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Democrats Closer to Seeing Trump Finance Records With Ruling

  • Judge rejects Trump’s claim committee subpoena exceeds power
  • Mehta heard argument on bid to quash House subpoena on May 14
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S.

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Democrats moved a step closer to reviewing President Donald Trump’s financial information after a federal judge ruled U.S. lawmakers have the power to demand records from his accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington said on Monday that the House Oversight and Reform Committee has the authority to examine Trump’s personal and business records going back to 2011. The judge rejected Trump’s claim that Congress isn’t seeking the documents for a legitimate legislative purpose and therefore isn’t entitled to them.