For the second time in a week a federal judge has halted President Donald Trump’s efforts to have federal judges intervene in U.S. House of Representatives committee investigations into his family and business financial histories and practices.
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U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York denied Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop Deutsche Bank and Capital One from responding to subpoenas by the Democrat-controlled House financial services and intelligence committees.
Ramos said the Trump family members and businesses are “highly unlikely to succeed” on constitutional claims. Likewise, the judge found Trump’s claims under the Right to Financial Privacy Act failed, as Congress is not blocked from legitimate investigations.
Congress’ requests from the two banks were “undeniably broad” but “clearly pertinent” to an investigation that squarely falls inside the authority granted the legislature by the Constitution and upheld repeatedly by the U.S. Supreme Court, Ramos found.