A district judge in Washington D.C. has ruled in favor of a House Oversight Committee subpoena that calls for President Trump to turn over financial documents from the accounting firm Mazars USA.
District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday ruled in favor of a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee requesting the president’s financial records from the accounting firm.
In a 41-page-long opinion, Mehta ruled that “President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars.”
The president’s attorneys had argued that the subpoena was unconstitutional because it wasn’t tied to any specific legislation.
However, attorneys for the House Oversight Committee said the financial disclosures will serve to improve existing ethics and disclosure laws and see if the president is in compliance with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
“These are facially valid legislative purposes, and it is not for the court to question whether the Committee’s actions are truly motivated by political considerations,” Mehta wrote.
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