Supreme Court rules on 2 Trump tax return cases

Supreme Court rules on 2 Trump tax return cases

President Donald Trump has been widely mocked for days after calling Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tom Apple" at a White House roundtable with business leaders last week.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled on two separate cases involving President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Nevertheless, the Supreme Court's ruling still lets a NY prosecutor obtain those records. The lead case involving the House committees was Trump vs. Mazars USA, while the NY grand jury case was Trump vs. Vance.

In fact, the court previously ruled unanimously that President Nixon had to hand over the Watergate tapes and that President Clinton had to be deposed in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.

"This is all a political prosecution", Trump added.

In remanding the case to the lower courts, the Court noted that Trump may still lodge other objections to the prosecutor's subpoena order. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear.Won all against the Federal Government and the Democrats send everything to politically corrupt NY, which is falling apart with everyone leaving, to give it a second, third and fourth try. He pointed out that nothing happened to the "totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAUGHT." .

In December 2019, the Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether Trump is able to block the release of his financial records.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. had issued the subpoena, which had been upheld by lower courts.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cited those numbers in dissenting. The Supreme Court has a 5-4 conservative majority and includes two Trump appointees - Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. "This is a tremendous victory for our nation's system of justice and its founding principle that no one - not even a president - is above the law".

"Mazars USA has and will continue to comply with its legal obligations, including those stemming from today's Supreme Court decisions", the firm told FOX Business in a statement on Thursday.

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump must hand over financial records to prosecutors in NY.

"These opinions offer a resounding, definitive rejection of President Trump's claims to monarchical prerogative". The House intelligence committee sought the documents as part of its investigation of foreign influence in the 2016 election, while the oversight and reform committee said it was considering rewriting ethics laws to require elected officials to disclose tax documents.

If the case does not involve executive deliberations, as was the case involving Trump's financial dealings, the safeguards attendant to "candid, confidential deliberations within the Executive Branch" do not apply.

Why were they sensitive politically?

"Congress' legislative powers do not authorize it to engage in a nationwide inquisition with whatever resources it chooses to appropriate for itself", Thomas wrote.

Roberts said the subpoenas were too broad, but also rejected Trump's broad claim that the House "must establish a "demonstrated, specific need" for the financial information". The more detailed and substantial the evidence of Congress's legislative objective, the better.

On the same day, the Supreme Court also issued a second landmark ruling in favor of two catholic schools in Los Angeles, California. Also, the state has not identified a single person who had contraceptive coverage but will lose it because of the new rule. They said it was especially important to look further since Trump appeared to have far-flung business dealings that were hidden from the public, and said his finances could reveal if the president had conflicts of interest, including business deals in Russian Federation.

Trump's lawyers said the committees' real pursuit was law enforcement and exposure of alleged wrongdoing. The other was over a push from Congress to obtain such records.

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