NBC News: WASHINGTON — A key congressional committee has already gained access to President Donald Trump’s dealings with two major financial institutions, two sources familiar with the House probe tell NBC News, as a court ruling Wednesday promised to open the door for even more records to be handed over.
Wells Fargo and TD Bank are the two of nine institutions that have so far complied with subpoenas issued by the House Financial Services Committee demanding information about their dealings with the Trump Organization, according to the sources. The disclosures by these two banks haven’t been previously reported. Both TD Bank and Wells Fargo declined to comment for this story.
Opinion| Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) chairs the House Financial Services Committee. Waters, who has earned the nickname Mad Max, has promised her supporters that she would impeach PResident Trump and has successfully employed Obama-appointed judges to violate the privacy rights of the president in her attempt to drive Trump from office..
First,U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the House Oversight Committee had the right to see the president’s tax returns.
Two days later, U.S. District Court Judge Edgardo Ramos rejected the a request by the president’s lawyers to block the subpoenas, when he ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capitol One can turn over President Donald Trump’s financial records to Congress.
Both judges were appointed by Manchurian President Obama.
Both decisions ignore the president’s constitutional protections that are guaranteed all citizens. The decisions also usurp the rights of every American citizen who voted for President Trump.
President Trump has already been the subject of four separate investigations, including a $40 million inquiry by a special counsel, who had been granted broad prosecutorial latitude, that dragged on for 22 months
Americans are supposed to be protected from double indemnity. Not so this president. At least not so long as the self-identified “civil libertarians” in the Democratic Party control the levers of power in the House.
At least three Democrat-controlled committees have opened new investigations. Of my liberal friends I ask, when is enough, enough? When have we crossed over into harassment?
The president’s lawyers certainly believe that’s now the case as this statement reveals:
“The subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One by Chairpersons Schiff and Waters are unlawful and illegitimate. They seek information going back decades from anyone with even a tangential connection to the President, including children, minors and spouses. Every citizen should be concerned about this sweeping, lawless, invasion of privacy. We look forward to vindicating our clients’ rights in this matter.”
It should be clear by now that the goal of these scalawags is to isolate the president from his family and friends unless he caves to their policy demands or resigns from office.
Aside from the personal overreach into the president’s life, absent a legitimate predicate for doing so, it should concern every citizen that a lone, unelected jurist, can usurp the president’s constitutional protections prior to review by higher courts.
In any case where a conflict exists between two branches of government, final adjudication should be conducted by the Supreme Court after the arguments have been allowed to percolate through the lower courts.
Instead, what we are witnessing is disturbingly reminiscent of the Obama-appointed judges who, early in Trump’s presidency, took it upon themselves to determine U.S. foreign policy when they disagreed with the president’s immigration orders.
The president is elected to, at least in part, conduct foreign policy and to set immigration policy.
A single, unelected judge has no such authority and, by ruling against the president – any president – that judge has stripped the voting rights from that president’s supporters.
Democrats, fresh off of the Obama administration’s weaponization of the intelligence community against the former president’s political enemies, are now similarly weaponizing the courts and the Congress for the same reasons.