Democrats took a hit to their messaging plans before the Midterms from the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts handed former President Donald Trump a win in the battle with Congressional Democrats over his tax returns.
Democrats wanted to play a smoke and mirrors game with Donald Trump’s tax returns in the days leading up to the Midterm elections.
Even if there was nothing scandalous inside, Democrats were desperate to grasp for anything.
But Chief Justice Roberts popped their bubble by issuing an order that blocked Democrats from getting their grubby hands on Trump’s tax returns until both parties submitted briefs by November 10.
“Upon consideration of the application of counsel for the applicants, it is so ordered that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 21-5289, is hereby stayed pending further order of the undersigned or of the court,” Roberts’ order wrote.
Revealing all the personal information in the former President’s tax forms has been the focal point of one of the Left’s longest running witch hunts.
Trump chose not to make his tax returns public during the 2016 campaign.
He was under no legal obligation to do so and was advised not to release them since he was being audited at the time.
With no way to be proven wrong, Democrats indulged in all kinds of conspiracy theories about Trump’s tax returns including the ludicrous idea that they contain evidence of secret payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin or proof of financial crimes—two theories that are as outrageous as they are false.
The Russian Collusion Hoax was a fantasy cooked up by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to explain away the fact that she suffered a humiliating defeat in 2016.
And, in spite of his deep desire to get Donald Trump on something—anything—Manhattan Democrat District Attorney Alvin Bragg closed down a criminal investigation for criminal tax fraud due to an utter lack of evidence.
Justice Roberts’ temporary stay ahead of the Midterms certainly got House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) fuming.
“We’ve waited long enough—we must begin our oversight of the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program as soon as possible,” Neal declared in a statement.
Democrats are still desperate to continue their fishing expedition in the hopes of finding anything to embarrass Donald Trump ahead of his expected 2024 run for President.
On Thursday Reuters reported the Biden IRS and Treasury Department asked the Supreme Court not to block Congress on-going attempts to pry into Trump’s tax returns.
Meanwhile, NBC reports, Merrick Garland’s DOJ as well as House Democrats have again asked the Supreme Court to deny Trump’s request to block release of his tax record.
And in a Thursday filing to the Court, Biden administration Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued that House Democrats’ efforts to obtain the tax records “furthers a valid legislative purpose and comports with the separation of powers.”
Now a critical question is whether the Supreme Court will allow the likely lame duck Democrat majority in the House to keep playing partisan games with a former President’s tax returns when they are out of power in six weeks.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.