At the very least, despite the constant provocations, it fits a long Trump and his team, which avoids confrontation with Vladimir Putin.
It also provides the latest, most urgent example of why the High Court took so long to decide whether Trump’s taxes and business records could be transferred to the House of Representatives and the New York district lawyer. The decision is expected to be made this week.
This is perhaps the most closely monitored Supreme Court decision of this session, and it has huge ramifications for the separation of powers and for American voters to make a fully informed decision in the November presidential election.
Trump has, of course, been preceded for decades to refuse to release tax returns, often making false excuses about why he couldn’t do it (among them, the longest tax audit ever recorded). The fact is that the Attorney General Bill Barr’s Ministry of Justice is now acting as the President’s personal lawyer, doing everything possible to avoid showing the American people their financial situation.
“In total, six different federal courts – three district courts and three court panels – heard these cases, and six ruled Trump,” CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said. In addition, court cases caused by corruption under Warren G. Harding, known as the Teapot Dome scandal, apply directly
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It states that the Treasury Secretary will provide such tax information “without” legitimate legislative purpose “” requested by the relevant congress committee and which Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin refused to do.
But Trump has a clear public and legislative interest to find out if he is hiding trade deals with the Russians; this may explain Vladimir Putin’s strange but persistent reluctance to face open issues of US national interests.
Before Trump’s political career, his son Eric boasted that he could repeatedly bypass American banks
– most refused to do business with Trump organizations – because the company could get all the money it needed from Russia. In 2008, his son Don Jr. real estate conference
“The Russians make up a very disproportionate cross-section of many of our assets … a lot of money flows from Russia.” And Reuters reported 63 Russians almost invested $ 100 million
Trump in buildings.
Russia has a famous reputation Money laundering
and two frequent destinations, both of which are the luxury real estate and casinos operated by the Trump organization in the past.
This is far from an academic concern. The CNN is not less than 25 times that President Trump is strangely soft over Russia – from refusing Moscow to intervene in the US elections, from holding the conquered Ukrainian Crimean province, the US soldiers from Syria, from the Obama-era sanctions, to the withdrawal to praise pro-Russian leaders, to guard against NATO.
In addition, we have seen a model of management officials who have notified Russia of the allegations of the absence of Russia and election intervention. Kirstjen Neilsen, the former head of the Ministry of Homeland Security, was told that he would react badly because he did not worry about the 2020 elections that the Russians had joined the President. former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney
He told another senior management official that “it is not a big issue and should be kept below his level”.
The fact is that when the news of the Russian blessings broke out, the White House ignored the matter and refused to speak to Russia of retaliation. Instead, as CNN’s Marshall Cohen’s White House press secretary points out in his Real Control analysis: “Throughout the news conference (Kayleigh) McEnany spent more time condemning aggressive moves against US interests to criticize American journalists. Afghanistan ‘ Awards in 2016, election intervention in 2016 and military actions in Syria and Ukraine. ”
“This smells like trying to mislead the public,” CNN national security analyst Susan Hennessey said about the management’s push back. “It is common for different intelligence agencies to add different degrees of trust based on the underlying intelligence, which is not the same as having a dispute over whether something is happening.”
There is no guarantee that President Trump’s business records or taxes will soon be viewed by the public even if they lose both cases in the court order. For example, New York District Attorney Cy Vance issued a subpoena for Trump’s taxes as part of the Grand Jury investigation, and this information would be kept closely by the court. However, accountability will lead to more transparency than we have in the past on an urgent issue that continues to confuse even some Trump allies: why does Trump praise Putin despite constant provocations?
The American people deserve to know the truth about Trump and Russia. And we have to follow the money to find the truth. The Supreme Court could soon decide whether the American people would win truth or partisan politics before going to the polls this November.