The Latest: Trump sues to block bank subpoenas

10:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump is suing Capital One and Deutsche Bank to block congressional subpoenas.

The Trump Organization and the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust are among the other plaintiffs.

Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank along with other institutions that were several earlier this month as part of investigations into Trump’s funding.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in the time that the subpoenas were a part of the investigation”to allegations of possible international influence over the U.S. political process.”

The Trumps need a federal judge to announce that the subpoenas criminal and enforceable. The lawsuit also seeks to block the financial institutions from complying with the subpoenas and disclosing data. The banks did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


5:30 p.m.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims Attorney General William Barr would be”obstructing Congress” when he chooses not to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.

Barr is scheduled to testify Thursday about the report of special counsel Robert Mueller, but is currently resisting the drive to get staffers run a round of questioning of the committee.

Pelosi says the attorney general or any other witnesses can’t”tell the committee how to conduct its interviews”

She adds,”The attorney general of the United States is not the president’s personal attorney, and he should act as the attorney general of the United States and honor his duties.”

A redacted version of the report of Mueller was released to the public April 19. Democrats have subpoenaed the Justice Department to the full report along with the evidence.


4:50 p.m.

House Democrats have been cautious to not hurry against President Donald Trump at the aftermath of the report of Robert Mueller, despite calls to do this by 2020 presidential contenders and lawmakers.

But since Congress resumes Monday, the Democratic oversight and investigations agenda is starting to look a good deal like the groundwork that will be necessary to launch an impeachment inquiry. At some point, it’s a political difference rather than a sensible one.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear testimony from Attorney General William Barr on Thursday. The Oversight Committee has reached a deal with the White House for testimony this week on security clearances. Trump’s financial dealings are being probed by the Intelligence Committee. Trump’s tax yields are being pursued by Along with also the Ways & Means Committee.