President Trump is seeking a court order to prevent his accounting firm from complying with what his lawyers say is an illegitimate use of congressional subpoena power by congressional Democrats.
In a filing Monday morning, the president claims, “Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically.”
Last week, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) subpoenaed Mazars, an accounting firm used by Trump.
The Trump lawsuit against Cummings argues that Congress only has the authority to conduct oversight and investigations in order to further legislation, which is an interesting interpretation.