Was informed by Doc Maddow that the Judge overseeing Don the Con’s lawsuit to block access to his Financial Records (until after the 2020 election) is not playing his delay games. From the Washington Post:
Federal judge to fast-track ruling on House subpoena for Trump accounting records
By Spencer S. Hsu
May 9 at 6:33 PM
…A federal judge will fast-track a decision on President Trump’s bid to quash a House subpoena for financial records from his accounting firm, saying he will decide the full case, not just whether to temporarily block the subpoena while the case proceeds, after a hearing Tuesday…The announcement means that any appeal of a decision in the case could reach an appeals court by the summer…(Chairman Elijah) Cummings’s committee has called Trump’s bid to quash the subpoena a long-shot bid to delay the unearthing of politically damaging information about Trump until after the 2020 election..
Unfortunately for the Con man Judge Amit Priyavadan Mehta is an Obama appointee who does not suffer lawyers gladly. And since the law is on the side of Congress his longshot attempt to delay will cost the greedhead a pile of money and ultimately prove useless:
The move amounts to Trump — the leader of the executive branch of government — asking the judicial branch to stop the legislative branch from investigating his past.
Former House counsels from both sides of the aisle called the challenge a long shot and an apparent delay tactic.
The Supremos may ultimately rule in the Con Mans favor but this would not only go against a precedent established in 1927 (McGrain v. Daugherty) it could end up biting them in the a$$. If the Government flips and a future GOP Congress demands documents for oversight from a Democratic President, he or she could tell them to get stuffed.
And the law would be on the side of the Administration.