Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., President Trump and Ivanka Trump. Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Grey Goose

President Trump, his elder children and his private businesses are suing Deutsche Bank and Capital One over congressional subpoenas issued to the organization, court papers filed Monday show.

Details: The lawsuit, first reported by the New York Times, was filed in the Southern District of New York. The move is in response to subpoenas from the House Financial Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee seeking to obtain Trump's financial records.

The big picture: The Trump administration has taken several steps to block oversight by House Democrats in recent days. Trump says he's against current and former White House aides testifying before congressional panels. Following the release of the Mueller report, Trump is turning to litigation strategies that he long used in business — resist, delay and sue, per Axios' Mike Allen.

What they're saying: In the lawsuit, Trump's lawyers argue the subpoenas were issued to harass him: "to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses, and the private information of the President and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage. No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one," it says.

The other side: Financial Services Committee chair Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement to media outlets that the lawsuit is a "meritless" demonstration of the "depths to which President Trump will go to obstruct Congress’s constitutional oversight authority."

"As a private businessman, Trump routinely used his well-known litigiousness and the threat of lawsuits to intimidate others, but he will find that Congress will not be deterred from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities."
— Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff

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Hiroshima mayor warns of rise of nationalism on 75th anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) at the Memorial Cenotaph in the Peace Memorial Park during the 75th anniversary service for atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima, Japan, on Thursday. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Hiroshima's Mayor Kazumi Matsui on Thursday urged the international community to work together to defeat the coronavirus pandemic and warned against an increase in "self-centered nationalism," per the Washington Post.

Why it matters: He said at a remembrance service on the atomic bombing of the Japanese city that the 1918 flu pandemic killed millions as countries fighting in World War I were unable to overcome the threat together, per DPR. "A subsequent upsurge in nationalism led to World War II," he added. The U.S. bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 and Nagasaki three days later contributed to the end of World War II, but tens of thousands of people died. At the service, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lamented nuclear weapons' "inhumanity," but he didn't mention Japan's wartime past, WashPost noted.

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LeBron James on Trump NBA protest remarks: "We could care less"

The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James kneels during the national anthem before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Wednesday. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

LeBron James responded on Wednesday night to President Trump's comments calling NBA players "disgraceful" for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and that he won't watch games because of the action.

The big picture: Trump has repeatedly criticized sports players for taking the knee since 2016. But James said during a news conference, "I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game." November's elections marked "a big moment for us as Americans," he said. "If we continue to talk about, 'We want better, we want change,' we have an opportunity to do that," he added. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said the league will "respect peaceful protest."

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