The judge sped up the timeline for Trump to turn over his tax returns after his stalling tactics were rejected during a Thursday hearing.
Trump’s lawyers showed up unprepared and many of the same arguments that were already rejected.
Jennifer Taub tweeted the bottom line:
What this means:
Trump has until July 27th (a week from Monday to file an amended complaint).
Presumably, Vance will then file a motion to dismiss.
And final briefs due by August 14th.
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) July 16, 2020
Neal Katyal tweeted that the hearing is moving quickly:
Phenomenal thread about what the court did today in the Trump tax returns case in Manhattan. This is moving quickly. Briefing all done in under a month. https://t.co/WYGAhr1NLG
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) July 16, 2020
Trump’s whole gameplan has been to drag out the Manhattan DA’s subpoena through endless litigation that he thought would allow him to run out the clock and get through the presidential election, but that is not what is happening.
The President is losing at light speed. It is very possible that not only will DA Vance has his tax returns before the election, but also Trump and members of his family could be indicted for lying on business and loan documents in the middle of the presidential election.
The Supreme Court decision has turned a snowball into an avalanche as the odds are growing the Donald Trump could be criminally indicted.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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