Democrats have been desperately trying to find new dirty tricks to remove President Donald Trump from office before the 2020 election.
After their Russia collusion hoax failed in spectacular fashion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now waving the white flag of surrender on impeachment.
Now, Pelosi and Democrats are admitting that they won’t get Trump’s tax returns before the 2020 presidential election.
Washington D.C. District Court Judge Timothy McFadden handed Pelosi and the Democrats some bad news.
McFadden rejected the Democrats’ motion to speed up the court proceedings.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected House Democrats’ bid for quick consideration of their lawsuit seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
D.C. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden denied their request to both expedite consideration of the case and to decide on its merits without holding a trial.
“This is no ordinary case, but the weighty constitutional issues and political ramifications it presents militate in favor of caution and deliberation, not haste,” McFadden said. “This case presents novel and complex questions about the privileges and authority of all three branches of the federal government.”
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) is suing for Trump’s federal returns under a 1924 law allowing the heads of Congress’ tax committees to examine anyone’s personal tax records. The Democrats are seeking six years of Trump’s personal returns and some of his business filings.
Last month, Democrats tried going through the state of New York to obtain Trump’s state tax returns.
But that effort failed after the president filed a lawsuit against New York’s Attorney General and the House Ways and Means Committee to block the disclosure of his tax returns.
Trump’s lawyers argued that the Democrat-controlled House panel “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose” to use a recently passed New York state law to get Trump’s returns.
They also claim that state law violated the president’s First Amendment rights, because it was enacted to “discriminate and retaliate against President Trump for his speech and politics.”
There is currently no law requiring U.S. presidents or presidential candidates to release their tax returns, but Democrats apparently don’t care about the rule of law.
Democrats flopped on their Russia collusion theories and now they are conceding that they won’t get Trump’s tax returns until after the 2020 election.
House Democrats could be waiting a very long time, even forever, for Trump’s tax returns.
Democrats are obviously terrified of taking on Trump in the 2020 election — which is why they keep plotting behind the scenes to remove POTUS before the election.
This ruling all but thwarts the Democrats plan to use Trump’s tax returns in an impeachment proceeding or as political fodder against the president in the 2020 election.