A federal judge has just dismissed Donald Trump’s attempt to block the Manhattan District Attorney’s probe into the president’s finances, approving a subpoena to be executed. The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court refusal to throw out the case but remanded it back to lower courts.
Courthouse News’ Adam Klasfeld reports the judge called Trump’s arguments “unprecedented,” “far-reaching,” and “perilous to the rule of law.”
The judge calls Team Trump’s litigation posture “as unprecedented and far-reaching as it is perilous to the rule of law and other bedrock constitutional principles on which this country was founded and by which it continues to be governed.” pic.twitter.com/IZBGM5fjTc
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 20, 2020
Norm Eisen, a former Impeachment Special Counsel for the House Democrats and a former White House Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform comments on the news:
Multiple walls are closing in on Trump & his cronies this week.
It kicked off with our big Emoluments win, then the Senate report confirming collusion, then the Bannon indictment.
Now this, which will ultimately result in Trump’s own indictment. https://t.co/pP3Bt0VQUZ
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) August 20, 2020
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