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Democrats Come Up Short Again in Bid to Investigate Trump (1)

July 10, 2020, 8:31 PM

House Democrats once again fell short in a high-profile attempt to dig into what they say is President Donald Trump’s possible misconduct -- this time with a failed effort to get access to his financial records before the November election.

The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that the House didn’t sufficiently justify its bid to subpoena documents from Trump’s accountant and banks almost certainly spoiled any chance Democrats had of getting the records before the November election, and delivered a dose of criticism of them for reaching too far.

John Roberts
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chief Justice John Roberts, in the 7-2 opinion, said...

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