Skip to comments.Federal judge tosses Trump bid to block House panel from tax returns
Posted on 12/15/2021 8:01:01 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
A Trump-appointed federal judge threw out a lawsuit from the 45th president late Tuesday that sought to prevent House lawmakers from obtaining his tax returns.
US District Judge Trevor McFadden ruled that the House Ways and Means Committee has broad authority to obtain and potentially publish the former president’s tax returns — and described Trump’s claims as “wrong on the law.”
“A long line of Supreme Court cases requires great deference to facially valid congressional inquires,” McFadden wrote in his ruling, according to the Associated Press. “Even the special solicitude accorded former presidents does not alter the outcome.”
McFadden stayed his ruling from going into effect for two weeks in order to give Trump’s attorneys time to file an appeal.
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How about the privacy rights of a typical American citizen, Judge?
There are a bunch of “Trump appointee” judges who have been disappointments. This is because of several factors. First President Trump didn't make all of these appointments himself his staff did and his staff was made up largely of milquetoast Republicans and career bureaucrats. Second career attorneys and judges tend to be scumbags to begin with regardless as to however they identify politically.
ie... What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start.
This anal reporter is out for the most negative reversals in a headline. Triple I think here.
Oh good, then we can demand copies of the Biden family taxes, and Nancy’s tax returns and her husbands tax returns. WOW, the sky is the limits!
Out of curiosity, what crime is Congress investigating? What’s the precedent for wanting the tax information for someone that is already out of office?
McFadden is a Trump appointee...or is he a McConnell/Heritage Foundation judge that was picked from the BS list of so-called, Constitutional Judges, that were going to completely change the way the federal judiciary does its thing.
McConnell gets the judges through the confirmation process. Everyone cheers. President Trump calls out McConnell for rolling over for CornPop. One of those same judges, just happens to roll over for the Democrats in Congress.
Where is the great litigator himself, Sen Ted Cruz, defending this abuse of power? Crickets, I’m guessing. From him and everyone else in Congress. The hatred they have for President Trump knows no limitations.
record inflation, record crime, record drug overdoses, record illegal immigration, record deficits - and this is what the democrats are spending their time on.
Such is the raison d'etre of the DemonRat Party, they have no higher calling.
The IRS audits Trump every year so if they find anything it will be invented by the Democrats
Of course we should be able to.
No, when it comes to anyone who wants to rule over Americans even the sky shouldn’t be the limit when it comes to our right to know about them. Left, right, ‘independent’, good, bad, black, white; I trust no one who wants power in any post or in any way.
The law that allows Congress to look at a citizen’s tax returns has limits. No public, no copies, no photographs. They may look at the document and ask questions, but [I don’t think] they can keep the document - it stays with the citizen.
Trump should plan on it’s violation and have charges ready to offer when it’s violated. And if charges result in removal of a Rep, then a quo warranto questioning the majority rule of Pelosi may come into play.
Judge is kicking the can down the road. This will go to SCOTUS and will probably be a 5-4 for Trump.
I can’t believe the House GOP isn’t telegraphing the Biden Impeachment in January 2023 - that’s what he deserves and what voters want.
I hope the appeal happened so fast it made that judge’s head spin 360 degrees.
Hah. They'll be on the front page of the NY times within 24 hours.
Nothing like setting a precedent which will allow the tax returns of ANY politician to be examined by the public ..........
Biden & entire family
Maxine Waters....whose husband owns banks....
I have a very strong feeling when they get Trumps tax returns they will find nothing. He fights this on principle as he should. The Dems are destroying everything they touch. As to the judge someone should send him a copy of the Constitution with the 4th amendment highlighted
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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