Judge signals swift ruling in Trump lawsuit over Cummings subpoena
By Jacqueline Thomsen - 05/14/19 01:29 PM EDT
A federal judge on Tuesday gave lawyers for President Trump and Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee until the end of the week to make their final arguments on whether the court should uphold a subpoena requesting Trumpâ€™s private financial records.
District Judge Amit Mehta, during the first court hearing in D.C. over the subpoena issued by Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for records from the accounting firm Mazars, said he considers the matter to be â€œfully exhaustedâ€ after hearing arguments from attorneys on both sides.
And he promised to quickly issue a ruling on the matter.
Attorneys for Trump and his businesses argued that the House committee had no standing to issue the subpoena, describing the request for documents as â€œlaw enforcementâ€ and going beyond Congressâ€™s authorities.