Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Determine The Limits Of Presidential Power | MSNBC

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on two key questions: Does President Donald Trump have to turn over tax returns, while in office, for a grand jury investigation in New York? And can the House of Representatives subpoena Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank to see if received loans from Russian banks? Here's what this case could mean for the limits of presidential power, and which way are the justices seem to be leaning. Aired on 5/12/2020.
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Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Determine The Limits Of Presidential Power | MSNBC

104 Comments on "Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Determine The Limits Of Presidential Power | MSNBC"

  1. Julia Forzza JUVE | May 13, 2020 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    Supreme Court dealing with the worst President America has ever seen..

  2. Kathleen Austin | May 13, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    I’m sure the bank and accounting firm have purged their documents to cover their corrupt behavior!!! The truth will never come out!!! What a great system for criminals!!! No wonder mob bosses get away with crime!!! Vote this corrupt MORON out!!!!

  3. NATIVE LATINOS Fook TRUMP | May 13, 2020 at 7:25 AM | Reply

    😔 they’re going after Trump tax returns because him and his administration gave them a reason to look into them

  4. Kyle Jameus | May 13, 2020 at 7:25 AM | Reply

    For someone who said he would show his taxes,he sure is fighting hard to not show them …..why

    • @Roger Jordan it’s funny how you worship a demagogue self-crowned criminal king.

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 3:53 PM | Reply

      E DJ E … I worship no man. I try to live by Gods word,but it’s hard.

    • @Roger Jordan dude, you publicly defend one of the most heartless leaders this planet has ever seen. That sounds like worship to me. Your Bible doesn’t say what mine does, apparently. It’s all good. See you on the other side. Soon, probably.

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      E DJ E … I agree with a lot of what Mr. Trump does, he is far from perfect. I don’t agree with one single thing the democrats propose. They are trying to bring in socialism.They are corrupt and evil.

    • @Roger Jordan if you’ve ever seen a cop or a firefighter…that’s socialism. If you’ve ever driven down a highway or over a bridge…that’s socialism. Every corporate bailout…every subsidized farmer…every library. The legal system. The military. ALL are socialism. But your God barks off the mountain and you all parrot his screams. It’s a word. That’s it. Socialism makes it so when you go somewhere else in this country you can expect to be afforded the same safeties and public access to services as at home. Why should you get to drive on an Alabama road you never paid for? Or call a Minneapolis cop you aren’t taxed to pay for? We share, dude. Country wide. Mississippi wouldn’t even be able to operate as a society without New York and California. So if you really hate socialism, I suggest you take a look around. And then take a look in your mailbox for Trump’s next personally signed socialism slip. And go cash it and take a trip to Yellowstone. I pay for it every year but have never been. I hear it’s nice.

  5. Vivian Antwine | May 13, 2020 at 7:25 AM | Reply

    If trump was black he would have been gone long time ago

    • Richard Courtney | May 13, 2020 at 5:36 PM | Reply

      @Roger Jordan You do realize that you are full of it, right. Nice try but yet another b.s republican theory goes down in flames.

    • Richard Courtney | May 13, 2020 at 5:45 PM | Reply

      @Roger Jordan Well then even if Obama is a piece of dung he miles above the Slime ball and Chief. Trump never has been nor ever will be anywhere near as classy, intelligent or as respected as President Obama. End of story.

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Reply

      Richard Courtney … You support killing baby’s, open boarders, and communism and say lm full of it. Get over yourself fella.

    • Amelia Smits | May 13, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @steven Sellers HAH and in Canada I’m getting up to 4k from our PM 😂😂😂

    • Richard Courtney | May 13, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      @Roger Jordan Ah yes the commie card, well I guess when you are losing an argument you turn to mud slinging that’s typical. Firstly I don’t believe in abortion, second I believe in legal immigration and a path for anyone without a criminal record, felonies. Lastly i guess getting called a communist by a fascist like you shouldn’t bother me at all. So goodnight and God bless.

  6. The Saint Warrior | May 13, 2020 at 7:26 AM | Reply

    This Man is a real Problem on this planet

  7. Gerald Thomas | May 13, 2020 at 7:27 AM | Reply

    Now we shall see if America is a nation of laws ,or a nation of crooks run by rightwing judges.

    • Hamidkhan Abdullakhan | May 13, 2020 at 10:14 AM | Reply

      …stop calling them judges…just call them Trump’s agents…

    • Yan Yan Lloyd | May 13, 2020 at 10:22 AM | Reply

      In a civilized country it doesn’t matter if judges are left or right, as long as they do their job honestly.

    • @Crow Creek Outdoors LOL, another right-wing conspiracy theory. ODS is what I call it, pretty sad nearly 4 years after he left office.

    • Gerald Thomas – I say the later, not the former, money buys the obnoxious pigs their silence.

    • Crow Creek Outdoors | May 13, 2020 at 3:32 PM | Reply

      Utha
      The left dismisses anything that casts negative light on them as conspiracy theory.
      These things take time. Especially with the constant distraction Democrats caused with their hoaxes and sham impeachment proceedings. It took three years for the collusion hoax to be disproven. It took almost another year to finish investigating the illegally obtained FISA warrants and FBI corruption to exonerate General Flynn.
      Why do you think the Democratic Party & their press puppets have worked so hard to smear Trump & remove him? It’s not just about undoing a legitimate election.

  8. This joker think that he is above the law…

  9. If the Orange Fartsack “wins” this case so falls The Republic.

    • @Cho Rinu well he gonna fall like palpatine

    • @koda kai But not before he completely establishes a corrupt power structure resulting in those who respect the constitution being seen as filthy rebels.

      Fiction aside: Read the Gulag Archipelago if you have not. These things happen over and over in history. One thing never changes. It is our fault. Our fault for letting things get this bad by standing around and waiting for someone else to fix it. A person who is honest with themselves, as a result, can be false with no other person.

    • Lloyd Williams | May 13, 2020 at 11:32 AM | Reply

      It’s easy. You pay these boys a visit and really have some fun.

    • @Lloyd Williams Unless you have the rule of law on your side you must accept the consequences of the land you reside in when you choose to do something. I’m not stressing inaction, but I am not advocating mob mentality either.

    • @Lloyd Williams Just to entertain your thought. Is violence even close to 100% effective? Want to know something that is or very close? Psychology.
      Allow me to demonstrate one small area beyond all reasonable doubt. I’ll demonstrate reverse psychology and I’m telling you how so you will guard consciously against it, however in futility.

      Do not, under any circumstances, think of a white bear.

  10. Vivian Antwine | May 13, 2020 at 7:33 AM | Reply

    Why is there even a conversation about this clowns taxes. Every president has to show their taxes how did this crap get this far. And wasting taxt payers money. Theft

    • Big Smoke Guitar | May 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM | Reply

      He should have been kicked out of office at the first thought of impropiety.

    • Big Smoke Guitar | May 13, 2020 at 11:34 AM | Reply

      @Coco Crisp Morning!

    • @John Swo
      When others apply for a top secret clearance they have to show financial records (taxes, bank statements, and all loans). And yet the president who holds the highest clearance doesn’t have to show anything. Something is wrong with that picture.

    • Justice in America is over. You can buy anything and anyone to get what you want.

    • Fran Harkins | May 13, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      Because he thinks he’s better than anybody else in this country like a dictator

  11. UltimateQmazing | May 13, 2020 at 7:35 AM | Reply

    Obviously he has something to hide since he’s fighting so hard.

  12. simplesam01 | May 13, 2020 at 7:36 AM | Reply

    This isn’t just some spat over taxes, this is a dictator trying to cement his absolute power. Good luck America.

  13. Trump is trying hard to hide the stimulus checks he received from Putin.

    • nathan brehm | May 13, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      @Crow Creek Outdoors check this guy out for rational thought.
      https://youtu.be/ukJIGJ7Kxoo

    • Crow Creek Outdoors | May 13, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      nathan brehm
      Fair enough. I get news from all sources too. Except late shows & comedy news shows. I don’t consider those reliable.
      I just don’t see Trump or McConnell doing anything I’d consider evil. I’ve seen some biased propaganda suggesting as much. I just don’t see how anyone doesn’t see Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, and Schiff as anything but shady and dishonest. Clearly they’re more concerned with politics than they are with the well being of the people they’re supposed to be representing.

    • Crow Creek Outdoors | May 13, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      nathan brehm
      The commentary there is mostly anti-Trump rhetoric and liberal talking points. The first thing he brings up is how hateful people were to suggest Dr. Ford was lying about her accusation of sexual assault. I’d be interested to hear his opinion on Tara Reade’s accusation.
      One of the first comments implies Trump and his supporters are racist xenophobes. Another absurd talking point. There are racists in both parties. Nothing this president has done fits the definition of racism. To suggest the president is racist because he expects people to follow our immigration laws is to call the leaders of every country with strict immigration laws racists. It’s circular logic.

    • nathan brehm | May 13, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Crow Creek Outdoors you are delusional… He basically called all Mexicans rapists and murderers. Called white supremacists great people. And pushed the phrase Chinese virus, which lead to Asian Americans being assaulted. And an Asian American reporter asked him about the virus, and he smugly told her to “Ask China” . When she asked him why he told her to ask China, he refused to take more questions and left. He knew what that was. Anyone defending or deflecting for him are lying to themselves. He has had similar remarks and outbursts against black women. It’s almost always the women. And yet you wonder… The rest of the world is watching this crap. He’s a disgrace to the office and country…

    • nathan brehm | May 13, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      And don’t tell me I’m just following the talking points. It is literally his words, from his mouth.

  14. laksh nayyar | May 13, 2020 at 7:51 AM | Reply

    John Buell: “The Trump Depression Could Be Worse Than the Great Depression”

    • Stitch in Time | May 13, 2020 at 10:10 AM | Reply

      @ColeWhy are you dragging in ‘dirty cops’ and ‘crazy’ Nancy Pelosi into these comments. Did they somehow produce the COV 19 virus? Get your facts straight. It’s not a DEPRESSION. It’s the worst RECESSION. The second in a short span of time brought on once again by REPUBLICANS. Not preparing for events such as this virus. Giving themselves TAX BREAKS instead of storing valuable medical equipment in case of a future crisis. The economic failure ownership belongs to the Republicans. No safeguards in place. Ask yourself, why is Mitch McConnell and wife worth 22million? Too busy ingratiating themselves off the backs of others. The Trump’s belong to the same club and many more fit the bill.

    • laksh nayyar I never understood how people felt that Trump could run the Country when he has had so many bankruptcies in the past. I shook my had every time I heard he was a businessman so he would run the country like his business. Sigh I guess he is.

    • Pennywise The dancing clown | May 13, 2020 at 10:50 AM | Reply

      @Stitch in Time wow you are the definition of stupidity

    • @Pennywise The dancing clown You’ve got no problem with massive deaths and massive unemployment due to Trump reticence to act in a timely manner as the Trump Pandemic overwhelmed the US? Do you consider yourself a patriotic American?

    • laksh nayyar | May 13, 2020 at 11:58 AM | Reply

      @Teresa S you are correct

  15. Why is he so vehemently trying to hide his returns?!?!?! For someone to say that they have nothing to hide, he’s exhausting all efforts to make sure they’re not revealed!!!

    • Subsequently this erroneous clown will get locked up

    • Tessmage Tessera | May 13, 2020 at 10:50 AM | Reply

      Just think of those Russian oligarchs that Trump owes money to. I wonder what they’ll do, if they see his tax returns and find out that he can’t pay them back..?

    • @Tessmage Tessera I think he might come up missing, and melania will finally be a happy wife!!!

  16. Samuel Sotunde | May 13, 2020 at 8:12 AM | Reply

    Trump cares about future presidents? Not in a million years.

    • No he doesn’t!! The only thing/person
      He cares about is himself, and LEST we FORGET MONEY.

    • Remember when Donald Trump said he cared so much about the way James Comey hurt Hillary Clintons campaign that he had to fire him? lol I think that was the first excuse he gave until he admitted that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation on live tv. lol

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

      Samuel Sotunde … Trump cares about future presidents because they will be Trumps children. Trumps in the White House for at least 25 more years.

    • Betty Thomas | May 13, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      @john abbot He is KING in his own world! Probably been dreaming about it since the 1950s.

      Bloody WORST president ever!

    • Farah Mckeithen | May 13, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

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  17. Trump will find a way to blame Obama for not showing his taxes.

  18. *TRUMP IS THE WORST PRESIDENT*

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      S Had .. I don’t want socialism here in the USA. You people are trying to destroy America. No guns, open boarders, illegals over citizens. The dems are suckering their followers, keeping them dumbed down. It’s sad that some people are submissive and follow like sheep. Wake up!

    • @Roger Jordan I am not American. Your comment just shows again how ignorant Trump followers are. You follow an orange liar blindly and call me a sheep? Now that’s rich. Good luck buddy, you obviously need it.

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 7:37 PM | Reply

      S Had … If your not American then you don’t have a dog in the fight. If your not here why even bother in affairs that don’t pertain to you.

    • @Roger Jordan My 8yr old daughter learned last year how world economy works. I’m assuming you missed that class??
      Anyway, I am deeply sorry that I expressed my opinion on the matter. I will move to North Korea immediately and will never do it again, sir. Hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. I’ll be quiet from now on boss.

    • Roger Jordan | May 13, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      S Had … C’mon man, please don’t go….. I take back everything I said… ☹️

  19. The world is making jokes about him. This once great nation is the laughingstock of the world.

    • I don’t think your nation is a laughingstock. I feel sad for your nation, it deserves better than the Bozo in Chief. Many people around the world laugh at Donald because of his odd, wierd and erratic behaviour. But mostly it is a sad story.

  20. In Trump’s mind, he owns United States and people are his servants.

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