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Darn. I thought you might have gotten the point of the question. Because I didn't.
This is just a fishing expedition that will never get off the ground.
Then why has Trump settled so often? The presidency provides immunity? Is that it? I did not know that.
On Friday, the Manhattan supreme court justice Saliann Scarpulla found that the president was not “immune” from state lawsuits, as Trump has claimed in other litigation.
Pointing to Clinton v Jones, a 1997 US supreme court decision which permitted a sitting president to be sued, Scarpulla noted that the commander-in-chief is “subject to the laws” for unofficial acts, which would include involvement with a charity prior to taking office.
Scarpulla recognized that the supremacy clause of the US constitution, which holds that federal law “shall be the supreme law of the land”, bars state courts from getting in the way of presidential duties.
But in this case, she said, “the allegations raised in the petition do not involve any action taken by Mr Trump as president and any potential remedy would not affect Mr Trump’s official federal duties”.
the petition do not involve any action taken by Mr Trump as president
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Mahogany
Yeah the issue here is the NY AG is trying to assist her democratic allies in obtaining Trumps personal financial information. She is going to use his foundation to try and gain access to the other. Nancy Pelosi already announced an investigation into TRumps finances.
My guess is Mueller already got them and found nothing, which is why it was never leaked. Pelosi and the NYAG wants info for 2020 and given Clinton is going to run again they are going to go all out to try and destroy Trump to do it.
The other wrench in their gears is 2 fold.
1 - New York state laws prevents the state of new york from bringing charges against a person who was already charged or pardoned at the Federal level.
2 - The US Supreme Court is set to hear a case dealing with a guy who was charged at the state and federal level for the same crime. His challenge calls into question the doctrine of separate sovereigns. Because the Federal / State government are separate they can charge a person for the crime at both levels and it does not violate the 5th amendment. The speculation is scotus will make a ruling that does away with the separate sovereign doctrine. This would effectively stop the Democrats plan of using Federal and State laws to prosecute Trump and his associates to make them immune from pardons.
This lawsuit out of New York is prosecutorial misconduct and malicious prosecution since they are refusing to apply to law equally.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Zanti Misfit
Are you sure about that?
REAL Liberalism is genuinely wanting to Help those Less Fortunate than yourself .