Fox Judge gives Trump terrible news about his tax returns


The United States Court of Appeals for the
2nd Circuit – that’s right below the Supreme Court – ruled that there’s no broad immunity
for the president for behavior that he engaged in before he was in the White House. This subpoena is for his tax returns and the
Trump Organization corporate records from 2015 and 2016. It also ruled that since the subpoena’s
not to him, it’s to his accountants, it doesn’t require him to do anything that
might be disruptive to his job as president. All this is pretty much consistent with what
a trial judge ruled when the president sought to throw out the subpoena. What happens next will probably be an application
to a single justice of the Supreme Court to stay, to stop the effect of this decision,
until the Court can decide— Who is this justice? That’ll be Justice Ginsburg because she
is assigned by geography to hear appeals from federal courts coming from this circuit, the
second circuit. Why, if I’m a US sitting president, why
am I not immune from prosecution? Ah, great question. This does not address prosecution. This addresses investigation. No one is immune from the government investigating
their behavior. In this case, the behavior being investigating
occurred before he was president. That’s what caused the court to say there’s
no immunity. The court expressly did not rule – DID NOT
RULE – on whether a sitting president can be prosecuted by a state court. The answer to that is he probably cannot but
that’s a guess from me. So they request from the accountants– I have
30 seconds here: Ginsburg does what and what happens after that? So if she stays the effect of the decision,
then the Court has all the time it wants to decide whether or not to hear the appeal. If she doesn’t stay the effect of the decision,
I would imagine the president would then appeal to the entire court asking for a stay. If no stay is issued, then the subpoena’s
going to be complied with. Remember, it’s not a subpoena to him, he
can’t physically stop it. So it’s November 2019—
Yes. How’s this play out time table-wise? If the Supreme Court were to hear this, I
think they would hear it on an emergency basis, meaning before Christmas. This is Fox News’ senior judicial analyst
Andrew Napolitano delivering yet another blow to the White House as he explains the implications
of Trump’s latest loss in the judicial system. Trump had previously sued the Manhattan DA’s
office to block a subpoena it sent to his accounting firm, Mazars USA, for 8 years of
his tax returns. And in case you haven’t heard the argument
that Trump’s lawyers made in court, his private attorney William Consovoy argued that
a sitting president has “absolute immunity from criminal process of any kind,” that
he cannot be prosecuted or even investigated while in office, even for shooting someone
on the streets of Manhattan. And this assertion came in response to Trump’s
own statement from 2016, in which he said that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue
and not lose any voters. And so obviously, Trump’s lawyers decided
that they’d ACTUALLY try and argue this defense, that Trump could indeed kill someone
in broad daylight and not only could he not be prosecuted for murder, but that police
wouldn’t even be allowed to INVESTIGATE him. This might be a good time to remind you that
Trump ran on a platform of “law and order.” And I know you’re not gonna believe this,
but somehow this defense didn’t hold up. US District Judge Victor Marrero not only
dismissed the lawsuit brought on by Trump but called his assertion of temporary presidential
immunity “repugnant to the nation’s fundamental structure and constitutional values.” He went on to say that such a position “would
constitute an overreach of executive power.” And I know what you’re thinking – Donald
Trump? Overreaching his executive power? Never. Trump’s team appealed that decision only
to find that the 2nd US Court of Appeals, in a unanimous 3-0 ruling, upheld the district
court’s decision ordering Trump’s tax returns to be released pursuant to the Manhattan
DA’s subpoena. At this point, the ONLY institution that could
still stop Trump’s taxes from being released is the Supreme Court. And you have to admit that there’s some
poetic justice in Justice Ginsburg being responsible for deciding whether or not to issue a stay
on the ruling, given that the White House has been falling over itself the bury the
85-year-old liberal justice despite the fact that she’s still very much alive. The Trump administration reportedly began
preparing to replace Ginsburg after she simply missed oral arguments one time at the beginning
of this year. Imagine missing work on Monday and your boss
plans a candlelight vigil in your memory that same day. With all of that said, that’s not to say
that Justice Ginsburg won’t rule fairly because, unlike the entirety of this administration,
there are still some vestiges of the federal government that value, you know, our democracy. And I know Republicans, in their desperation
to protect Trump from any and all accountability, will claim that the release of his tax returns
is nothing more than a partisan witch hunt, but there’s serious significance in allowing
the release of Trump’s tax returns. In this specific instance, the Manhattan DA
is investigating Trump’s role in illegal hush money payments for his affairs. And keep in mind, while this might seem minor
compared to the REST of Trump’s crimes, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. Michael Cohen is literally in prison for his
role in this scheme. And not only did Cohen administer those hush
money payments, but Trump reimbursed him, meaning Trump made undisclosed contributions
to his own campaign AND because the payments were disguised as legal fees, Trump very likely
deducted them on his tax returns as a business expense, which is tax fraud. But the only way to find that out is, you
guessed it, by seeing his tax returns. But beyond that, knowing where Trump’s financial
interests lie is also a matter of national security. It might help explain things like, for example,
why he might’ve completely rolled over for the Turks and allowed them unfettered access
to attack our allies, the Kurds, and whether it just might have anything to do with the
fact that Trump owns property in Istanbul. Knowing where Trump has financial interests
might be helpful so we have a little advance notice when we’re suddenly going to let
the people guarding the ISIS prison cells be subject to attack by a hostile foreign
power. And so now, our attention will now turn to
the Supreme Court, where the justices will have to decide whether to shield a president
who believes that he has the right to commit crimes uninhibited while he’s in office,
or if our laws and national security supersede Trump’s superiority complex.

100 comments

  1. Dont let trumps obstruction distract you from the fact that you can save 15% or more on car insurance by switching to Geico.

  2. Had the republicans checked his financials, before selecting him to represent them. I doubt he would ever of become president.

  3. Poor, poor baby. Only 2 more chances lmfao to turn your stuff in. You cannot go past the supreme court HAHAHA Poor, poor thing!! He must be held accountable for his criminal actions and frauds JUST like everyone else!! Poor, poor baby!! They are going to get you!!

  4. So Trump says he can break the law, his lawyers tell the court he can break the law. Trump is trying to destroy the Constitution.

  5. Trump's tax returns aren't going to show us anything we don't already know. He's not a very good businessman, he doesn't have the amount of money he says he does and he hasn't paid federal taxes for years! He is a scumbag!

  6. Seriously. This shit shouldn't even be an issue in the first place. The Constitution was set up SPECIFICALLY to prevent any single body of Government from having absolute power in any particular setting. It's why we have the three branches. Why would that equal absolute immunity to Laws? Trump and his cronies need a serious Dope Slap and wake up call.

  7. It’s disgusting how garbage piece of shit want to be dictator appealing so he don’t have to show his tax returns what a piece of shit garbage . Living off of everybody else’s wealth you are 100% trash Trump……

  8. Not only does Trump have property in Instabul, he was also given the green light to build Trump hotels in the country by Erdogan. Do we smell a rat? you bet we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Every single one of his behaviors is 100x worse than anything Hclinton has ever done, I voted Bush and happy to say so out loud but this time have to go Dem, I'm not being on the wrong side of history when he brings his brown shirts out, the shame on Repubs will never wash out from the crap they have done to protect this lunatic.

  10. Is his fate in this area in Ruth's hands? He should be very nervous. Women finally have the chance to assault his life in return for the way he assaulted women his whole life!!! I hope they use this opportunity well

  11. Trump has nothing to say about his businesses while in office. He supposedly separated himself from them and if he didn't separate himself from his businesses he's breaking the law.

  12. So much effort to keep these tax returns from being release… disturbing especially considering how much he brags about his wealth and his billionaire status. If he didn’t want this tax information to become public he should of never ran for office.

  13. Damn Ginsberg is probably going to be next up to tell him that nope you gotta release your tax return. Umm the ultimate burn…… see I can put in the dot, dot, dot, dot, dot too.

  14. So Mr. president are you going to release your tax returns?

    Trump: My tax returns are beautiful let me tell you. However there is no way I can release my beautiful tax returns because I am being audited. If I wasn’t being audited I would show them to you..believe me I would..but they’re perfect that I can tell you..

    🤨🤦‍♂️

  15. Yes, No one is immune from "Investigation."
    That includes the Bozo in the Circus Tent outside of the White House!
    I know 2 things that will NOT be on those Tax Returns as write offs…."Liposuction & a Lobotomy."

  16. To be fair Napolitano never delivers a "blow" to the administration. That gives him way too much weight.

    He says things on Fox that the administration would rather use their white noise machine (Fox) to drown out these facts. But Fox viewers see him as a libtard now.so it has almost no effect.

  17. @Brian The turks intercepted the call where Jarod Kush green lit Jamal Kashogi’s arrest. (Sorry for spelling) The Turks used the threat of releasing the call to muscle Drumpf the “tough guy”

  18. He may not always share views with which I agree (his prior support for all things Trump), but I'm glad Judge Napolitano is bringing a little bit of cold, hard truth to the FOX crowd. Sadly, I feel that whenever he comes on screen, those viewers just change the channel.

  19. Finally some one said it ! If President of turkey said get out of Syria or ill knock your stupid building down in my country? What would he do ? He would screw America in a heartbeat .

  20. Trump is just delaying the inevitable at this point. He has multiple investigations on multiple different violations. Tax returns coming out out soon, impeachment hearings. Trump 2020 is dead on arrival, I would be shocked if he isn't removed from office by election time next year.

  21. This prez is a humongous joke! For him to insist that he is “above the law” is something that he & his cult members created..😡

  22. As a straight man I never thought I’d say this….I wish you were gay Brian…..cause I’d love ya to date my best bud. Keep up the great work!

  23. This is yet another example how weak the Democrat leadership currently is. I just listened to a Democrat Senator say that the Mueller Report fizzled out and said there was no collusion. Why are Democrats repeating fake Trumplican talking points? I blame Pelosi and Schumer for this.

  24. No one including Trump should be immune from prosecution being president doesn’t give you a license to commit crimes and do it ever you want and smile while lying to everybody in a country that you were supposed to be helping and protecting besides, he put up more of a fight for tax returns for investigations for someone who has nothing to hide and is just so honest and wonderful… Not! He’s a criminal

  25. Can you imagine how much trump’s legal bills are for the lawyers who cover his ass? Oh wait, he doesn’t pay his bills!

  26. I love the "Is there no way Trump can get away with his crimes even if president" question from the reporter….seriously fucked up morality from someone with a lot of influence over a lot of simple minded and easily influenced people!

  27. Once everything comes out, it’s going to implicate those he dealt with and all his children and siblings. Dragging them all down. Finally.

  28. Jeeze. Its noones business what his taxes were. If the IRS hasnt persued litigation after 3-4 years, I'm sure there is nothing there. If this goes through, get ready for all of your favorite politicians getting smacked with fine, shame and jail. Have fun..

  29. Forget murder, conspiracy and all other crimes and corruption most mob bosses usually go down by looking into their taxes it's hard to prove quid pro quo but numbers don't lie. Lock him up !!!

  30. Crimes before he was president. Trump lawyers said that if Trump taxes are released it would embarrass the president…

  31. Trump's position is he could not be investigated or charged if he raped a woman in front of St Patrick's Cathedral at noon on Easter Sunday

  32. And Trump just acts like the Victim? And his sorry enablers' say "Aaaaah, Leave the poor baby alone?" On top of that Orangehead goes to his stupid rallies and ramps up equally stupid supporter's? Flush twice and off to a Sewer.

  33. 'why, if i am president, am I not immune to prosecution…" (maybe because you don't have a Monarchy, and he is a president) Remember you fought a war over such things, against us Brits ? So we have a Queen, you do not, ……. or …. hmmm !?

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  35. Beautiful Brian, I don’t believe any more that the Republicans believe in Mr Bump! They protect him “only” (I believe!) because the see very clearly that the whole ship (the GOP) (the Niagara Falls situation!) risks goin

  36. Question from Team Pussy Grabber:  "Why, if I'm a sitting president, why am I not immune from prosecution?" 

    Answer:  Because this is still the USA, you moron.  NO ONE is above the law, not even Captain Pussy Grabber, himself.  Lock him up.

  37. Risks going down with his crash! They would do better (I’m for Bernie!) to impeach him themselves and at least save face! It would take them much less time to rebound… but I don’t suppose I’m getting hired any time soon in WashTumpstion!

  38. I'm surprised fox would ever have this guy on to speak so much truth. Fox and Russia control almost all the fake news on the planet.

  39. I'm surprised FOX hasn't fired their judge for stating the reality of American laws to a base who doesn't believe any laws apply to their orange god. Any day now we'll be seeing his supporters goose-step into his rallies while burning the constitution in a show of fealty to their ass-clown president.

  40. I wonder how many payments he makes in a year to keep the whores, porn stars and models quite about their little bastard Trumps?

  41. It has been said the Trumptards will overlook the lies, the cheating, the broken promises, etc. But the one thing they will have an issue with is his wealth. They voted for a "smart businessman" and if it comes out he is not the billionaire he claimed to be – then they will no longer continue in their support. Thus the desperate need to keep his true wealth secret.

    Peace and patience neighbour.

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