The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to accelerate the timeline of remaining court battles over congressional subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns.
“When Congress seeks information needed for intelligent legislative action, it unquestionably remains the duty of all citizens to cooperate,” Roberts wrote for the majority on July 9, citing prior Supreme Court rulings. “Congressional subpoenas for information from the President, however, implicate special concerns regarding the separation of powers. The courts below did not take adequate account of those concerns.”
Supreme Court refuses to put disputes over House subpoenas for President Trump’s financial records on a fast track, rejecting requests by House Democrats to formally return the cases to the appeals court level ahead of schedule. https://t.co/Jj3yX31y3w— Bloomberg Tax (@tax) July 20, 2020
NEW: Supreme Court refuses speed up the schedule for ongoing House bids for Trump's financial records. It'll now be at least a couple more weeks before the cases go back to the appeals court level. pic.twitter.com/2fV9J9wNCM— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) July 20, 2020
This means the House committees will have a harder time proceeding with their quest to access Trump’s financial records before this Congress ends on January 3—time is of the essence, and even a delay of two more weeks will make the litigation hard to pursue.— Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) July 20, 2020
Here’s my column from 2 yrs ago about how reporter Jason Leopold sent sources at the Treasury Department’s FINCEN office on fishing expeditions hoping to prove financial collusion between Trump & the Russian gov’t:https://t.co/jETIoGCzvR— Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart's Army! (@drawandstrike) July 20, 2020