The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected the appeal of President Donald Trump to block a House subpoena for his tax documents. The ruling follows another loss in New York where a federal judge rejected Trump’s claim that he cannot be subject to criminal process of any kind while in office. That case has been appealed. Trump can appeal this latest ruling to the full court or to the Supreme Court or both.
The panel split 2-1 but upheld a lower court ruling saying Trump’s accountants at Mazars USA must turn over the records to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Judge David Tatel (with Judge Patricia Millett) wrote “Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply. We conclude that in issuing the challenged subpoena, the Committee was engaged in a ‘legitimate legislative investigation.’” Judge Neomi Rao was the dissenting vote.
Here is the opinion: Trump Tax Decision