Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Trump lawyers strike out in subpoena hearing — and Judge warns he won’t let them ‘drag this out’

Mod: The law says Congress gets to see all of Trump's financial documents. Real Judges know this and are laughing the clown's lawyers out of Court.

Trump lawyers strike out in subpoena hearing — and judge warns he won’t let them ‘drag this out’ (RawStory.com link): Attorneys representing President Donald Trump on Tuesday faced a tough grilling by a federal judge who expressed skepticism of their claims that Congress must have a legitimate “legislative purpose” in order to seek documents related to the president’s finances.

Politico reports that Amit Mehta, a district court judge in Washington D.C., indicated during a hearing that he would be very reluctant to declare a congressional subpoena of Trump’s finances unconstitutional based on Congress’ role in overseeing the executive branch as outlined in the Constitution.

Mehta was particularly skeptical of the Trump attorneys’ claims that Congress needed to show a legitimate legislative reason before it could subpoena documents related to the president’s finances.

“Does Congress have to do that — do they have to identify a bill in advance?” he asked at one point. “The Supreme Court has said the opposite.”

In particular, Mehta said that congressional investigations of former presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were not attached to any specific legislative purpose. Mehta also shot down Trump lawyers’ objections to his decision to consolidate the legal procedural steps in an effort to speed up the case. “We’re not going to drag this out,” he said.

Howard Stern Accuses Trump of Faking Opposition to Abortion: He ‘Probably’ Needed to Get Them for Some Women (Mediaite link): Howard Stern gave an interview on Monday where he reflected on his relationship with Donald Trump while casting doubt on the president’s sincerity as a social-conservative on matters like abortion. The SiriusXM radio personality spoke to Good Morning America about “Howard Stern Comes Again,” his new memoir about his years as a shock jock and his reflections on life following a cancer scare in 2016.

Of course, since Stern’s many interviews with Trump have taken on massive political significance over the last few years, George Stephanopoulos asked Stern if he thinks he helped the president win the White House.

Stern said his interviews “absolutely had a positive impact on Trump’s political fortunes, and he wished that he could’ve had Hillary Clinton on his show to do the same for her.

Stern went on to express his doubt that Trump even wanted to be president, and he summarized his conflicted feelings about Trump by saying “The guy I knew…I didn’t know this was him.” That’s when Stern suggested Trump is faking his anti-abortion position.

“I don’t believe his stance on abortion, for example. The Donald I know — I think he probably needed to get a few people abortions. I don’t know what he’s doing. The stance, the women don’t have a right to choose what — you don’t have to get an abortion. But if you want the right — I remember the days of women in the back alleys with coat hangers, that’s not acceptable.”

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48 comments:

  1. Trump's prized Doral resort is in steep decline, according to company documents, showing his busines

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-prized-doral-resort-is-in-steep-decline-according-to-company-documents-showing-his-business-problems-are-mounting/2019/05/14/03cc701a-6b54-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html

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  2. The Emoluments Clause Could Be a Tipping Point in Trump's Downfall

    https://prospect.org/article/emoluments-clause-could-be-tipping-point-trumps-downfall

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  3. Great News to start the day!

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    1. YES! Started my day with a smile as well.😊

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  4. What great news? Everyone knows that he is a rich guy.
    The no Trumpers are just digging for any RUSSIAN DELUSION COLLUSION to use for their stop gate in 2020 because everyone knows the Reluctant RICH GUY is going to win the United States Presidency again.

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    1. The great news is that everything Trump is hiding is going to be released to the public so that we can all see what a bunch of liars his supporters are. Congressional oversight, just like the Constitution says. You'll be whining like a buzzsaw, I'm sure.

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    2. 5:10 is same troll that called Obama elitist.

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  5. Presidential harassment continues as the day of reckoning and fear approach for the House Democrats; fear they may have to put in a day of work that the voting public expects them to do.

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    1. That damned United States Constitution. Holding corrupt presidents responsible and making Trumpsies feel bad.

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    2. Remember when the Tea Party used to claim they were the big defenders of the United States Constitution? Distant memory now.

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    3. In The Godfather poor Vito Corleone was subjected to Don harassment. It was sad to see.

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    4. Bullies always whine and cry and claim victimhood when their victims fight back.

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    5. The big baby sure cries a lot.

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    6. Lol trump has taken more vacation that any other president. This troll still getting trumped!

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    7. Every weekend Trump spends at Mar-a-Lago costs the taxpayers $3 million. Pasha Don is not a cheap date.

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    8. Imagine how much taxpayers pay for his McDonalds habit.

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    9. 5:28 drowning in pool of denial. Maybe pal you will wake up millisecond before drowning and release what a scum you cherish.

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  6. Mexico is going to pay for the wall, and China will pay for the trade tariffs. And coming soon, Iran is going to pay for the new Middle East war. All clear?

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  7. It does not take a genius to believe that djt paid for MANY abortions.
    Remember his comment: "grab em by the p***y."
    His payoff to his hooker, right after Melannia had their baby.

    Nice guy, perfect role model for young men and women.

    He is a scum like his sons and many many men who use sex as a tool to control.

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  8. More rat supporters are leaving the doomed '(djt) towers building ' if seeing is believing then this is it. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/trump-tower-residents-are-selling-at-a-loss-to-get-out.html

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  9. CIA, FBI & DNI working with Barr to review Russian probe origins.
    Attorney John Dunn is confident the origins will be uncovered.

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    1. This could be why the Senate is dragging Donald “The Dummy” Trump II back in. The origin of Russian involvement in the 2016 election obviously being treason fr the Trumps.

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    2. Maybe he’ll find the missing weapons of mass destruction too

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    3. Lisa Page has flipped....Comey and Brennen are going down.

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    4. I think you have flipped.

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    5. Yeah, yeah... but what about the oranges?

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  10. President Trump is one of the very few Presidents that speaks from the heart and does not use a teleprompter.
    Today President Trump is speaking at the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service recognizing the Men and Women of American Law Enforcement.

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    1. He rants like a madman. Many believe he is showing early signs of dementia.

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    2. Like a madman with a 3rd grader’s vocabulary.

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    3. Pr*sident Trump is the only Pr*sident who does not take briefings from experts, speaks from the gut without any facts or evidence, and cannot read a teleprompter.

      Fixed it for you.

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    4. Pr*sident Trump is the only President who doesn’t pay federal taxes.

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    5. Pr*sident Trump is the only President who grabs our mothers, wives, and daughters by the pu**y.

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    6. Pr*sident Trump is the only President who liked stiffing his creditors, employees, and contractors by filing for bankruptcy so much, he filed for bankruptcy five more times!

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    7. Speaks from heart. Hilarious. More like from his fat ass, with no filter from the brain. Isn’t there a tractor pull you need to attend 9:05?

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  11. State Department issues an "Imminent Threat" and orders a partial evacuation of non essential personal from U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

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    1. Trump could be taking us to war to distract people from his upcoming impeachment trial for treason. The traitor is capable of anything.

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    2. Another failed republican war

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  12. Progressive feather brains would call war a distraction!

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    1. Trump is a criminal. He’d put our brave men and women at risk to save his fat orange ass in a heartbeat.

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    2. Iraq and Afghanistan were the ultimate fake wars

      Dumb no-brained trolls still making us pay for that bullshit

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    3. 11:34, isn’t there a Russian blog that would suit your limited brain better?

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  13. Constitutional Law Expert Jonathan Turley out of Georgetown University cationed House Democrats to not go down this road, the law is on the President's side of Executive power.

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    1. Where’d you see Mr. Turkey? As a talking empty head on Fox News?

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    2. Wouldn’t want to get cat ioned. Very painful.

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  14. It would appear the taking heads convention of (djt) is just that hot air and no nothing between the pointed ears of 'turley' as world and public opinion of morally correct people say throw the bum out on his backside.

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  15. More of the same results the big fat stink-o has pinched out another stinking log and this isn't the only thing going south. https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Why-Are-Trump-s-Businesses-in-Trouble-It-s-13848182.php

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  16. (djt) speaks like a flipping crazy dictator so what is the reason why so many idiots still listen to him? They like to see the 'clown show' live, why else? Cheap entertainment for the masses anyway. https://hightowerlowdown.org/article/as-we-gape-at-trumps-sideshow-corporations-are-picking-our-pockets/

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  17. The world is waiting for the other show to drop in the tariff war between the East and the West in May 2019. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/15/atlanta-fed-forecast-for-gdp-growth-sliding-rate-cut-chances-surging.html

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