Trump appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves 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 WatersOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms Democrats, Trump set to battle over implementing T relief bill Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Hannity blasts criticism of Fox News: 'I have taken this seriously' Pelosi forms House committee to oversee coronavirus response 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