Thursday, July 9, 2020
Trump v. Mazars, Trump v. Deutsche Bank, Trump v. Vance
These cases come at it from different angles, but all involve subpoenaed records of Donald Trump. In the Mazur case the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform issued a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm and some of his businesses for financial records. In the Deutsche Bank case the Committee on Financial Services and the Intelligence Committee also issued subpoenas for records from President Trump and his businesses. The issue before the Court was "whether three committees of the House of Representatives had the constitutional and statutory authority to issue subpoenas to their-party custodians for the personal records of the sitting President of the United States? In the Vance case it is the N.Y. District Attorney attempting to get financial records of President Trump and a business - the records being in the hands of an accounting firm. The question before the Court was "whether this subpoena violates Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution."
And the winner is: Depends.
Mazur/Deutsche Bank here
Commentary to follow.