Tag: Trump’s Taxes

Petulant child turns “Infrastructure Week” into a publicity stunt

By: TDF Staff

Infrastructure Week was cut short today by Donald Trump after 4 minutes. Donald Trump walked out of his meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and headed for the Rose Garden with pre-printed “Mueller probe by the numbers” fact sheets and charts.

“I want to do infrastructure,” Trump claimed, “but you know what, you can’t do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with,” he commanded.

Shortly after the petulant child that was somehow voted in to office finished his newest unhinged tirade, Pelosi and Schumer held their own press conference, in which they admitted that they were ambushed by Trump.

“We had hoped that we could give this president the opportunity to have a signature infrastructure initiative,” Pelosi said, “For some reason — maybe a lack of confidence on his part that he couldn’t match the greatness of the challenge before him — … he just took a pass.”

Today’s showboating is further proof that Trump is running scared. Now that his arguments are losing in court and his taxes and desperate financial situation, along with possible criminal activity, might be revealed for all to see. 

Merrick Garland’s court to handle the appeal of the release of Trump’s financial records

By: TDF Staff

Monday afternoon, a federal judge ruled that the House has the legal rights within its constitutional powers to review 10 years of Donald Trump’s financial records. In addition, U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta declined to stay that decision pending Trump’s appeal because he doesn’t think they have a case that could prevail if appealed.

As of this morning, Trump’s lawyers have formally submitted their appeal of Judge Amit Mehta’s ruling that requires his accounting firm turn over his personal financial records to the House. The best part about the appeal is that the chief judge of that court is none other than Merrick Garland. Yes, THAT Merrick Garland.

It is worth noting that the three judges to hear the appeal will be randomly assigned, so Garland might not hear the appeal. If the decision of the judges ends up being reviewed by the full court then Garland will definitely have a hand in the process. Regardless, having witnessed one of their own fall victim to the hyper-partisan destruction of norms and traditions that pretty much brought Trump to the White House, the judges that are assigned will most likely have some thoughts about the situation.