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Trump Gets Bad News Early Monday–Long Week Ahead For Abuser Of Office

November 4, 2019

Donald Trump’s week has started out with a federal appeals court ruling that will make for nasty tweets and loud bombastic behavior when he lumbers up to the press at White House driveway.

The court ruled Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to a local grand jury in Manhattan.  The sting must be felt deep in his flabby gut as the three-judge panel ruled unanimously Trump is not immune from state prosecutors’ investigative steps, such as a grand jury subpoena, particularly for records that don’t pertain to his official duties.

With the ruling today Trump’s accounting firm must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors.  It should be noted that this court did not take a position on Trump’s argument that he was immune from all criminal investigations.  A lower court, you may recall,  had called that argument “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.”

This blog has long contended many of the answers to Trump’s actions on the international stage would be revealed with the tax forms.  The citizens of this nation have to ask why Trump attempts so vigorously to hide his tax returns?   Put this matter into historical terms.  No other president in the last 50 years has felt that they needed to keep all their tax returns secret.  One has to laugh at Republicans who cheer Trump on over his had behavior as both President Clinton and his wife, along with President Obama have released decades of tax returns. Yet Trump fights in court, appeals to ever-higher levels, determined to keep his tax returns secret.

There will be more legal maneuvers as Trump will appeal to the Supreme Court.  The court must act with honor.  Our republic needs to recover from the sickness that has been injected into our national system.  The callous disregard for norms and common sense must be restored.  The legal system is making every effort to allow for checks and balances to proceed as a safeguard during these years of chaos.  The better angels of truth and justice need to be heard when this case is heard and ruled on in the Supreme Court.

And so it goes.

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