After losing his case to keep his financial records secret, Trump appealed the decision to the circuit court headed by Merrick Garland.
Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s personal attorneys, said: “We will be filing a timely notice of appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.”
Merrick Garland will decide Trump’s appeal
President Trump will be appealing the ruling to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, headed by … Merrick Garland.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 21, 2019
Merrick Garland is a professional, which is what will make him a great Supreme Court pick once again:
I wish I could say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Merrick Garland is a consummate legal professional who I'm sure will do everything possible to avoid the appearance of any bias.
Which, you know, would have been a great reason to have him on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/o9M0mLkh0K
— Zev Karlin-Neumann (@zkarlinn) May 21, 2019
Trump is doomed to defeat
Monday’s ruling was the first legal wrecking ball taken to Trump’s doomed strategy. To call the defense mounted by Trump flimsy would be an insult to flimsy items everywhere. Trump’s big plan to drag out investigative requests through the court system has one large and fatal flaw. Trump doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on. His defense isn’t compelling or serious.
The court of appeals is going to shoot Trump down, and his accounting firm will be forced to turn over his financial records to Congress.
In a juicy bit of karma, it will be Merrick Garland’s court that sends Trump to defeat.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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