WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear President Donald Trump’s appeal of lower court orders, now on hold, that require his banks and accountants to turn over financial records to the House and local prosecutors in New York.
The cases could yield major rulings on the power of the House to demand records for its investigations and the authority of a president to resist such demands. By granting review now, the justices made it possible for these cases to be heard during the current court term, in March, with a decision by the end of June, just as the general election campaign heats up.
“We are pleased that the Supreme Court granted review of the President’s three pending cases,” Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in a statement. “These cases raise significant constitutional issues. We look forward to presenting our written and oral arguments.”