A New York federal judge dealt the Democrats another massive blow after denying them access President Donald Trump’s financial records.
“If this was an ordinary civil case, I would send you guys into a room … until you came out with a reasonable subpoena,” Judge Edgardo Ramos said.
U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Edgardo Ramos on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump can’t block the congressional subpoena issued to Deutsche Bank, agreeing with his D.C. colleague’s rationale in the Mazars USA case. Trump, of course, sued both Mazars USA (his accountant) and Deutsche Bank after House Democrats demanded that these entities hand over documents related to Trump’s finances…
Douglas Letter, general counsel for the House of Representatives, argued that it’s about time the American people find out of its president or the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner are beholden to foreign interests and entities.
Notably, Deutsche Bank reps were offered an opportunity to comment, but they opted to sit on the sidelines.
Attorney Richard Roth, founder at partner at the Roth Law Firm, PLLC, previously told Law&Crime why he thinks Deutsche Bank is taking this path.
“While typically a bank does stand behind its customer, there are two reasons why Deutsche Bank is staying silent. The first, and less obvious, is that when a motion is made to quash (or deny) the subpoena, banks generally sit back to allow the parties to fight and await the result,” he said.