Obama-Appointed Judge Upholds Democrat Subpoena For Trump’s Financial Records
Another day, another corrupt Obama judge.
U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Trump’s financial data from his former accounting firm Mazars USA.
Mehta’s ruling means Mazars must comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for eight years of Trump’s financial records.
Judge Mehta pushed back on Trump’s lawyer’s argument that Congress has no authority to investigate whether Trump broke the law before he became president.
Politico reported that Mehta also said Congress has authority to investigate conflicts of interest — for example, whether a president has a “financial interest in a particular piece of legislation that was being considered.”
President Trump will no doubt fight this ruling because he previously filed a lawsuit to block the subpoena.
President Trump and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit last month against Democrat House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to block a subpoena seeking the President’s financial information.
In the complaint filed in DC federal court last month, Trump’s lawyers said that Democrats have “declared all-out political war” against him, reported CNBC.
“Subpoenas are their weapon of choice,” the filing stated.
Trump’s lawyers also argued that the Democrats are hoping to use the subpoena to for the sake of “exposure with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election.”
Last month, the Democrat-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Elijah Cummings, subpoenaed President Trump’s financial information from Mazars, an accounting firm that once prepared Trump’s financial statements.
Cummings based his subpoena on testimony given from Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has been convicted of lying to Congress.
The House Committee is requesting financial data on Trump going back 10 years after Cohen accused Trump of inflating his net worth so he could attempt to purchase the Buffalo Bills NFL team.
Rep. Cummings said in a memo that the subpoena is also based on “corroborating documents” that “raise grave questions about whether the President has been accurate in his financial reporting.”
Other Democrat Committee chairs are also harassing President Trump with Soviet style investigations — Maxine Waters recently subpoenaed Trump’s financial information from Deutsche Bank and House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions as well.
An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow told NBC News: “We will not allow Congressional Presidential harassment to go unanswered.”
Attorney Robert Barnes slammed Judge Mehta’s ruling Monday and said, “Obama-appointed Judge makes novel interpretation of Congressional subpoena power that threatens the privacy of every person in America.”