Adam Schiff is giddy with joy that it is he who gets to lead the deep state’s impeachment hearings.
If he is the one who gets the job done, he will be a hero in their eyes.
But that dream is dead, and Schiff will cry himself to sleep after a court changed his life forever.
Adam Schiff is looking for anything he can to use in his impeachment inquiry.
It began with a claim from a so-called “whistleblower” alleging that Trump threatened the president of Ukraine to force him to investigate Joe Biden.
But that claim has been disproven, and the “whistleblower” is nowhere to be found.
So now Schiff is trying to claim that Trump is obstructing the investigation into the claims from this “whistleblower,” despite the fact that the entire premise of the impeachment probe is proven false.
That’s why Schiff is searching for anything else he can use while he still has a spotlight on him and his hearings.
One thing that he certainly wants more than anything is President Trump’s tax returns.
Being a billionaire who until recently was not considering a run for office, Trump doesn’t have his tax returns set up like career politicians do.
Politicians purposefully work with consultants to ensure that there is nothing in their returns that the media could spin into an attack.
So Trump doesn’t want his tax returns released, and is under no obligation to do so.
But the Democrats are insistent that they become public, and they have tried to force the issue in court.
Democrats were able to send a demand to Trump’s accounting firm to force them to turn over eight years of returns, which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to.
But now that ruling is temporarily blocked, as the Supreme Court has weighed in, temporarily blocking the lower court ruling.
This is huge news for Trump, and could become even bigger.
The Supreme Court will make a final ruling, and may grant a permanent stay.
That could come as soon as the end of this week.
Trump’s legal team sent the request in an application to the Supreme Court to block the decision recently.
They cite just how unprecedented the D.C. court’s decision was.
“This is a case of firsts,” the application reads. “It is the first time Congress has subpoenaed the personal records of a president that predate his time in office. It is the first time Congress has issued a subpoena, under its legislative powers, to investigate the president for illegal conduct. And, for the first time, a court has upheld a congressional subpoena to the president for his personal papers.”
Trump has a good chance of winning this fight.
After all, he has secured two new Supreme Court Justices since taking office.
And some of the less conservative Justices may even side with him, considering how ridiculous this decision is.
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