Trump Sues House Democrats To Stop Subpoena Order Of Financial Records
Earlier this year, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings requested documents from Mazars USA, the tax and accounting firm that has been regularly used by President Donald Trump in the past.
Mazars said it would hand over documents related to Trump’s tax records if a “friendly subpoena” were issued to the organization, per previous reporting from HillReporter.com. But now, Trump and his business entities are suing to halt the subpoena order from taking effect.
According to reporting from Axios, attorneys working on Trump’s behalf are attempting to block the subpoena order from being carried out, citing political rather than practical reasoning behind Democrats’ rationale to obtain Trump’s records.
JUST IN: Trump Org. says it is suing the House Oversight Cmte. over the cmte.'s subpoena seeking to obtain financial documents from President Trump’s accountant. https://t.co/Pvt174iGm0
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 22, 2019
“House Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically,” the suit alleges.
However, Democrats state that the subpoena came about due to information divulged by Trump’s former “fixer” lawyer Michael Cohen, who told the Congressional committee earlier this year that Trump frequently exaggerated his net worth in order to obtain favorable loans from banks. Such fraudulent lies about one’s net worth is a criminal action, a federal offense according to reporting from Sports Illustrated.
Trump’s tax records and other records regarding his attempts to get loans over the years could provide evidence of fraud on Trump’s part, which could land him in legal hot water.
The entire document can be viewed below:4-22-19-Trump-v-Cummings-Complaint