nearvideo-trump’s lawyers appeal judge’s decision to uphold a subpoena for the president’s financial records
The President’s legal team accused Democrats of trying to dig up damaging information reports prior to the 2020 election; chief White House correspondent John Roberts.
The New York federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the Trump management have to comply with two subpoenas of the House Financial Services and Intelligence committees, has donated in the past to a number of big-name Democrats, including two that currently sit on those committees, according to Federal election filings.
After an hour of oral arguments, Barack Obama appointed U.S. district judge Edgardo Ramos ruled the subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, and Capital One have “a legitimate legislative purpose,” and that Trump was unlikely to rule in a fight in a law, to crackdown on the requests. The judges have the opportunity to recuse themselves if there is an appearance of bias.
Federal election records show that when he was a partner in the law firm of day Pitney LLP, and before he was appointed, to select the Bank in 2011, Ramos sent $350, Connecticut Democrat Rep. Jim Himes from 2007 to 2008, as well as $500, New York REP Nydia Velazquez in the year 2010.
Himes sits on the intelligence and financial services committees, while Velazquez sits on the Financial Services.
(U.S. district judge Edgardo Ramos (Federal Bar Council))
Ramos also contributed $1,000 to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Senate campaign in 2009, another $1,000 to the democratic senatorial campaign Committee and several thousand dollars over several years to Obama for America. His donations to political parties seems to have stopped after his elevation to the judgeship, in accordance with ethical standards.
Trump’s lawyers asked Ramos had to be temporarily blocked to Congress from the access to the records. You said it was a “safe bet” that you would appeal his decision.
Ramos’ decision came two days after another Federal certified judge in Washington, a separate congressional subpoena financial documents from the year 2011, Trump auditing firm Mazars, USA.
It is also a day after Trump came blocked former White House lawyer, Don McGhan appear before the House Judiciary Committee.
Some congressional Republicans have characterized the subpoenas as an abuse of power and blasted the Trump-focused studies.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, referred to the investigation of the Mazars United States, “an unprecedented abuse of the Committee subpoena authority to the target group and the private financial information of the President of the United States.”
Fox News’ Bill Mears contributed to this report.