SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Subpoena To Deutsche Bank For Trump’s Finance Docs

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December 7, 2019 11:06 a.m.

The Supreme Court temporarily agreed to block a congressional subpoena of Deutsche Bank for President Trump’s financial records.

The high court agreed to grant Trump’s emergency request to halt the enforcement of the subpoena after an appeals court ruling that ordered the bank to comply with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees. The two committees are interested in reviewing Trump’s tax records and other financial documents related to his businesses and specifically his dealing with Deutsche Bank over the years.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted the stay, which will be in effect until December 13. In the meantime the court will decide whether to give the Trump administration a longer stay as it gives Trump’s lawyers time to file a formal appeal.

The fight over the Deutsche Bank records is the third case involving Trump’s financial records to come to the Supreme Court. The high court already granted a temporary stay for another House Oversight Committee subpoena for documents from Trump’s accounting firm, but justices have not yet agreed to take up any of the cases.

Read the SCOTUS order on the Deutsche Bank subpoena below:

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