• Trump sues House chairman to block subpoena for his financial records
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/22/trump-sues-to-block-subpoena-from-house-democrats-seeking-information-on-his-finances.html President Donald Trump and his business filed suit against Democratic House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings on Monday to block a subpoena sent last week seeking information about the president’s finances. In the complaint filed in Washington, D.C., federal court Monday morning, Trump’s lawyers said that Democrats have “declared all-out political war” against him. “Subpoenas are their weapon of choice,” the filing states. Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed Mazars, an accounting firm that Trump had used to prepare several years of financial statements, according to the lawmakers’ document. Trump’s lawyers argue that Cummings’ subpoena lacks a “legitimate legislative purpose,” and is therefore an invalid action for a congressional committee to take. “With this subpoena, the Oversight Committee is instead assuming the powers of the Department of Justice,” the complaint says.
Good. The tax return thing is just a plot to cover up Hillary's emails
I really wonder how the president can block a subpoena to another company that has already agreed to comply if the scotus rules against the house then how is the house supposed to conduct investigations period if the subject can block any records from being gathered irregardless of where they came from
“With this subpoena, the Oversight Committee is instead assuming the powers of the Department of Justice,” the complaint says. This from the man who's attempted to assume Congress' budgetary powers to build THE WAAAALLLLLL among other things.
You're not supposed to be able to sue a sitting president but a sitting g president can sue? What??
Once upon a time in an alternate timeline: "president Jimmy Carter and his peanut farm filed suit against House chairman to block the subpoena for his peanut business' financial records"
Correct me if i'm wrong but didn't he leave control of his business to his children?
Technically yes but there's no way he's not telling them what to do.
What would make this funnier is that because he's opened himself with a lawsuit; does this mean that we could see a day where people can sue the actual president?
SCOTUS ruled that the President can be subject to civil litigation while in office
Out of date on that one, my bad.
To quote a comment I saw online: Is Trump our president or the CEO of his company? Shouldn’t Jr, Eric, an officer of the company be executing this. He’s presenting a conflict of interest while trying to defend the fact there is none. Didn't he say he was going to let his children run things?
A very good article on congressional subpoenas: https://www.lawfareblog.com/congressional-subpoena-power-and-executive-privilege-coming-showdown-between-branches
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