A New York district judge won’t block a congressional subpoena that seeks to get President Donald Trump’s financial records. Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled that “the power of Congress to conduct investigations is inherent in the legislative process,” Axios repored.
Congress subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to get records that Trump has refused to provide since his campaign for president. Trump sued the banks to prevent their release of his records.
He also said that attempts to get his private financial records including tax returns were being “weaponized” for “presidential harassment” and that there was “no legitimate or lawful purpose” for the subpoenas. A Washington, D.C. judge also declined to block a House subpoena of Trump’s accounting firm for eight years of his financial records last week in a similar ruling.
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution is supposed to protect citizens against unreasonable search and seizure, including of personal and business records. It isn’t surprising, however, that judges who consider Trump a political opponent would find a way to bend the Constitution to their will.
Furthermore, there are dozens if not hundreds in Congress who have become millionaires since entering public office. How about we look at their financial records?
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