US President Donald Trump suited a file for keeping US lawmakers from acquiring his financial records, the first simultaneous in what promises to be a surging legal battle with Democrats in Congress. The filing seeks to prevent a subpoena notified by the Democratic Chairman of the US House Oversight Committee for getting information about the US President’s personal and business financial matters reporting Democrats have introduced “all-out political war” on the US President with summoning as their “ weapon of choice”.
The subpoena of the committee spent eight years of documents from Mazars USA, a responsible firm used by the US President for a long time for preparing the financial statements, involved to its probe of allegations, the US President increased unreasonably the financial statements for potentially unsuitable purposes.
The Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings notified the subpoena to the accountant after the former lawyer of the US President, Michael Cohen, checked to Congress in February that Trump had misinterpreted his net worth.
The US president’s lawyers said in a filing, contending that it violated the constitutional limits on the power of Congress to probe. They probe, “its goal is to expose Plaintiffs’ private financial information for the sake of exposure, with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the President now and in the 2020 election”.
In a statement, Cummings told there was no reasonable basis to attempt for blocking the subpoena and charged the White House of “unprecedented stonewalling” in declining to produce a single document or witness to the committee. Cummings said, “this complaint reads more like political talking points than a reasoned legal brief, and it contains a litany of inaccurate information ”.
The filing was the first attempt of the legal team of the US President to revoke the multiple probes of US Presidents and his finances by the Democratic-directed committees in Congress. His lawyers clearly informed that they will resist those efforts.
The lawyers of the US Presidents said, “ Democrats are using their new control of congressional committees to investigate every aspect of President Trump’s personal finances, businesses, and even his family”.
They said, “ instead of working with the President to pass bipartisan legislation that would actually benefit Americans, Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically”.