(Worthy News) - A federal judge in New York spiked President Donald Trump’s attempt to block a Manhattan prosecutor from obtaining his tax and financial records from the accounting firm Mazars USA, dismissing his "extraordinary" claim to be immune from criminal investigation.
In a 75-page ruling on Monday, Judge Victor Marrero sharply rejected longstanding Department of Justice opinions that say a president cannot be indicted or prosecuted while in office, calling their conclusions "not warranted" or backed up by the authority of the courts.
Marrero said Trump's claim of "absolute immunity" from criminal proceedings is counter to the intent of the framers of the Constitution, who rejected having an executive with the limitless power of an absolute monarch. Marrero described the president's argument as "repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values." [ Source: Politico (Read More...) ]
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