ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2020-04-08  |  UPDATED: 1399/01/19 - 22:31:1 FA | AR | EN
Turkish forces, allied militants shell villages in Syrias Hasakah: Report            Amid world suffering, activists promote Promised Savior hashtag            Arab states urged to empty overcrowded jails amid outbreak            African Union urges countries to mark 26th anniversary of Rwanda genocide             Zarif: Iran needs no charity from US, only wants bans lifted amid virus crisis            Russian space agency says Trump paving way to seize other planets             Growing concerns about coronavirus deaths in prisons            US economy to suffer devastating hit: Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen             WHO warns against easing COVID-19 measures too early            How Is Bahrain Regime Exploiting Pandemic Situation Against Shiite Citizens?            ISIS Afghanistan Status As Its Leader Captured By Kabul            US forces preparing to withdraw from base west of Baghdad            Mosques converted into factories as Iran fights coronavirus            Coronavirus in Europe: Migrants in Poland being hit hardest by life on lockdown            Australian cardinal acquitted of all child abuse charges in shock ruling            

DATE PUBLISHED: 2019/5/21 - 13:35:49
VISIT: 300
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Trump loses court battle over House subpoena to obtain financial records

A US federal court has thrown out President Donald Trump’s lawsuit to block a House of Representatives committee from obtaining his financial records, dealing him an early blow in what seems to be a long legal showdown between the Republican head of state and his Democratic foes in Congress.

Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court ruled Monday in favor of the House Oversight Committee, upholding a subpoena Representative Elijah Cummings, the committee’s chair, had issued back in April to get a decade’s worth of Trump’s financial records from accounting firm Mazars USA.

“To be sure, there are limits on Congress’s investigative authority. But those limits do not substantially constrain Congress. So long as Congress investigates on a subject matter on which ‘legislation could be had,’ Congress acts as contemplated by Article I of the Constitution,” Mehta wrote. “Applying those principles here compels the conclusion that President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars.”

Mehta said in the ruling that he was convinced the committee was not simply engaged in a “fishing expedition” and the Mazars documents might actually prove useful and help lawmakers pass laws and take a host of other important measures.

“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,” Mehta said.

Cummings set out on the hunt for Trump’s financials after a congressional testimony by Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer of Trump, who claimed the president had misrepresented his net worth as a private citizen.

PressTV-Trump attacks Cohen, calling his testimony ‘a lie’

Trump attacks Cohen, calling his testimony ‘a lie’
US President Trump has launched his first attacks against Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, calling his testimony before Congress "fake" and "a lie."

Since beginning his presidential campaign in late 2015, Trump has insisted that he is a self-made billionaire worth over $10 billion.

However, those claims have been seriously challenged by financial experts and fellow American billionaires, who think Trump’s record of many bankruptcies shows he is not as successful as he claims he is.

Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns, which would reveal how much of a good businessman he really is, has raised more questions about his real net worth.

Trump calls court ruling ‘crazy’

Talking to reporters shortly after the ruling, Trump said the decision by Mehta, who was appointed to his job by Democratic former President Barack Obama in 2014, was “crazy” and he would appeal it.

“It’s totally the wrong decision by obviously an Obama-appointed judge,” Trump said.

On May 22, another judge will hear a similar lawsuit Trump filed to block subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp.

This was the first time a federal court has waded into the tussle about how far Congress can go in probing Trump and his business affairs.

Trump’s lawyers have accused Congress of trying to “turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election.”

PressTV-US House seeks interviews with Trump children, allies

US House seeks interviews with Trump children, allies
The House oversight committee chairman, Elijah Cummings, has said he will seek interviews with Donald Trump’s children and some of his closest allies after public testimony by the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

‘Resounding victory’

Cumming called the ruling “a resounding victory for the rule of law.”

“Congress must have access to the information we need to do our job effectively and efficiently, and we urge the President to stop engaging in this unprecedented cover-up and start complying with the law,” Cummings said.

Mehta’s ruling “will probably have considerable weight in similar factual contexts where the House is seeking other records,” said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond.

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/11233


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Turkish forces, allied militants shell villages in Syrias Hasakah: Report


Turkish forces, allied militants shell villages in Syrias Hasakah: Report


Arab states urged to empty overcrowded jails amid outbreak


African Union urges countries to mark 26th anniversary of Rwanda genocide


Zarif: Iran needs no charity from US, only wants bans lifted amid virus crisis


Russian space agency says Trump paving way to seize other planets


Growing concerns about coronavirus deaths in prisons


US forces preparing to withdraw from base west of Baghdad


Coronavirus in Europe: Migrants in Poland being hit hardest by life on lockdown


Australian cardinal acquitted of all child abuse charges in shock ruling





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED



POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Turkish forces, allied militants shell villages in Syrias Hasakah: Report

Turkish forces, allied militants shell villages in Syrias Hasakah: Report

Amid world suffering, activists promote Promised Savior hashtag

Arab states urged to empty overcrowded jails amid outbreak

African Union urges countries to mark 26th anniversary of Rwanda genocide

Zarif: Iran needs no charity from US, only wants bans lifted amid virus crisis

Russian space agency says Trump paving way to seize other planets

Growing concerns about coronavirus deaths in prisons

US economy to suffer devastating hit: Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

WHO warns against easing COVID-19 measures too early

How Is Bahrain Regime Exploiting Pandemic Situation Against Shiite Citizens?

ISIS Afghanistan Status As Its Leader Captured By Kabul

US forces preparing to withdraw from base west of Baghdad

Mosques converted into factories as Iran fights coronavirus

Coronavirus in Europe: Migrants in Poland being hit hardest by life on lockdown

Australian cardinal acquitted of all child abuse charges in shock ruling

Iran-made coronavirus test kits, ventilators, anti-viral masks to hit market

Venezuelas Maduro pens open letter to Americans

African American communities hit hardest by coronavirus: US data

COVID-19 in Mideast: Preventive measures tightened as infections rise

University in Japan holds graduation ceremony using avatar robots

Coronavirus world updates: Over 1.34 million infected worldwide

Boris Johnson in intensive care unit as coronavirus symptoms worsen

Libya government forces say Emirati drones supporting rebels

Will Labour Party become pro-war after Jeremy Corbyn

US officer killed in ambush in eastern Syria

Trump has blood on his hands, says NY official whose mom died of covid-19

Amnesty, HRW urge Bahrain to release political inmates amid COVID-19 pandemic

UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday: diplomats

Taliban Halting Talks with Govt Over Prisoner Release

56 New COVID-19 Cases in Afghanistan, Total 423

More Americans dying of covid-19 than official count: Report

As PMs health deteriorates concerns grow about stability of government

French doctor apologizes for Africa coronavirus test remarks after severe backlash

Germanys Merkel: Coronavirus EUs biggest test since foundation

Whats Driving US Patriot Missile Deployment In Iraq?

Would Be New Deal For Substantial Oil Output Cuts? /Report

Rockets hit near foreign oil firms in Basra amid alert in Iraq

Human Rights Watch blasts US refusal to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus

Iran to have blocked funds released: Government spokesman


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ÝÑæԐÇå ÇیäÊÑäÊی äÚáÈäÏÇä