Donald Trump slapped Nancy Pelosi with a lawsuit that made her head spin
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are pressing forward with their plans to impeach Donald Trump.
But they just got a rude awakening.
That’s because Donald Trump slapped Pelosi and the Democrats with this lawsuit that will make their heads spin.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings – working at the behest of Nancy Pelosi – fired off a series of subpoenas to financial institutions doing business with Donald Trump.
Cummings and other Democrats want to dig through Trump’s finances in hopes of finding politically embarrassing material they can use as part of their impeachment witch hunt.
But Trump and his legal team are fighting back.
They filed suit to squash the subpoenas, arguing Cummings has no legitimate legislative purpose for wanting them.
The New York Times reports:
President Trump and his businesses, seeking to brush back congressional investigators, sued the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday to try to quash a congressional subpoena for their financial records.
The lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court here, argued that the committee’s chairman, Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland, had no legitimate legislative reason to subpoena an accounting company tied to the president, so his subpoena should be deemed invalid and unenforceable.
“The Democratic Party, with its newfound control of the U.S. House of Representatives, has declared all-out political war against President Donald J. Trump,” lawyers for the plaintiffs wrote in their complaint. “Subpoenas are their weapon of choice.”
The lawyers are also seeking a court order blocking the accounting company, Mazars USA, from handing over the information, which it says would “expose plaintiffs’ confidential information.”
The House of Representatives cannot just go on wild fishing expeditions.
There has to be a purpose to their oversight.
Committee chairmen don’t get to harass private businesses into divulging confidential financial records just so they can make political hay out of them.