Trump loses case in New York to keep his tax returns secret.

By |2019-11-04T07:58:39-09:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

With all of this impeachment talk it is easy to lose sight of some of these lawsuits that might destroy Trump as well. 

Courtesy of NBC News

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who had subpoenaed the documents from Trump’s accounting firm as part of an investigation into the pre-election payoffs to two women who alleged affairs with Trump.

Trump is likely to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. Trump had earlier lost the initial case before a federal district court.

The three-judge panel wrote in their decision that “any presidential immunity from state criminal process does not extend to investigative steps like the grand jury subpoena at issue here,” affirming the lower court’s ruling on that question.

Now historically the Supreme Court would not likely side with Trump on a case like this.

However Trump has worked hard to stack the deck in his favor so there are at least three or four of these jurors who will most definitely come down on his side. 

That may leave the decision in the hands of Chief Justice John Roberts, and he may decide that the reputation of the Supreme Court is more important than the desires of one US president. 

Here’s hoping he does the right thing. 

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11 Comments

  1. #RacistRapist2020 November 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/e-jean-carroll-sues-trump-for-defaming-her-over-rape-accusations/

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-02/trump-agrees-to-be-questioned-by-zervos-s-lawyers-in-lawsuit

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2019/11/01/trump-routinely-hid-or-destroyed-documents-in-court-cases/

    Trump Routinely Hid or Destroyed Documents in Court Cases

    https://www.newsweek.com/2016/11/11/donald-trump-companies-destroyed-emails-documents-515120.html?fbclid=IwAR3W152D4lxKeUgyA4rmBoah0I47Gl84HmBpLMMlbKX4OVdLbgzKzm1SsJc

    Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders
    “rump’s use of deception and untruthful affidavits, as well as the hiding or improper destruction of documents, dates back to at least 1973, when the Republican nominee, his father and their real estate company battled the federal government over civil charges that they refused to rent apartments to African-Americans. The Trump strategy was simple: deny, impede and delay, while destroying documents the court had ordered them to hand over.” – ” under subpoena, Trump appeared for a short deposition. When asked about the missing documents, he made a shocking admission: The Trumps had been destroying their corporate records for the previous six months and had no document-retention program. They had conducted no inspections to determine which files might have been sought in the discovery requests or might otherwise be related to the case. Instead, in order to “save space,” Trump testified, officials with his company had been tossing documents into the shredder and garbage.” <BY KURT EICHENWALD ON 10/31/16<OVER 2 YEARS AGO

  2. Anon November 4, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Now, take a breath. It remains to be seen how (and whether) the Supreme Court acts on Trump’s promised appeal. And, even if Trump is forced to hand eight years of his tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, that’s far from a guarantee that they will leak to the public. So being closer than ever before to seeing exactly what is in Trump’s tax returns isn’t the same thing as seeing what’s in Trump’s tax returns. We aren’t there yet.

    The simple fact is that Trump decided in the early days of his campaign that whatever was in the returns was more damaging than the negative press he would take for not releasing them. (Prior to being a candidate, Trump said publicly he would release his returns if he ever ran for president.) While no one knows what Trump is so worried about in the returns, it’s long been clear that the only way his returns will ever see the light of day is if he is given no other choice under the law.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/04/politics/trump-taxes-court-returns/index.html

    • Joe Beaudoin November 4, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      My guess would be that trumps claimed wealth is just a house of cards and when it tumbles he will be exposed for the conman that he is. Although its hard to comprehend how anyone is still buying what he’s been selling his whole miserable life. I want to see everyone involved and everyone who covers for him to go to prison with him. But, yeah I know its not gonna happen. I’ve been disappointed before.

      • Anonymous November 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

        Michael Cohen paying for it when he was just a tip of the iceberg.
        Everyone needs their stooge to continue..

  3. FL November 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/did-morning-joe-avoid-covering-trumps-florida-residency-tax-dodge-because-scarborough-did-the-same-thing/

    It is not uncommon for billionaires and millionaires to declare residency in Florida, given that it is one of seven states in the U.S. with no income tax.

    Two other wealthy New York celebrities who have taken advantage of this legal tax dodge include MSNBC’s husband and wife co-hosts Scarborough and Brzezinski.

    • Anonymous November 4, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Of COURSE it is. It always is.

  4. anonymous November 5, 2019 at 7:58 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/roger-stone-trial-could-rain-fresh-bombshells-on-the-president-jurors-are-being-told-the-case-has-something-to-do-with-trump/

    “‘Jurors are being told the case has something to do with Trump’”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/trump-tries-bribing-the-jury-and-no-republican-seems-bothered-by-it/

    Politics, not Law – If Trump had a strong case here, why in the world would he need to offer cash to persuade senators even in his own party to stand with him? If Trump is interfering with his eventual jurors, why should that not prove an impeachment count on its own?

  5. anonymous November 5, 2019 at 8:00 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/trumps-attempt-to-use-the-supreme-court-to-keep-his-taxes-hidden-looks-doomed-cnn/

    CNN analyst Elie Honig said the president’s likely appeal to the Supreme Court may not even make it to their docket, meaning he will have no choice but to hand them over.

    “The Supreme Court does not have to take any case it does not want to,”

  6. OT? November 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/05/trump-lawyer-giuliani-friend.html

    Trump has claimed that he doesn’t know Rudy Giuliani’s arrested associates in the Ukraine scheme, but he signed off on a lawyer for both men.

    Evidence later surfaced that Trump has known both men for at least five years.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/12/new-bombshell-evidence-reveals-trump-has-known-arrested-giuliani-associates-for-5-years.html

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