Battle over Trump finances in court

Dec 2018
Trump's lawyers question Congress' power to investigate him, battle House over demand for financial records

Trump team is taking an... interesting, approach.

"Trump’s personal lawyer, William Consovoy, argued repeatedly that Congress was seeking the president's financial information for what is essentially a law-enforcement purpose – which was outside its authority – rather to work on legislation."

Judge Amit Mehta asked the obvious question.

"Mehta sounded incredulous, asking whether Congress could have investigated Watergate, which led to President Richard Nixon's resignation, and Whitewater, which led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment. Consovoy initially said he’d had to look at the basis for those investigations."

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