A federal judge just dismissed President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block the Manhattan District Attorney from obtaining the president’s tax returns as part of an investigation into hush-money payments during the 2016 campaign.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s argument that the presidency makes him immune to any investigation by any prosecutor.
In his 75-page ruling, Marrero called such a claim “extraodinary” and wrote that “This Court cannot endorse such a categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process.”
Rather, the judge suggests there is a better balance between protecting the president’s interests and ensuring justice >>> pic.twitter.com/hHOenzvbYo— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 7, 2019
Trump’s lawyers say the release of his tax returns would cause him “irreparable harm.” He has long said he’s happy to release them but that they’re being audited and he can’t. If they are so explosive, as his lawyers say, doesn’t that buttress the public need to see them? https://t.co/Sp3sNiWz3M— Neil King (@NKingofDC) October 7, 2019
Trump has filed an emergency appeal.
UPDATE: The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted an emergency stay, after U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero earlier in the day rejected Trump’s request for an injunction blocking the subpoena for the records. The Second Circuit will hear the appeal on an expedited basis.
The Radical Left Democrats have failed on all fronts, so now they are pushing local New York City and State Democrat prosecutors to go get President Trump. A thing like this has never happened to any President before. Not even close!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
Dork doesn’t know what a “stay” is. It is not a victory.