Trump vows to appeal US judge's decision on sharing financial records with Congress

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 21, 2019, 06.37 AM (IST)

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he disagreed with a federal judge who ruled against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records and told reporters he would appeal the decision.

Trump told reporters the decision was "crazy" and that it would be appealed.

Lawyers for Trump and his company had argued the House Oversight Committee's demand for financial records from his accounting firm exceeded Congress's constitutional limits.

A US judge on Sunday has told Trump's accounting firms Mazars it will need to turn over his accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee.

Trump said, ''It's totally the wrong decision by obviously an Obama-appointed judge.'' 

US District Judge Amit Mehta said Mazars has seven days to comply with the subpoena.

Meanwhile, Mazars has denied to choose a side and said it will "comply with all legal obligations."

Trump's lawyers have argued that Congress is on a quest to "turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election."

(With inputs from Reuters)

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Lawyers for Trump and his company had argued the House Oversight Committee's demand for financial records from his accounting firm exceeded Congress's constitutional limits.