Trump appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment 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 WatersFive memorable moments from Sarah Sanders at the White House Five memorable moments from Sarah Sanders at the White House Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Intelligence agencies focused on Russian interference 'even if the president isn't' Schiff: Intelligence agencies focused on Russian interference 'even if the president isn't' Schiff: Bolton, Pompeo undercutting Trump's attempts to stay out of war 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.

 

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