Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings Sued by Trump

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House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2019 (REUTERS/Carlos Barria).

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is being sued by President Donald Trump and his private businesses in an effort to block a subpoena requesting financial records from Trump’s accountant.

The president filed the complaint on April 22 in a DC federal court. The suit is an effort to stop subpoenas authorized by Cummings for financial information about Trump’s business from Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP, CBS News reported.

“Chairman Cummings has ignored the constitutional limits on Congress’ power to investigate,” the lawsuit obtained by the news station read. “Article I of the Constitution does not contain an ‘Investigations Clause’ or an ‘Oversight Clause.’ It gives Congress the power to enact certain legislation. Accordingly, investigations are legitimate only insofar as they further some legitimate…

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