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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:35 PM

Trump's lawyers just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad morning

Turns out, the rule of law still applies to the president.

Ian Millhiser
Jul 12, 2019, 11:59 am

Judge Neomi Rao is a cartoonishly right-wing judge. President Donald Trump’s appointee to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit once criticized a French court decision upholding a ban on “dwarf tossing.” She’s argued that much of the executive branch is unconstitutional, in part because members of Congress sometimes write letters to heads of agencies.

And yet, at a hearing Friday morning concerning President Trump’s ability to resist congressional oversight, even Rao appeared skeptical of many of the president’s lawyer’s arguments. Though the bulk of her questions suggested that Rao, a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and a former senior Trump White House official, will give her vote to Trump, even she grew impatient with many of Trump’s claims. And there is little risk that she picks up a majority.

The other two judges, Judges David Tatel and Patricia Millett, spent much of their morning eviscerating Trump’s arguments. So, while it remains to be seen if the Supreme Court will bail out Trump in Trump v. Mazars, his lawyers nevertheless had a bad day in the D.C. Circuit today.

The case involves the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s subpoena seeking many of Trump’s financial documents from his accounting firm. Last May, a federal district court rejected Trump’s attempt to block those subpoenas. That decision is now on appeal to the D.C. Circuit.

https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-lawyers-mazars-hearing-f7fea3512ab6/

This Rao character shouldn't even by allowed to sit on a park bench, but Mitch and the gang confirmed her...............

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Reply Trump's lawyers just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad morning (Original post)
turbinetree Friday OP
Heartstrings Friday #1
turbinetree Friday #2
beachbum bob Friday #3
pecosbob Friday #4
Vinca Friday #5

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:57 PM

1. Funny but I was just about to post

"Alexander had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!" In reference to Acosta.

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:59 PM

2. Yepper spot on.............................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:19 PM

3. constitution is pretty clear about congress's power

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:05 PM

4. Pobrecitos...

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:11 PM

5. Dwarf tossing. I knew it would be mentioned sometime during Trump's reign.

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