The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a subpoena that House sent to ’s accounting firm for his financial records and tax returns.

The  that the House Oversight & Reform Committee has the constitutional authority to investigate wrongdoing by the president of the United States and can therefore subpoena his financial records in pursuit of that investigation.

The subpoena was initially filed by the committee to Mazars LLP, the president’s accounting firm, as part of its pursuit to evaluate and update existing ethics legislation. It came after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told the committee that the president routinely manipulated his finances to obtain loans and evade taxes.

Lawyers for the committee argued that the pursuit

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