Donald Trump just took one on the chin.
On Tuesday, a federal judge rejected Trump’s case to block Congress from obtaining his tax records.
Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, dismissed the case outright, claiming Supreme Court precedent.
If Trump was going to get a favorable decision, he could not have asked for a better judge.
In dismissing the case, Judge McFadden stated, “Even if the former President is right on the facts, he is wrong on the law.
“A long line of Supreme Court cases requires great deference to facially valid congressional inquiries.
“Even the special solicitude accorded former Presidents does not alter the outcome.
“The Court will therefore dismiss this case.”
The case got started when Trump refused to release his tax returns before the election.
This was tradition, but it is not required by any candidate.
Congress then went on a witch hunt for Trump’s tax returns hoping that it would find something that it could latch onto, but they had no actual case.
I am no legal expert, but I would love to know the Supreme Court precedents to which McFadden is referencing when Congress can do something such as this without actual cause.
The danger for Trump here is that Schiff and company have proven time again that they love to leak information, so now it is only a matter of time before Trump’s tax returns are blasted all over the internet.
McFadden actually touched on that subject in his ruling, stating, “If Chairman Neal’s true interest in the former President’s tax returns is indeed to better understand the Presidential Audit Program, he will doubtless be able to accomplish this objective without publishing the returns.”
Democrats celebrated the decision, with Chairman Neal leading the way.
He stated, “This ruling is no surprise; the law is clearly on the Committee’s side.
“I am pleased that we’re now one step closer to being able to conduct more thorough oversight of the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program.”
This is not about oversight of the presidential audit program and we all know it.
So, who wants to take the over/under on how long it will be before the tax returns are leaked to the media?
Do you think Congress is entitled to Trump’s tax returns without cause?
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Source: Fox Business