Appeals court rules for disclosure of Trump bank records

Deutsche Bank and Capital One must surrender President Donald Trump’s financial records to Congressional committees, ruled the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The court noted that the public interest was far greater in supporting legitimate legislature purpose than in risking the president’s distraction from having his private finances on display. (The Washington Post, December 3, 2019, by Ann E. Marimow and Renae Merle)

In partial dissent, Judge Debra Ann Livingston disagreed with the two other judges that there was minimal effect on the president’s ability to discharge his duties free of inquiries. Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow said they were considering an appeal to the Supreme Court. (CNBC, December 3, 2019, by Kevin Breuninger and Tucker Higgins)