OCTOBER TERM, 2019
NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is
being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.
The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been
prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.
See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U. S. 321, 337.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
TRUMP ET AL. v. MAZARS USA, LLP, ET AL.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
No. 19–715. Argued May 12, 2020—Decided July 9, 2020*
In April 2019, three committees of the U. S. House of Representatives
issued four subpoenas seeking information about the finances of Pres-
ident Donald J. Trump, his children, and affiliated businesses. The
House Committee on Financial Services issued a subpoena to Deutsche
Bank seeking any document related to account activity, due diligence,
foreign transactions, business statements, debt schedules, statements
of net worth, tax returns, and suspicious activity identified by
Deutsche Bank. It issued a second subpoena to Capital One for similar
information. The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued
a subpoena to Deutsche Bank that mirrored the subpoena issued by
the Financial Services Committee. And the House Committee on
Oversight and Reform issued a subpoena to the President’s personal
accounting firm, Mazars USA, LLP, demanding information related to
the President and several affiliated businesses. Although each of the
committees sought overlapping sets of financial documents, each sup-
plied different justifications for the requests, explaining that the infor-
mation would help guide legislative reform in areas ranging from
money laundering and terrorism to foreign involvement in U. S. elec-
tions. Petitioners—the President in his personal capacity, a