President Trump recently won a big case against Democrats in Congress. For years, they have been trying to get a hold of the president’s tax records.
With little to no evidence, liberals frequently accuse Trump of tax fraud. Their goal is to uncover his records in an attempt to prove this claim.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that New York Democrats after the president’s records could continue their case. But they also required the issue to be settled by lower courts.
Democrats hoped to fast-track the case, but the highest court in the land just gave them a red light:
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to accelerate the timeline of remaining court battles over congressional subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns…
Under regular Supreme Court procedure, the ruling would reach the lower courts no earlier than Aug. 3, a delay Democrats sought to avoid by asking the justices to expedite the process.
The Supreme Court’s decision pushes the earliest hearing in the lower courts to August 3—which could further delay a ruling Democrats crave.
It appears Democrats hope to get their hands on Trump’s records, in order to prove their accusations. Trump has been reluctant to hand over his financial records, saying that he is protected by the same privacy laws as any other American.
While previous presidents and candidates revealed their tax files, President Trump has delayed it. He says it apparently doesn’t bother voters since they elected him without seeing them.
In addition, past candidates revealed their financial records—but it appears to have had little impact on their election chances. Democrats who hope to find something to use against Trump in 2020 might not find what they are looking for.
After all, would die-hard Trump supporters reject him, if they learned he paid fewer taxes than most? This is the same president, after all, who lowered taxes for most Americans.
The Supreme Court, for their part, appears unwilling to bend to the Democrats’ demands. It was possible they wanted to fast-track the process, in order to impact the election. The court was unwilling to grant them this request.
Whether or not Democrats will get Trump’s records—and if they can use them to hurt him—remains to be seen.
- The Supreme Court denied House Democrats from fast-tracking the case to get Trump’s taxes.
- The case cannot be picked up by lower courts earlier than August 3—which may further delay a final ruling.
- Democrats have been eager to see Trump’s taxes since 2016.
Source: The Hill