Trump lawyers appeal order upholding Dem subpoena for financial records

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE’s attorneys on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s order upholding a subpoena for Trump’s financial records.

The lawyers said in a court filing that they were asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to review “all aspects” of District Judge Amit Mehta’s order in favor of the subpoena issued by the House Oversight and Reform Committee to the president’s accounting firm, Mazars.

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Mehta, an Obama appointee, had rejected the president's legal arguments opposing the subpoena, finding that House Democrats had "facially valid legislative purposes" in requesting the documents and that "it is not for the court to question whether the Committee’s actions are truly motivated by political considerations."

Trump's attorneys had argued that the subpoena was part of a fishing expedition by congressional Democrats in search of damaging information ahead of the 2020 election.

Mehta had also rejected the president's request for a stay on the order, writing that he will only allow a seven-day waiting period previously agreed to by both parties to be in effect before Mazars has to hand over the records.

The president said Monday evening that his lawyers would appeal what he called a "crazy" ruling.

“It’s totally the wrong decision by, obviously, an Obama-appointed judge," Trump told reporters outside the White House.

Trump's attorneys will be in federal court in New York on Wednesday to argue against other subpoenas issued by House Democrats for the president's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

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