Court Asks Banks IF They Have Trump Tax Returns

In the continuing federal appeals court case around the House subpoenas of Trump financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, when specifically asked if they had copies of President Donald Trump’s tax returns…there was essentially ‘No Reply’.

Toward the end of Friday’s hearing, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit considering the appeal asked the banks’ attorneys whether the documents subject to the subpoenas could potentially include the president’s tax returns.

“I am not asking you for the content” of the returns, Judge Jon O. Newman said.

“We’re not in a position to answer that question,” said Raphael Prober, the attorney for Deutsche Bank, the president’s largest creditor.

“It is a fairly important question in this case,” Newman said.
Prober and Capital One’s attorney, James Murphy, both said “contractual obligations” prevented the banks from answering the judges’ questions.

As the judges appeared to grow frustrated by the attorneys’ resistance, Judge Peter Hall added: “Should we go to court and seek an order? I’m serious. We need to know.”

Maybe a little time in a federal lock up for contempt of court? Oh…not the attorneys…the CEOS!


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