Trump asks Supreme Court to block Deutsche Bank subpoenas

by Jordyn Pair · Dec 6th, 2019 2:18 pm

Last Updated Dec 6th, 2019 at 5:25 pm

President Trump filed an emergency request to the Supreme Court on Friday asking the court to block subpoenas from House Democrats attempting to access his financial documents. This is the third time the president has asked the court to protect his financial documents.

The president's most recent request to the Supreme Court follows a federal appeals court decision on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One must procure financial documents related to Trump and his businesses in a response to a subpoena from House Democrats.

The subpoena is part of a congressional probe related to a money-laundering scheme involving Russia.

In the emergency filing, Trump's personal lawyers said that the subpoena was an "unprecedented demand for his personal papers" and asked Trump be granted time to formally appeal the decision from the lower court.


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