Democrats have been trying to get a hold on President Trump’s tax returns ever since he was a candidate for the Republican nomination back in 2016. They thought they finally got their hands on his financial records, but that was shut down by the Supreme Court, this week. This was a big win for the President.
SCOTUS temporarily blocked the House Democrats from gaining access to his financial records. Now Trump’s lawyers must submit a petition explaining why the Supreme Court should hear this case, and I believe they’ve actually already submitted it if I’m not mistaken.
According to The Washington Post,
“The court’s action signals that, even as Congress considers impeaching Trump, the court will undertake a more complete consideration of the legal powers of Congress and state prosecutors to investigate the president while he is in office. The court instructed Trump’s lawyers to file a petition by Dec. 5 stating why it should accept the case for full briefing and oral argument. If the petition is eventually denied, the lower court ruling will go into effect. If accepted, the case likely will be heard this term, with a decision before the court adjourns at the end of June.”
William Consovoy, who is one of President Trump’s lawyers wrote in a court filing,
“The Court should grant the stay. This is a significant separation-of-powers clash between the President and Congress. The dissenting judges made a compelling case why review is warranted and the decision below is unlikely to survive further review. And the Committee now says it will suffer no irreparable harm so long as the Court hears this case ‘on an expedited basis this Term, if it does grant certiorari,’ id. at 2, while Applicants will obviously suffer irreparable harm if a stay is denied. There is simply no basis to deny interim relief and thus end this case before Applicants have the opportunity to file a certiorari petition. To that end, Applicants are prepared to proceed on any schedule that the Court deems appropriate should the stay pending certiorari be granted.”
Donald Trump really doesn’t care if they see how much money he makes. He’s just trolling the Democrats at this point.