As you may be aware (but will be now), Manhattan prosecutors have been demanding that President Trump release 8 years of his tax returns to them so they can look them over and see if there’s anything on those returns that they can use against him.

There is no serious pretext for seeing those returns, other than trying to “get” President Trump who, not at all surprisingly, is fighting the attempt — which, now will go to the Supreme Court.

The latest entrant into this hot war is the Department of Justice, which according to Adam Liptak of the New York Times…

…filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Friday urging the Supreme Court to hear President Trump’s appeal seeking to keep his financial records private. Mr. Trump is trying to block a subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors that would require his accounting firm to turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns.

The brief did not adopt the broad position taken by Mr. Trump’s personal lawyers in a petition filed last week — that he is immune from criminal investigation while he remains in office. Rather, the department’s brief said that courts should require prosecutors to meet a more demanding standard before they are allowed to obtain the information.

The brief took pains to say that there was nothing unusual about the department’s participation in the case, noting that it had previously filed friend-of-the-court briefs in cases in which Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton had claimed immunity in civil suits.

I wonder when these geniuses realize that crappola efforts to “get” Trump, like this one, not only strengthen support among current pro-Trumpers but have the potential (which we may already be seeing in polls taken during the “impeachment inquiry” farce) to turn otherwise anti-Trump people off, on the grounds that enough is enough?

Evidently, when you hate someone as much as some of these people do, logic goes right out the window.

To quote the late, Great Pete Seeger (who, I am certain, would have despised Mr. Trump), “Oh when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?”

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  • Most presidents have to put up with an opposition party but can rely on their own party to stand up for them. Unfortunately for Trump, he is going after wrongdoers in our government, so he has the scorn of members from both parties.

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