congressional oversight

House of Representatives Files Supreme Court Brief in Mazars and Deutsche Bank Cases

By Mikhaila Fogel
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:19 PM

The House of Representatives has filed its brief before the Supreme Court in the consolidated cases Donald J. Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, et al and Donald J. Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG, et al, regarding whether the court should invalidate four subpoenas to the companies from three separate House committees regarding President Trump's financial and business reports. The committees ask the court to affirm the lower courts' judgments that the House can issue the subpoenas, and argue that, "Many momentous separation-of-powers disputes have come before this Court . . . This dispute, regarding four document subpoenas to third parties for records not covered by any privilege, is not one of them. Contrary to what President Trump and the Solicitor General contend, there is nothing unprecedented about Congressional subpoenas for documents that may shed light on Presidential affairs." The full brief is available here and below.