https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/us/supreme-court-trump-financial-records.htmlWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York.The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who had gone to extraordinary lengths to keep his tax returns and related documents secret.The case concerned a subpoena to Mr. Trump’s accountants, Mazars USA, by the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat. The firm has said it will comply with the final ruling of the courts, meaning that the grand jury should receive the documents in short order.Mr. Vance issued a three-word statement in response to the court’s order: “The work continues.”Under grand jury secrecy rules, it would ordinarily be unclear when, if ever, the public would see the information. But The New York Times has obtained more than two decades of tax return data of Mr. Trump and his companies, and it recently published a series of articles about them.Mr. Trump, the articles said, has sustained significant losses, owes enormous debts that he is personally obligated to repay, has avoided paying federal income taxes in 11 of the 18 years The Times examined and paid just $750 in both 2016 and 2017.The scope of Mr. Vance’s inquiry remains unclear. It arose partly from an investigation by his office into hush-money payments to two women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump, relationships the president has denied. But court filings by prosecutors suggested that they are also investigating potential crimes like tax and insurance fraud.The subpoena sought tax records and financial statements since 2011, engagement agreements with the accountants who prepared them, the underlying raw financial data and information about how the data were analyzed.
In July, the Supreme Court soundly rejected Mr. Trump’s central constitutional argument against the subpoena — that state prosecutors are powerless to investigate a sitting president.“No citizen, not even the president, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority in that decision.Editors’ PicksThis Is How You Get the Best Scrambled EggsIs the Group Chat Sacred?On ‘S.N.L.’, Fictional Britney Spears Seeks Apologies From Cruz, Cuomo and CaranoContinue reading the main storyThough Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. dissented from other aspects of the decision, all nine justices agreed with that proposition.The majority gave Mr. Trump another opportunity to challenge the subpoena, on narrower grounds.“A president may avail himself of the same protections available to every other citizen,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “These include the right to challenge the subpoena on any grounds permitted by state law, which usually include bad faith and undue burden or breadth.”Mr. Trump did just that, but his arguments were rejected by a trial judge and a unanimous three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in New York.“Any documents produced under the Mazars subpoena would be protected from public disclosure by grand jury secrecy rules,” the panel said in an unsigned opinion, “which greatly reduces the plausibility of the allegation that the district attorney is acting out of a desire to embarrass the president.”“There is nothing to suggest,” the panel added of the information sought, “that these are anything but run-of-the-mill documents typically relevant to a grand jury investigation into possible financial or corporate misconduct.”
Mr. Trump’s lawyers then filed an “emergency application” asking the Supreme Court to intercede. It urged the court to block the appeals court’s ruling while it decided whether to hear another appeal from Mr. Trump.“Even if the disclosure of his papers is limited to prosecutors and grand jurors, the status quo can never be restored once confidentiality is destroyed,” the brief said. “But the harm will be more than irreparable if the records are publicly disclosed. It will be case-mooting — the strongest possible basis for a stay.”In response, Mr. Vance’s lawyers — including Carey R. Dunne, who argued the case the first time around; Walter E. Dellinger III, a former acting United States solicitor general in the Clinton administration; and Michael R. Dreeben, a former longtime deputy solicitor general and a member of the team that assisted Robert S. Mueller III in investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — pointed to the Times articles. The cat, they said, was out of the bag.“The New York Times has obtained his tax-return data and described that data in depth in a series of articles,” Mr. Vance’s brief said. “With the details of his tax returns now public, applicant’s asserted confidentiality interests have become highly attenuated if they survive at all. And even assuming any remain, they cannot justify extraordinary relief from this court that would deprive the grand jury alone of facts available to anyone who reads the press.”“This litigation has already substantially hampered the grand jury’s investigation,” the brief said. “No legal basis exists for the extraordinary relief that applicant requests — or remotely justifies the further delay it entails.”
>>796102This is the key take-away:It was a one-sentence decision, the court declined to hear the appeal from Trump in the case. There were no known dissents in the matter.“The application for a stay presented to Justice Breyer and referred to the Court is denied.”That's all, folks. No dissent, one cold sentence.
>The application for a stay presented to Justice Breyer and referred to the Court is denied.all the legal proceedings and sheaves of paper his legal team had to go write up and submit, the weeks of waiting for it to make it through the right channels and finally get to the scotus deskall that for it to be met with a one sentence, unsigned response, tallied alongside other clerical information"no"that is all the attention he will get and it's more than he's worthtoo good
A thing to note is that the Roberts illegally withheld making a ruling on this as long as possible.
Oh yay, another Shareblue Shill anime flavored shitpost about drumpf.
>>796226Thanks for the free room in your head.
>>796102>although Trump stacked the Supreme Court with what he assumed would be kneeling, slobbering bootlickers, they have dealt him numerous savage defeats.In addition to this ruling opening the way for Trump's blubbery, morbidly obese ass rotting in NY State pen, they also rejected the last few "Big Lie" lawsuits Trump and his minions had appealed to the SC. Too bad we can't see his 2 yo emotional level screeching on Twitter anymore, lol! Financial advice: Invest in adult diaper companies, Trump is running through them like a sieve.
>>796371The only black mark is Uncle Thomas ruled in favor that Trump was allowed to steal the election in Pennsylvania and Republicans will use his convoluted logic to slam through their new Jim Crow law.s
>>796428>weak bait thread
>>796460Take another shot of vodka and pass out Sergei. Your puppet has been booted already, ffs.
>>796460Prove me wrong
>>796472They can't, which is why they just call you names if you don't nod and agree with them.All they know came from MSM sources, that's why they're convinced that Trump staged a coup and is going to spend time in jail.Honestly, don't waste your time on them. You're trying to convince the guy from Whiterun that Talos isn't that great.
>>796501>comes to the MSM board>shits on the MSMWhy are you even here?
>>796503to shit on the MSM probably. It's the MSM discussion board, not the MSM cocksuck board
>>796619>It's the MSM discussion board, not the MSM cocksuck boardwell, well well, anon.I beg to differ. I see you must be new here. this board voraciously sucks the cock of the MSM. [spolier]at least, whenever they are not referring to it as the 'conservative biased media'... god i wish i was joking but im not[/spoiler]
>>796226Waiter I'll have the Reuben and fries
>>796501Hello. Why are you always mad?
Republican? only Republican on that court is Thomas. We know that Roberts is compromised due to his illegal child 'adoption.' The new chick seems to take marching orders from Rome.. funny but isn't Biden a 'Catholic' as well?
>>796102>RepublicanGotta love the headline this useful idiot posted
>>796103Clarence "Uncle Tom" Thomas, amirite?
>>796102Do you know what the result of this will be 1. "Haha! Trump isnt as rich as he says he is!"2. Charges droppedI hope its worth it. This is the new norm now.
>>796865They will never stop.They can't stop.Until everyone who disagrees with them is discredited, disgraced, and outcast.They are the neighbors of Jews in nazi germany and such.
>>796865>>796869The result of this will be Trump being publicly drawn and quartered in a court of law, while his black blood of every slimy business transaction is sucked from his veins and spilled into the dirt.Also, as an aside: it's amusing watching /pol/ cry nazi now after unironically glorifying Adolf Hitler for over a decade
>>796923So your saying the people that glorify Nazism are the ones using that term to describe what is going on?Shouldn't that worry you?Or are you just happy because it's your good friend porky doing it instead of the political party porky tells you that you should unreasonably hate?
>>796923The left is acting way more Nazilike than the right, and that's a good thing
>>796621>>796619Heya, newfags! Could you be any more obvious? [/Spoilers?!!]
>>796958>The left is acting way more Nazilike than the rightSure, if your definition of Naziism is "stuff I don't like".
>>796923Obviously he and his parasitic family members will be charged with felony tax evasion but I can't wait to see what it turns up in terms of his financial relationships with foreign countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia and even China which played him like a geehaw whirligig.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-tax-records-new-york-investigation_n_6037b98ac5b6df86c0051978The DA now has a decade worth of Trump's taxes and they hired someone who specializes in RICO.They're all investing Don Jr and Steve Bannon.
>>796994It goes beyond "stuff I don't like". The leftist elements in the current administration and beyond are the actual authoritarians here:>Mass censorship of political dissidents through collaboration with big tech. This includes doxxing; which is an inherently authoritarian concept. -Facebook was a notable example as its censorship became so egregious it ended up in the Supreme court.>Trying to ramrod sweeping gun confiscation without incentive for the general public.- HR 127>The proposal to introduce exclusionary financial infrastructure (i.e. "vaccine passports") - A disturbing number of high profile figures such as Klaus Schwaub who are sympathetic to left leaning causes are vocally open to this.>Cancel culture and the implementation of post modern critical theory in public and private institutions. -This should be obvious after Biden rolled back on the bans Trump implemented the instant he was inaugurated.And the list goes on.
>>796958Why is it a "good thing"?
>>798070Four examples and four misleading or blatantly false premises. What a surprise.
>>798070>This should be obvious after Biden rolled back on the bans Trump implemented the instant he was inaugurated.So Bans and policies that oppress people and freedoms by Trump is good? Good old fascist hypocrisy. We got Trump's taxes now, prosecution soon since he can no longer hide behind the presidency.