SCOTUS Justices Appear Divided On Trump’s Financials


Reuters reports:

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided as they weighed President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent Democratic-led congressional panels from getting his financial records, with its conservative majority appearing to be concerned about improper harassment of the president by lawmakers.

In a major showdown over presidential powers, justices asked tough questions of an attorney for Trump and a Justice Department lawyer who both sought to justify a refusal to comply with subpoenas by three House of Representatives committees for the financial records.

But the justices also pressed a lawyer for the House to explain why the subpoenas were not simply harassment of the Republican president. The nine justices heard an oral argument lasting more than 90 minutes by teleconference.