Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar House Subpoenas to Deutsche Bank

  • President Donald Trump smiles during a luncheon with members of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

    President Donald Trump smiles during a luncheon with members of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

 
 
Updated 12/6/2019 2:01 PM

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. from handing over his financial records to two House committees, putting a third case before the justices as he seeks protection from congressional and grand jury investigations.

The latest filing on Friday stems from a Dec. 3 federal appeals court decision that largely rejected Trump's contentions that lawmakers were exceeding their authority and intruding on his privacy by sending subpoenas to the banks. The application was filed with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who handles emergency matters from New York.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Two House committees are demanding financial records covering Trump, his children and the Trump Organization. The panels say they have a variety of legislative interests, including investigations of money laundering, terrorist financing and Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections.

In a separate case, Trump on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to hear his challenge to a House subpoena for financial records held by his accounting firm, Mazars USA. In addition, the justices are scheduled to discuss at their Dec. 13 private conference whether to take up Trump's challenge to a subpoena by a New York prosecutor for his tax returns.

The cases aren't directly tied to the ongoing House impeachment probe, which centers on Trump's push to have Ukraine announce investigations that could help him politically. Federal appeals courts ruled against Trump in all three subpoena disputes.

The new filing asks the Supreme Court to block the subpoenas until the justices decide whether to take up the president's yet-to-be-filed appeal. The court has already taken that step with the House subpoena to Mazars, blocking it temporarily.

To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at gstoh

Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk

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