Trump lawsuit tries to block subpoenas for financial records

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  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    May 1, 2019 10:42 a.m.


    "Any one that calls themselves a patriot, would want us to see if a US President is beholden to our enemy."

    Like Hillary, had she become president? Or Obama telling Russian agents that he would have more flexibility his next term?

    Anyone who calls themselves patriots would never follow the democratic party.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2019 7:21 a.m.

    As a loyal reader of this newspaper I am astounded it has not editorialized on Trump's blatant unprecedented stonewalling.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    May 1, 2019 1:19 a.m.

    "Will Democrats ever accept that they lost the 2016 election? "

    Will Trump acolytes ever understand that opposition to Trump isn't isolated to Democrats?

    Trump is reviled by Libertarians, Conservatives, honest Republicans and Independents because he has stained the office of the President in countless ways.

  • David Centerville, UT
    April 30, 2019 11:53 p.m.

    Before hiring a CEO of a company, you'd want to know how they manage accounts and money. You'd want to know their vision and priorities. You'd want to do a background check to ensure they are not a criminal.

    I believe every presidential candidate (coming out of the primaries) should be required to reveal their tax returns.

    Trump should turn over his tax returns. To do otherwise sets a dangerous precedent...

  • wgirl , 00
    April 30, 2019 5:44 p.m.

    Thid - this has nothing to do with whether Democrats "accept" the 2016 election. Of course they do - Trump supporters are the only ones claiming they don't.

    Also, it doesn't really matter how good the economy is. I'm glad it is doing great, but we don't let criminals go free because they keep their lawn mowed, or they pay their power bill, or work with children.

    We are a nation of laws. Any one of us would have to comply with a subpoena or go to jail. Period. Trump is not above the law.

    He is the only Presidential candidate in modern times who refused to release his taxes. He is the only President in modern times that refused to divest his assets and refused to place them in a blind trust. He asked Russia to do an illegal act for him on national TV and bragged about how much he loves Wiki-leaks. He also said this: "I have Putin here, and he says he didn't do it." He took the word of Putin over his own American intelligence agencies.

    He deserves every bit of scrutiny he gets.

    I'm sure if he is really an honest and forthright person of integrity he will easily be able to defend his actions. He would welcome the chance to do so.

    What is he afraid of?

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 30, 2019 2:31 p.m.

    Impartial: Actually, the announcement about the 3.2% first quarter GDP growth rate was all over the news, not just Fox, and is fact! My predictions about the 2020 election is my prediction given the tremendous Trump economy! Millions of Americans are profoundly grateful for their new prosperity and will vote accordingly! Glorious isn't it? What are Democrats to do, except try again and again to overturn the election? Your Mueller probe failed so you must try something, anything else but those distortions will fail also!

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 30, 2019 12:50 p.m.

    "The Democrats are left with only one option: distort the facts!"

    Ironic, coming from a guy that gets his "facts" from FOX News and AM radio.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    April 30, 2019 12:13 p.m.

    TRUTH terrifies trump.

    And that is exactly why we all need to find out why.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    April 30, 2019 11:43 a.m.

    Obama was open to all investigations.

    Mitch McConnell and the Republican party did everything they could to destroy Obama and as always Obama came up clean. Democrats simply ask the same thing.

    Trump has a very questionable financial history and deep connections to Russians. Of course America needs to open up his finances and find out where he's been getting his money.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 30, 2019 11:41 a.m.

    The 2020 election isn’t going to be close. The first-quarter gross domestic product growth rate of 3.2 percent sets up the first reality that will be noted in November 2020 because it telegraphs where the economy will be then: not in recession. The economy over which President Trump is presiding is strong and getting stronger. Innovation is accelerating, not declining. His administration’s deregulatory push is accelerating. More and more rule-of-law judges, disinclined to accept bureaucrats’ excuses for overregulation, are being confirmed to the bench. Readiness levels in the U.S. military have been renewed. Meanwhile, the Dems are facing a choice of Sens. Bernie Sanders or Kamala D. Harris, or former vice president Joe Biden. The nomination going to someone such as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is possible, I suppose, but what happens when the dog chasing the car catches it? Then President Trump deflects incoming criticism with ease because, as Mark Twain once said: "Get your facts straight first, then you can distort them as much as you please"! The Democrats are left with only one option: distort the facts!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    April 30, 2019 10:54 a.m.

    Thid Barker,
    "There must be evidence to issue and honor a subpoena! Otherwise, its illegal and can and should be ignored!"
    I don't how you got that misguided understand of the process. Neither a prosecutor nor a Congressional investigating committee require evidence to obtain a subpoena. The whole purpose of a subpoena is to search for what evidence there may be. Trump has the legal to fight a subpoena but a court decides if there is reasonable grounds.

  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    April 30, 2019 10:44 a.m.

    False Russian collusion didn't work, fake dossier didn't work, rigged DNC didn't work, now this has just become remove Trump by any means.
    Does the Democratic party have any morals left? Just looking at their platform and agenda would tell you "No".

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2019 10:27 a.m.

    Everyone knows he lies on his taxes. However, it may not be criminal if he pays what he owes.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 30, 2019 10:25 a.m.

    Craig Clark: There must be evidence to issue and honor a subpoena! Otherwise, its illegal and can and should be ignored! Our constitution guarantees it and perhaps the SCOTUS will be called upon to verify, re-establish and confirm the rule of law, not Democrat mob rule! President Trump is refusing this because its the right thing to do for all Americans! Presumption of innocence, not guilt by accusation, no evidence required is the Democrat way, not the American rule of law!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    April 30, 2019 10:23 a.m.

    Thid Barker,
    "Will Democrats ever accept that they lost the 2016 election?"
    This, that avoids the larger question that should be self-evident. It's not will Democrats accept that they lost the election but rather, how long can Republicans keep turning their heads and looking away from the obvious.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    April 30, 2019 10:15 a.m.

    Sure looks like more obstruction of justice. We can either have the rule of law, or Trump. Can't have both.

    Congress has legit oversight responsibility/power. Mueller found instances of obstruction, but did not indict because of DOJ policy. He left it to congress to hold Trump accountable. He also indicated that Trump can be investigated and/or charged after leaving office.

    Trump is hoping to run out clock with these lawsuits. This is his longtime habit. Looks as if He cannot withstand the truth being known. Not on taxes, businesses or presidency.

    There was no exoneration in the report. Congress must be allowed to do it's constitutionally mandated job.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    April 30, 2019 10:08 a.m.

    Thid, I'm not sure that you understand the constitutional separation of powers, or congressional oversight responsibility. Trump is not a king. Also, presidents cannot have no claim of privacy when it comes to obstruction of justice.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    April 30, 2019 10:04 a.m.

    This demonstrates why the committee issued subpoenas. A President who goes to the extent of fighting a subpoena would never honor a request.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 30, 2019 9:41 a.m.

    Will Democrats ever accept that they lost the 2016 election? This is just another attempt to overturn the vote of the people and will backfire on them in 2020! Go for it Democrats and the consequences will shock even you! This is just more illegal invasion of privacy with no evidence! Any honorable judge will throw this out! In America we don't allow people, even Presidents, to be investigated without evidence. The presumption of innocence is a safety net and protects Democrats too!

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 30, 2019 9:35 a.m.

    The Russians wanted Trump to become President for a reason. Today, Trump, the guy that brags about any small accomplishment, sued big banks to keep his finances hidden. Why would such a big successful billionaire, that loves to brag, want to keep us from knowing his real financial status? Insiders have long told us that Trump is beholden to Russians for hundreds of millions. Any one that calls themselves a patriot, would want us to see if a US President is beholden to our enemy.

  • Hank Pym Draper, UT
    April 30, 2019 9:28 a.m.

    If DJT has nothing to hide; why is he litigating?