Obama judge orders Trump to comply w/Dems' subpoena

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Obama pointing fingerA federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama – who also donated to his campaign – ruled Monday against President Donald Trump, asserting that his longtime accounting firm must comply with the Democrat-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s subpoena demanding the president’s financial records for his businesses.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta dealt the president a blow by ordering Mazars USA LLP to hand years-worth of documents over to the United States House of Representatives – which scored a major win as it continues to press forward in its campaign for his impeachment.

"Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars,” Mehta ruled Monday, according to Law.com.

Obama’s anti-Trump legacy lives on

As new information surfaced Monday pointing to the rulings’ more-than-likely political bias, Mehta defended Congress’ broad authority to investigate the president.

“[While] there are limits on Congress's investigative authority ... those limits do not substantially constrain Congress," Mehta wrote in the 41-page opinion. "So long as Congress investigates on a subject matter on which 'legislation could be had,' Congress acts as contemplated by Article I of the Constitution."

The partisan nature of the subpoena was addressed by Trump administration in April, but Mehta denied the contention.

“Trump's legal team sued in federal court last month to block the subpoena … argu[ing] the subpoena was politically motivated, and therefore, held no legislative purpose,” TheBlaze recounted. “Mehta, however, claimed it was not his job to determine whether or not the subpoena had a political motivation behind it.”

The Obama donor avoided addressing the issue altogether – remaining virtually unchecked in decision to move forward.

"These are facially valid legislative purposes, and it is not for the court to question whether the Committee's actions are truly motivated by political considerations," Mehta said, according to TheBlaze.

But his allegiance to the former president and his party are now being brought to light, indicating that his motivations could very much be to upend the president, who Obama reportedly endeavored to oust thorough a spying campaign to frame Trump for collusion with Russia.

“Financial records indicate that Mehta personally donated to Obama's re-election campaign in 2012,” TheBlaze’s Chris Enloe reported. “Records show that Mehta donated $1,000 to the Obama/Biden re-election campaign on Sept. 17, 2012, then donated another $1,000 to the same campaign one month later on Oct. 16, 2012.”

Apparently, Mehta’s contributions to Obama worked toward his advantage, as he ended up landing a job in the U.S. Judicial System via the 44th president’s appointment two years later.

“At the time, Mehta worked at Washington, D.C., legal firm Zuckerman Spaeder,” Enloe pointed out. “Obama did not nominate him to the court until 2014.”

Dems full speed ahead …

The Democratic judge continues to straight-arm the Trump administration in the process – making limited concessions so that the House’s attack on the president can continue full-force.

“Further, Mehta denied a request by Trump's legal team to issue a stay on his ruling while it undergoes the appeal process,” Enloe added. “However, he did grant a seven-day waiting period.”

In essence, Mehta has maneuvered to take full reign over the matter.

“A stay of a ruling with irreversible consequences is standard operating procedure, [and] in this case, once the records would be turned over before the appeals process could play out, any appeals reversal would be moot, since the records, once disclosed, cannot be made private and confidential once again,” the American Thinker revealed. “In effect, Judge Mehta has made himself the Supreme Court of the United States as far as litigant Donald Trump is concerned.”

All this goes to prove that Democrats will not relent as they up their ante to assault – and ultimately usurp – the president … an attack that has persisted since the 2016 presidential election.

“This is a ‘tell’ – an unintentional indication that the judge is biased and willing to deny the right to appeal his decision in order to advance the political agenda of the House Democratic Caucus – as expressed through Representative Cummings's committee's subpoena,” Enloe informed.

A last-ditch effort to derail Democrats’ latest assault on the president was launched Tuesday.

“Trump's legal team filed an appeal Tuesday – sending the case to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,” Enloe noted. “It's not clear when the appeals court will hear the case.”

 

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