The House Democrats won’t quit hounding President Donald Trump when it comes to the president’s financial records.
They came so close to scoring some major financial records — but Trump had a savior.
It was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who dealt a blow to her fellow liberal lawmakers in a ruling that momentarily halted their effort to obtain access to Trump’s records.
House Democrats were trying to get their hands on President Donald Trump’s financial documents by way of subpoena.
But Ginsburg told the Democrats to hold their horses, blocking the subpoena by ruling what’s known as a “stay,” according to New York Post.
She ruled that both Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. don’t have to comply with the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — which had ruled prior that they must hand over financial records to Democrats in Congress, according to CNBC.
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Democrats want access to Trump’s financial records (investments and business transactions) for what they think will be further evidence in the impeachment push.
And it’s not over yet. Ginsburg’s ruling is not final.
The battle moves to the Supreme Court for a full review.
Trump’s lawyers, who sought Supreme Court intervention, will be given the chance to state their case as to why the House Democrats should be denied access to the financial records.
According to court documents, his lawyers say that the Democrats’ push for financial documents is based on nothing more than a vendetta.
“The Committees’ desire to use the President, his family, and his businesses as a case study is not a ‘legitimate legislative purpose.’ It is an attempt to exercise executive power beyond Congress’s legislative reach and to expose Applicants’ private records ‘for the sake of exposure.”
The Horn editorial team