There are no shortage of ways in which the liberal left is looking to damage Donald Trump, and this has been true for nearly the entirety of his presidency.
Well before he was sworn into office, Trump was attacked by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as some sort of Russian double agent. There is growing concern that this insinuation was spawned by an inexcusable overreach conducted during the Obama administration, who possibly spied on the Trump 2016 campaign using information from a source of ill repute.
When that wasn’t enough to “get” Trump, the left pushed to get a look at the President’s personal tax returns. This fight is still ongoing, having become the subject of several separate court cases.
In the State of New York, Trump just received a mighty blow.
A federal judge dismissed President Trump‘s lawsuit that attempted to block a newly passed law that would allow Congress to obtain his New York state tax returns — but allowed for Trump to try again in the future.
The law, known as the TRUST Act, was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July and calls for the commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to release the president’s tax returns if requested by the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, or the Joint Committee on Taxation.
So far, no such request has been made, and District Court Judge Carl Nichols – a Trump appointee – ruled that the D.C. federal court did not have jurisdiction over the New York tax commissioner or the state Attorney General.
The language of the decision was stern.
“Mr. Trump bears the burden of establishing personal jurisdiction, but his allegations do not establish that the District of Columbia’s long-arm statute is satisfied here with respect to either Defendant,” Nichols wrote in a decision handed down Monday. “Mr. Trump has also not demonstrated that jurisdictional discovery is warranted. Mr. Trump may renew his claims against the New York Defendants should future events trigger one or more provisions of the D.C. long-arm statute, and he may, of course, sue either New York Defendant in another forum (presumably in New York).”
The Democrats have yet to establish an official reasoning for wanting to take a peek at the President’s personal finances, leaving only the assumption that this is another bit of resistance schtick run amok.