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Trump asks Supreme Court to block House subpoena for financial documents and take up case

Posted December 5, 2019 12:42 p.m. EST

— President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block a subpoena for his financial documents, arguing that the House exceeded its authority when it ordered Trump's longtime accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over his personal records.

The justices have already put a temporary freeze on the subpoena while they consider in the coming days and weeks whether to take up the appeal.

The fate of Trump's attempts on multiple front to shield his financial records is now squarely before the highest court in the land.

The justices have already said they will meet behind closed doors on December 13 to discuss a similar petition concerning a New York grand jury subpoena for Trump's tax returns. In addition, Trump's lawyers are likely to appeal a separate case they lost concerning a subpoena to Deutsche Bank for similar documents. Until the court acts one way or another, the documents will not be released.

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