If I had to bet, I’d say chairs and coffee pots started flying in the White House today after the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to allow Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance to obtain Donald Trump’s financial records. The court also voted that House Democrats’ efforts to obtain same be remanded to a lower court. And the explosion on Twitter following the rulings was as predictable as thunder following lightning.

Predictably, the three-year-old in the Oval Office kicked over his blocks and launched a Tweet storm into the ethernet.

NOT FAIR!!! NOT FAIR!!! WAAAAAAAAAA!!! (stomps feet and smashes glass) And he was just warming up.

NO ‘JUSTICE’!!!! NO NOTHING!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! (hurls paperweight, lies on floor, turning red and kicking, while Ivanka calls White House doctor)

WAAAAAAAA!!! They were SPYING!!! They sent spies!!! WAAAAA!!! And the spies GOT CAUGHT and nobody spanked them!!!! WAAAAAA!!! i want Obama and Biden spanked!!!! Right now!!!!

NOT ME!!!!! WHAT ABOUT ME!!!! IT’S ALL ABOUT MEEEEEE!!!! (pounds fists on floor, while sweat pours off him)

(doctor administers Thorazine as Trump turns purple)

Snark or not, I don’t think the foregoing is too far afield from what really goes on day to day in the White House.

The rulings can be viewed in a glass half empty, glass half full light. On the good side, and this is why Little Donnie is losing his mind, he’s not off the hook. The legal fight is still alive, and Trump depended upon Gorsuch and Kavanaugh to shut it down, and they did not. The big picture is that a president is not immune from investigation and Trump can scream PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT! until his tonsils explode, but nothing is going to change the fact that his reckoning with justice is still going on. That’s the glass half full.

John Roberts said, “The president is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers nor entitled to a heightened standard of need.” And Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan D.A. said,  “a tremendous victory for our nation’s system of justice and its founding principle that no one — not even a president — is above the law.”

The glass half empty is that Trump’s records will not be made available before the election. And it may be darker than that. Trump biographer David Cay Johnson sees today’s rulings as part of a disturbing pattern. Raw Story:

The pattern: Once again under Chief Justice John Roberts the Supreme Court has weakened law enforcement when it comes to elected officials.

Four years ago the court, in a Roberts opinion, tightly narrowed the grounds on which politicians can be prosecuted in graft cases, dismissing the conviction of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on bribery charges. In May the court unanimously dismissed all felony convictions in the New Jersey Bridgegate case, creating a much wider highway for corrupt conduct and abuse of office.

All of these cases involved corrupt Republican office holders and aides.

Under Roberts the Supreme Court has essentially legalized bribery and other misconduct by public officials unless some party explicitly states that their intent is criminal. In essence unless prosecutors can show someone was so stupid as to say “I’m giving you this cash and in return you will do this specific thing for me” there is no crime in the view of the Roberts court.

The delays the court ordered for further procedural gearings stand in sharp contrast to the 1974 unanimous decision that President Richard Nixon had to immediately turn over his secret Oval Office tapes to Watergate prosecutors. Nixon resigned days later knowing the tapes would provide irrefutable evidence of his criminal conduct.

This argument is meritorious, certainly. And it doesn’t bode well for future cases of corruption and that is a warning sign blinking in red. However, while it would have been great to see the tax returns immediately like we got the Watergate tapes, and that is a loss, at least we have the satisfaction of knowing that eventually Trump is going to have to pay the piper. And he knows it too, or he wouldn’t be losing it on Twitter this morning. That is a victory. And the icing on the cake is that Trump naively thought that “his boys,” his five conservatives, would twist and mangle the law any which way, just to keep him happy and in office. Disillusionment is a dish best served with lots of sugar. It’s very bitter. And it makes the schadenfreude that much more sweet.

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33 Comments on "‘Not Fair’ Screams Trump After Stinging 7-2 SCOTUS Defeat, Perceived Betrayal By Gorsuch and Kavanaugh"

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Scott Jackson
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Granma always said the chickens always come home to roost…even if they sit in the woods for a night. You never hear the last part but my farming families understood some fruits are slow to ripen.

mae
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Great news to me
I like it.

HollyValera
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There goes Roberts, splitting the baby, hedging the Republicans’ bets for them again, but you’re right—this ruling was bound to have been a nuclear event in Trumpland.

Bareshark
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I do wish Roberts would quit with the King Solomon schtick. He’s trying to satisfy everybody and only comes off as an enabling prick whom history will judge harshly.

Meg Corrigan
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“Splitting the baby!” Great analogy!

Bareshark
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My man Hoarse Whisperer was PISSED about this ruling, denouncing Roberts as a hair-splitting clown trying to have it both ways. But if Trump is throwing this tantrum, it means we still got something out of it. Another observation from Hoarse: look for Trump to be better with losing after his upcoming vacay at his resort. Since he won’t be publicly exposed any time soon, he can lie to himself easier.

D.Ann
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You are NO different than any other President,that has to show their taxes to the people…of the USA… Stop crying about it!!!

gettin too old for this sh!t
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gettin too old for this sh!t

Every time he starts that “NOT FAIR!!!!!!” sh!t, he sounds like a damn three year old. If he had to live like a lot of us do, he’d find out pretty damn quick what “not fair” really means.

p j evans
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Mentally, he IS three years old.

Denis Elliott
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Here’s a thought to ponder regarding the glass half empty view. The cases have been remanded back to the lower courts, with a couple of important now SCOTUS declared reminders – that no one including a President is above the law AND that while a President is entitled to raise the same objections as to the validity (IOW is it a so-called fishing expedition or was it properly secured by the weight of evidence presented supporting its issuance?) and/or the scope as in is it overly broad a President isn’t entitled to any more deference from the courts than any… Read more »
brakester
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Denis, Great analysis! Maybe you can explain something that bothers me: Frumpie was able to fire that states attorney from New York with ease. What is stopping him from doing that again on mega-scale to stop all investigations into his criminal past? Since the pandemic, my internet connection is barely functional, so I am unable to check all my facts before I post as I usually do, so please forgive me for any misstatements I may have made. Can you explain how the president can just simply fire a states attorney at all? And, if it is that easy, couldn’t… Read more »
chris whitley
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I have lived a somewhat checkered past and the one thing I did notice is that all criminals when they are in the crosshairs of the law enforcement is that it’s just not fair that they are targeted. And as far as his campaign. Their were people in his campaign being targeted in investigations. My advice would be don’t associate with criminals and you just might not get investigated. But the problem there was trump was involved in illegal activity and conspiracy to commit illegal acts. Hence you get investigated.

Meg Corrigan
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Pretty simple rule of life: if you don’t want to do the time, don’t do the crime. tRump is NOT above the law.

Scott Jackson
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To those who think this was somehow a setback cuz we won’t see the taxes b4 nov. , we were never gonna see them in time no matter which way it went. It is an absolute loss 4 his narcissism, which expected nothing less than the same green light the Republican senators gave him. He is the Jordan of narcissism. He will seek revenge & double down on any means necessary to stay in power. He knows now that, once he loses the cocoon of presidential protection, he & Barr could be future cellmates. He may be on the run,… Read more »
Bareshark
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Optimism from you on a matter relating to Trump, Scott? The end must be in sight. Seriously, I can get behind all that, though. I often compare this nightmare to a John Le Carre or Bill Granger novel. And this certainly fits the pattern for such.

p j evans
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I figure it’s not so much about actually seeing the returns, but about the unwillingness to release them indicating that there are things that are illegal or very questionable, and some will show up in the tax returns – valuations that don’t match up, probably.

brakester
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PJ,
My pie in the sky dream is that Mary Trump leaks the records she has about the court case over her inheritance.

Is that even possible?

Rita
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Hallelujah ! Game Over !

Nonya
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Sounds like someone will need to call the WAAAAAAAAAAAAmbulance for Donny Dip$**t

LDoza
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GREAT PIECE .. TY Ursula Faw
You have to read it all folks lots of Trump twitter raving. And Brilliant evaluation from #RawStory on how ROBERTS court finally woke up to see his dementia and need to COVER THEIR ASSES now for having let RETHUGS get away w their crimes for years. #Schadenfreude INDEED.

Fegaxej34
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LDoza
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Forgot to comment that everyone should realize the only two tweets in that storm that were demented Trumps were the two little caps screams. ALL others are by Scavino or MILLER .. even Kushner can’t tweet leagalese