SHOCKER: Federal judge says Trump can’t block House subpoena for tax records…

Here’s a shocker for ya. A federal judge rules that Trump can’t block a subpoena by the House Oversight Committee to get his tax records from his accountant:

AP – A federal judge in Washington has ruled against President Donald Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress.

Judge Amit Mehta’s ruling says Trump cannot block the House subpoena of financial records.

The decision comes amid a widespread effort by the White House and the president’s lawyers to refuse to cooperate with congressional requests for information and records.

Trump and his business organization had sued to block the subpoena issued in April to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Organization.

Democrats are trying to use the coercive power of government to get Trump’s taxes when the American people clearly elected him in 2016 after he refused to produce them.

The right course of action would be for Democrats to make as big a stink about it as they can in the 2020 election and let voters decide again.



But no, that’s not good enough. They need a reason to impeach Trump or prevent him from winning in 2020. So they are on a fishing expedition and they are trying to use the power of government to make it happen. I so hope it bites them hard in 2020.

Here’s the conclusion by the judge:

Oh in case you were wondering, here’s the other ‘shocker’:

Mehta, a U.S. District judge, was nominated to his position by President Barack Obama.

I think it goes without saying that Trump’s legal team will appeal this in order to keep Trump’s taxes out of the hands of Democrats.

Wake me up when it gets to the Supreme Court.

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75 thoughts on “SHOCKER: Federal judge says Trump can’t block House subpoena for tax records…

  1. There are no requirements that state you have to show your taxes or your finances to run, or be elected the President of the United States of America.

    If they wanna play a stupid game let them win stupid prizes. Trump and Mnuchin should get together and state we are going to release my taxes and finances along with everyone else’s taxes and finances in the senate and the house.

    Then go on and state we are also releasing all the names that are listed and the amount of payments that went out to settle these sexual harassment cases. All while playing the song “FREAK OUT” by Chic softly in the back-round.

    Then sit back and watch the democrats actually freak out….!

  2. There are no requirements that state you have to show your taxes or your finances to run, or be elected the President of the United States of America.

    If they wanna play a stupid game let them win stupid prizes. Trump and Mnuchin should get together and state we are going to release my taxes and finances along with everyone else’s taxes and finances in the senate and the house.

    Then go on and state we are also releasing all the names that are listed and the amount of payments that went out to settle these sexual harassment cases. All while playing the song “FREAK OUT” by Chic softly in the back-round.

    Then sit back and watch the democrats actually freak out….!

  3. What are they going to find? As I’ve said before, Tromp, like most rich people, has an army of lawyers and accountants who prepare his taxes. That’s right, they’ll accuse him of using “loopholes,” which everyone, including his accusers, use. The witchhunt continues, the only positive element being that they’re too busy to pass bad laws.

  4. What are they going to find? As I’ve said before, Tromp, like most rich people, has an army of lawyers and accountants who prepare his taxes. That’s right, they’ll accuse him of using “loopholes,” which everyone, including his accusers, use. The witchhunt continues, the only positive element being that they’re too busy to pass bad laws.

  5. This is easy. Just destroy them or have them sealed. It worked for Hillary and obama.

    Tell this judge to go to hell.

  6. Correction

    SHOCK AND SURPRISE: “Obama Appointed Federal Judge” says Trump can’t block House subpoena for tax records…

    Guess what, the US Supreme Court will be hearing this case, as no govt authority has a right to have access to a private citizen’s, let alone the Pres of the United States, personal Tax information without good reason, good cause, which there is no good cause, reason other than Deranged unhinged rabid foaming at the mouth desperate Democrats, not having any actual concrete evidence of any collusion and obstruction wrong doing, from Obama’s FBI illicit illegal wire tapping, spying of Donald Trump’s campaign personnel staff, and 2-3 years of Robert Mueller IC Special Prosecutor investigation, now wants to screen through all of Pres Trump’s private business tax information prior to being Pres just to find something to impeach him with.

    Congressional Lawless Democrats: Politically investigate, subpoena, intimidate, threaten Pres Trump, his Family, his Friends, his business enterprises before being elected Pres, for what? To find a crime that doesn’t exist, if need be manufacture 1, 2, or 30, to politically criminally frame and indict and impeach Pres Trump, where no criminal wrong doing was committed, where the predicate basis for doing so is because it’s Pres Trump. lol

    It’s called Stalinism

    But it will not only not work, but will ensure Democrats massively lose in 2020, not just the Presidency, but the House, again.

  7. No problem, scoop. I will wake you when it gets to the Supreme Court if you wake me when the Yankees win the pennant.

    1. Anyone rooting for the Yankees can’t be all bad…especially with Whitey Ford on the mound..or Mantle at bat…

      1. Pybop,if you are using past Yankee greats,please use “Joltin” Joe Dimaggio. Whats good enough for Joltin Joe is good enough for me.How about Yogi Berra catching,someone posted the other day they asked Yogi what time was it and he said”you mean now”

  8. The judges ruling reads more like a political statement than a legal ruling and attempts to legitimize Congress’s fishing expedition to hunt for reasons to impeach Trump.

  9. I’ve heard it speculated by several people that Trump doesn’t want to release his taxes because they will show he’s not as wealthy as he said. Pfffff. I really don’t care if he’s dead broke. The man has far exceeded my expectations of how he would govern and that’s what I care about.

  10. They’re trying an end run around the fact that it’s volunteer for candidates to provide. If this was a necessary duty for oversight then the rule would make it mandatory. Clear abuse of power if you ask me.

  11. This judge should NOT be fired. He should be tarred and feathered for public corruption. It’s NO WHERE in the law that the president must reveal his tax returns.

    1. You get right on that. Let us know how it worked out for you.

      And for those who on here (HI, How ya doin’?) who believe that the Supreme Court will save Donny, well let’s just put a little itty, bitty perspective onto history:

      Nixon appointed a bunch of judges to the Supreme Court bench for the same purpose Donny intended. To protect his scheming, slimy, lying, (and possibly unwashed) lard butt. What a great plan on Richie’s part. What ever could go wrong there?

      Well, The Supreme Court (that Nixon stacked) then cancelled his claim of Executive Privilege and ordered him to release all the White House Nixon tapes. Unanimously

      Oh, right That. 🙁

  12. No “Obama Judges” or “Conservative Judges”, Roberts?

    OK.

    How about “Honest Judges” vs “Corrupt Judges” then?

    Which way you gonna swing, Roberts?

  13. If an activist judge can do this to Trump and other politicians, the same can happen to the people. Each and every individual American should be infuriated over this overreach by government into issues that should be private. At this rate, American will only be able to elect idiot lawyers and school teachers, who are less than worthless handling money, and we will never have the opportunity to elect another businessman, who understand money, making deals, etc. By now, we must all realize that lawyers are horrible at making deals; in their practices, all they want to do is browbeat the weakest, poorest client into giving up, which is exactly what the obama/holder administration did in dealing with our so-called “allies” and especially with our enemies. Anyway, if this is going to be the prevailing situation, I demand to see the taxes, in full, that were filed with both the IRS and the state taxation boards, for the Pelosi’s, Nadlers, Schiffs, Waters, McConnell’s, Bidens…and while we are at it, we should be able to see the Clinton’s tax returns, AS FILED WITH THE IRS. I do not want anything these lying, cheating hacks provide, as we all know they release one set of taxes for the people to see, and an entirely different set of taxes for the IRS. Has it not clicked in anyone’s mind that, had Trump cheated on his taxes in the past few decades, the IRS would have arrested and tried him themselves? Look at all the sports figures and Hollyweirdos who have been destroyed for not paying their taxes.

  14. Rep. Jim Jordan
    ‏Verified account @Jim_Jordan
    15m15 minutes ago

    REMINDER: the only reason @RepCummings wants the President’s financial records is because of the testimony of Michael Cohen.

    The same guy who lied to the Oversight Committee SEVEN TIMES and is currently in prison for LYING TO
    CONGRESS

    1. Doesn’t really matter what he does. The subpoena is to Mazars. The odds of THEM ignoring it are very low since they’ve already said they’ll respect the outcome of this litigation.

  15. What’s the legislative purpose of obtaining Trump’s tax returns?

    An Obama judge? What a surprise! Will likely get to the SCOTUS by 2022…

    1. Accounting records, not tax returns. And they’ve set forth several areas of legislation they believe will be informed by these documents. That’s pretty much all they need to do.

      1. Good luck to the Dems… SCOTUS will be ready to hear it in 2024; then again, the Dems will lose the House in 2020.

        1. Really?

          “I think we’re going to expand our majority in the United States Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” – Mike Pence to Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton, Nov 3, 2018.

          https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/414649-pence-declares-gop-will-retain-control-of-the-house

          Yeah, not so much.

          Forget the house. That’s gone for you. That’s not a concern of ours. Us Liberals only have to gain four seats in the senate 15 months from now to assume control. Unless Donny gets his magic wall to the moon built in that time, locked ‘er up, enacted that “cheaper and better” replacement for Obamacare he promised and wins back the suburban support he lost and somehow convinces the 82 per cent of African-American voters who disapprove of him to cast their ballots in his favor *snicker*, tries to convince that only gaining three seats this November was a “good ” thing for him (If he was that amazing a president, he sould have won at least 20+ more). If he manages all this (if) he may have a shot*

          *I’m totally joking. No. He doesn’t

          1. Kind of reminds one of how the media and polls had Hillary winning until about 10:30 on election night *snicker*.

  16. This is easy. Just destroy them or have them sealed. It worked for Hillary and obama.

    Tell this judge to go to hell.

  17. This is insane. Hillary could acid wash all her emails, Obama could hide all his records but now Trump is being forced to show his? It’s not mandatory to show your taxes when running for president. What basis is this on?

    1. Democrat Party oppo research, Cheeto… there’s NO legislative purpose to obtain Trump’s tax records…

    2. The House needs to make sure the IRS is doing its job. And you know the only way for them to do that is to look at various random citizens’ tax returns, starting with, say, the President’s.

  18. Correction

    SHOCK AND SURPRISE: “Obama Appointed Federal Judge” says Trump can’t block House subpoena for tax records…

    Guess what, the US Supreme Court will be hearing this case, as no govt authority has a right to have access to a private citizen’s, let alone the Pres of the United States, personal Tax information without good reason, good cause, which there is no good cause, reason other than Deranged unhinged rabid foaming at the mouth desperate Democrats, not having any actual concrete evidence of any collusion and obstruction wrong doing, from Obama’s FBI illicit illegal wire tapping, spying of Donald Trump’s campaign personnel staff, and 2-3 years of Robert Mueller IC Special Prosecutor investigation, now wants to screen through all of Pres Trump’s private business tax information prior to being Pres just to find something to impeach him with.

    Congressional Lawless Democrats: Politically investigate, subpoena, intimidate, threaten Pres Trump, his Family, his Friends, his business enterprises before being elected Pres, for what? To find a crime that doesn’t exist, if need be manufacture 1, 2, or 30, to politically criminally frame and indict and impeach Pres Trump, where no criminal wrong doing was committed, where the predicate basis for doing so is because it’s Pres Trump. lol

    It’s called Stalinism

    But it will not only not work, but will ensure Democrats massively lose in 2020, not just the Presidency, but the House, again.

  19. No problem, scoop. I will wake you when it gets to the Supreme Court if you wake me when the Yankees win the pennant.

  20. The judges ruling reads more like a political statement than a legal ruling and attempts to legitimize Congress’s fishing expedition to hunt for reasons to impeach Trump.

  21. I’ve heard it speculated by several people that Trump doesn’t want to release his taxes because they will show he’s not as wealthy as he said. Pfffff. I really don’t care if he’s dead broke. The man has far exceeded my expectations of how he would govern and that’s what I care about.

  22. They’re trying an end run around the fact that it’s volunteer for candidates to provide. If this was a necessary duty for oversight then the rule would make it mandatory. Clear abuse of power if you ask me.

  23. This judge should NOT be fired. He should be tarred and feathered for public corruption. It’s NO WHERE in the law that the president must reveal his tax returns.

  24. If an activist judge can do this to Trump and other politicians, the same can happen to the people. Each and every individual American should be infuriated over this overreach by government into issues that should be private. At this rate, American will only be able to elect idiot lawyers and school teachers, who are less than worthless handling money, and we will never have the opportunity to elect another businessman, who understand money, making deals, etc. By now, we must all realize that lawyers are horrible at making deals; in their practices, all they want to do is browbeat the weakest, poorest client into giving up, which is exactly what the obama/holder administration did in dealing with our so-called “allies” and especially with our enemies. Anyway, if this is going to be the prevailing situation, I demand to see the taxes, in full, that were filed with both the IRS and the state taxation boards, for the Pelosi’s, Nadlers, Schiffs, Waters, McConnell’s, Bidens…and while we are at it, we should be able to see the Clinton’s tax returns, AS FILED WITH THE IRS. I do not want anything these lying, cheating hacks provide, as we all know they release one set of taxes for the people to see, and an entirely different set of taxes for the IRS. Has it not clicked in anyone’s mind that, had Trump cheated on his taxes in the past few decades, the IRS would have arrested and tried him themselves? Look at all the sports figures and Hollyweirdos who have been destroyed for not paying their taxes.

    1. Doesn’t really matter what he does. The subpoena is to Mazars. The odds of THEM ignoring it are very low since they’ve already said they’ll respect the outcome of this litigation.

  25. What’s the legislative purpose of obtaining Trump’s tax returns?

    An Obama judge? What a surprise! Will likely get to the SCOTUS by 2022…

    1. Accounting records, not tax returns. And they’ve set forth several areas of legislation they believe will be informed by these documents. That’s pretty much all they need to do.

      1. Good luck to the Dems… SCOTUS will be ready to hear it in 2024; then again, the Dems will lose the House in 2020.

        1. Really?

          “I think we’re going to expand our majority in the United States Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” – Mike Pence to Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton, Nov 3, 2018.

          https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/414649-pence-declares-gop-will-retain-control-of-the-house

          Yeah, not so much.

          Forget the house. That’s gone for you. That’s not a concern of ours. Us Liberals only have to gain four seats in the senate 15 months from now to assume control. Unless Donny gets his magic wall to the moon built in that time, locked ‘er up, enacted that “cheaper and better” replacement for Obamacare he promised and wins back the suburban support he lost and somehow convinces the 82 per cent of African-American voters who disapprove of him to cast their ballots in his favor *snicker*, tries to convince that only gaining three seats this November was a “good ” thing for him (If he was that amazing a president, he sould have won at least 20+ more). If he manages all this (if) he may have a shot*

          *I’m totally joking. No. He doesn’t

          1. Kind of reminds one of how the media and polls had Hillary winning until about 10:30 on election night *snicker*.

  26. This is insane. Hillary could acid wash all her emails, Obama could hide all his records but now Trump is being forced to show his? It’s not mandatory to show your taxes when running for president. What basis is this on?

    1. The House needs to make sure the IRS is doing its job. And you know the only way for them to do that is to look at various random citizens’ tax returns, starting with, say, the President’s.

    2. Democrat Party oppo research, Cheeto… there’s NO legislative purpose to obtain Trump’s tax records…

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