Donald Trump & Adult Children Sue Deutsche Bank & Capital One To Block House Subpoenas
President Donald Trump and his family have filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in order to block subpoenas House Democrats have issued in pursuit of Trump’s business records.
Trump’s attorneys argued in the suit — filed in New York — that the subpoenas serve “no legitimate or lawful purpose” and were simply issued for “political” reasons.
“The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J. Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses, and the private information of the President and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage,” the lawsuit contends. “No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one.”
The House Intelligence and Financial Services Committees both subpoenaed Trump for financial documents. The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has also blasted Democrats for their actions regarding Deutsche Bank. He and his siblings Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump also filed the lawsuit.
Eric Trump tells Fox congressional requests for Trump’s financials are “the deep state.”
“It’s ‘Eric, I want to see all your bank records. I want to know how much Lara spent on baby formula for Luke. I want to know how many beers Tiffany had on a Friday afternoon in Georgetown.’”
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) April 30, 2019
OF NOTE: Trump’s lawsuit against Deutsche Bank attributes to House Democrats a bunch of things they didn’t say.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 30, 2019
The German bank said in a statement that it was “committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations” and that it would cooperate with a court order tied to these inquiries.
“As a private businessman, Trump routinely used his well-known litigiousness and the threat of lawsuits to intimidate others, but he will find that Congress will not be deterred from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities,” they said.