House oversight chairman intends to subpoena Trump’s account


WASHINGTON | The chairman of the House oversight committee says he intends to subpoena President Donald Trump’s accountant for his financial records.

Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings told committee members in a letter Friday that Mazars USA wouldn’t turn over records for Trump, his company and related entities without a subpoena.

Mazars says it does not comment on its work for clients. A message seeking comment was left with Trump’s company.

Cummings says the records request was prompted by ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony in February that Trump overstated his wealth before becoming president.

Cohen gave the committee copies of financial statements that he says Trump provided to Deutsche Bank during a 2014 attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills.

Cummings says his subpoena would seek statements of financial condition, independent auditor’s reports, annual statements and other documents spanning 2011 to 2018.