A federal judge temporarily suspended President Trump's subpoena for the financial records of President Trump's financial documents following an intervention by a court of appeal in Washington, DC. The President claimed to have profited illegally from his business while serving in the Oval Office, returns to a subordinate court on Friday to examine whether the separation of powers between the President and Congress has been properly considered.
According to the judges, "the district court did not adequately address the legal issues and / or postponing the discovery, given the separation of powers that exists in a lawsuit brought by members of the legislature against the President of the United States, or whether a discovery is even needed to determine whether Congressional Democrats can intervene.
The court's ruling could be a setback for Democratic lawmakers should Trump not be forced to prove he has not violated the constitution's anti-corruption clauses, Limiting a federal official's ability to accept gifts from foreign governments without the approval of Congress.
The move comes when the Court of Appeal also dismissed an application from the Department of Justice for dismissal of the lawsuit, ruling that Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled it Wrongfully failed to allow the Trump administration to appeal against the case. The judge then put the summons on hold.
Sullivan will now reconsider the President's call for a general appointment. If he agrees, the case will be remanded to the DC Circuit Court.