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Politics Appeals court refuses to block House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

18:25  03 december  2019
18:25  03 december  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Trump files appeal at Supreme Court in financial records fight

  Trump files appeal at Supreme Court in financial records fight President Donald Trump on Thursday filed court papers asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government. © 2019 The Washington Post WASHINGTON DC - MARCH 19: The Supreme Court of the United States is seen March 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Trump turned to the justices after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided on Nov.

President Donald Trump has gone to court to fight an attempt by the House to obtain his business records . The New York-based appeals court upheld Congress’ s broad investigative authority and ordered the two banks to comply with the House subpoenas for the president’ s financial information.

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

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has sided with House Democrats seeking to obtain President Trump’s private financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, stating that "the public interest favors denial of a preliminary injunction.”

a close up of a lamp: In this Feb. 1, 2019 file photo the Deutsche Bank headquarters is seen behind a lamp ahead of the annual press conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank has been a major lender to Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)© Michael Probst/AP In this Feb. 1, 2019 file photo the Deutsche Bank headquarters is seen behind a lamp ahead of the annual press conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank has been a major lender to Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit came in the ongoing legal battle Trump has waged over access to his private business records — including two cases that have already reached the Supreme Court.

Trump brings a third case over his financial records to the Supreme Court

  Trump brings a third case over his financial records to the Supreme Court Trump asked the Supreme Court to freeze a subpoena for his financial records sent to two banks by congressional Democrats.A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One must turn over years of the president's personal and business financial records to two Democratic-led committees in the House of Representatives. The subpoenas, issued in April, also seek information related to the finances of the president's family members.

A second federal judge has now rebuffed President Donald Trump ' s sweeping attempt to block House lawmakers from accessing his financial records , handing him another defeat in a fight that has infuriated the President and opened deep rifts with Democrats.

U. S . President Donald Trump asked an appeals court on Monday to overturn a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over his financial records from before he was president to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee.

The New York-based appeals court upheld Congress’s broad investigative authority and ordered the two banks to comply with the House subpoenas for the president’s financial information. The case pre-dates the public impeachment proceedings in the House.

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“The Committees have already been delayed in the receipt of the subpoenaed material since April 11 when the subpoenas were issued. They need the remaining time to analyze the material, hold hearings, and draft bills for possible enactment,” according to the ruling from Judge Jon O. Newman, who was joined by Judge Peter W. Hall.

The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees are seeking more than 10 years of financial records on Trump, his three oldest children — Eric, Don and Ivanka — and Trump’s businesses. The committees, led by Reps. Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters, both California Democrats, say they need the records as part of broad investigations into Russian money laundering and potential foreign influence involving Trump.

Trump asks Supreme Court to prevent banks turning over financial records

  Trump asks Supreme Court to prevent banks turning over financial records President Donald Trump, fighting to keep details of his finances secret, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to prevent records held by Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from being handed over to Democratic-led congressional panels. © Getty Images US President Donald Trump takes part in a round table discussion on business and red tape reduction in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Trump's lawyers asked the high court to put a hold a Dec. 3 ruling by Manhattan-based 2nd U.S.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoenaed Trump ’ s records held by Mazars, to compare them to testimony from Trump ’ s former But Trump ’ s lawyers argued at a May 14 hearing that U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta should block the committee’s subpoena because it was pursuing

A federal appeals court refused to reconsider a ruling that allowed a House committee to subpoena President Trump ’ s financial records from his longtime accounting firm, a move that gives the president a week to seek emergency intervention from the Supreme Court .

Trump’s lawyers say the committees are pushing the boundaries of their powers to embarrass the president and their subpoenas serve no legislative purpose. The subpoenas would sweep up every debit card transaction and check written by Trump, his children and even his grandchildren, they said.

“These subpoenas are overbroad, nonpertinent attempts to reconstruct Plaintiffs’ [Trump’s] entire financial history,” Patrick Strawbridge, one of Trump’s attorney, wrote in court filings.

Last month, the federal appeals court in Washington let stand an earlier ruling against the president, affirming that Congress can seek eight years of Trump’s tax records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit previously ruled that Trump’s claims that a Congressional subpoena was invalid because lawmakers lacked a “legitimate legislative purpose” were incorrect. A majority of the court’s 11 active judges voted against revisiting the case.

Ex-White House lawyer moves to block judge's ruling requiring testimony

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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

Appeals court upholds Democrats' subpoena for Trump financial records . A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump ' s accounting firm must turn over financial records requested by a House committee, a legal blow to the administration's efforts to block congressional

In that case, the president is fighting a House Oversight Committee subpoena to his longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, and audits it prepared for Trump and several of his companies.

Trump has asked the Supreme Court to block the subpoena, and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. agreed to temporarily put the order on hold to give the high court time to review the case.

A separate three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit also unanimously rejected Trump’s effort to block New York grand jury subpoenas for his eight years of Trump’s tax returns from his accounting firm. The panel ruled that “any presidential immunity from a state criminal process does not bar the enforcement of such subpoena," according to the opinion written by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann.

This case centers on a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., whose office is investigating hush-money payments made before the 2016 election to silence two women who said they had affairs years earlier with Trump. The president has denied the affairs.

Trump has also asked the Supreme Court to step in to stop disclosure of his financial records to New York prosecutors.

Supreme Court blocks House committee from immediately reviewing Trump’s financial records

  Supreme Court blocks House committee from immediately reviewing Trump’s financial records The president’s lawyers had agreed to an expedited review of a lower-court ruling granting access. © Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post The court’s action signals that, even as Congress considers impeaching Trump, the court will undertake a more complete consideration of the legal powers of Congress and state prosecutors to investigate the president while he is in office. The court instructed Trump’s lawyers to file a petition by Dec. 5 stating why the court should accept the case for full briefing and oral argument.

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.

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.

In the Deutsche Bank case, lawyers for the president’s largest lender told the appeals court it has tax returns for one person or organization that the subpoenas are seeking, however identifying details were redacted. Following a motion from media organizations including The Washington Post and CNN to have the name of the person or organization made public, Deutsche Bank told the appeals court it does not have Trump’s tax returns.

Deutsche Bank, a German banking giant, has been a major lender to both the Trump Organization and Kushner Companies, which previously was run by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, now a presidential adviser.

Trump’s company has taken out about $364 million in loans from Deutsche Bank since 2012, according to public filings. The loans included two worth $125 million to buy and renovate the Doral golf resort in Florida, a $170 million loan to renovate Washington’s Old Post Office into a Trump hotel, and a $69 million loan to refinance an existing Trump hotel in Chicago.

Douglas Letter, the House’s general counsel, questioned why the bank continued lending to Trump and his businesses after several of Trump’s businesses filed for bankruptcy and other banks stopped lending to him.

The trove of financial documents held by Deutsche Bank could give House Democrats a detailed roadmap for more than a decade of Trump’s financial history, including who he did business with and the sources of his wealth.

“We might find out whether Trump has, to the public, overstated his assets and understated his personal benefit from his tax cut,” said Charles Tiefer, a former longtime House lawyer who is now a University of Baltimore law professor.

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