In the endless parade of witch hunts, it’s often easy to overlook all the ways Democrats are trying to distract President Trump from his work.
Mazars USA, who handles Trump’s personal and corporate income tax returns on his behalf, was issued a subpoena by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to release the documents.
It’s a ridiculous demand for 8 years’ worth of information.
New York Democrats are using an investigation into “hush money payoffs” as their excuse, claiming they want to see whether any Trump Organization business records were falsified.
The president’s lawyers acted quickly, petitioning the Supreme Court to reverse the lower court ruling that led to the subpoena.
There’s a strong possibility the subpoena is in violation of Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, which grants the sitting president certain immunity.
Jay Sekulow, Trump’s attorney, also pointed out:
“For the first time in our nation’s history, Congress has subpoenaed the personal records of a sitting President from before he was in office. And, for the first time in our nation’s history, a court upheld a congressional subpoena to the President for his personal papers. Those decisions are wrong and should be reversed.”
Furthermore, “Every time a President has asked the Court to review an unprecedented use of legal process against the occupant of the office, it has done so.”
“Given the temptation to dig up dirt on political rivals,” added another of Trump’s attorneys, William Consovoy, “intrusive subpoenas into the personal lives of Presidents will become our new normal in times of divided government – no matter which party is in power.”
Consovoy is speaking here in direct warning of the long-term consequences of the subpoena.
Should the Supreme Court allow the lower court’s ruling stand, it would create an unwanted precedent for Congress to unfairly overburden a sitting president with unreasonable demands such as this.
This highlights the exact issue with what the Democrats are trying to do – divide the nation even more than they already have by making a slew of unreasonable demands.
How do we know this?
Because Vance’s subpoena appeal is – almost word for word – identical to one made by the Democrats abusing the power of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Naturally, the Supreme Court was asked to review that case as well.
So far, only the latter of these subpoenas were put on hold by the Supreme Court. It is not yet certain what will happen with the President Trump vs. DA Vance Jr. case.
What is certain, however, is the Democrats are spreading themselves thin trying to create a national crisis – and it’s going to hurt them in the 2020 elections.