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.
The Supreme Court has announced that tomorrow will be the last day of opinions for the term. That's when we'll have rulings on Trump financial records.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 8, 2020
Tomorrow we find out if SCOTUS will require that Trump's taxes be turned over to Congress and/or Manhattan DA Cy Vance. It's sort of a big moment for our country.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 8, 2020
On related matters:
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.”
“This is a book that’s been written from pain and is designed to hurt.” https://t.co/wR4vJw6gGb
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 9, 2020
Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia.https://t.co/Vz2UYWTR3W
— Bill Maxwell 😷 ByeDon2020 (@Bill_Maxwell_) July 9, 2020
Watch the Kushner episode of Dirty Money on Netflix. It’s called “Slumlord Millionaire,” and it’ll make your blood boil. That family is trash.
— (((Josh Malina))) (@JoshMalina) July 9, 2020
This is obviously false. All of the weasels already work in the Trump Administration. https://t.co/pFROpdW7ST
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 9, 2020
"It's patently clear that some of the people who're involved in current politics…are borrowing some of the tactics of the 1920s and 1930s."
Yale History professor Timothy Snyder says some of today's politicians have learned propaganda techniques from twentieth century fascists. pic.twitter.com/YXMjePdlHc
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) October 9, 2019
“Huey, Dewey, and Louie are the nephews of Donald Duck and the great-nephews of Scrooge McDuck. Like their uncles, the boys are anthropomorphic white ducks with yellow-orange bills and feet. Scrooge is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic Pekin duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a red or blue frock coat, top hat, pince-nez glasses, and spats. He is portrayed in animations as speaking with a Scottish accent. The son of Hortense and Quackmore Duck, this Donald is very similar to his main universe counterpart — a hot-tempered duck with a good heart and a quacky voice (which has somehow not stopped him from earning a major in public speaking.)”
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) February 14, 2019
Nothing SCOTUS decides tomorrow — either way — will result in the public release of the tax information Trump has been so desperate to conceal from voters in time for the 2020 election. So the thing to look for is whether SCOTUS upholds or rejects Trump’s “I am the law” boast.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 8, 2020