Trump loses appeal over subpoena for tax returns

Trump loses appeal over subpoena for tax returns


MORNING HERE I’M SANDRA SMITH.>>Bill: GOOD MORNING. I’M BILL HEMMER. FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULING MOMENTS AGO THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT HAVE PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY FROM GRAND JURY INVESTIGATIONS. THE BATTLE NOW MAY BE HEADING TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. WE HAVE LIVE TEAM FOX COVERAGE IN A MOMENT AND WE’LL GET TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LIVE. WE’LL BEGIN NOW AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT JOHN ROBERTS ON THE NORTH LAWN. GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. A CASE THAT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME NOW. A FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE IN NEW YORK CITY WHO RULED THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD TO HAND OVER AT LEAST NOT THE PRESIDENT BUT THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTING COMPANY HAD TO HAND OVER EIGHT YEARS OF TAX RETURNS TO THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CYRUS VANS JUNIOR. THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEYS APPEALED IT TO THE SECOND COURT OF APPEALS HANDLING MANHATTAN. THE SECOND CIRCUIT HAS NOW COME DOWN WITH A RULING UPHOLDING THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGE’S DECISION THAT THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTING FIRM HAS TO TURN OVER THOSE TAX RETURNS. IN THE OPINION THE JUDGES MAKE A DISTINCT BETWEEN A CRIMINAL PROCEEDING AND A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION. DON’T FORGET, THIS WAS A SUBPOENA THAT WAS ISSUED BY A GRAND JURY THAT WAS IMPANELED BY THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY. THE PANEL SAYING WE HOLD HOWEVER THAT ANY PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY FROM STATE CRIMINAL PROCESS DOES NOT EXTEND TO INVESTIGATIVE STEPS LIKE THE GRAND JURY SUBPOENA AT ISSUE HERE. WE ACCORDINGLY AFFIRM THE DISTRICT COURT’S DECISION ON THE IMMUNITY QUESTION. THAT MEANS THE PRESIDENT IS NOT IMMUNE FROM THIS WHICH WE CONSTRUE HAS AN ORDER AND REMAND FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS. IT DOESN’T MEAN THE WHITE HOUSE AND PRESIDENT HAVE LOST THE FINAL BATTLE HERE. AGAIN, THIS WAS DECIDED BY A THREE-JUDGE PANEL WHICH INCLUDED THE CHIEF JUDGE AND TWO CIRCUIT JUDGES. THE PRESIDENT HAS A COUPLE OF OPTIONS. HIS ATTORNEYS CAN APPEAL TO THE SECOND CIRCUIT FOR WHAT IS CALLED A HEARING WHERE ALL THE JUDGES IN THE SECOND CIRCUIT WOULD REHEAR THIS CASE AND DECIDE THE CASE, OR THEY COULD TAKE IT TO THE SUPREME COURT. WE’RE STILL AWAITING A DECISION ON WHAT THEY’LL DO ABOUT A SIMILAR RULING IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, A THREE-JUDGE PANEL DETERMINED THE PRESIDENT DID HAVE TO HAND OVER HIS TAX RETURNS. WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING WITH THAT OR THE SUPREME COURT. THEY MAY BE GATHERING ALL OF THIS TOGETHER AND TAKE IT RIGHT TO THE SUPREME COURT. I EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY JAY SEKULOW IN A FEW MINUTES AFTER HE GOES THROUGH THE RATHER LENGTHY DECISION. THE BOTTOM LINE HERE. THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDING A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE IN MANHATTAN’S OPINION THAT THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTING FIRM HAS TO TURN OVER THOSE EIGHT YEARS OF TAX RETURNS TO THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR INVESTIGATIVE PURPOSES. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THIS MEANS THAT THOSE TAX RETURNS COULD BE USED TO DEVELOP INVESTIGATIONS. THEY CAN’T MAKE THEM PUBLIC AT LEAST NOT YET. MAYBE IF THEY DO DEVELOP SOME SORT OF INVESTIGATIVE MATERIAL THAT LEADS TO A SUBPOENA OR INDICTMENT THEN SOME OF THAT INFORMATION MAY COME OUT. WE’RE STILL A LONG WAY FROM THAT.

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  1. Everyone knows they will be leaked and in some way or another used as political weapons… That is the ONLY reason Democrats want his tax returns…

  2. If I was a totally legit stable genius billionaire with a big… a brain I would have zero qualms with releasing my tax returns.

  3. Comment
    In the balance, Trump organization is probably at zero (liabilities=assets). NOT import ant. What is sad is that we have a POTUS who thinks he ALWAYS knows best. He doesn't. He is clever enough to convince many US voters to just believe him, though.

  4. If any of you lacks wisdom let him ask of Jesus who give to all freely and without finding fault and it will be given to him Jesus said . And that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God ❤️📖🙂

  5. Ethics in Government 1978 requires release of taxes from all members of Congress. After Trump I’m positive it will be repealed to include President & Vice President

  6. Far as tax returns Donald Trump never took a paycheck to be president. I believe the amount was $1. One dollar So, tax return!?!?

  7. Look at all the anti trumper's here just because of the headline off this video. Just hoping that Trump is getting finally what he deserves. Hilarious! Keep dreaming little lefties. LMAO

  8. Trump always wants to prove Democrats wrong. If he really didn't have anything to hide, he would have released his tax returns a long time ago to convince his base that the Democrats are just witch-hunting.

  9. This president does not want to hand his taxes because they are going to find this president for inflating and deflating his properties to benefit from paying millions of $ on his taxes . this is not over jet more dirty linen will come out. This president is destroying the integrity and reputation of this great and powerful country. Is going to take many years before other countries trust the U.S.A. This is what trump is doing.

  10. Remember when tRump said he would happily release his taxes? 4 years, subpoenas, many court battles later we're still waiting. It's almost like he's a liar or something. What do you have to hide drumpf? Other than your corruption and ties to Russia, and Saudi Arabia..

  11. ANYONE may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes.
    Gregory v. Helvering, 293 U.S.468

  12. President Trump reflects the hard working taxpayer civilians of this country

    were tired of the government intrusion

    We the PEOPLE are tired of the digital intrusion and were deathly tired of the media propaganda

    we're not stupid people

    this man was elected because he represents U.S. much more similar than any other politician

  13. You can’t break the money machine for a limited time of seconds this election is a world event the election is a money machine why can’t you make it work for the improvement of states and townships how ever it works are we have we sunk to no plans outside of business

  14. I wouldn’t want other people see my tax return why would anyone else. If I commited a tax fraud the IRS would have caught me quickly and possibly prosecuted me. That goes the same with anyone including potus. If not , than there is no smoking gun in his tax return.

  15. Because Trump is a crook a liar thief and a felon.. I don't believe nothing comes out his mouth.. Mexico was to pay for wall.. Look who is paying.. Our hard earned money…took from military account and other places.. It's time for someone to clean the whitehouse up… America is embarrassed by Gov,Congress,Republicans, and democrats..

  16. These evil liberal judges make me sick. This isn't fair at all. Trump takes a licking and keeps on ticking! Go trump!!! 🇺🇸

  17. Trump looks at the transcript of his extortion call with the Ukraine and he thought "hey, this is fine, I'll just release it…" -and it has proof of an impeachable crime. Trump looks at his tax returns and says HELL NO DON'T RELEASE THEM!!! What's that tell ya?

  18. Trump doesn't want his base to know that he pays no taxes.
    His followers are not going to like it that he is a tax cheat.

  19. Rotten.

    Rotten to the core.

    …Hold on, can't remember whether I was commenting on the state of American morality or the fact that our court systems are so obviously corrupt…

    …Well, it's not like there's a wrong answer between the two options, here, let's all be honest!

  20. His tax returns are NO BODIES business, there is NO LAW that says he has to turn over his returns. It doesnt matter whats in them, I wont waiver in my support of President Trump. MSM has pushed us to far

  21. Trump knows his taxes show he has been on the take from Putin And he knows it this is the reason he wants out of New York cause now they all know that he robbed the country and New York

  22. A simple solution to this….simply don't release them. democrats ignore rules and laws everyday with no repercussions so this should be no different…

  23. But he said he would release them and that he is the most transparent president in the history of america…,

    And all you fools fell for it.

  24. You people are morons. If you think he is hiding TAX RETURNS, because of legality, you clearly don’t know Trump. He is hiding them because he is simply not as rich as people think he is, thats all. Nothing illegal, just his pride on the line. Mark this comment, take it to the bank, and eat the crow you so deserve when the time comes. And remember you read it first here.

  25. Now America knows just like every other employer, if you don’t hand in all of your documents, you will not get the job or be fired! Duh 🙄😒😂🤣

  26. What you hiding trump??
    You said you show your taxes in 2016. He can't complete a full sentence without telling several lies. Trump is all lies, breaking laws, quid pro quo, no morals, harrasses, bullies people, pays hardly any taxes, is narcissistic, stupid, and could careless about anyone but himself or the rich . As most intelligent people can't wait until he is removed from office or loses election with all the puppet Republicans

  27. Stop running Donny. Treasonous Trump is being held accountable for the first time in his life. His daddy can’t save him this time. Time to pin this traitor to the wall.

  28. If you add up the amount of money he has spent hiding his taxes its more than three houses I've bought in my lifetime x 5. I guess he really really really loves transparency and the need to be honest with the American people?

  29. People are so stupid, not ignorant, stupid…The next time you try to make a major purchase and they ask for tax returns and pay stubs. Just say after your audit is finished. Brilliant!!!

  30. so wait the state wants federal tax returns to see if you did something illegal with no proof to the contrary. sounds like some bull crap to me. first anyone who is presumed guilty until proving themselves innocent is a very dangerous game it can lead to alot of problems. second they should have access to his state returns demanding personal information so see if you find anything to charge someone on is illegal. its like a more advanced terry stop.

  31. Of course he doesn't. Only an idiot would think the President has immunity from this. That label fits both Trump AND his followers.

  32. WARNING: making a joke about him being orange stopped being funny around late 2017
    there is a difference between being transparent about your private life, and being honest on all things political related
    jokes about his trash hair also stopped being funny around early 2018
    America is a constitutional republic and not a democracy since democracy has way to many flaws

  33. What ever happened to "I will gladly show my tax returns when I am allowed"? Donald: I think you protest too much! What are you hiding?

  34. Somehow i'm pretty sure he will blame Joe Biden, Hillary or Obama for him needing to hide his tax returns…. because well… ya know… The Deep State and uh… stuff.

  35. Lol you can’t be serious. Democrats are still mad and are really trying to go after his tax returns? Like, what does that have to do with Ukraine?

    At this point, you know it’s a smear campaign while doubling as an dirt gathering tactic right before an election.

  36. This Witch Hunt makes you wonder what are the Democrats hiding corruption I would imagine s*** tons of corruption that's why they want rid of trump cuz they're so f**** corrupt

  37. I suspect the Tax returns will show he isn't a billionaire and he's actually broke. Running for President was his only chance to get himself out of financial collapse. Now he can manipulate the stock market with a tweet and get foreign business deals for his companies. There's a lot of financial gains when you become the President, just ask Bill and Hillary.

  38. Dude, if Trump had anything illegal going on with his taxes, the deep state operatives at the very liberal and corrupt I.R.S. would have found and leaked it well before he was even elected. Don’t think the I.R.S. has not SCOURED his tax returns looking for something to pin on him. He could give the demediacrats a receipt from Walmart and they would turn it into an investigation for impeachment.

  39. Trump is, and always was a criminal con man. His past is finally catching up with him. The whole Trump crime family are going to be brought down. It's about time that Don the con is brought to justice. But, no doubt he'll go kicking and squealing like the pig that he is.

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