The democratically-led fight to peer into President Trump’s personal finances has taken a wild turn this week.
President Trump has long attempted to keep his private fiscal record, well…private. After all, Presidents are not required by law to divulge any of their personal financial dealings if they choose not to, and a man of Trump’s long and aggressive business history certainly would be picked apart until someone was upset about something that they saw.
But that hasn’t stopped House democrats from attempting to peer into the pockets of the President, as they issue subpoena after subpoena to banks and institutions who’ve had dealings with Trump.
Several judges have ruled in the favor of this “resistance”, and documents are now beginning to change hands.
Wells Fargo and TD Bank have turned over President Trump’s financial records to the House Financial Services Committee, Fox News confirmed on Thursday, amid a contentious legal battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats seeking access to sensitive files.
The committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is one of several panels that have issued subpoenas and requests for Trump’s financial files.
Wells Fargo has allegedly sent thousands of documents to the committee, while TD sent a few dozen.
This may not be the end-all, be-all of these sort of disclosures either…
On Wednesday, a federal judge in New York ruled that two other banks, Deutsche Bank and Capitol One, were required to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking access to Trump’s financial records.
The House Financial Services Committee and the House Intelligence Committee both have requested the documents from Deutsche Bank and Capitol One in their investigations of possible “foreign influence in the U.S. political process.”
President Trump and the democrats’ protracted battle over these documents has been a thorn in the side of the American people, who have been clamoring for Congress to get back to work.
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