Political and Legislative

Federal judge upholds congressional subpoena for Trump financial records

As expected, U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta on Monday upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accountingfirm, arguing that Congress is well within its rights to investigate potential illegal behavior by a president — even without launching a formal impeachment inquiry.

Judge Mehta’s ruling delivers a striking blow to the president’s efforts to resist Democratic investigations, and is certain to give Democrats further legal basis to investigate Trump, his finances, and his presidential campaign. In addition to upholding the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA for eight years of Trump’s financial records, Mehta took the extra step of denying the president’s request for a stay pending appeal.

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