Well, this was unexpected.
On Friday evening, President Donald Trump found a surprising ally in left-leaning Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, who provided Trump with a victory regarding the protection of his personal financial information.
A subpoena from a lower court had demanded that the president’s financial records be released, which has been a hot topic for Democrats since the very first time Trump refused to release his tax returns and other information.
According to CNBC, “Trump’s lawyers asked the high court to put a hold a Dec. 3 ruling by Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directing the two banks to comply with April subpoenas by the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee and Intelligence Committee for the financial records.”
Now, per order from Ginsburg, the lower court ruling is on hold until December 13.
Trump has filed multiple appeals to the Supreme Court over shielding his financial information an each one could be put on the fast track. Basically, if the Supreme Court decides to fast track, Trump would have an official answer before the end of June, when the current term ends for the court.
With Trump’s latest two Supreme Court picks being confirmed, the bench has a 5-4 majority in favor of conservatives. Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were the two confirmed.
Additionally, Trump may be able to add more individuals to the court if he wins a second term, as RBG has had serious health issues over the last few years and is now 86-years-old.
Let us know what you think of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg giving Trump a small victory in the subpoena denial. Leave your thoughts in the comments below and share on social media!