Judge Rules House Subpoena For Trump Accounts Will Stand (Video)

Another attempt to block the investigation into Trump’s pre-election finances has been crushed by a well-informed federal judge.

Chairman Elijah Cummings, head of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, subpoenaed financial records from an accounting firm that has been handling financials for Trump and several of his businesses for many years.

 

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Source: Oversight..House.gov

From LawFareBlog.com:

On May 20, Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued his decision in Trump v. Committee on Oversight and Reform, ruling that President Trump cannot block the committee’s subpoena to Trump’s accountant, Mazars. The judge found that the committee had demonstrated a facially valid legislative purpose for its investigation and the issuance of the subpoena.

 

 

Judge Ahmit Mehta denied Trump’s legal counsel’s assertion that Congress had no power to investigate a sitting President, for illegal activity. Judge Meta cited the Watergate investigation as well as the Congressional investigation into President Bill Clinton’s conduct with Whitewater before he took office.

Source: CNN.com

Trump’s counsel stated Congressional motives were suspect, but Judge Meta disposed of this by writing:

“Congress’s motives are off-limits.”

And…

It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct—past or present—even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry.

Congress plainly views itself as having sweeping authority to investigate illegal conduct of a President, before and after taking office. This court is not prepared to roll back the tide of history.

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4 thoughts on “Judge Rules House Subpoena For Trump Accounts Will Stand (Video)

  1. This is a great news for me personally because I have got my fingers crossed concerning the is activities going in concerning this issue of the Trump’s account investigation. I believe that if president Trump has nothing to hide from, why should he be preventing a probing into the irregularities perceived during the inauguration. I really do hope that truth would prevail on this issue. Great updates. I will subscribe and follow this site for constant updates

    1. RoDarrick,

      Thank you and welcome aboard. 

      Trump’s constant attempt to prevent an investigation into his accounts is not new. He has been what my grandmother used to call “shuckin and jivin” about his money for decades. He has claimed ownership of companies that belonged to his father as his to publicly assert his great wealth, then attempted to downplay how much money he actually has when it comes to taxation. 

      That “small loan” from his father? Not so small, and not the only time Fred Trump bailed his son out of financial trouble. As recently as July 4th, his careless excess has cost more than he seems willing to pay. I discuss this here.

      I also look forward to the day Trump’s nightmare comes true, that being full exposure of his ongoing scam to get over on any and everybody.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gwendolyn J

  2. I like the up to the minute update. The subpoena really needs to go forward.  I think there is a lot below the surface that needs to be uncapped.  Cummings has been trying like crazy to do his job.  Looks like now things will move forward.

    I hope the bum goes down.  We don’t need him or his family grabbing the headlines for even one more day.

    1. Tim,

      This actually went down in May this year, and I have not seen an update on the matter since. I do know that Trump immediately filed an appeal, and I am looking for the results of that. I will post whatever I find out.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Gwendolyn J

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