U. S. Judge Voices Doubt on Trump Bid to Block House Subpoena for Financial Records
A federal judge expressed astonishment Tuesday at arguments raised by President Trump’s lawyers seeking to block his accounting firm from turning over years of financial records to the House Oversight and Reform Committee and seemed to signal a swift ruling in favor of lawmakers, reports The Washington Post.
“U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta fired pointed questions at the president’s lawyers, who argued in an April 22 lawsuit that the committee’s sweeping subpoena to Mazars USA for the financial records of Trump and various associated entities since 2011 was not ‘a valid exercise of legislative power,’” writes the Post‘s Spencer S. Hsu.
A lawyer representing Trump accused Democrats of “assuming the powers of the Department of Justice” on a partisan crusade.