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Democrats are using their new control of congressional committees to investigate every aspect of President Trumps personal finances the suit reads. But this lawsuit is the first Trump has filed to fight congressional attempts to investigate his personal finances and businesses. But Trumps private attorneys argue Cummings has no legitimate legislative purpose in demanding the financial records. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings and chief investigative counsel Peter Kenny are named as defendants in the suit CNBC reported. The subpoena demands documentation related to a multitude of Trump holdings the Trump Foundation and the Trump International Hotel. Last week the Houses Intelligence and Financial Services committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions in a quest for personal and business financial records. Chairman Cummings subpoena is invalid and unenforceable because it has no legitimate legislative purpose arguing it exceeded constitutional limits on the power of Congress to investigate. This complaint reads more like political talking points than a reasoned legal brief Cummings said. The filing was the first effort by Trumps legal team to quash multiple investigations of Trump and his finances by Democratic led committees in Congress. Democrats are using their new control of congressional committees to investigate every aspect of President Trumps personal finances Trumps lawyers said

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