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Trump Tax Battle Spurs Judge to Push for Mediation Over Subpoena

June 15, 2021, 4:11 PM

A federal judge pressured lawyers for Donald Trump and House Democrats to settle their long legal battle over a subpoena of financial records from the former president’s accounting firm, telling them he had contacted a mediator.

At a hearing in Washington on Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said he’d discussed the case with Richard Levie, a senior judge on the District of Columbia Superior Court with experience in arbitration. Mehta urged lawyers on both sides to come to a compromise and said Levie was prepared to help.

“The parties ought to at least have some discussion, and ...

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