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Justices will not block transfer of Trump tax documents

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/22/21, 05:25 pm

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has sought former President Donald Trump’s tax records since 2019 for an investigation. The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn’t step in to stop Mazars, Trump’s longtime accounting firm, from turning over the information.

What does that mean for the investigation? Vance’s office had said it would be free to enforce the subpoena and obtain the records if the Supreme Court did not stop it, but it’s unclear when that might happen. While Vance’s office may finally seize the tax documents, the records are not supposed to become public. Trump has called the push for his records “a fishing expedition” and “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in history.” The district attorney is investigating hush money payments that the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, made to two women who alleged extramarital affairs with Trump.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report on the legal battle over Trump’s tax records.

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Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga. Follow him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Wed, 02/24/2021 04:43 am

    The left want to destroy Trump and the Supreme Court Justices seem to be a willing party in this effort. They refused to look at the evidence of the stolen election. States violated their own laws allowing ballots to be accepted after the established time limits. And as I already explained, there were many other concerns that were not even investigated.  We have both the lefts version of "preventing Trump from stealing the election" and the testimony of the Republicans who were the election monitors. Putting the two together, it is clear the the left did steal the election for they had $350 million given to the radical group Center for Tech and Civic Life.  The nonprofit organization  passes themselves off as a nonpartisan group but it essentially plugs election officials and their supporting organization into Big Techs propaganda machine politicizing the supposedly nonpartisan election process putting it under their control. When the left controls the election process, their candidates win as we saw in the last election. 

    Ironically, the Supreme Court did not want to hear about the "conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes" as Time Magazine put it. But the article failed to tell the illegal activities: harvesting ballots, shutting out Republicans from election facilities, shipping in filled out ballots, running raffles for people to vote for a recommended candidate, and having outside organizations essentially running the election process. The Supreme Court chose to not involve themselves in the election, even with a vast amount of evidence suggesting voter fraud and a manipulated election system.  Sadly the Supreme Court went AWOL. 

    The Court now even allows the left to search his tax returns in their efforts to destroy Trump.  Why is this? Obviously, they are a willing party to bring the former president down, and this has nothing to do with legal justice, but everything to do with the "get Trump" campaign of the anti-Trump crowd.  

    For us who understand the cultural war, we know that the left is growing in power as they are attempting to shut the Christian world view out of the public square. They are labeling MAGA fans as terrorists and racists and literally firing actresses, and other conservatives. There is a massive assault on our religious liberties by the resent Equality Act and the anti-Trump crowd seem more concerned about Trump than this legislation. Even World has yet to report on this legislation. 

    I am troubled by all this Trump hate, where some Christians and conservatives seem more interested in cutting off their nose to spite their face. Rather than acknowledge the good Trump has done, some are attempting to get rid of Trump by siding with the left which only hurts our Christian cause. Trump's indiscretions,  which allegedly happened many years ago, should not be grounds to abandon Trump whether or not they are true.  We are all sinners and if we trust in Jesus and confess our sins "he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." This is how we become believers. Some have said that Trump has made a profession of faith, which if true, we should let God judge him for his sin. If Trump is an unbeliever, then we need to pray for his conversion to Christianity and should not be surprised by his worldly behavior. God throughout history has used unbelievers to benefit the Christian faith, whether that be in the Old or New Testament. Rather than fight against the man God has given us - with all his frailties and sin - we should support him and not fight against him. 

    Here is Dick Morris's take on why the Supreme Court did not take up the election lawsuits.


    Posted: Wed, 02/24/2021 10:41 am


    Great response. Thank you.

    Posted: Wed, 02/24/2021 10:43 am

    Just like when they relentlessly went after Palin because people wanted her to run for Pres.