Trump Appeals Ruling Allowing Congress to See His Financial Records

Leah Millis/Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records, according to a court filing.

Lawyers for Trump and his company filed the appeal in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia one day after a U.S. district judge backed the House Oversight Committee’s subpoena for Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm Mazars LLP.

The lower court’s decision on Monday handed an early setback for the Republican president in his legal battle with congressional Democrats as lawmakers investigate various aspects of his administration.

The House Oversight Committee has said it needs Trump’s financial records to examine whether he has conflicts of interest or broke the law by not disentangling himself from his business holdings, as previous presidents did.

Trump’s lawyers argue the panel’s demand exceeded Congress’s constitutional limits. Mazars has said it will comply with its legal obligations but has taken no sides as the case plays out in court.

A real estate developer and former reality television star, Trump still owns the Trump Organization but has said he would leave its day-to-day operations to his eldest two sons while in office. Unlike previous modern U.S. presidential candidates, he did not disclose his tax returns during his run for the White House.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Jonathan Oatis)

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Jill
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Praying the Democrats will get back to serious work, not the green plan, and drop this nit-picky garbage. They are wasting time, avoiding critical issues, and wasting millions of dollars as in the Mueller Report. Would Obama show us his real birth certificate or commerce transcripts?

Friend
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Maybe all the ones wanting to b e Prseident should release their records. How about starting with Cummings and his wife

Otis
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If this ploy fails, the dimwit Dumbocrats will conjure up something else.

Harry
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Hell, we should have seen ALL of Oblahblah’ sealed records. Bet they would have shown that he’d claimed foreign student status, and as such wouldn’t have been eligible to even run for President.

Charles
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It’s just another witch hunt with Democrats interpreting the records any way they want to use as pre-election fodder.

Kay
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Romney disclosed his and they were promptly mininterpted by Democrats in the House.
Fishing trips into any presidents former life to discredit them before an election must be stopped. All future presidents would-be at risk unless they are career politicians like Obama. No one except lifetime politicians like Biden would even try to run for the office.

Rodney Orr
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Rodney Orr

Being that the dim wits want to see President Trump’s taxes, why do they put up or shut-up!!!!!!! I for one would love to see pig face, maxie pad, hairless, booker, biden, and all of the rests tax return from day one when they all were elected!!!!!! I also have a feeling that a lot of other people feel the same way I do!!!!!!!!!

Salvador Gonzalez
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Other important matters to attend and these idiots still on witch hunt politized process….we need to get these people out of Congress and limit terms…Trump cannot fully apply his goals if these idiots keep playing the political card…Mueller report ended and it wasn’t what they wanted…deal with it….hildabeast is the problem go after her and obuma too….tic….toc…tic…toc.

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