Donald Trump is in a lot of trouble. The twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup has more than one lawsuit on his hands, a criminal investigation into his attempts to overthrow democracy in Georgia, and one whopping DOJ case pending over his alleged theft of highly classified documents.
Trump's former accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over financial documents to House Democrats https://t.co/8NzV2l3wir
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) September 1, 2022
This week isn’t looking any better for Trump, either. After years of stalling while in office, Trump finally lost his bid to keep financial records hidden from an investigate review in Congress. Although Trump could have turned over the documents while still controlling the House from 2017-2019, but was too determined to keep them from being investigated, and now the documents will be received by a committee led by House Democrats.
According to NBC News, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney told reporters that:
‘After facing years of delay tactics, the committee has now reached an agreement with the former president and his accounting firm, Mazars USA, to obtain critical documents,” Maloney, D-N.Y., said in a statement Thursday. “These documents will inform the committee’s efforts to get to the bottom of former President Trump’s egregious conduct and ensure that future presidents do not abuse their position of power for personal gain.’
Mazars USA, the longtime accounting firm for Donald Trump that cut ties with him and his family business this year, has begun turning over documents related to his financial dealings to Congress. https://t.co/zp8GooRt6A
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 17, 2022
Trump also faces a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, led by Letiticia James, into his financial holdings. Just as he did with the congressional committee investigating him for potentially working as a double agent for cash, Trump tried to withhold that evidence, as well. Trump and his attorneys were finally forced to reach an agreement with members of Congress in this investigation after years of delay.
‘That subpoena for the tax documents from Mazars was enforced after the Supreme Court declined in a separate case to stop their production following an emergency application from Trump’s attorneys. Under New York state law, materials turned over to a grand jury must be kept secret.’
House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney says the Committee has just reached an agreement with Trump and Mazars USA to "obtain key financial documents" that Trump fought for years to hide from Congress.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 1, 2022
Unsurprisingly, the accounting firm who once handled Trump’s money no longer wants to work with him. Although the firm would not give any comment of substance to reporters about the case, they nevertheless have run from the rapidly sinking ex-president.
‘Mazars said this year that it would no longer work with the Trump Organization in a letter made public by New York Attorney General Letitia James as part of her civil probe into the company. In its letter, Mazars said a decade’s worth of statements from the Trump Organization could no longer “be relied upon.”’
JUST IN: Trump and the House Oversight Committee have posted the details of their deal to permit Mazars to provide some of Trump's financial records to Congress. Here's what lawmakers will get: https://t.co/54cBp5HOvp pic.twitter.com/JKPULKo2VJ
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 10, 2022