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Trump sues top Democrat to block subpoenas for his business records

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President Trump and the Trump Organization are suing House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings in an effort to stop subpoenas Cummings' committee has filed for financial information from the president's businesses. Mr. Trump filed the lawsuit Monday morning in D.C. District Court, after Cummings authorized subpoenas for Mazars USA LLP, the president's longtime account, along with a few Trump entities. 

Mr. Trump, in a strongly worded complaint, claims Congress only has oversight power insofar as it relates to producing legislation.


"Chairman Cummings has ignored the constitutional limits on Congress' power to investigate," the complaint filed by Mr. Trump reads. "Article I of the Constitution does not contain an 'Investigations Clause' or an 'Oversight Clause.' It gives Congress the power to enact certain legislation. Accordingly, investigations are legitimate only insofar as they further some legitimate legislative purpose," the complaint reads. 


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23 minutes ago, 2user1cup said:

Interesting. Could they argue that it's their right to investigate a presidents violation of the emoluments clause and therefore Trump's involvement in the lawsuit is a clear violation since he didn't divest interest, presenting a clear conflict of interest. Forcing his violation before a judge?


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19 minutes ago, ByWatterson said:

I'm not a political pro, but I feel like suing to keep your tax returns private is a less-than-good look.

If all it amounts to is appearances it won’t matter. People who plan to vote for him will see it as Democrats picking on Trump, and people who won’t vote for him will just see it as Trump trying to dodge transparency. 


Trump didn’t lie that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose a vote. His base is that lost to what is actually right and wrong. 

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