House Democrats granted limited access to Trump financial records

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from The Washington Post,

House Democrats investigating Donald Trump can have access to the former president’s personal financial records from 2017 and 2018, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, as well as information related to his lease of a building near the White House.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta of Washington had previously ruled that Trump’s accountants must turn over a broader array of records. But the U.S. Supreme Court subsequently ruled that courts must take separation of powers concerns into account when members of Congress want personal information from a president.

Democrats had argued that they needed access to Trump’s financial records from 2011 to 2018 to write legislation fixing “glaring weaknesses in current ethics legislation” exposed by Trump’s presidency.

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