The appeal is in already….
The Appeals court that got it is led by one Merrick Garland….
Trump is about to lose the 2nd round on this…
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. declined to block a House subpoena to President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his financial records on Monday.
The latest: Trump on Tuesday formally appealed the ruling to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — where the chief judge is Merrick Garland, President Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court nominee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Garland from ever receiving a confirmation hearing….
The backdrop: Trump’s lawyers argued the subpoena was unconstitutional because it wasn’t tied to any specific legislation. However, attorneys for the House Oversight Committee said the financial disclosures will serve to improve existing ethics and disclosure laws and give new insight into whether Trump is compliant with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
Between the lines: U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta’s ruling means Mazars USA must comply with the subpoena for 8 years of Trump’s financial records.
- Mehta also denied Trump’s lawyers’ request to stay his order more than the 7 days both sides agreed to for an appeal, ruling the public’s interest in “maximizing the effectiveness of the investigatory powers of Congress” was greater than any damage to Trump or his businesses….
This maybe moving along MUCH faster then Trump’s lawyers hoped…
It COULD end up before the Supreme’s in the early fall if expedited ….
Trump is sure to lose this….
Could the rulings by the Federal courts also order him to pass on other info to Congress if they request it?