Trump v. House Committee on Oversight and Reform

5 December, 2019

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President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on December 5 2019 to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president’s financial records from his accounting firm.

The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to hear Trump’s case and his separate appeal of a court order that requires the same accounting firm, Mazars USA, to give his tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney. The court could say as early as mid-December whether it will hear and decide the cases by the end of June.

[April 30 2019]

DONALD J. TRUMP,
v.
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, in his official capacity
as Chairman of the House Committee on
Oversight and Reform

“Regarding the House Oversight Committee’s request for the Trump Organization’s financial records from its accounting firm Mazars USA LLP. Mr. Cox opines that short of a subpoena, the firm is unlikely to comply with a letter request from the committee. Under state statutes and regulations, accountants have a duty to maintain the confidentiality of client confidential information. Mr. Cox states that there are certain exceptions under the AICPA’s ethics rules where an accountant can turn over records in response to a subpoena or documents that are already publicly available.”

Mazars, through its outside counsel, wrote back to Chairman Cummings on March 27.
Mazars informed Chairman Cummings that it “cannot voluntarily turn over the documents….Despite the Ranking Members’ objections, Chairman Cummings issued the subpoena to Mazars”

https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000016a-4546-d50f-a96a-ed5763d30000

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