Apr 302019
 April 30, 2019  Posted by  Court, Govt

Cristina Alesci reports:

President Donald Trump; his children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka; and his business are suing two banks to block them from turning over financial records to congressional committees that have issued subpoenas for the information. It’s the second attempt in court that Trump has made this month to thwart the Democratic-led House of Representatives from investigating his financial history.

The legal action, filed in New York’s Southern District, is against Deutsche Bank, one of Trump’s lenders, and Capital One. Both banks “have long provided business and personal banking services to Plaintiffs,” Trump’s attorneys said.

Read more on CNN.

So does he have any reasonable expectation of privacy when he shared info with a bank? Is this a straight-up third-party doctrine situation? What about his family members? Do they have any expectation of privacy with respect to the banks?  And does Congress’s oversight authority trump any expectation of privacy Trump might have with respect to banks he did business with or does business with?


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