Waters Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG
Washington, DC, July 9, 2020
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Trump v. Deutsche Bank, AG, on whether Congress has the authority to subpoena the President’s financial records.
“Today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the President is not above the law. While I had hoped the Court’s decision today would fully endorse the subpoenas our Committee issued and provide us with immediate access to the documents we requested, I remain committed to pursuing this case through the lower courts in accordance with the Court’s ruling. We will continue to make our case, demonstrate that the Committee’s subpoenas meet the four part test the Court laid out, and win. The information sought in the subpoenas issued by the Committee is pertinent, necessary and driven by a clear legislative purpose, and any review will determine that to be the case.”