Trump asks Supreme Court to void financial records subpoena

The justices could say as early as mid-December whether it will hear and decide the cases by the end of June.
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media from the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 2, 2019.Olivier Douliery / AFP - Getty Images file

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By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president's financial records from his accounting firm.

The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to hear Trump's case and his separate appeal of a court order that requires the same accounting firm, Mazars USA, to give his tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney.

The court could say as early as mid-December whether it will hear and decide the cases by the end of June.

Yet another case involving House subpoenas for Trump's records from New York banks also is headed for the Supreme Court, and the justices are likely to prevent the handover of any documents for the time being.

The two court cases involving House subpoenas are distinct from the ongoing impeachment inquiry.