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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:35 PM

Trump's banks won't tell court if they have his tax returns

Source: CNN

New York (CNN) Lawyers for Deutsche Bank and Capital One repeatedly refused Friday to tell an appellate court in New York whether the banks are in possession of President Donald Trump's tax returns, citing "contractual obligations" not to disclose the information and drawing the ire of a panel of judges.

The three-judge panel was so frustrated by the lawyers' refusal to answer that at one point one of the judges suggested the appellate court might seek an order for the information.

After several minutes of argument on the subject, the panel directed the lawyers to file letters under seal within 48 hours saying whether the banks have Trump's tax returns. But while the banks' lawyers indicated they would respond in writing, it wasn't clear that they agreed to provide that information.

The dispute came during oral arguments in Trump's appeal of a lower court ruling that rejected Trump's attempt to block Democratic lawmakers from accessing his financial records through subpoenas of those banks.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/politics/trump-tax-return-hearing/index.html

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Reply Trump's banks won't tell court if they have his tax returns (Original post)
crazytown Aug 23 OP
Firestorm49 Aug 23 #1
TeamPooka Aug 23 #2
SunSeeker Aug 23 #5
TeamPooka Aug 23 #6
24601 Aug 25 #18
lagomorph777 Aug 23 #3
MBS Aug 25 #15
bucolic_frolic Aug 23 #4
TomSlick Aug 23 #7
riversedge Aug 25 #14
MBS Aug 25 #16
TheBlackAdder Aug 23 #8
machoneman Aug 25 #19
Hotler Aug 23 #9
Hotler Aug 23 #10
choie Aug 23 #11
Progressive Jones Aug 24 #13
MBS Aug 25 #17
Corgigal Aug 23 #12
hughee99 Aug 25 #20

Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. His paranoia is astounding. I wonder if our Republican friends smell the stink yet?

I guess we're the only ones who think that he may be trying to hide something. Hmmmmm!

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:40 PM

2. Jail the lawyers, their CEO's and Fine them for contempt of court until they state it.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 04:24 PM

5. Exactly. It is outrageous that they wouldn't answer a judge's question. WTF

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 05:02 PM

6. If a judge asks you something they don't need a court order for an answer. They are the court order

asking.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:06 AM

18. The Appeals Court did not order the bank to confirm they had them or to produce them. Their oral

argument was that confirming whether they had the returns would violate their fiduciary responsibility to their client. That's one of the points being adjudicated. It was discussed that the court might ask for the answer under seal.

Several exchanges during the argument focused the counsel for the House of Representatives acknowledging that once the returns were provided to congressional committees, there was no expectation they would not be released publicly. My sense of the oral argument was that the court was skeptical that the real purpose was to enact legislation, or that the returns were even needed to legislate. If the judges infer that legislating is a subterfuge and that the real purpose is to release politically-damaging information before the 2020 election, they likely will not rule in favor of the House.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:41 PM

3. So...that's a "yes" then.

Subpoena time.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 07:22 AM

15. + 1000 n/t

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:42 PM

4. I'm watching

the source of those DeutscheBank funds. Could be historical, could be oligarchs, or something else.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:47 PM

7. This will not end well.

Federal judges are not accustomed to being told no.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:41 AM

14. I am hoping it will not end well for trumpy!!

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 07:23 AM

16. Agreed. nt/

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:23 PM

8. What's the bet that Trump's IRS Tax Returns do not match the ones given to the banks?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:38 AM

19. 100% sure they don't! He lies on every single matter, especially when money is involved.

Liar in Chief!

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:30 PM

9. Wasn't Deutsche Bank listed in the Panama Papers for money laundering...hhmmmm. nt

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:41 PM

10. Where is shit stain getting his money for lawyers'? The guy has to be leveraged up to..

the eyeballs. As people have noted on DU before, he's one big ponzi scheme.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:25 PM

11. I just don't understand what's going on...

is every goddamn person or entity cowed by this fucking piece of shit? How the hell does he get away with intimidating people into flouting the law?

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Response to choie (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:17 PM

13. They're all part of the same crime organization. nt

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Response to choie (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 07:24 AM

17. My daily question, too. n/t

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:32 PM

12. Lock them out,

until they want to abide by U.S. laws.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 08:55 PM

20. Why are Democratic lawmakers trying to get his tax records from private banks when

There’s a government agency that definitely has his tax records?

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