CONGRESS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta said the House Oversight and Reform Committee can proceed with a subpoena to get documents from Mazars, the accounting firm, to examine the nature of Trump’s federal lease for a hotel in Washington. The committee can also get financial records to look at whether Trump’s income on overseas properties violated the Constitution’s ban on foreign emoluments.

But the judge said the committee failed to demonstrate a specific need for documents related to Trump’s financial disclosure obligations.”

-Pete Williams, “Judge rules Democrats can have only limited access to Trump’s financial records,” nbcnews.com, August 11, 2021