Since the Democrats took control of the House, the Trump Administration has attempted to prevent them from getting the president’s business records. In late April, the Trump family went as far as suing Deutsche Bank and Capital One to keep them from disclosing family documents.
On Wednesday afternoon, US District Judge, Edgardo Ramos, ruled that Capital One and Deutsche Bank can hand over the records. According to CNN’s Kara Scannell, those records may become public sometime within the next week.
The correspondent explained to host Wolf Blitzer, “He [Judge Ramos] is ruling, unequivocally, that Congress has a right to the documents that the banks have, both Deutsche Bank and Capital One, banks that Donald Trump and his family members have done business with for years.”
Scannell also discussed how this would be a difficult decision for Trump’s lawyers to appeal. “He would not put these decision aside, so that the Trump organization and the president could appeal this case,” said the reporter. “Instead, he’s saying that they really have no — they’re unlikely to succeed on the merits, and therefore, that they will not get this stay.”
Finally, Blitzer asked Scannell about a possible time-frame for the documents to be revealed. She responded:
“Well, under an agreement that they had before today’s ruling, there are seven days. Now, the judge asked the lawyer for the president if what he was going to do in this matter, and he said that he would consult with his client. So he is not yet announced that they’re going to appeal this decision, but it could go into effect within seven days, Wolf.”
You can watch a clip of Scannell’s report below: