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Federal judge sides with House Democrats over subpoena for Trumpís financial records
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-judge-house-democrats-mazars-subpoena-trump-financial-record ^

Posted on 05/20/2019 4:15:51 PM PDT by Cubs Fan

A Washington, D.C.-based federal judge has sided with House Oversight Committee Democrats seeking to enforce their subpoena of Trump accounting firm Mazars USA, in a major ruling that breathes new life into Democrats' ongoing efforts to probe the president's financial dealings.

The subpoena seeks access to a slew of Trump financial documents dating back to 2011, including personal records and records of various affiliated business and entities. Democrats pursued the subpoena after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress in February that the president's accountants routinely and improperly altered his financial statements -- including some signed by Mazars -- to misrepresent his assets and liabilities.

Barack Obama-appointed judge Amit P. Mehta's 41-page opinion began by comparing President Trump's concerns about congressional overreach to those of President James Buchanan, asserting that Trump "has taken up the fight of his predecessor."

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KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; amitmehta; clownbammyjudge; corruptjudge; democratjudge; judiciary; mazars; obamajudge
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To: Cubs Fan
"Federal judge sides with House Democrats over subpoena for Trump’s financial records"

Heh! I misread the title at first. I thought it said:

Federal judge sides with House Democrats over subpoena for Trump’s dental records

61 posted on 05/20/2019 6:13:12 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC ("Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt" - Pr. Herbert Hoover)
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To: Cubs Fan

:: Michael Cohen testified to Congress in February that the president’s accountants routinely and improperly altered his financial statements — including some signed by Mazars — to misrepresent his assets and liabilities. ::

Why would a local litigation lawyer working on retainer (part time!) know SO MUCH about his financial records and the involvement of Mazars?


62 posted on 05/20/2019 6:28:55 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Trump can’t declassified jack!! Because the deep state destroyed all the incriminating documents!! I’m honestly beginning to believe he doesn’t have the goods on these evil bastards!! The only thing Trump has are his lawyers and family on his side in D.C.! The freakin republicans have proved to WORTHLESS!! Screw them!!


63 posted on 05/20/2019 7:10:53 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Cubs Fan

Remind me once again why Cohen went to jail...

Oh, yeah, lying like a sack of ****.


64 posted on 05/20/2019 7:14:32 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Trump: "America will never be a socialist country!")
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To: Cubs Fan

I’m sure this will be appealed


65 posted on 05/20/2019 7:46:30 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Generally Presidential candidates have released their returns. I don’t even know who the last one was who didn’t.


66 posted on 05/20/2019 7:56:04 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: Cubs Fan

“...Amit P. Mehta’s...”

Well, THERE’S yer problem, right there.


67 posted on 05/20/2019 8:10:25 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Cubs Fan

Trump hold the records until at least the supremes decide


68 posted on 05/20/2019 9:04:20 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: unread
".....They're just trying to suck all the air out of the room... The democrats are absolutely terrified of AG. Barr's investigations into swamp crimes... The snakes are trying to fight back... :)"

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There ya go.

The DemonRsts have to find some brighty shiny thing for the MSM to focus on rather than the grand jury subpoenas and indictments which Bill Barr and Bull Durham will be issuing.

Trumps attorneys will once again have to file an appeal and will get it locked up while the House DemonRats kick and flail, insisting there is a story where there isn't one.

69 posted on 05/20/2019 9:29:57 PM PDT by Sa-teef
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To: Cubs Fan

Why is it that Obama appointee judges (from India or India heritage) hate Trump and ignore the law?

Esp. true of New York SD USA.


70 posted on 05/21/2019 12:04:45 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: lasereye

Generally Presidential candidates have released their returns. I don’t even know who the last one was who didn’t.


That may be true, but they did it voluntarily, not as a part of a fishing expedition.

Having said that, I am beginning to wonder if President Trump is laying another trap for the Democrats. After such a big build up, perhaps they will find that President Trumps business dealings have all been within the law. This turns into one more NOTHING BURGER.


71 posted on 05/21/2019 2:10:35 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: Cubs Fan

And we could not even see Obama’s college application


72 posted on 05/21/2019 3:38:42 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Cubs Fan

And we could not even see Obama’s college application


73 posted on 05/21/2019 3:39:20 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: blueyon
Trump needs to appeal...

By all means appeal. It will go to the D.C. Circuit. And do you know who the Chief Judge of the D.C. Circuit is? Merrick Garland. Might as well start planning the appeal from that.

But the important part is that the current judge refused to stay his decision while Trump appeals. There is little to no chance that the D.C. Circuit will issue a stay while the case is being appealed to them. So the records will probably have to be produced.

74 posted on 05/21/2019 3:57:38 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: lasereye
I don’t even know who the last one was who didn’t.

Johnson. Nixon began the practice.

75 posted on 05/21/2019 3:59:04 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Nifster
I’m sure this will be appealed

To the D.C. Circuit. Chief Judge is Merrick Garland. Karma.

76 posted on 05/21/2019 4:00:36 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Cubs Fan

What if Mazars tells the judge to pound sand and gets a full pardon from Trump for any subsequent legal issues, is that doable?


77 posted on 05/21/2019 4:18:31 AM PDT by MrKatykelly (Hello)
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To: Cubs Fan

Look, we all know that they are desperate and they are trying to prove that Trump cheated or paid less taxes (percent wise) than everyday Americans. Little do they realize most of us - including liberals - agree that tax avoidance is a good thing. Just ask the so-called Rev Sharpton who managed a $4 million dollay forgiveness. It is just another losing strategy on the rats part and it will blow up in their faces. If Trump survives tax audits every year, how can there be any cheating?


78 posted on 05/21/2019 5:04:52 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist
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To: DoodleDawg

That’s not the entire circuit. Eventually end up in SCOTUS


79 posted on 05/21/2019 5:30:50 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: jospehm20

It appears that America’s “transition” from “Rule of LAW” to “Rule by LAWYERS” is almost complete...


80 posted on 05/21/2019 6:32:18 AM PDT by pfony1 (Put Up or Shut Up!)
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