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Mon May 27, 2019, 07:22 AM

Why Trump's Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing


Why Trump’s Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing
May 27, 2019 at 7:14 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

Renato Mariotti: “In the space of three days this week, two federal judges ruled decisively in favor of Congress’ right to subpoena President Donald Trump’s personal financial and business records. The speed of the decisions—unusual in complex federal litigation—demonstrates a significant flaw in the administration’s “fight all the subpoenas” strategy. More importantly, it suggests that Trump’s strategy of categorically fighting all congressional subpoenas will undermine his ability to stonewall Congress in subsequent cases.”

“Already, one of the rulings has been appealed by the Trump administration, and a three-judge panel is scheduled to hear the case in July. In the meantime, however, we are witnessing profound legal decisions in defense of congressional power. If Trump’s stonewalling strategy was intended to run out the clock by forcing Democrats into interminable court fights, it appears so far to be having the exact opposite effect—almost like a little league game that gets called early because one team is scoring too many unanswered runs.”

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Mon May 27, 2019, 07:30 AM

1. Who is paying for the appeals? US or his family?

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Mon May 27, 2019, 07:45 AM

2. Not sure. The RNC is paying for some bills...

Legal Fees Mount for Republican Party, Trump Campaign
Filings show RNC spent $2.2 million in April for lawyers’ work

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