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Subject:  Re: Trumps suing Congress Date:  4/23/2019  1:16 PM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  2254032 of 2279006

Sure. Anybody can subpoena anything. And Trump can and should tell them to take a flying leap.

Congress can ask for whatever it wants. If it asked for *my* tax returns just because some Representative had it in for me, I wouldn't comply either.

And you'd go to jail. You don't get to just ignore a Congressional subpoena.

The President is about to learn that the Executive is not the only governmental body that the courts will defer to in decision-making. In defending his various limits on visas for travelers from selected countries, the President argued - successfully - that the courts can't look behind the government's stated claims that the actions served a legitimate Executive function and seek out a hidden motive. The same is going to be true of Congress - that regardless of whether you think that the real reason they're asking for the information is because they have it in for you, the court is not going to ignore the subpoena if it is for a facially valid purpose.

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