TV News LIES

Friday, Aug 14th

Last update02:32:37 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

E-mail Print PDF
SCOTUS rules Trump is not above the lawThe Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for prosecutors in New York to see President Trump’s financial records, a stunning defeat for Mr. Trump but a decision that probably means the records will be shielded from public scrutiny under grand jury secrecy rules until after the election, and perhaps indefinitely.

In a separate decision, the court ruled that Congress could not, at least for now, see many of the same records. The vote in both cases was 7 to 2. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote both majority opinions.

The court’s decision in favor of the New York prosecutors was a major statement on the scope and limits of presidential power, one that will take its place with landmark rulings that required President Richard M. Nixon to turn over tapes of Oval Office conversations and forced President Bill Clinton to provide evidence in a sexual harassment suit.

In the case concerning the prosecutors’ subpoena, Chief Justice Roberts wrote that “no citizen, not even the president, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding.” He added that Mr. Trump may still raise objections to the scope and relevance of the subpoena.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Schumer calls for Wolf, Cuccinelli to step down after watchdog says their appointments violate law

Chuck Schumer Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling for acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf...

Michael Cohen offers a glimpse of upcoming Trump book

Michael Cohen releases part of his bookMichael Cohen released the foreword of his upcoming book on Thursday, teasing what he claims is...

Trump promotes false claim that Harris might not be a U.S. citizen

Kamala HarrisA legal adviser and spokesperson for President Trump’s reelection campaign is questioning the citizenship of Sen....

Fact check: Kamala Harris quote about 'vengeance' is fake, created by satire website

Kamala Harris 'vengeance' quote fabricated A purported excerpt from a speech by Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic pick for vice president, lays out...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!