House Democrats Unlikely to Get Trump’s Tax Returns Before 2020 Election
House Democrats will not likely get Trump’s tax returns before the 2020 presidential election.
The Democrats were hoping to get their hands on the last several years of Trump’s tax returns – – not because they would be able to understand what they are reading, but because they want fodder.
But it looks like the Dems are in for a long legal battle.
The Washington Post reported:
House Democrats appear increasingly unlikely to secure President Donald Trump’s tax returns before the 2020 presidential election, according to interviews with legal experts and several lawmakers, as resistance from the Trump administration has stymied the party’s efforts to obtain his personal financial records.
Several Democrats involved in oversight, including Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Daniel Kildee of Michigan, see a long path to getting a final court decision, even if they expect to win in the end. Trevor McFadden, a Trump-appointed judge who was assigned the case in July, will hear the case first, and any decision is likely to be appealed to higher courts, up to the Supreme Court.
For it to be resolved by fall 2020 would amount to Democrats drawing a possible but improbable legal “perfect straight,” according to Harry Sandick, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
The Democrats are so desperate to get their hands on Trump’s taxes that they are even going through the state of New York to obtain Trump’s state tax returns.
Last month President Trump filed a lawsuit against New York’s Attorney General and the House Ways and Means Committee to block the disclosure of his tax returns.
Unhinged liberals in Congress and New York state are doing everything they can to obtain Trump’s tax returns in order to continue to harass him.
Trump’s lawyers argued last month that the Democrat-led House panel “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose” to use a recently passed New York state law to get Trump’s returns. They also claim that state law violated the president’s First Amendment rights, because it was enacted to “discriminate and retaliate against President Trump for his speech and politics.”
Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow slammed the rabid Democrats last month in a statement.
“We have filed a lawsuit today in our ongoing efforts to end Presidential harassment,” Jay Sekulow said in a statement. “The actions taken by the House and New York officials are nothing more than political retribution.”
There is currently no law requiring US presidents or presidential candidates release their tax returns, but Democrats are completely lawless in their pursuit to take down Trump.
Now that the Russian collusion canard is over, the Democrats have pivoted to ‘Trump’s taxes’ and ‘Trump’s a racist’ as we head into the 2020 election cycle.