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U.S. appeals court again backs House request for Trump tax documents

Added 11-13-19 08:10:04pm EST - “A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday it would not revisit an October decision ...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “U.S. appeals court again backs House request for Trump tax documents”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday it would not revisit an October decision backing a U.S. House of Representatives subpoena issued to President Donald Trump’s accounting firm for his financial records.

The 8-3 vote by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, declining the Republican president’s request to rehear arguments that the subpoena to Mazars LLP was illegitimate, brings Democrats closer to shedding light on his business interests and how he built his fortune.

The House Oversight Committee subpoenaed Mazars this year, saying it needed the records to determine if Trump complied with laws requiring disclosure of his assets, and to assess whether those laws needed to be changed.

While campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Trump broke with a decades-old convention of candidates releasing their tax returns publicly.

Trump sued the House panel in April, arguing that its subpoena exceeded limits on Congress’s investigative power.

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