Trump attorneys request preliminary injunction over subpoenas for financial records

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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 WatersMaxine Waters expresses confidence Biden will pick Black woman as VP Bill from Warren, Gillibrand and Waters would make Fed fight economic racial inequalities Waters rips Trump, GOP over mail-in ballots: 'They'll lie, cheat and steal to stay in power' MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package House Intelligence panel opens probe into DHS's involvement in response to protests 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 CummingsBill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden comes to Washington to honor John Lewis Lawmakers set for tearful goodbye to John Lewis 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.