On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld a subpoena issued by New York prosecutors to access President Trump’s tax records. In doing so, the decision rejects Trump’s assertion that sitting presidents should be exempt from criminal investigations while in office. Both of Trump’s SCOTUS appointees, Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, ruled against him.
The ruling was 7-2 with the Chief Justice writing the opinion, and conservatives Alito and Thomas dissenting and backing the President.
“In our judicial system, the public has a right to every man’s evidence. Since the earliest days of the Republic, “every man” has included the President of the United States,” Roberts wrote.
“no citizen, not even the President, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding.”
The highest court in the land however would not hand over Trump’s tax records to congress, sending it back to the lower courts. The higher court says that the lower courts have not taken into consideration the separation of powers, and that’s very concerning.
What are your thoughts on these rulings?