Now We Wait Until December 5, For A Petition For Cert. — In Mazars, LLP

This is the principal case seeking Trump’s accounting records, and the Supremes stopped an immediate turnover, this evening. But only for a week.

The Trump accounting records will be turned over to the Chairman, Rep. Nadler [D], and his US House Committee if Team Trump doesn’t get its certiorari petition on file at the Supremes, by the Thursday after Thanksgiving. here it is:

. . . .The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted. . . .

The issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is stayed pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such petition is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court.

If no petition for a writ of certiorari is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon, the stay shall terminate. . . .

Ahem. The Supremes’ controlling decisions in the Nixon and Clinton cases in Condor’s opinion, when read together and harmonized, require that the president must offer more than just a facial excuse. He must, for example, specifically explain how the legal process at issue would interfere with his ability to discharge the duties of his office. Thus far in Mazars, Trump’s lawyers have not made any such argument or showing, having taken the approach that the subpoena is invalid on its face. That line of argument, as we’ve long said — is almost certainly a loser.

Now you know. Onward — with snow likely, by tomorrow nightfall. Smiling. . . .


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