New York, USA.
Donald Trump yesterday lost a new court battle in a court in New York to try to prevent the House of Representatives know details about your finances.
Judge Edgardo Ramos, from the Southern District of New York, decided yesterday that the German bank Deutsche Bank and the American Capital One can deliver financial information of President Trump to the two committees of the lower house of Congress that requested it.
On April 29, Trump, three of his children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – and his company, Trump Organization, filed a lawsuit to try to prevent these entities from sending this documentation. This court ruling comes just two days after another District of Columbia magistrate, Amit Mehta, he considered that Trump could not block a subpoena from the House Supervision and Reform Committee to Mazars, the accounting firm used by the president and his companies.
In 2016 and 2017, employees of Deutsche Bank would have recommended that several transactions involving legal entities controlled by Trump or Kushner be reported to the US Treasury.
Mehta's decision was appealed yesterday by Trump's attorneys who consider "unconstitutional"The request of the Congress.
His defense team maintains that the actions of the legislators have "no legitimacy or legitimate aim" and respond only to the objective of "harass Trump to look for any material that could be used to cause him political harm"
"Democrats are using their new control of congressional committees to investigate all aspects of personal finances, business and even President Trump's family," his lawyers say.
To these two defeats of Trump, who seems unwilling to lose the war on their financial reports, on May 8, an initiative of the Senate of the State of New York was added, which opened the door for New York legislators to have access to the declarations. of Trump taxes, who has become the first American president since Gerald Ford who does not publish his tax return every year.