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Elijah Cummings U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), now chair of House Oversight, appearing at a committee hearing in 2011. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ

President Donald Trump’s apparent “disdain” for the investigations being led by congressional Democrats is no reason to block a subpoena seeking records from the president’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA, lawyers for the U.S. House Oversight Committee told a federal appeals court Monday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is weighing Trump’s challenge to a subpoena that targets records that “may provide additional information on whether the president misstated his assets and liabilities on his financial statements,” the House lawyers said in their court filing. A federal trial judge in Washington earlier upheld the subpoena.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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