A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's effort to prevent his tax returns from being turned over to a New York grand jury.
The ruling raises the likelihood that Trump's tax returns will be provided in response to the subpoena, although any material obtained through a grand jury subpoena is covered by grand jury secrecy rules, meaning it would likely become public only if it were used as evidence at a trial.
Dismissing Trump's "extraordinary" claim that any occupant of the White House enjoys "absolute immunity from criminal process of any kind," US District Court Judge Victor Marrero said in a 75-page opinion that such a position "would constitute an overreach of executive power."
An attorney for Trump filed an emergency notice of appeal to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals minutes after the district court judge filed his decision, and the appeals court immediately ordered a temporary stay of the subpoena.
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt went on MSNBC to express his outrage over Trump’s shocking inaction against Russia’s well-documented program of paying bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan: We’ve had incompetent presidents, and dumb presidents, and dishonest presidents. But we’ve never had a faithless president, who is faithless to his oath, who refuses to defend […]
Eric Trump posted a photo of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in which suspected pedophile Ghislaine Maxwell can be seen in attendance. “Birds of a feather,” he wrote. Almost immediately, people responded to the tweet with the many photos of Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein cozying up to Donald and Melania Trump. Soon after that, young Eric deleted […]
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