On Wednesday, a federal appeals court issued a ruling allowing lawmakers to summon the auditors of President Donald Trump for years of financial records. A lawyer from the president promised to appeal to the Supreme Court.
In an 8-3 poll, the US Circuit Court appealed to the DC Circuit for a hearing before the full court and upheld the decision last month with a three-vote court clause to allow the summons.
The decision states that, unless Trump appeals to the Supreme Court and wins, the House Oversight and Reform Committee may enforce its summons to order the surrender of the accounting firm Mazars USA LLP. All documents in its possession that relate to accounts of the Trump organization from January 2009.
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The summons was issued in March after the committee heard a testimony from Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who claimed Trump had exaggerated his assets when seeking credit.
The appellate court had already set the validity of the verdict at seven days for Trump's attorneys to appeal. Jay Sekulow, one of the president's personal lawyers, said late Wednesday that "in the face of well-founded disagreements, a review is being sought at the Supreme Court."
In a 2: 1 vote, the panel of three judges relies Last month, it was stated that the summons served "legitimate legislative action".
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"Contrary to the president's arguments, the committee has authority. Both the house rules and the constitution require the subpoena to be issued, and Mazars must comply," wrote Judge David Tatel, who was tried by President Bill Clinton in 1994 was asked.
One of the three judges who opposed it on Wednesday, Gregory G. Katsas acknowledged that the subpoena "would not prevent the President from obtaining honest advice from close government advisors", an argument often used by presidents, To Keep Communication Privileged b. Enforcement of personal documents would create "an open season in the personal records of the President," Katsas wrote, whom Trump had appointed as court tribunal in December 2017.
Procedures of prosecutors in criminal matters "or even issued by private prosecutors, he wrote.