Democrats can’t hide it anymore.
They made rummaging through Donald Trump’s finances the centerpiece of their growing impeachment inquiry.
And an Obama judge just smacked Donald Trump with the bad news he was dreading.
Trump and his lawyers filed suit in a district court in Washington, D.C. to squash the House Oversight Committee subpoenas to the financial institutions that did business with Trump when he was a private citizen.
The President’s lawyers argued there was no legitimate legislative purpose to these subpoenas and therefore it represented an abuse of power by Congress.
Judge Amit Mehta – an Obama appointee – disagreed.
Mehta ruled in favor of the Democrats – a ruling he telegraphed a week ago by displaying hostility towards Trump’s lawyers during oral arguments.
In his decision, Judge Mehta claimed Congress had unlimited power to investigate the President.
“It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a president for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct — past or present — even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry,” Mehta wrote in his 41-page opinion.
“Congress plainly views itself as having sweeping authority to investigate illegal conduct of a president, before and after taking office,” Judge Mehta continued.
“This court is not prepared to roll back the tide of history.”
In addition, Judge Mehta also alluded to the fact that this investigation is bogus and a partisan witch hunt—but it was not the job of the court to determine Congress’s true intent when firing off a subpoena.
“Thus, it is not the court’s role to decipher whether Congress’s true purpose in pursuing an investigation is to aid legislation or something more sinister such as exacting political retribution,” Mehta wrote.
But there is more to the story.
Judge Mehta is an Obama stooge who donated thousands of dollars to Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Donald Trump promised a quick appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The President told reporters outside the White House that this was just sour grapes by Democrats who wanted a do-over after the Mueller investigation turned out to be a bust.
“We disagree with that ruling. It’s crazy because you look at this never happened to any other president. They’re trying to get a redo. Trying to get what we used to call in school a do-over and if you look, you know, we had no collusion, we had no obstruction. We had no nothing,” the President told the Press.
President Trump concluded, “The Democrats were very upset with the Mueller report as perhaps they should be, but, I mean the country is very happy about it because there was never anything like that. They’re trying to get a do-over or redo. You can’t do that as far as the financials are concerned it’s totally the wrong decision by obviously an Obama appointed he was a recent Obama appointed judge.”
The case now heads to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals where Obama judge Merrick Garland is the Chief Justice.
No matter who wins at that level, the case is surely bound for the Supreme Court on appeal.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.