President Trump won a brief, unexpected respite from the Dems’ impeachment efforts Friday when left-wing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a temporary order blocking some of their subpoena requests.
“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump’s financial records to House Democrats,” Politico reported.
“Trump had asked Ginsburg to consider the emergency request earlier Friday. The temporary stay sets the issue on hold pending full consideration by the high court, it does not reflect how judges will rule in the underlying case.”
Ginsburg’s unexpected move left many conservatives wondering whether she’ll soon be “canceled” by the left and accused of being a Russian asset:
Reports say that the order is valid until 5:00 pm next Friday, and the Dems on the House Financial Services Committee and House Intelligence Committee have until Dec. 11 to respond to the president’s legal arguments.
“Upon consideration of the application of counsel for the applicants, it is ordered that the mandate of the United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Case No. 19-1540, issued December 3, 2019, is hereby recalled and stayed until 5 p.m. on December 13, 2019. It is further ordered that a response be filed on or before December 11, 2019 by 11 a.m,” the order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reads.
The surprise ruling came after a federal appeals court in New York “ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One should comply with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and House Intelligence committees seeking information about Trump’s finances,” according to Politico.
The Dems have reportedly been seeking access to Trump’s bank accounts, transaction details and investment portfolios, and not only of the president but also of the Trump organization and his three oldest children.
If you ask yourselves why, probably to bolster the otherwise-flailing impeachment efforts against him.
In response to Tuesday’s ruling, President Trump’s legal team reportedly argued Friday that the Democrats’ subpoenas “do not fall within the [House committees’] constitutional or statutory authority.”
“The Court should grant this application to recall and stay the mandate,” they reportedly said. “The Court concluded that a stay is warranted in Mazars and, as House Counsel correctly explained to the Second Circuit, ‘Mazars involves the same legal issues presented here.’”