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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:35 AM

Trump Urges Court to Throw Out Congressional Subpoena to Mazars [View all]

Source: Bloomberg


By Joe Schneider
April 5, 2021, 9:59 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump urged a judge to throw out a Congressional subpoena for his financial records, calling it unconstitutional and unenforceable.

The former president asked a federal judge in Washington Monday for summary judgment -- a ruling in his favor without a trial -- in a House Oversight lawsuit seeking an order to force Mazars USA, Trump’s accounting firm, to turn over the documents.

“The Mazars subpoena remains a demand for the president’s information, based on president-specific justifications, subject to president-specific defenses,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in their request for the summary judgment. “The committee’s justifications concerning the Trump Presidency cratered once he stopped being president, but the separation-of-powers concerns with these sorts of subpoenas did not.”

The fight over the subpoena reached the Supreme Court, which ruled that congressional subpoenas seeking the president’s personal information must be “no broader than reasonably necessary” and ordered lower courts to determine whether the House’s request met that standard.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-06/trump-urges-court-to-throw-out-congressional-subpoena-to-mazars

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