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Deutsche Bank Subpoena Judge May Draw on Ruling Against Trump

  • D.C. judge upheld congressional demand to Trump accountants
  • House urges New York judge to uphold Trump bank subpoenas
Donald Trump on May 20.

Donald Trump on May 20.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The judge who will consider on Wednesday whether Congress can subpoena records from President Donald Trump’s bankers has a fresh ruling he can rely on: a strongly worded opinion by another federal judge saying that lawmakers have the power to demand records from the president’s accountants.

“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,” U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington wrote in his rejection of Trump’s attempt to block a subpoena seeking documents from the accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP.