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    SCOTUS and Trump's Financial Records

    Apparently, Presidents CAN be subpoenaed, but pending cases need to be bounced back to lower courts because they didn't proceed properly.

    Decisions are bounced back.

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    Supreme Court rejects Trump argument on shielding tax returns

    However, the justices divided on how much deference the courts should show to the president and they ordered further proceedings in lower courts.

    The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected President Donald Trump’s arguments that he is immune from efforts by a New York grand jury to demand his tax returns and other details about his finances.

    However, the justices divided on how much deference the courts should show to the president and they ordered further proceedings in lower courts, leaving it unclear when and if a local prosecutor in Manhattan will obtain the records.

    Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four Democratic appointees in a majority opinion that said prosecutors will not be required to show a “heightened need” to get the records. However, Trump will now be able to make other legal arguments that the records are legally privileged.
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    Yup. This is both a victory and a loss for Trump.

    Victory in the sense that it's likely prosecutors and the public will not see his tax returns prior to the 2020 election.

    Loss in the sense that he could eventually be prosecuted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Yup. This is both a victory and a loss for Trump.

    Victory in the sense that it's likely prosecutors and the public will not see his tax returns prior to the 2020 election.

    Loss in the sense that he could eventually be prosecuted.
    And it places this issue back as a political football for the campaigns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Yup. This is both a victory and a loss for Trump.

    Victory in the sense that it's likely prosecutors and the public will not see his tax returns prior to the 2020 election.

    Loss in the sense that he could eventually be prosecuted.
    That actually is a victory in the political sense.
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    Will be interesting to see what is in them. Might be nothing at all.

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    It guarantees that Trump is arrested one minute after noon, January 20th. Of course, he will probably have fled the country by then.

    It is tragic that Congress wasn't given the information clearly under their purview, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Will be interesting to see what is in them. Might be nothing at all.
    They played a "back in the day" recording of the democrats bemoaning the notion that Trump has inflated his net worth to be on Forbe's list, deflates his wealthy for IRS purposes.

    And I'm thinking, "What smart CEO does NOT do that?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    They played a "back in the day" recording of the democrats bemoaning the notion that Trump has inflated his net worth to be on Forbe's list, deflates his wealthy for IRS purposes.

    And I'm thinking, "What smart CEO does NOT do that?"
    Do you enjoy paying higher taxes so "smart CEOs" can do that? I certainly don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Do you enjoy paying higher taxes so "smart CEOs" can do that? I certainly don't.
    Wow. You really need to chill, little angry man. I stated a fact, there is NOTHING in there to indicate my attitude toward paying my taxes.
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