It HAS gotten THIS desperate….
A President tries to continue hiding info about him and business contacts by fighting Congress….
It will buy Trump time…
Probably that’s all….
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 suit also seeks a court order blocking the accounting company, Mazars USA, from handing over the information, which it says would “expose plaintiffs’ confidential information.”
The suit, which is almost certain to face a stiff challenge in court, mirrors other efforts in recent weeks by personal lawyers for Mr. Trump and his businesses to block the Democratic-controlled House from gaining access to Mr. Trump’s finances. In each case, the lawyers have used vivid terms to paint Democrats as politically craven, out to abuse the powers of their office only to embarrass Mr. Trump politically.
If nothing else, the suits and countersuits could delay the release of the documents sought by Democrats….