Trump Begs Appeals Court to Black Subpoena for His Accounting Records

Updated: June 10, 2019 / 6:51 p.m.

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump, requested for an appeals court to overturn a ruling requiring his accounting firm to provide his financial records during his time before his presidency to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Oversight Committee.

Lawyers on behalf of Trump mentioned in a court filing that a May 20 decision that was made by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, required Mazars LLP to comply with the subpoena, was considered “flawed” and should be reversed.

Mehta’s ruling was one of the first times when a federal court waded into the dispute about how far Congress can go in probing Trump and his business affairs, marking a significant victory for House Democrats.

President Trump has still continued to refuse cooperation with a series of investigations regarding issues that range from his tax returns to his Washington hotel, as well as his children’s security clearances.

Trump’s lawsuit that was filed on April 22 argued that the committee’s subpoena exceeded constitutional limits on the power of Congress to investigate.