Mar 3, 2021 - Politics & Policy

House Dems set for fresh months-long fight for Trump financial records

Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.
Former President Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 28. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The House Oversight Committee is preparing for a months-long battle seeking to obtain access to former President Trump's financial records, per a legal schedule outline proposed by their counsel Doug Letter on Tuesday.

Why it matters: House Democrats say obtaining Trump's records would "promote transparency, enhance public confidence in the integrity of elected officials including the President, and prevent grave conflict of interests for this and any future presidents."

  • They've already spent some two years seeking Trump's financial records via the courts.
  • "But the effort also has renewed relevance after Trump reemerged over the weekend, vowing vengeance upon his political adversaries and pledging to retain his stranglehold on GOP politics," notes Politico, which first reported this news.

Details: Letter's filing in the federal District Court in Washington, D.C., shows the Oversight Committee had on Feb. 25 reissued a subpoena for Mazars USA, Trump's accounting firm.

  • Any opposition to the subpoena would be due on May 19, and any reply by the Committee would be due June 2, per the filing.
  • But appeals by Trump or the House could further extend the process.
  • Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
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