The Democratic party has attempted many different attacks on President Trump as of late, ever-diversifying their angles of encroachment on the fairly-elected Commander in Chief.
We certainly cannot ignore the mammoth probe known as RussiaGate, nor should we underestimate the wily nature of this latest UkraineGate scandal.
And, of course, there remains a hearty effort underway to somehow procure copies of the President’s personal tax returns.
Earlier today it was reported that a NY Federal Judge had opened the door for these documents to be handed over to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Just hours later, however, the President had notched another win on his record.
President Trump was granted at least a brief reprieve Monday after a federal judge issued a scathing order allowing the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to subpoena his tax returns from accounting firm Mazars USA.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals put the subpoena on hold after Trump’s attorneys filed an emergency appeal.
“We are very pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has issued a stay of the subpoena issued by New York County District Attorney Cy Vance,” Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said.
The administrative stay will only be in place while the court reviews the case, and it’s unclear how that will resolve. U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero earlier Monday was unsparing toward the president’s legal team as he dismissed Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block the subpoena.
This struggle over Trump’s tax returns has been in play since before the business mogul even took the oath of office, as Democratic contender Hillary Clinton launched seemingly endless attacks against her 2016 foe for his refusal to release this information.
Trump’s legal team has advised the President against releasing his tax returns, as they remain under audit by the IRS.
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