The Insider reports:
In a blockbuster ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down President Donald Trump’s efforts to stop New York investigators from obtaining his financial records. In Trump v. Vance, the court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
Though both rulings are a major blow to the president’s longrunning efforts to shield his financial records from investigators, they do not necessarily mean the public will gain access to them any time soon, especially before the November election.
In Trump v. Vance, the president’s personal defense lawyer, Jay Sekulow, made a broad and unprecedented claim: that Trump is immune from any criminal investigation or prosecution while in office.
Wall Street On Parade reports:
Jay Sekulow’s charities have been under a harsh glare for almost two decades for funneling vast sums to Sekulow and his family members.
Now, one of those charities, the American Center for Law and Justice, has turned up on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan database that was released this week by the Small Business Administration.
PPP loans were part of the CARES Act passed by Congress to help small businesses with no other source of funding stay alive during the pandemic. According to the PPP database, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) received a loan of between $1 to $2 million.
We are pleased that in the decisions issued today, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked both Congress and New York prosecutors from obtaining the President’s financial records. We will now proceed to raise additional Constitutional and legal issues in the lower courts.
— Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) July 9, 2020