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Politics Trump plans to appeal House subpoena for financial records to Supreme Court

06:15  25 october  2019
06:15  25 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump 's attorneys told a federal appeals court Thursday that they intend to take a legal battle with the House Oversight Committee over the president's financial records to the Supreme Court .

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld a subpoena for President Donald Trump 's financial records from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The split ruling rejected Trump 's bid to block the committee from getting eight years' worth of his records from

President Trump's attorneys told a federal appeals court Thursday that they intend to take a legal battle with the House Oversight Committee over the president's financial records to the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump plans to appeal House subpoena for financial records to Supreme Court© Getty Images Trump plans to appeal House subpoena for financial records to Supreme Court

Trump's legal team asked the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to review a three-judge panel's decision earlier this month upholding the Oversight Committee's demand for the president's finances. They also filed a separate motion to stay the circuit court's decision, saying that they intend to "ask the Supreme Court to review whether the Mazars subpoena exceeds the Committee's constitutional and statutory authority."

House Oversight asks court to expedite subpoena order for Trump's finances

  House Oversight asks court to expedite subpoena order for Trump's finances The House Oversight Committee asked a federal appeals court to expedite the enforcement of a subpoena for President Trump's financial records, citing Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry. "The Committee is engaged in oversight activity to examine whether federal official-including the President-are making decisions in the country's best interest and not for their own financial gain," the committee's lawyers wrote in a motion filed Wednesday night.

The appeal will head to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but Trump will need urgent relief from that court since Mehta refused the president’s request for a That case is aimed at blocking House subpoenas seeking Trump ’s banking records maintained by Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

A federal appeals court voiced doubts about President Trump ’s bid to block a House subpoena seeking financial records from Mazars, his long-time House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings in April subpoenaed President Trump ’s accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP, for eight years

The president's lawyers argued that because there's a reasonable chance that the Supreme Court will take up their petition, the appeals court should hold off on expediting last week's order.

The court filings come on the heels of an oral argument this week in a separate case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals concerning a similar subpoena to the Mazars accounting firm from the Manhattan District Attorney. The two sides in that case reached an agreement to fast-track questions over the president's legal immunity to the Supreme Court.

The D.C. Circuit panel earlier this month ruled 2-1 in favor of the House Oversight Committee, upholding a district judge ruling allowing the subpoena to go into force. The president later appealed, leaving in place a hold on the subpoena until the court fight was resolved.

Supreme Court steps into case over consumer agency

  Supreme Court steps into case over consumer agency WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The justices agreed Friday to review an appeals court decision that upheld the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency has long been a target of conservative Republicans. The Justice Department usually defends federal law. But the Trump administration agrees with a California law firm challenging the CFPB that the president should be able to fire the agency's director for any reason.

Trump appeals judge's decision upholding Democrats' subpoena for financial records , setting up The president signaled Monday evening that he intended to appeal the order, calling it "crazy" and accusing After that stage, the next step is the Supreme Court , if the justices agree to hear the case.

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday asked sharply skeptical questions of a personal lawyer for President Trump about his attempt to block a congressional subpoena seeking years of financial records from Mr. Trump ’s accounting firm — and suggested that he could rule on the dispute as

In the filings to the D.C. Circuit, Trump's lawyer's attacked last week's decision, arguing that the congressional committee had no legitimate legislative purpose for seeking the financial records, and that the only way they can investigate presidential wrongdoing is through an impeachment proceeding, which the House's lawyers have not invoked in this case.

But last week, the House panel asked the appeals court to expedite the order, citing an urgency created by the newly-launched impeachment inquiry.

"The Committee is engaged in oversight activity to examine whether federal officials-including the President-are making decisions in the country's best interest and not for their own financial gain," the committee's lawyers wrote in their motion.

"Further, the House is now engaged in an impeachment investigation against President Trump, which is advancing on an expedited basis, and information received in response to the Mazars subpoena could be highly relevant to that inquiry as well."

Democrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena .
Lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee urged a federal judge on Thursday to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress about President Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, arguing that his refusal to comply is harming House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.Democrats' counsel said that even though McGahn's role in the obstruction investigation carried out by former special counsel Robert Mueller was described at length in Mueller's report, lawmakers still need to independently evaluate his testimony.

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