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House Democrats restarting effort to obtain Trump's tax returns

Added 07-14-20 09:18:03am EST - “Douglas Letter, the top lawyer for the House of Representatives, urged the court in a filing Monday to immediately put its July 9 ruling into effect so lawmakers could bring the issue back to the o?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “House Democrats restarting effort to obtain Trump’s tax returns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Democrats have asked the Supreme Court to put its ruling last week on President Trump’s financial records into effect — so they can restart their effort to access the documents in lower courts.

Douglas Letter, the top lawyer for the House of Representatives, urged the court in a filing Monday to immediately put its July 9 ruling into effect so lawmakers could bring the issue back to the original US District Court judge who oversaw the case for renewed consideration.

Last Thursday, the nation’s highest court ruled that a New York grand jury could subpoena Trump’s tax returns and financial records, but blocked a similar request from congressional investigators, sending both decisions back to lower courts and keeping the president’s records under wraps for the foreseeable future.

The case centered on whether third parties such as Mazars USA and the president’s financial institutions, Capital One and Deutsche Bank, could be compelled by Congress and prosecutors to hand over their client’s records.

In its ruling on House Democrats’ efforts to access the president’s financial records, the court ruled that the District Court that heard the case had failed to answer if the House’s subpoenas were an abuse of Congress’ powers.

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