SCOTUS Issues Ruling About Making President's Finances Public


The Supreme Court has offered a mixed bag of decisions for President Trump as it relates to his personal finances – neither was a close call.

In a 7-2 ruling, the high court has ruled that investigators in New York can seek Trump's records. Justices said the President is not above the law and is not immune to investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

But another case got kicked back to lower courts – the one involving House demands for access to the President’s records. Justices said lower courts need to give more consideration to "significant separation of powers concerns" involved in congressional subpoenas for the President's tax and financial records. That was also a 7-2 ruling.

His reaction? One could say “not amused.” Taking to Twitter Trump offered a series of fiery posts complaining about political prosecutions and "presidential harassment." “Courts in the past have given ‘broad deference,’ he wrote. “BUT NOT ME!” That’s not true, of course. In the past, Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton both tried and failed to withhold evidence against them, but SCOTUS forced their hand.

Still, by the time he saw reporters later in the day, the President had calmed enough to say the decisions were based on an ongoing "witch hunt" and a"hoax." Talking with reporters, Trump called himself both satisfied and unsatisfied. By the time White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had a turn at the mic, the decisions were being called “a win” for the President.

Source: NPR