Trump attorneys request preliminary injunction over subpoenas for financial records

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE’s attorneys on Friday filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to block two banks from handing over financial records pertaining to him, his family and his private businesses.

The filing was made as part of the president’s legal efforts to stop Deutsche Bank and Capital One from releasing the documents, requested in subpoenas issued by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersF-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever Banks give Congress, New York AG documents related to Russians who may have dealt with Trump: report Maxine Waters: Force us to ban assault weapons 'or kick our a--- out of Congress!' MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Schiff offers bill to make domestic terrorism a federal crime New intel chief inherits host of challenges MORE (D-Calif.).

In Friday’s filing, the president’s lawyers said that while the banks have agreed not to hand over the records until a judge makes an initial ruling in the case, they require an injunction in order to be able to fully argue in defense of the president.


They added that if they lose this ruling, they will appeal the case to higher courts.

The attorneys wrote that Trump, his family and businesses “will suffer irreparable harm because, if this Court does not intervene to preserve the status quo, there will be no way to unring the bell once the Banks give Congress the requested information.”

“The Committees will have reviewed confidential documents that this Court may later determine were illegally subpoenaed. No damages award could ever make Plaintiffs whole. And the denial of temporary relief could prevent any meaningful judicial review of Plaintiffs’ claims.”

The president has also filed a separate lawsuit to block a subpoena from House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse committee heads demand Coast Guard Academy explain handling of harassment allegations Can the Democrats unseat Trump? Democrats slam alleged politicization of Trump State Department after IG report MORE (D-Md.) seeking financial records on Trump from the accounting firm Mazars. 

Trump has vowed to "fight all subpoenas" issued in the course of Democratic investigations into him and his administration.