Court fast-tracks Trump appeal over Democrat subpoenas for bank records

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday agreed to expedite 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 appeal of an order allowing a pair of banks to hand over financial records to House Democrats.

The court ruled in favor of Trump and House Democrats’ joint request to fast-track the case, setting deadlines for briefings in the case that stretch through the middle of July.


And the court requested that an argument in the case be scheduled “for the earliest possible sitting week” after all the court filings are made. The final filing is due by July 18.

Trump is appealing New York federal Judge Edgardo Ramos’s ruling last week to not grant a preliminary injunction over the congressional subpoenas for the president’s financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

In previous court filings, the parties stated that the subpoenas will not be executed while the order is under appeal.

And Ramos, an Obama appointee, has also agreed to pause the remainder of the case playing out in the Southern District of New York while the preliminary injunction ruling is under appeal.

A similar case is playing out in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where judges will hear oral arguments in mid-July over a House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoena for Trump’s financial records from the accounting firm Mazars.

Judge Amit Mehta in D.C. district court also rejected last week Trump’s attempt to quash that subpoena.

Lawyers for House Democrats in the Mazars case have also agreed to not enforce the subpoenas while the appeal plays out in court. 

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