SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Congress From Getting Trump’s Tax Returns

The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1 temporarily blocked Congress from obtaining former President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Chief Justice John Roberts stayed an appeals court order that had ruled a congressional panel could gain access to the documents.

Trump filed an emergency application on Monday to the Supreme Court, asking it to halt the order.

Roberts’ stay is temporary, pending further developments in the case.

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, has for years been trying to obtain Trump’s returns, asserting that they are necessary as the panel considers possibly updating how audits of presidents are done.

Trump said that the true purpose is to release the returns to the public.

Neal is not seeking the records of any other president, and has said that “unraveling President Trump’s sophisticated tax avoidance” was one of the reasons he thought Trump should release his returns.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said in 2017 that the returns would “be useful” in investigating “what … the Russians have on Donald Trump” and that investigations into Trump were going to continue in 2019 because she “want[ed] to see him in prison.”

Trump sued the IRS and its parent agency, the Department of Treasury, in 2019 to stop officials from giving his returns to Neal.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, threw out the lawsuit in 2021, finding that federal law “requires great deference to facially valid congressional inquiries” and that the presidential audit program could be subject to legislation.

“That conclusion all but decides the Court’s analysis,” McFadden said, even as statements from Neal and Pelosi “plausibly show mixed motives underlying the” request for the returns.

In October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the ruling. U.S. Circuit Judge David Sentelle, a Reagan appointee writing for the three-judge panel, said the court could not probe the motives of legislators and that Neal “has identified a legitimate legislative purpose that it requires information to accomplish.”

Roberts ordered Neal and other respondents, including the IRS, to respond to Trump’s application on or before Nov. 10 by noon.

A spokesperson for Neal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Roberts received the application because he oversees the District of Columbia appeals court.

Roberts can decide on the application himself or refer the matter to the full Supreme Court. – from an Epoch Tmes article

The more logical returns would be to get Obama’s, Clinton’s and/or Biden’s returns as they were not multi-millionaires when entering office but came out very well off, hints strongly of corruption.

Biden’s War on Oil

This is todays update provided by a well reknown Wall Street financier who also graduated from the Wharton School of Business. How stupid is stupid?

The sheer idiocy of the Biden war on American fossil fuels was amplified yesterday when the Saudis announced that they will be CUTTING oil supplies by two million barrels a day in order to bring the price back up to near $100 a barrel – which means $4 to $5 a gallon in the U.S. (Except in California where gas prices are already near $7 a gallon.)

The OPEC announcement comes after many humiliating months of President Biden kneeling prostrate in front of the Saudi oil sheiks and begging them to please, please increase their oil production. The Saudis did just the opposite.

What is sad about this story is that OPEC had become a toothless tiger when Trump was president because of the massive output of made-in-America shale oil and gas. By the end of 2019, the U.S. was the number one producer of oil and gas. Hard to have a cartel when the biggest producer isn’t playing.

Recent studies show that the U.S. would be producing two to three million MORE barrels of oil a day if the Trump policies were still intact and if ESG policies weren’t bullying companies to divest from fossil fuel development.

In other words, a pro-drilling policy would have not only foiled the OPEC strategy of cutting production by two million barrels a day, but it would have also obviated the need for depleting almost 200 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Americans aren’t guzzling less oil, we are just getting more of it from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and OPEC countries. Biden just announced he now wants to get more oil from Venezuela.

Does ANY of this make any sense? Insanity at best

This is todays update provided by a well reknown Wall Street financier who also graduated from the Wharton School of Business. How stupid is stupid?

The sheer idiocy of the Biden war on American fossil fuels was amplified yesterday when the Saudis announced that they will be CUTTING oil supplies by two million barrels a day in order to bring the price back up to near $100 a barrel – which means $4 to $5 a gallon in the U.S. (Except in California where gas prices are already near $7 a gallon.)

The OPEC announcement comes after many humiliating months of President Biden kneeling prostrate in front of the Saudi oil sheiks and begging them to please, please increase their oil production. The Saudis did just the opposite.

What is sad about this story is that OPEC had become a toothless tiger when Trump was president because of the massive output of made-in-America shale oil and gas. By the end of 2019, the U.S. was the number one producer of oil and gas. Hard to have a cartel when the biggest producer isn’t playing.

Recent studies show that the U.S. would be producing two to three million MORE barrels of oil a day if the Trump policies were still intact and if ESG policies weren’t bullying companies to divest from fossil fuel development.

In other words, a pro-drilling policy would have not only foiled the OPEC strategy of cutting production by two million barrels a day, but it would have also obviated the need for depleting almost 200 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Americans aren’t guzzling less oil, we are just getting more of it from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and OPEC countries. Biden just announced he now wants to get more oil from Venezuela.

Does ANY of this make any sense? Insanity at best

The Cost of Biden’s War on Oil and Gas: Nearly $100 Billion a Year in Lost OutputThe Cost of Biden’s War on Oil and Gas: Nearly $100 Billion a Year in Lost Output

Biden’s America

Believe it or Not, I’ve noticed that when something bad happens in the country, (Soaring inflation, Crime, Collapsing Housing and Stock Markets, Rising Food & Oil prices, Sexual Perversion, and a historic Border Crisis) a lot of naive Democrats somehow Manage to blame President Trump and the Republican Party for the MESS even though the Democrat Party Possess ALL the Power!!!

The leftists Love to PROJECT.