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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:37 PM

Clamor for Trump Hotel Records Underway in DC Circuit

Source: Courthouse News

Clamor for Trump Hotel Records Underway in DC Circuit
October 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (CN) — A Justice Department lawyer faced an uphill battle Tuesday in arguing that lawmakers lack standing to access financials on the president’s eponymous hotel, located just blocks from the White House.

“They do not have a private right to information,” Justice Department attorney Hashim Mooppan told the three-judge panel this morning.

In asserting otherwise, David Charney Vladeck, an attorney for the lawmakers with the Georgetown University Law Center, said that a Congressional statute known as the Seven Member Rule entitles individual members of the House Oversight Committee to obtain information from an executive agency, even if the full committee does not join in the request.

The appeal from House Democrats looks to overturn a ruling from July that found the lawmakers lacked standing, having failed to use other political tools to access the sought-after records.

Vladeck said the failure by the General Services Administration to comply here caused a “concrete and particularized” personal injury to each lawmaker.

U.S. Circuit Judge Patricia Millett, an Obama appointee, and U.S. Circuit Judge David Tatel, a Clinton nominee, pressed Mooppan on this claim.

“This is a particularized injury that affects them in a personal way,” Tatel said. “Why is that not the right analysis?”

Earlier in the hearing, Tatel told Mooppan, “You need to read the statute.”

Read more: https://www.courthousenews.com/clamor-for-trump-hotel-records-underway-in-dc-circuit/

Hat tip, Joe.My.God:

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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 05:10 PM

1. tRUMP and the reTHUGS refuse to acknowledge that they have arleady lost and it's a matter

of when, not if, they're going down.

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