Court hearing appeal in Trump bank subpoenas case

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York is hearing arguments in President Donald Trump’s battle with Congress over his banking records.

Trump is challenging congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks with which he did business.

The House Financial Services and Intelligence committees had asked Deutsche Bank and Capital One to turn over records related to Trump’s business ventures.

The committees said they sought the information as they investigate possible “foreign influence in the U.S. political process.”

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is set to hear arguments in the case Friday.

Trump and his children Donald J. Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump sued to block the disclosures.

A lower court judge ruled earlier this year that the subpoenas were legitimate.

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