Federal judge denies Trump bid to block financial records from Congress

Federal judge denies Trump bid to block financial records from Congress

A federal judge in Washington D.C. on Monday ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee’s bid to obtain President Donald Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who also denied Trump’s request to stay his decision pending an appeal, said Congress was acting within its broad authority to investigate, rejecting arguments from Trump’s attorneys who said the panel’s probe, and subsequent document demands, served no legislative purpose.

via NBC Federal judge denies Trump bid to block financial records from Congress