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Trump appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas

President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE’s attorneys on Friday filed an appeal of a judge’s order rejecting their request to temporarily halt congressional subpoenas seeking Trump’s financial records.

The lawyers are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit to review a ruling from Judge Edgardo Ramos, an Obama appointee, that sided with House Democrats requesting records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

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Trump, his private businesses and family members filed a lawsuit in April to halt the subpoenas, issued by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersLawmakers, Martin Luther King III discuss federal responses to systematic racism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Hillicon Valley: Biden signs order on chips | Hearing on media misinformation | Facebook's deal with Australia | CIA nominee on SolarWinds MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden holds off punishing Saudi crown prince, despite US intel Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Democrats demand Saudi accountability over Khashoggi killing MORE (D-Calif.).

They argued the subpoenas went beyond Congress’s authorities and were an attempt to dredge up political dirt ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

House Democrats say the requests were part of legitimate investigations, an argument the judge sided with in his ruling.

This is the second appeal of such an order filed this week after a federal judge in D.C. also ruled in favor of a subpoena for Trump's financial records from the president's accounting firm, Mazars.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed to expedite that appeal, and will hear oral arguments on the matter in mid-July.

This request in the New York–based appeals court is solely for Ramos's order rejecting a preliminary injunction and to stop the subpoenas from being executed, as the rest of the lawsuit is expected to still play out in district court.

 

Trump appeal on Deutsche Bank, Capital One preliminary injunction by Jacqueline Thomsen on Scribd