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Dec. 13, 2021, 9:39 PM

Trump Argues ‘Whole World’ Shouldn’t See His Financial Data (2)

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

Donald Trump’s lawyer told a federal appeals court that allowing the House to subpoena financial records from former presidents and show them “to the whole world” would give Congress too much leverage over the executive, upsetting the balance of power.

“How would you deal with Congress if you knew they could expose your entire financial history to the public as soon as you left office?” Trump’s lawyer, Cameron Norris, told a panel of three judges during a hearing Monday in Washington over a subpoena for documents by the House Oversight Committee. “That threat would loom large over everything ...