It is no secret that Trump is not exactly transparent with all his businesses dealings and these latest headlines regarding his profits from Trump International Hotel just further prove that.
Currently there is a case trying to determine whether President Trump is illegally accepting emoluments by owning the Trump International Hotel in DC.
There are also subpoenas out to more Trump-related businesses, although the Justice Department is trying to stop them.
The Trump administration has formally said it plans to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
In late 2018, Maryland and DC subpoenaed the financial details Trump has tried so hard to keep hidden and he succeeded that effort to unlock them as well because he and the Justice Department fought the subpoenas with an appeal.
Those same subpoenas, however, could come back into the spotlight if the Supreme Court doesn’t act quickly.
In that case, Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote in the majority opinion,
“Although the Constitution entrusts the President with the enormous responsibility of faithfully executing the law … the notion that the President is vested with unreviewable power to both execute and interpret the law is foreign to our system of government.”
Currently, the Justice Department has written to the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals and said,
“The government intends to seek Supreme Court review, but in the interim, this unprecedented case will continue and discovery will resume unless the stay is extended…
That intrusive and burdensome discovery into the President’s financial affairs and official actions, including subpoenas to five federal agencies, would require the government to expend substantial resources and impose irreparable harm on the President.”