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Foundation for Moral Law defends Trump in subpoena case

President Donald Trump speaking in 2017 just outside Harrisburg. (Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/U.S. Air National Guard)

Wednesday, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law filed an amicus brief Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of President Donald J. Trump (R). Pres, Trump is arguing that the House of Representatives cannot subpoena his financial records. The Foundation agrees with the President.

Matt Clark is the attorney for the Foundation wrote the brief.

“Allowing Congress to get away with such a broad and intrusive demand for sensitive personal information will set a dangerous precedent,” Clark warned. “If Congress can do this to President Trump, then it can do the same to anyone whom it wishes to harass. This is especially concerning for Christians, for whom liberals have little tolerance.”

Kayla Moore is the President of the Foundation for Moral Law and the wife of the Foundation’s founder, former Chief Justice Roy Moore.

“The American people see these subpoenas for what they really are: a witch hunt and nothing more.” Kayla Moore stated, “Whether it’s impeachment or subpoenas, House Democrats will stop at nothing to harass the President. He does not deserve it, and we are honored to do what we can to help stop it.”

In November 2018, the American people elected more Democrats to the House of Representatives than Republicans after eight years of GOP control of the House. Democrats, many who had promised donors that they would impeach Trump, chose to use their new powers to investigate a wide spectrum of allegations against Pres. Trump.

Last year, two committees in the Democratic-led House of Representatives tried to subpoena the President’s financial records. One subpoena was based on the testimony of former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen, who had pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. The other was based on the theory that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller and a team of over one hundred FBI agents, IRS agents, and Justice Department attorneys spent over 18 months investigating these allegations and did not find enough evidence to indict Trump or anyone in his family. The lower federal courts ruled that the President’s accounting firm and banks must comply with the subpoenas, but the President appealed. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.

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The President’s lawyers are arguing that the House committees lacked the authority to issue the subpoenas because the subpoenas did not serve a valid legislative purpose. The Foundation agreed with the President’s lawyers but added that that the subpoenas were so sweeping in their nature that they violated the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches.

House Democrats have impeached Pres. Trump arguing that refusal to turn over everything that the House has subpoenaed and refusing to testify, and barring administration officials from testifying, before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees constitutes obstruction of Congress. House Democrats have also impeached the President for abuse of power. House Democrats allege that pressuring Ukraine to investigate corruption allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and his son, Hunter Biden constitutes abuse of power. Trump is currently on trial in the Senate. The House has not suspended its investigations and could potentially impeach the President again if the Senate does not find him guilty and remove him.

The Foundation for Moral Law is an Alabama nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of religious liberty and a strict interpretation of the Constitution according to the intent of its framers.

Founder Roy Moore is currently a candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones. The Republican primary is on March 3.

 

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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