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Trump suffers another big legal loss — court rejects his stonewalling of financial records subpoena

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The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday dealt President Donald Trump a significant legal blow.

As reported by BuzzFeed News’ Zoe Tillman, the court rejected an appeal from the president’s lawyers that sought to block a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee of the president’s financial records.

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The House Oversight Committee earlier this year filed a subpoena with Mazars USA LLP, which has long served as Trump’s accounting firm, for the president’s tax returns. The president’s legal team responded by suing the House Oversight Committee and seeking a permanent injunction against the subpoena.

So far, the Trump legal team has failed to convince judges in two courts that the committee’s subpoena should be blocked.

Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio writes on Twitter that the case could go to the Supreme Court, but he thinks it’s unlikely that SCOTUS would overturn these two rulings.

The bottom line, he argues, is that “Mazars will now likely be forced to turn over Trump’s financial records to House Democrats.”

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Trump attacks 2 GOP governors on flight to Georgia rally: ‘Republicans will NEVER forget this’

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Republicans have been "working frantically behind the scenes" to keep President Donald Trump on message during his Saturday campaign rally in Georgia, but the efforts do not seem to be working.

GOP strategists hoped Trump would make the case for the two GOP senators in the January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, but Trump has continued to fixate on his delusions that he won the presidential election.

Aboard Air Force One on the flight to the rally, Trump attacked two GOP governors: Brian Kemp of Georgia and Doug Ducey of Arizona -- and seemed to threaten political retribution for the pair not going along with the president's debunked conspiracy theories about the election.

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Trump holds large rally in Georgia — one day after the Peach State set a new coronavirus record

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President Donald Trump departed the White House on Saturday for an evening campaign rally in Georgia -- despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump is ostensively making the trip to support Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. However, Republicans fear Trump will use his speech to continue bashing GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

Trump's visit also comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Panicked Republicans ‘working frantically behind the scenes’ — but Trump just keeps attacking GOP Gov Brian Kemp

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Republicans are worried that President Donald Trump will pour gasoline on the intraparty inferno burning in Georgia.

Trump is officially traveling to the Peach State for a rally in support of the two Republican senators in January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.

Republicans worry Trump will continue to attack Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as he has on Twitter.

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"Trump is to headline a campaign rally for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the state Saturday night — his first major political event since before the Nov. 3 election. GOP officials are working frantically behind the scenes to try to keep the president on script at the rally, worried that he will use the forum to attack Kemp and other state GOP officials who have resisted his pressure, according to a person familiar with the discussions," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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