Statement from the Press Secretary
Issued on: July 9, 2020
President Trump is gratified by today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Trump v. Mazars. As the Court made clear, the limited authority of Congress to conduct fact-finding through subpoenas must be used in aid of Congress’ authority to legislate and must be tied to a valid legislative purpose. Congress may not act as a roving investigative body, especially against a co-equal branch of government.
川普總統對今天最高法院對於”川普訴瑪紮斯 “案中的裁決感到滿意。像法院明確的那樣，國會通過傳票進行事實調查的有限權力必須用於幫助國會的立法權，而且必須與有效的立法目的相聯繫。 國會不得充當巡迴調查機構，特別是針對政府平等部門。
Last year, Democrat-run House committees subpoenaed President Trump’s financial records in an effort to gain partisan advantage in the upcoming presidential campaign. Their claim that the financial records could serve as “a useful case study” to learn about “unsafe lending practices” and “money laundering” was plainly disingenuous. The Supreme Court saw through these transparent smoke-screens, with all nine Justices declaring that more is required to establish a valid legislative purpose than the mere say-so of partisan committee chairmen.
去年，民主黨人領導的眾議院委員會傳喚了川普總統的財務記錄，以便在即將到來的總統競選中獲得黨派優勢。 他們聲稱財務記錄可以作為瞭解 “不安全貸款做法 “和 “洗錢 “的 “有用的案例研究”，這顯然是不誠實的。 最高法院看穿了這些透明的煙幕彈，所有九名法官都宣佈，要確定有效的立法目的，需要更多的東西，而不僅僅是黨派委員會主席說了算。
By recognizing, yet again, that the job of Congress is to legislate—and not to grandstand, harass, or seek to embarrass its political opponents—the Supreme Court has reinforced the separation of powers that our Framers established as an essential bulwark of individual liberty.
In the accompanying decision in Trump v. Vance, the Court also protected the President’s financial records from intrusive subpoenas from a partisan district attorney. As the Court determined, the New York district attorney has not yet established his ability to secure access to those records. Instead, further proceedings are required in the lower court in which the President can raise additional arguments, including constitutional protections, against this frivolous and politically motivated subpoena.
President Trump remains committed to fulfilling his promises to the American people despite any harassment or distractions his political opponents try to use to impede him.