Trump to Appeal Judges Ruling Over Tax Records

Former President Trump and the House Oversight Committee are both appealing a judge’s decision this week ordering his accounting firm to turn over some of his personal and corporate financial records to House Democrats, lawyers said in court filings Thursday.

The move comes just a day after U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta delivered a partial victory for the House Oversight Committee, which has been fighting in court for two years to enforce a subpoena for the former president’s financial and tax information.

Mehta, who was appointed by former President Obama, threw out much of the committee’s subpoena on the grounds that it posed constitutional concerns but ordered the accounting firm Mazars to turn over records related to the lawmakers’ investigation into Trump’s lease with the federal government for the property housing his D.C. hotel.

“The more Congress can invade the personal sphere of a former President, the greater the leverage Congress would have on a sitting President,” Mehta wrote in his decision.

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