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Trump sues Maryland Rep. Cummings to block subpoena seeking president's financial records

Trump sues Maryland Rep. Cummings to block subpoena seeking president's financial records

President Donald Trump and his business organization on Monday sued Rep. Elijah Cummings — the House oversight committee chairman — alleging the Baltimore Democrat crossed a constitutional line with a subpoena to the president’s longtime accountant seeking years of financial statements.

The lawsuit, which challenges the scope of the legislative branch’s powers, represents a new front in the struggle between the Republican president and the Democratic House — and Cummings in particular.

Cummings, a 13-term House veteran and former Maryland state delegate and trial attorney, was sued in his official capacity as committee chairman.

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