Trump urges appeals court to block subpoena for his accounting records
By Jan Wolfe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked an appeals court to overturn a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over his financial records from before he was president to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Oversight Committee.
Lawyers for Trump said in a court filing that a May 20 decision by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ordering Mazars LLP to comply with the subpoena was flawed and should be reversed.
Mehta’s ruling was the first time a federal court waded into the tussle about how far Congress can go in probing Trump and his business affairs, and marked an important victory for House Democrats.
Trump is refusing to cooperate with a series of investigations on issues ranging from his tax returns to his Washington hotel and his children’s security clearances.
Trump’s lawsuit, filed on April 22, argued that the committee’s subpoena exceeded constitutional limits on the power of Congress to investigate.
(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Sandra Maler and James Dalgleish)
More Top Stories
Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants in eastern Mexico in four trucks on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against …read more
Iran said it would announce additional steps to reduce its commitments under the 2015 international nuclear pact, which Washington withdrew from last year, Tasnim news …read more
The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power gridread more
The United Kingdom will send elite forces to the Gulf of Oman to protect its warships amid rising tensions with Iran, according to The Sunday …read more
“Central American migrants are rushing to enter Mexico ahead of a security crackdown on the country’s southern border .”read more
Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on …read more