The New York Times reports:
President Trump, his three eldest children and his private company filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One, in a bid to prevent the banks from responding to congressional subpoenas. In the suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, the president and his family members argue that the Democratic House committee leaders who issued the subpoenas engaged in a broad overreach.
“This case involves congressional subpoenas that have no legitimate or lawful purpose,” the suit alleges. “The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J. Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses and the private information of the president and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage. No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one.”
Late Night Breaking News: President Trump, Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump and his business are suing Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block them from turning over financial records to congressional committees that have issued subpoenas for the information. https://t.co/B00JySyTnA
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 30, 2019
A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman said the bank was “committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations.” https://t.co/AUgsRNVTHz
— Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) April 30, 2019