May 22, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - New York Fed District Judge Edgardo Ramos, a non-U.S. born ideologue appointed by Barack Obama, has struck again, this time overruling President Trump’s contention that his financial records are not a lawful object of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives since they have no bearing on legislative matters.
The matter pertains to a House subpoena demanding the President’s records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.
Responding to the ruling, the President’s lawyers said if the ruling stands it would mean that a House committee can subpoena any document, from anyone, at any time meaning that the power of the House of Representatives is plenary, making it in a very real sense a star chamber.
"Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) criticized the request, slamming it a waste of government resources. 'We should not waste our limited resources and energies on matters that do not improve the operations of the federal government or better the lives of our constituents,' the pair of Republican lawmakers wrote in a recent letter to Cummings, describing the inquiry 'an ill-conceived inquiry into the finances of President Trump when he was a private citizen.'" [source, Joshua Caplan, Judge Rules Against Trump Effort to Block Document Transfer, Breitbart
Ramos, a poster-boy for judicial despotism, is well known for simply making up law in order to pursue the President. In 2018 he ruled that the Trump Administration could not withhold federal funding from states who are involved in the so-called sanctuary movement despite their refusal to enforce federal immigration laws.
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