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Why Are Democrats so Obsessed With Trump’s Tax Returns?

BNA Staff

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In the endless parade of witch hunts, it’s often easy to overlook all the ways Democrats are trying to distract President Trump from his work. 

Not only is there a farcical impeachment inquiry on the go, but they’ve once again tried to subpoena his tax returns. The Supreme Court, meanwhile, is trying to put them on hold.

Mazars USA, who handles Trump’s personal and corporate income tax returns on his behalf, was issued a subpoena by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to release the documents.

It’s a ridiculous demand for 8 years’ worth of information

New York Democrats are using an investigation into “hush money payoffs” as their excuse, claiming they want to see whether any Trump Organization business records were falsified.

The president’s lawyers acted quickly, petitioning the Supreme Court to reverse the lower court ruling that led to the subpoena. 

There’s a strong possibility the subpoena is in violation of Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, which grants the sitting president certain immunity.

Jay Sekulow, Trump’s attorney, also pointed out: 

“For the first time in our nation’s history, Congress has subpoenaed the personal records of a sitting President from before he was in office. And, for the first time in our nation’s history, a court upheld a congressional subpoena to the President for his personal papers. Those decisions are wrong and should be reversed.”

Furthermore, “Every time a President has asked the Court to review an unprecedented use of legal process against the occupant of the office, it has done so.”

“Given the temptation to dig up dirt on political rivals,” added another of Trump’s attorneys, William Consovoy, “intrusive subpoenas into the personal lives of Presidents will become our new normal in times of divided government – no matter which party is in power.”

Consovoy is speaking here in direct warning of the long-term consequences of the subpoena. 

Should the Supreme Court allow the lower court’s ruling stand, it would create an unwanted precedent for Congress to unfairly overburden a sitting president with unreasonable demands such as this.

This highlights the exact issue with what the Democrats are trying to do – divide the nation even more than they already have by making a slew of unreasonable demands.

How do we know this? 

Because Vance’s subpoena appeal is – almost word for word – identical to one made by the Democrats abusing the power of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Naturally, the Supreme Court was asked to review that case as well.

So far, only the latter of these subpoenas were put on hold by the Supreme Court. It is not yet certain what will happen with the President Trump vs. DA Vance Jr. case.

What is certain, however, is the Democrats are spreading themselves thin trying to create a national crisis – and it’s going to hurt them in the 2020 elections.

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    Albert Voss

    December 7, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Stay the course Mr. President.

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    Sheliah

    December 7, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    I don’t think they have a right to look at trumps tax returns that is personal don’t we have a right to privacy in our personal matters why don’t they turn over their business and personal accounts especially pelosi and Schiff and Schumer and that ugly did that doing this other impeachment crap to the president have them turn over everything going 8 yrs back and let’s see how they like it

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      Tactical11

      December 7, 2019 at 9:20 PM

      Exactly right, Sheliah. You need “probable cause” to get a search warrant on private documents that an actual crime may have been committed. These fools are just on a fishing expedition to try to create a “crime” to take down the POTUS who is draining the swamp they thrive in. The SCOTUS should deny these subpeanas as an overreach of the Legislative Branch and an Abuse of Power.

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    Huapakechi

    December 7, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    The success that this president has had in reversing the economic doldrums of previous globalist administrations (of both parties) have the democrats in a panic. The repeal of strangling regulations supposedly related to global warming and “sustainability” have also reduced the dictatorial club that big government agencies love to wield against any citizen’s rights group that might become too successful. The end of eternal overseas military involvement is another strike against those who have entrenched themselves in washington and the pentagon. Without constant combat, there is no excuse for ever higher taxes and the graft that seems endemic to military contracts. These few subjects alone are enough to incite those who have enriched themselves to seek any means to attack, lest they become victims of a growing public demand for a purge of the criminals in our national government.

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    2WarAbnVet

    December 7, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    I can immediately think of two reasons …
    1) They are constantly searching for something, anything, to discredit him. Thus far they have only succeeded in making asses of themselves.
    2) It gives them something to whine about.

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    Diana

    December 7, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    They figure this way we won’t find out their crimes against America and the American People believe it obama had this all ready planned before he left and the clintons are the ones that pushed even more sorry but they all need prosecuted to the Full extent of the law and double the punishment on all

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