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DOJ Urges Appeals Court To Block Subpoenas From Dems Who Are Trying To Obtain Trump’s Bank Records

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DOJ Urges Appeals Court To Block Subpoenas From Dems Who Are Trying To Obtain Trump’s Bank Records

The Department of Justice (DOJ), led by Attorney General William Barr, asked a federal appeals court to block House subpoenas for Donald Trump’s personal financial information.

The DOJ sent a document to the U.S. Court of Appeals claiming that the 2nd Circuit should block subpoenas from House committees who are seeking Trump’s records at Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

The Justice Department argued in its Monday brief that the district court erred in approving the subpoenas without asking lawmakers to narrow the scope of their requests. The DOJ said lawmakers have failed to prove a legitimate legislative reason for the subpoenas, which they claim clash with constitutional protections for executive power.

“There is no objective reason for a congressional investigation into the general problem of money laundering and other illicit financial transactions to focus on the President and his family,” the department argued.

“The Committees have not connected the dots between the ‘undeniably broad’ scope of these subpoenas and the general legislative purpose that the House has articulated: closing regulatory loopholes that permit corrupt financial activity,” the department wrote.

Read the entire brief HERE.

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