The Washington Post just broke this story at 9:32 a.m. EDT:
President Trump and his business on Monday sued House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) in a bid to block a congressional subpoena of his financial records.
The lawsuit seeks a court order to prevent Trump’s accounting firm from complying with what his lawyers say is an improper use of subpoena power by congressional Democrats.
“Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically,” the filing by Trump claims.
As you recall Cummings subpoenaed Mazars, Trump’s accounting firm, last week, in order to obtain copies of financial records. This is standard congressional oversight and nothing out of the ordinary — on Cummings’ part that is. On Trump’s part, to go bonkers over a subpoena is…well, it’s not business as usual but it is normal Trump behavior.
The suit is filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
A friend shared an expletive phrase in Korean with me once. The literal phrase was “last bang kennel dung,” which loosely translates as “the dog shit is done exploding.” Or, maybe in this case, it’s just started. In any event, this week is off to a roaring start.