WH: SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Criminal Subpoena For Trump Taxes Is ‘A Big Win’ – By Summer Concepcion (Talking Points Memo) / July 9 2020
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday argued the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s criminal subpoena for President Trump tax returns is a “win” for the President.
On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled in a striking 7-2 decision to back the subpoena issued by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for the President’s financial records as part of a wide-ranging probe into the Trump organization. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who were nominated by Trump, sided with the majority.
When asked during a White House briefing Thursday afternoon about how he feels about Gorsuch and Kavanaugh following the ruling, McEnany first replied that “the justices are entitled to their opinion” before explaining why the White House believes it’s a “win” for the President.
“But as for the decision, President Trump underscored to me — I was just in the Oval Office with him — that it was Justice Kavanaugh who pointed out in the New York state court case that there was unanimous agreement that this should be remanded to the district court where the President may raise constitutional and legal arguments,” McEnany said. “That was a unanimous agreement.”