A federal judge's 'tell' in his order forcing Trump to turn over financial records to House committee

The political zealotry of the federal judge who ordered ten years' worth of Donald Trump's financial records turned over to the House Oversight and Reform Committee chaired by Elijah Cummings has been revealed with a highly unusual provision of his order.  Jacqueline Thomsen of The Hill lays out the facts of the case: In a 41-page opinion, Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, found that the panel, under the leadership of Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), had valid reasons for requesting the president's financial records from the accounting firm Mazars, even though they predated his entering office. "These are facially valid legislative purposes, and it is not for the court to question whether the Committee's actions are truly motivated by political considerations," Mehta wrote. Judge Mehta is not only an Obama appointee the federal bench, but an Obama donor: Oh look, the Federal Judge who just ruled...(Read Full Post)
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