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Wells Fargo and TD Bank have turned over President Trump’s financial records to the House Financial Services Committee, Fox News confirmed on Thursday, amid a contentious legal battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats seeking access to sensitive files.

The committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is one of several panels that have issued subpoenas and requests for Trump’s financial files.

NBC News first reported that Wells Fargo turned over a few thousand documents to the committee, and TD Bank provided a handful.

The banks are two of the nine financial institutions with which congressional Democrats are seeking cooperation. The push has led to an escalating legal battle on multiple fronts.

On Wednesday, a federal judge in New York ruled that two other banks, Deutsche Bank and Capital One, were required to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking access to Trump’s financial records.

The House Financial Services Committee and the House Intelligence Committee both have requested the documents from Deutsche Bank and Capital One in their investigations of possible “foreign influence in the U.S. political process.”

“We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations,” Deutsche Bank said in a statement to Fox News after the ruling.

Meanwhile, the House Ways and Means Committee is seeking the president’s tax returns, and has issued subpoenas for the files.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would not comply with the subpoena for the president’s tax returns last week, but this week, a confidential draft IRS memo was revealed calling the disclosure “mandatory” unless the president asserts executive privilege over the financial documents.

The Washington Post first reported on the 10-page memo, which does not mention Trump by name, but appears to add a new level of pressure to the White House. Mnuchin, though, has maintained that the Democrats’ requests for Trump’s tax returns “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose” and said his department will not “disclose the requested returns and return information.”

The IRS on Wednesday pushed back on that report, stating the memo does not represent an official position for the agency.

The standoff between the congressional Democrats and the administration is likely to lead to a court battle, with Trump reportedly indicating he’s prepared to fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

Trump declined to reveal his tax returns during the 2016 presidential election, claiming he was under audit. Political candidates aren’t required to disclose their tax returns, though traditionally all candidates do.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Wilson

    May 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    They find nothing and will still be pissy.

  2. Wilson

    May 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    But would contest a conflict of interest given all the misconduct that can actually be traced back to Mad Max and her goons.

  3. Mary L McClane

    May 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    those banks better hope he wins re-election. that way they will be relatively safe for another six years, otherwise they are going to be out of business very soon.

  4. William Fleming

    May 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Dang when will our elected minions get back to running the country?

  5. Deb

    May 23, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I think it’s time that Americans protest to view tax records of Congress. If Trump had to turn his in then THEY ALL should have to comply. I personally am sick and tired of all the bull crap going on.

  6. PT

    May 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Can’t wait to see your’s Maxine. And with the investigation going on regarding you and your family members, especially your daughter, it won’t be too long.

    • Chinagirl

      May 24, 2019 at 6:56 am

      Yes, Maxine, let’s look at yours. Didn’t you just bail out the same bank you were deeply invested in that was going broke! Hmm , nobody is saying anything about that,are they?

  7. Boyd

    May 24, 2019 at 12:40 am

    What goes around comes around

  8. Arlene

    May 24, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Amazing how our president still manages to MAGA while the Dems must obviously have no jobs (oh, yes, they “banned straws!) They spent 2 years doing nothing but going after a true public servant. GET BACK TO WORK representing The People who elected you!!! We’re tired of your b. s.

    • JAIME.

      May 24, 2019 at 7:04 am

      CORRECT!

  9. Jackie

    May 24, 2019 at 10:29 am

    If Democrats didn’t have double-standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Do as I say not as I do. Democrats have to be taken down.

  10. Wes

    May 24, 2019 at 10:31 am

    This unprecedented action by the Democrats to look into President Trump’s private accounts will lead to a loss of privacy for future presidential campaigns. Ever since the election of Donald Trump the Democratic Party has tried to destroy him. Political candidates aren’t required to disclose their tax returns and if the Democrats continue with their attacks nothing good will come from it.

  11. james gould

    May 24, 2019 at 10:59 am

    I fail to see the relevance of Trump’s financial information prior to his becoming Pres.?

  12. Sharon

    May 24, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I don’t believe Congress has the right to dig into the President’s finances unless they have proof or substantial evidence of wrong doing. They are just being nosey. I’m more interested in seeing the tax and financial returns of Congress! How do these people become millionaires on a salary they CLAIM is too low to live on? Where is the extra money coming from? Who are they stealing from? How much of OUR money is being UNLAWFULLY POCKETED BY THESE CROOKS? HOW MUCH ARE THEY POCKETING FROM OUTSIDERS FOR THEIR “PAY TO PLAY” RACKET?

  13. Bj

    May 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Open up the flood gates Trump. Declassify everything on those POS. FILE A LAWSUIT TO GET THEIR FINANCIAL RECORDS. Now that would truly be a mystery as those cockbites have never done a days work in their entire miserable lives yet they’re all multi millionaires. Mad Max can barely talk and i think the only word she has learned this year is impeachment and taxes. She learned the word money last year as she funneled $759k to her daughter to stuff envelopes. Her IQ is up there with Mad Max’s

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