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US Judge Mehta will decide if the US House Oversight subpoena of Trump’s accountant Mazars USA serves “a legitimate legislative purpose” or not. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5973473-4-22-19-Trump-v-Cummings-Complaint.html According to the Judge: “The sole question before the court—Is the House Oversight Committee’s issuance of a subpoena to Mazars USA LLP for financial records of President Donald J. Trump and various associated entities a valid exercise of legislative power?—is fully briefed, and the court can discern no benefit from an additional round of legal arguments. Nor is there an obvious need to delay ruling on the merits to allow for development of the factual record“. Case 1:19-cv-01136-APM Document 25 Filed 05/09/19 Page 1 of 2 https://www.scribd.com/document/409438995/Judge-Mehta-Brief
See: “Judge to Hear Suit Over Trump Financial Records Demand” https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/05/14/us/politics/ap-us-lawsuit-trump-financial-records.html
This won’t be the final ruling, however, as it will then be appealed. Ultimately, the US Congress’ ability to check executive authority hangs in the balance. See: “Swift ruling likely in first round of Trump financial records subpoena fight” May 10, 2019 by Lyle Denniston https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/swift-ruling-likely-in-first-round-of-trump-financial-records-subpoena-fight
“Trump urges judge not to fast-track his lawsuit over House subpoena
Posted:Tue, 14 May 2019 08:27:05 +0530 U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday objected to a judge’s plan to fast-track his lawsuit seeking to block a congressional subpoena for information about eight years of his personal and business finances“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/mcCTl-sq8uY/trump-urges-judge-not-to-fast-track-his-lawsuit-over-house-subpoena-idINKCN1SK09B
The Judge: Amit Priyavadan Mehta
“Judge Amit P. Mehta was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on December 22, 2014. Born in Patan, India, Judge Mehta received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Georgetown University in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997…” http://web.archive.org/web/20190510162947/https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/content/district-judge-amit-p-mehta Althought the above bio makes it sound like he immigrated to attend university, Judge Mehta apparently moved to the United States with his parents when he was a one year old, according to media in India. This should make him almost as Americanized as someone born in the United States to new immigrant parents.
Based on news articles, India appears proud of the critically important role which its native son is playing in protecting or destroying US democracy. On the other hand, Trump’s mother migrated from the UK to the US as an adult. And, yet the UK pretends that he’s not their own. One of the most vocal opponents to Trump’s visits has been the Mayor of London, whose grandparents migrated from India to Pakistan and whose parents then migrated from Pakistan to the UK in 1968, two years before he was born. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadiq_Khan
India writes about their ethnic US politicians/political players, etc. in their major newspapers like small-town US newspapers used to write about local gossip and events.
Why is Judge Mehta called [Asian] Indian-American and Trump isn’t called British or German American?
“Indian-American judge to fast-track ruling on House subpoena for Trump accounting records” By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, May 10, 2019. https://archive.li/https://www.newsindiatimes.com/indian-american-judge-to-fast-track-ruling-on-house-subpoena-for-trump-accounting-records/
As Strauss-Kahn’s attorney, Amit Mehta argued that Strauss-Kahn should get diplomatic immunity in a sexual assault case. For this reason, he shouldn’t have been appointed judge: “US Judge Rejects ‘Immunity’ for Former IMF Chief” April 30, 2012 8:00 PM https://www.voanews.com/a/us-judge-rejects-immunity-for-former-imf-chief—149693245/370460.html
“Former IMF Chief Indicted, Granted Bail” May 18, 2011 8:00 PM https://www.voanews.com/a/eu-wants-strong-european-to-head-imf-122228134/139610.html
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