President Trump’s tax and financial records are other fronts in their impeachment crusade. It’s a scavenger hunt for these people. Trump did not release his tax returns in 2016, citing an IRS audit. For Democrats, they want five years worth of personal returns, including those from his businesses. The Trump administration has rightfully fought the Democrat’s over these documents because they know what’s up. It’s part of the Left’s offensive to find something impeachable. So far, Obama-appointed judges have ruled that the accounting firm that handled Trump’s tax returns hand over the documents. Another said that Deutsche Bank and Capital One have to turn over his banking records. Yet, the Supreme Court was reported to be a possible roadblock.
Trump had asked the Court to block the Deutsche Bank subpoenas. This came after a federal court had handed down a ruling unfavorable to the White House over these documents (via NYT):
A federal appeals court said Tuesday that Deutsche Bank must turn over detailed documents about President Trump’s finances to two congressional committees, a ruling that will most likely be appealed to the Supreme Court.
The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York was the latest victory for House Democrats investigating Mr. Trump and his businesses. And it put extensive information about Mr. Trump’s personal and business finances — which the president has spent years fighting to keep secret — one step closer to becoming public.
Democratic-controlled House committees issued subpoenas to two banks — Deutsche Bank, long Mr. Trump’s biggest lender, and Capital One — this year for financial records related to the president, his companies and his family. Mr. Trump sued the banks to block them from complying.
The ruling by a three-judge panel comes at a perilous time for Mr. Trump, who is facing an unrelated impeachment inquiry in the House.
And now, of all people, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signed off in blocking the release of those documents. The Supreme Court can be surprising. You know notorious RBG as her supporters call her are going to be angry and confused. Ruth might be canceled. We’ll see, but for now—the documents don’t need to be handed over to pro-impeachment, Trump-hating Democrats (via Politico):
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump's financial records to House Democrats.
Trump had asked Ginsburg to consider the emergency request earlier Friday. The temporary stay sets the issue on hold pending full consideration by the high court, it does not reflect how judges will rule in the underlying case.
The stay is ordered until 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, and the court ordered that a response must be filed on or before Dec. 11 by 11 a.m.
The emergency filing came after a federal appeals court in New York ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One should comply with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and House Intelligence committees seeking information about Trump’s finances.