WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a major showdown on the presidential strength arising from President Donald Trump’s attempt to stop the Democratic Party-leader of the parliament committee and a New York city prosecutor to receive his financial record.
PHOTO FILE: A general view of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, United States on 8 May 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Three months after Trump avoided being removed from the office in a Senate crime test, Trump’s attorneys wanted the Supreme Court to confirm their extensive view of President’s powers would severely limit Congress’s ability to conduct chairman oversight and prosecutors to investigate them.
The Supreme Court has 5-4 majority consisting of two judges appointed by Trump. He won major victories in high Court including his tough immigration policies but missed a major case, a year ago on the United States Census when conservative justice John Roberts joined the four liberal courts.
In three cases that were argued on the third day, Trump sought to prevent the enforcement of the subpoenas issued to Mr. Mazars LLP’s long time accounting firm and two banks, Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Capital One (Cof. N), for financial records including tax returns. The lower courts in Washington and New York have ruled against Trump in all three cases.
Trump, unlike the recent presidents, refused to release his tax returns and other financial records that could elucidated his network…