- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 9, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a victory lap on Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled President Trump’s financial documents can be subpoenaed in a criminal probe.

“The Supreme Court, including the president’s appointees, have declared that he is not above the law,” the California Democrat said at her weekly press conference. “A careful reading of the Supreme Court rulings related to the president’s financial records is not good news for President Trump.”

The Supreme Court’s decision was a slight win for the president, as it rejected obtaining those same records through a congressional subpoena.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the opinion of the court and said there was an issue with the separation of powers between the branches.

The high court remanded the case back to the lower court for further review, but a result is likely not to come until after the November election



Mrs. Pelosi said Democrats plan to pursue the case.

“The path that the Supreme Court has laid out is one that is clearly achievable by us in the lower court, and we will continue to go down that path,” she said.

“There was never any way they were going to give us a record right now, but they would give us a path,” the House speaker added.

Mrs. Pelosi said she wasn’t disappointed that the records wouldn’t come in time for the public to see before the election, because the bigger issue was the court’s decision on Congress’ oversight ability.

“If in fact they had ruled that he is above the law, I mean he can do whatever he wants without any oversight from Congress, that would have been devastating to tell you the truth,” she said. “However, they did not, and the victory is for the Constitution of the United States.”

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