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According to Associated Press
A federal judge suggests that he is skeptical of President Donald Trump's efforts to thwart Congress from taking some of his financial notes .
Judge Amit Mehta shakes about an hour and a half holding Tuesday's hearing on Trump's efforts to maintain financial records from Congress. Mehta did not rule out during the hearing if Trump's subpoena notes that financial records were a proper practice of legislative power, but he said he would do so "right away."
The case before Mehta came amid a massive effort by the White House and president's attorneys who refused to cooperate with congressional requests for information and records. And this is the first of what is likely to be much related to Trump's stonewalling.
House Democrats have said that court battles are unavoidable as they have made dozens of requests for documents and witnesses that the White House and others in the administration have been repealed.
Trump, his business and family also filed a case in New York against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block a subpoena from Financial Services Services and intelligence panels seeking their banking and financial records. A hearing in that case was set for May 22.
While Trump jump-those courts started, the Democrats were expected to file some of their own lawsuits against the administration.
Democrats also issued subpoenas for six years of Trump tax documents and were given Secretary of the Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline for Friday to deliver the this.
In the case before Mehta, Trump and his business organization submitted to the House Oversight Committee in April attempting to block a subpoena issued to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Organization. Trump's lawyers said that subpoena was "no legitimate purpose in the legislature" and accused Democrats of Harvard Trump and worried about their new majority in Congress to try to destroy the status of the president.
However, the judge's lawyers told the Court that the Constitution provides the vast powers of Congress to investigate and does not have to tie up an investigation that it does to a particular piece of law that is considered.
Mehta, nominated by President Barack Obama's position, was nominated during a hearing that Congress had extensive latitude to investigate. He told Trumpong's lawyer William Consovoy that there was no case since 1880 where the Supreme Court or appeals court found that Congress passed its boundaries by giving a subpoena. "President Trump has no chance to succeed here." And he said that Trump had taken the position that Congress was "just approaching" the running of the country.
Mehta commented on the Letter that looked like a subpoeninal effort to enter the private affairs of Trump. And he asked the Letter if there were any limitations on what Congress could take. The letter acknowledges that there are some external limitations, suggesting a request for president's blood or in his journal since he or she is a child may be extremely extreme. But he said that the subpoena for financial records was clearly allowed.
The judge seemed to be looking to resolve the case quickly, although he said he would receive additional materials this week.
"We did not drag it" he said at one point.
Conseil, Trump's lawyer, near the end of his client's court hearing when the judge decides against him.