosecutor to subpoena personal records of the sitting President of the United States.”
They warned that a state subpoena would impair the independence of the presidency while opening the door for “communities to use such subpoenas to register their disapproval of the President’s policies.”
“State grand-jury subpoenas for a sitting president’s personal records pose serious risks to the independent functioning of the Office of the President,” the department wrote. “State prosecutors could use such subpoenas to harass the president in retaliation for the president’s official policies. Such subpoenas could also subject the president to significant burdens, threatening to divert the president’s time and energy from his singularly important public duties.”
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.
This is also the latest example of how extreme liberals are hellbent to trigger a real constitutional crisis in what will be high stakes showdown 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.
This latest witch hunt will fail for Democrats just like their Russia hoax and impeachment charade.