Trump, House committees reach deal to stay subpoenas
The motion requests a stay on the subpoenas while the appeal on that decision is pending.
At a hearing in federal court Wednesday in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos sided with congressional Democrats and declined to prevent the banks from complying with the subpoenas, saying they were “likely lawful.” Another federal judge in Washington, D.C., also ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee, which is seeking records from Mr. Trump’s longtime accounting firm.
The motion filed by the counsels for the committees and for Mr. Trump, his children and the Trump Organization argued that a stay was needed because “conducting simultaneous proceedings in this Court and the appellate court would not be an efficient use of the parties’ or the Court’s resources.”
The deal was first reported by CNN.
Mr. Trump has been a client of Deutsche Bank for decades, and owes the bank at least $130 million through his various business entities, according to his 2019 financial disclosure form.
Deutsche Bank has also been subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating the president’s business dealings. The subpoenas in that investigation, to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank, seek records related to financing for four projects by the Trump Organization, as well as Mr. Trump’s unsuccessful attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills several years ago.