WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (EUROPE PRESS) –
A federal court of appeals has endorsed this Friday the right of a commission of the House of Representatives to request the financial records of the accounting firm that keeps the accounts of the president, Donald Trump, who can still appeal this decision to a higher instance.
The Supervisory Commission of the US House of Representatives requested in April the documents that the Mazars company has accumulated during the last eight years related to Trump and other entities linked to the president, including its foundation and the real estate firm.
The commission chaired by Democrat Elijah Cummings had justified his request on the need to investigate potential conflicts of interest, but Trump's lawyers argued that everything is part of a political game and that there is no legitimate justification.
However, the court has rejected in a ruling approved by two votes Trump's arguments. “The commission is authorized by both the rules of the Chamber and the Constitution to submit the subpoena and Mazars must comply,” Judge David Tatel has claimed, according to the newspaper 'The Wall Street Journal'.