Cartoon characters without pants might have to drop drawers as SCOTUS finally rules on Trump’s financial records today. There will be an over/under and perhaps even a split difference, but regardless there will be strong, powerful, or even strongly or powerfully Trump distractions. Bigly matters will at least be referenced since niece Mary Trump reminds us of the massive tax fraud committed by the Trump family. Yet would we be surprised if they eviscerated Congressional oversight and let Trump off scot free. 716-671.
On related matters:
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The U.S. Supreme Court all but guaranteed House Democrats won’t get pre-election access to confidential materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, agreeing to hear a Trump administration appeal likely to extend a legal fight into next year.
The justices said they will review a lower court order that would require the Justice Department to turn over redacted parts of Mueller’s 448-page report, along with underlying grand jury transcripts and exhibits. The Supreme Court will consider the case in the nine-month term that starts in October.
The House Judiciary Committee sought the records as part of its impeachment inquiry last year. President Donald Trump was impeached on different grounds by the Democratic-controlled House before being acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Democrats say the materials would help them determine whether Trump committed impeachable offenses by obstructing the FBI’s and Mueller’s investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller found 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice but stopped short of determining whether Trump had engaged in obstruction.
Trump and Attorney General William Barr “are continuing to try to run out the clock on any and all accountability,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York said in an emailed statement. “While I am confident their legal arguments will fail, it is now all the more important for the American people to hold the president accountable at the ballot box in November.”
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