Democrats sent more than three dozen summons and requested an answer by July 29 to gather evidence about the president's financial records after a federal judge ruled last month that Democrats continue the process of legal discovery in their lawsuit could.  But the Department of Justice, which defends Trump in his capacity as president, has requested that an appeals court overturn the lower court's decision on Monday and prevent the summons. If the Democratic congressmen collected evidence in the indictment against the defendants, the DOJ wrote, Trump would "likely suffer an irreparable injury" because "by virtue of his public office an intrusive discovery of his personal finances is possible."
The escalating dispute sets a new front in the Democrats' search for the President's financial documents, a battle now fought in several congressional committees and jurisdictions.
The new subpoenas come from the Constitutional Accountability Center, which represents a group of representatives of the House of Representatives, Senate Democrats led by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and New York State House of Representatives Justice Jerry Nadler, who accuse Trump of being outcast against the remuneration clause of the constitution.
Emmy Sullivan of the US District Court in New York, Washington, gave the Democrats permission to subpoena the documents and to make statements as of June 28, artment asked the DC Appeals Court in its file filed on Monday a hearing before Sullivan completes the decision at the process level. The Department says that Sullivan's interpretation of Congressional power and the constitutional clause prohibiting officials from benefiting from foreign powers was wrong.
Sullivan previously told the Justice Department that it is not yet possible to challenge his decisions, which will drive the case forward in the taking of evidence.
"If the District Court's clearly flawed orders are upheld, this inadmissible lawsuit will continue, and members will begin the investigation aimed at investigating the personal financial affairs of the President, since he holds a federal office" Ministry of Justice wrote to the DC Circuit on Monday.
It is an extraordinary step for the Department of Justice to bypass the lower court ruling before a case is resolved. However, it is not unusual. The Department of Justice used the same maneuver in another case regarding salaries in the Maryland federal court. The Fourth Circle, which is handling complaints from Maryland, has not yet decided on this case.
The DC circuit has not decided what it will do.
The Democrat summons requests the President's tax returns and other financial information about Trump's business assets. They also request information about three Trump towers in New York, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, a building in San Francisco, and the President's Palm Beach Club Mar-a-Lago. Information on payments by foreign governments accepted by six Trump properties and trademarks Trump companies have received from foreign governments. "
" It is not surprising that the Trump administration continues to seek delays, delays, but we are confident that the DC Circuit recognizes the deliberate logic of the district court and allows the discovery to proceed, "Blumenthal said in a statement
Democrats seek Trump finances across multiple channels
The indictment charge has failed The judge's ruling on subpoenas, however, gives the Democrats a potential new way to obtain the president's financial records. While it is the earliest case Democrats have brought the President to justice, they are now also fighting Trump and his administration in additional court cases to obtain his tax returns and financial records from Trump's banking and accounting firms.
The different cases like It lasts several months ̵
Democrats May Seek Refusal
On the issue of pay after Democrats won the key early stages In the lawsuit, they said they were collecting deposits and documents on how the Trump organization was taking advantage of foreign governments intellectual property rights and other regulations, as well as payments to Trump's hotel, golf, real estate and license holdings.
They also say that they may "send Trump" "limited" written questions to identify sources in the process of gathering evidence.
They claim in the lawsuit that Trump breaks the law because the more than 200 members of Congress did not have the opportunity to review his business interests and approve any revenue from foreign powers, as stated in the constitution.
Trump has refused to completely disassociate himself from his family holdings, instead placing his assets in a trust while he is in office, and leaving the management of his companies to his sons. He also refuses to publish detailed information to verify his value and income, such as: B. his personal and corporate tax returns.
The other lawsuits are separate. Sub-committee committees led by Democrats have summoned Trump's financial documents from several places that keep them. The House Ways and Means Committee sued last week to force the Treasury and the IRS to file Trump's tax returns from 2013 to 2018. The Agency refused to hand over the documents, relying on a statement from the Ministry of Justice.
The House Oversight Committee has summoned Trump's accounting firm Mazars USA this spring for eight-year financial papers, stating that they are required for their ethical investigations. And the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees requested Trump's financial records from Capital One Bank and Deutsche Bank, as the committee examined outside influence on politics and banking policy.
The subpoenas of the accounting firm and the banks are being brought to trial after Trump was sued as a private citizen to stop them. Appeals courts are expected to weigh his arguments later this summer.