Cummings: Accounting firm wants subpoena before providing Trump financial documents

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsOvernight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August Pelosi: Drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package Bottom line MORE (D-Md.) said Wednesday that a tax and accounting firm asked for a procedural subpoena before turning over 10 years of President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE’s financial records, according to Politico.

Mazars USA intends to produce the records but asked the committee for a so-called friendly subpoena before formally complying, Cummings said, according to the publication.


“They have told us that they will provide the information pretty much when they have a subpoena,” Cummings said. “And we’ll get them a subpoena.”

Cummings initially asked the firm for the records in late March, seeking documents going back to Jan. 1, 2009. He cited testimony from Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump Organization adds veteran criminal defense attorney Manhattan DA investigating Trump says he won't seek reelection John Dean: 'Only a matter of how many days' until Trump is indicted MORE, Trump’s former personal attorney, who testified that Trump had frequently misstated his net worth as both higher and lower than it actually was for “potentially improper purposes.”

Since Cohen’s testimony, the committee has sought to corroborate it through document requests and witness interviews, with Cummings mentioning Trump’s attempt to purchase the Buffalo Bills before becoming president.

Two Oversight Republicans, Reps. Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits A year with the coronavirus: How we got here MORE (N.C.) and Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn' MORE (Ohio), have pushed back on Cummings’s requests, saying the chairman sought the information “solely to embarrass President Trump and to advance the relentless Democrat attacks upon the Trump administration.”

On Tuesday, the committee also announced it has served four subpoenas in relation to its probe into White House security clearances and the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.