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Appeals court sends lawsuit over House subpoena for Trump records back to lower court


A federal appeals court sent a lawsuit over a subpoena for #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pompeo calls for release of #Chinese journalist jailed over coronavirus coverage #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say MORE‘s financial records back down to a lower court, further prolonging the protracted legal battle over #House #Democrats’ oversight efforts of the president’s personal finances.

A three-judge panel for the D.C. #Circuit #Court of #Appeals on #Wednesday ruled in a brief filing that the move would be in line with the #Supreme #Court’s order over the summer for the lower courts to better balance the interests of the legislative and executive branches in the dispute.

The panel is composed of two judges appointed by #Democratic presidents and one who was appointed by #Trump.

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The decision is a win for the president, whose lawyers have sought to block and delay any release of #Trump’s financial records.

#Trump sued in 2019 to block the accounting firm #Mazars from complying with the subpoena from the #House #Oversight and #Reform #Committee for eight years of financial records related to his business.

The courts repeatedly sided with the #House, upholding its subpoena as legitimate, until the #Supreme #Court ruled in a 7-2 decision in #July that the lower court judges need to do a better job of balancing the separation of powers issues that the case posed.

#House #Oversight and #Reform #Committee #Chairwoman #Carolyn #Maloney#Carolyn #MaloneyYear-end deal creates #American #Latino, women’s history museums #Lawmakers call for #Trump to take action on massive government hack #Overnight #Defense: #Top US general meets with #Taliban | #House panel launches probe into cyberattack | #Army to issue face masks for soldiers in 2021 MORE (D-N.Y.) stood by the subpoena following the high court’s decision, telling the D.C. #Circuit in recent months that the committee would not be narrowing the scope of its investigation and that it would renew the subpoena when the next session of #Congress convenes.

#Wednesday’s order is a setback for the committee, which had urged the D.C. #Circuit to quickly resolve the remaining legal issues in the case.

#An oversight committee spokeswoman did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

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