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Trump sues House Democrats over financial records

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President Donald Trump filed suit against House Democrats in federal court on Monday.

The suit seeks to stop Democrats from subpoenaing his financial records.

Specifically, the suit addresses House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings' subpoena. Cummings claims Trump inflated his net worth as a private citizen.

“Investigations are legitimate only insofar as they further some legitimate legislative purpose. No investigation can be an end in itself,” Trump’s attorneys argue. “Chairman Cummings’ subpoena ... lacks a legitimate legislative purpose. ... Its goal is to expose [p]laintiffs’ private financial information for the sake of exposure with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the [p]resident now and in the 2020 election.’

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