Maddow: Trump’s Mueller ‘delay strategy’ isn’t working — and is destined to fail
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday concluded that President Donald Trump’s stonewalling strategy is not working in the federal courts.
“I don’t know who’s paying for the legal fees for these new lawyers the president and his family have hired to try to keep his taxes and financials a secret but they are definitely putting in their billable hours,” the host noted. “You can wallpaper most of Trump Tower already with their voluminous filings to various courts. “
“Those filings make clear baseline that what they’re trying to do is earn themselves as much delay as they can get — just to slow this thing down as much as possible,” Maddow explained. “They may not be able to stop the president’s financial history and taxes from being exposed to investigators in the long run, but they are going to slow it down as much as they can for as long as they can.”
She noted a new judge’s ruling in Trump’s lawsuit against this own accounting firm, Mazars USA, to prevent them handing over his financials to investigators.
“Well, just before we got on the air tonight, the judge in the Mazars case ruled in response to that pleading from the president’s lawyers and the judge said no. The judge is not having it,” she noted. “So the delay strategy is not working out.”
“In the Mazars case, again, where the president is suing his own accounting firm to stop that firm from complying with a subpoena that requires them to hand over his financial documents, his lawyers are trying to slow it down,” Maddow said. “The judge says no, it is full steam ahead, we’re going to have the hearing on the injunction question, we’re going to have the hearing on the merits, we’re going to have the judge ruling tomorrow. The president’s lawyers are not able to slow this thing down. See you in court tomorrow.”