Roll Call reports:
Trump’s personal lawyers and the DOJ have warned the justices that Congress needs to be stopped. They say lower court rulings that allow the House to demand Trump’s personal and business financial information from an auditing firm and two banks will open up a new political weapon for Congress to harass a president and keep him from doing his job.
“This would grant Congress easy access to, among other things, the President’s financial, legal, medical, and educational records,” Trump’s lawyers wrote. “Given the temptation to investigate the personal lives of political rivals, legislative subpoenas targeting the private affairs of presidents will become routine in times of divided government.”
I’ll post the livestream of oral arguments tomorrow.
President Trump’s lawyers will urge the Supreme Court on Tuesday to let him block access to his tax returns and other financial documents sought by 3 congressional committees and a New York prosecutor. https://t.co/GPPK9WGyap
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 11, 2020
Trump’s steadfast refusal to release his tax returns — a fight that will culminate in Supreme Court arguments on Tuesday — has mushroomed into a showdown with implications well beyond his administration.https://t.co/bBMLny5e76
— Axios (@axios) May 9, 2020
George Conway takes apart Trump’s defense in keep his tax returns private:
“The Constitution is concerned with protecting the presidency, not the person who happens to be the president. That’s because no one in this country is above the law.” https://t.co/b2fnMJhmGs
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 10, 2020