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Another Loss For Trump As Judge Greatly Speeds Up Handover Of His Tax Returns To New York DA

On Thursday, attorneys for President Donald Trump were back in federal court, arguing that even though the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that their client must hand over eight years of his tax returns to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, the president still considers the subpoena for his taxes to be overly broad.

That argument, however, did not sit well with U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero, who was reported to be frustrated by yet another delay from the president’s attorneys, according to The Daily Beast:

“In the video hearing, Marrero hinted that he had already addressed the president’s concerns last October and only new information would change his mind.”

One of the president’s lawyers, William Consovoy, repeatedly argued that prosecutors were requesting far too much information, apparently seeking to argue a case that has already been decided by the highest court in the country:

“He said Trump ‘is still reviewing the subpoena’ and his team has not yet decided what arguments they plan to raise in an amended complaint against Vance’s request. Calling the legal action a ‘fishing expedition,’ Consovoy argued Trump was ‘a target for political reasons.'”

Assistant District Attorney Carey Dunne easily countered Consovoy’s argument, noting that the real reason the president’s counsel continue to obstruct the court process is simple:

“What the president’s lawyer is seeking here is delay.”

At the end of the hearing, Judge Marrero made it clear he wasn’t about to allow for that delay, as Jennifer Taub, of the Western New England University School of Law, reported as she followed the hearing:

Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, agreed with Taub, adding that Judge Marrero is wasting no time getting the returns to the Manhattan DA:

By the middle of August, Vance’s office should be in possession of eight years of Donald Trump’s tax returns. And that means indictments against the president could be handed down by as soon as the end of August or early September. In other words, this entire matter still has the potential to further incriminate and humiliate Trump right in the middle of his reelection campaign.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

One reply on “Another Loss For Trump As Judge Greatly Speeds Up Handover Of His Tax Returns To New York DA”

It is about time trump and his camp stopped trying to prevent the judgement of the court of law In USA. It is gobsmacking watching the attempt of how to prevent the peoples rights…. One must wonder just how much is being hidden here? Surely more delays begins to look like Courts all belong to trump and his cronies. There has been very little decency shown to the people the White house serves as Transparent. Selling beans looks so tacky! off the Resolute Desk??? what an insult!! The princess of botox also seems hell bent on making another mockery of the positions of trust…. How can these people even be serving Americans????Wow are you not sick and tired of all the bull dust coming from the power house Yet… Wondering when the world will have time to address the PLANET CRISIS… the rape of children -weapons of war touted from the verandahs of your neighbourhoods- the children in cages- Murder of reporter Kamal Kashogghi, -the thought of bounty on your miliary? Just some of the flotsum and jetsum coming out of trumpsville Come on courts do you stuff with some haste for a change the people are suffering enough with the loss of so many loved ones. They need to know they need some action. before you all go again on holidays. Time perhaps to look at the amount of oldsters sitting in judgement in the courtrooms around your country. Change must come from all the seriously flawed time frame from this trump rulings time is running out… Just take a look as a member of our humanity judges and recognise the damage alone scandals and lack of respect from this trump outfit….. Do something….

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