Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are being buried under an avalanche of bad news on impeachment.
Democrats keep experiencing loss after loss.
And now the Supreme Court handed down this impeachment ruling that was a huge win for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s lawyers sued to stop a Democrat subpoena ordering financial institutions that did business with the president from handing over eight years’ worth of tax returns.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal made the dubious legal claim that an obscure 1920s law gave the Ways and Means Committee Chairman the right to ask the IRS to turn over any citizen’s tax returns.
Neal and the Democrats claimed they wanted to exercise their oversight authority to make sure the IRS was properly auditing the president’s tax returns.
That was obviously a lie.
Democrats wanted to get their hands on President Trump’s tax returns for political benefit.
Either the returns would contain some kind of Hail Mary smoking gun that would boost impeachment, or the Democrats could leak perfectly legal – but politically embarrassing – nuggets from the returns that would show Donald Trump lawfully using loopholes to reduce his tax burden to the lowest levels possible.
Two lower courts – packed with Democrat judges – ruled in favor of the Democrats.
But the Democrats’ winning streak stopped in the Supreme Court.
The Justices handed down a stay, blocking enforcement of the subpoena until December 5 to allow President Trump and his lawyers to file a petition asking the court to hear their case.
“The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted. The issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is stayed pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such petition is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court. If no petition for a writ of certiorari is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon, the stay shall terminate,” the Justices’ order declared.
It takes five Justices to grant this stay.
But it only takes four to grant a writ of certiorari – which means the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case.
This order suggests the votes are there for a vigorous debate among the Justices about the legal issues in this matter.
If the Justices agree to hear the case, they will hand down a decision by June 2020.
And that means the Democrats will see one avenue for an impeachment investigation closed off.
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