JUDGE ORDERS TRUMP ACCOUNTING FIRM TO HAND OVER RECORDS TO CONGRESS
Washington (CNN)A federal district judge has told the accounting firm Mazars it will need to turn over Donald Trump's accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee.
In a 41-page opinion, Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court dealt a significant blow to the White House as he rejected Trump's attempt to block the committee's subpoena, asserting that Congress is well within its authority to investigate the President.
Who is Amit Mehta, the judge overseeing the standoff over Trump's financial records?
Mehta's writings will likely be more fodder for other judges to consider as Trump and his Cabinet try to hold off Congress from getting the President's business records, such as through the IRS, banks and in other court fights.