Regarding the New York state case, on 11/4/19, "A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court Appeals unanimously ruled that the president is not immune from investigative steps taken by state prosecutors, such as a grand jury subpoena. Trump plans to go to the Supreme Court to try to block the disclosure, said Jay Sekulow, an attorney for the president said." (Source)With all eyes on the impeachment inquiry in the House, it's easy to let the courts fade from view. How is Trump doing in the courts? Here's a review of three cases:
1. Blumenthal v. Trump, an emoluments case. Judge denied Trump's motion to dismiss and ruled the plaintiffs have standing to continue the case.
2. Maryland and DC v. Trump, an emoluments case. After a three-judge Appeals Court panel ruled in favor of Trump and ordered the case thrown out, that court's full bench decided to take up the case which will be heard on 12/12/19.
3. CREW v. Trump, an emoluments case. U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels dismissed the case on December 21, 2017, holding that plaintiffs lacked standing. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the dismissal, reinstated the suit, and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings.
Thus, all three emoluments cases remain live and are proceeding. In all three cases, the most-recent rulings have gone against Trump.
Also of interest (to me at least) are four other cases:
1. The case in which Trump is suing to quash a New York State subpoena that would provide the Manhattan D.A. with Trump's tax records. At the appellate level, both sides have agreed to certain conditions that are likely to speed this case to the Supreme Court, which both sides appear to want..
2. The case in which Trump is suing to quash the subpoena that would provide the House Oversight Committee access to the Trump financial data specified in the subpoena.
3. The case in which Trump is suing to quash the subpoena that would provide the House Ways and Means Committee access to the Trump financial data specified in the subpoena.
4. The case in which the Justice Department was recently ordered by the Court to release certain grand jury materials from former special counsel Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee amid its impeachment inquiry.
It is tedious to track these cases. I'll try to provide a better summary as time permits.
No one ever suggested that Republican members of the Intel Committee were shut out of the process and weren't allowed to question the witnesses. Well, the first couple of witnesses, Republican members of the committee weren't allowed to ask questions, and Schiff finally relented on subsequent witnesses, but those transcripts don't favor the Democrats and as such will not be released until they can be lost amongst the background noise of the more favorable transcripts.With the House impeachment inquiry transcripts now being released to the public, it is an item of public record that Republican representatives were in the room and were able to directly question the witnesses. Suggestions previously made that they were shut out of the process seem inaccurate in light of the public record.
My sister texted me. She said: "vote for Sean. Vote for Sean. Show those libs". I said I don't even watch that show, but ok. Voted maximum 10 times. So yeah, it's kind of rigged. Watched the show and I think he could dance better if he had his podium.Democrats luuuuv the popular vote.
Except on Monday nights.
The system is rigged: Sean Spicer advances on "Dancing With the Stars," thanks to Trump
The video you posted doesn't match the headline or the text beneath the video.SMH
"They shouldn't be having public hearings. This is a hoax," the president told reporters on the White House's South Lawn. "This is just like the Russian witch hunt. This is just a continuation."www.newsweek.com