Trump Sues Banks to Stop Them From Complying With House Subpoenas

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Trump, his three eldest children and his private company filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One, in a bid to prevent the banks from responding to congressional subpoenas. In the suit, filed in the federal courthouse in Manhattan, the president and his family members argue that the Democrat-controlled House committee leaders who issued subpoenas engaged in a broad overreach.

This case involves congressional subpoenas that have no legitimate or lawful purpose,” the suit alleges. “The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J. Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses and the private information of the president and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage. No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one.”


On April 15, the House’s Intelligence and Financial Services Committees issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, a longtime lender to Mr. Trump’s real estate company, as well as to a range of other firms and financial institutions.

Representative Maxine Waters, the chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, and Representative Adam B. Schiff, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, called the lawsuit “meritless” in a joint statement, and said it demonstrated “the depths to which President Trump will go to obstruct Congress’s constitutional oversight authority.” “As a private businessman, Trump routinely used his well-known litigiousness and the threat of lawsuits to intimidate others, but he will find that Congress will not be deterred from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities,” they said. “This lawsuit is not designed to succeed; it is only designed to put off meaningful accountability as long as possible.”

Trump Sues Banks to Stop Them From Complying With House Subpoenas

Really trying to take it to great lengths I see.

Again, what is his is HIDING?

My understanding is that Deutsche has already turned over the documents to Congress.
 
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Mmmmm

Deutsche Bank, a German lender, said in a statement that it was "committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations.

Monday’s lawsuit comes a week after the president asked a federal court to block the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA. The Democrat-led committee subpoenaed the firm to obtain eight years of Trump’s financial records.

The Oversight Committee said it needs the documents in order to corroborate testimony from former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who alleged that the president artificially inflated and deflated the value of his assets for his personal benefit.

Trump sues Deutsche Bank, Capital One to block House subpoenas

Again, what is he hiding? Innocent people don't try to hide everything
 
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I hope Trump fights this all through the election season, then loses the case and then the election.
 
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Trump, his three eldest children and his private company filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One, in a bid to prevent the banks from responding to congressional subpoenas. In the suit, filed in the federal courthouse in Manhattan, the president and his family members argue that the Democrat-controlled House committee leaders who issued subpoenas engaged in a broad overreach.

This case involves congressional subpoenas that have no legitimate or lawful purpose,” the suit alleges. “The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J. Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses and the private information of the president and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage. No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one.”


On April 15, the House’s Intelligence and Financial Services Committees issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, a longtime lender to Mr. Trump’s real estate company, as well as to a range of other firms and financial institutions.

Representative Maxine Waters, the chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, and Representative Adam B. Schiff, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, called the lawsuit “meritless” in a joint statement, and said it demonstrated “the depths to which President Trump will go to obstruct Congress’s constitutional oversight authority.” “As a private businessman, Trump routinely used his well-known litigiousness and the threat of lawsuits to intimidate others, but he will find that Congress will not be deterred from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities,” they said. “This lawsuit is not designed to succeed; it is only designed to put off meaningful accountability as long as possible.”

Trump Sues Banks to Stop Them From Complying With House Subpoenas

Really trying to take it to great lengths I see.

Again, what is his is HIDING?

My understanding is that Deutsche has already turned over the documents to Congress.
Maybe keeping his PRIVATE business,as a free citizen,PRIVATE? He will win. You can't go lookin' for a crime just because you don't like someone. This is a total over reach. Congressional Misconduct. Somebody will PAY.