On today’s fireworks schedule:
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) November 4, 2019
"The greatest economy in American history!" says Trump. Yet two thirds of Americans say they're worse off or the same as when Trump took office, says FT Peterson poll. In reality, it's greatest ever for asset owners….. Everyone else is just surviving. https://t.co/ZO5sx9iBvy
— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) November 4, 2019
NEWS: Unemployment is climbing in key swing states, including Michigan and Wisconsin
In more than 1,000 counties, or about 1 in 3, the unemployment rate is up from a year ago. That includes all counties in Wisconsin and most in MI, MN and NChttps://t.co/9p2ZKjYbtd @andrewvandam pic.twitter.com/1ubApwpfZ8
— Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 4, 2019
There is no line Trump wouldn’t cross to protect himself from consequences for his actions. We need to operate on that assumption. https://t.co/UPRYhuhquH
— Schooley (@Rschooley) November 4, 2019
54% of Americans blamed Trump for the last government shutdown, it won't be any different if Trump shuts it down again https://t.co/HZOQ3fveZZ
— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 3, 2019
Conservative estimates say Trump owes more than a billion dollars in unpaid taxes. https://t.co/5c0S4Yqw1N
— Scenario (@ScenarioLENS) November 4, 2019
A federal appeals panel said on Monday that President Trump’s accounting firm must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, a setback for the president’s attempt to keep his financial records private…
In its ruling on Monday, the three-judge appeals panel did not take a position on the president’s biggest argument — that he was immune from all criminal investigations. A lower court had called that argument “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.”
Instead, the appeals court said the president’s accounting firm, not Mr. Trump himself, was subpoenaed for the documents, so it did not matter whether presidents had immunity…
“There is no obvious reason why a state could not begin to investigate a president during his term and, with the information secured during that search, ultimately determine to prosecute him after he leaves office,” Judge Katzmann wrote for the panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
By keeping the ruling narrowly focused on the subpoena directed at Mr. Trump’s accounting firm, the effect may be to allow the Supreme Court to uphold the decision without having to issue a far broader ruling against the president…
Under a deal reached by Mr. Trump’s lawyers with Mr. Vance’s office, the subpoena will not be enforced while Mr. Trump seeks review of the appellate ruling in the Supreme Court, provided that he asks that the court hear the case in its current term, which ends in June.
IMO, dragging it out until five months before the election really gives it that deep philosophical ‘I might die, or the king might die — or maybe the horse will learn to sing!’ flavor (of desperation).