The reason for the sudden turn to cooperation is the elections looming next year and Trump and his adversaries have little concrete achievement to show for the past two years. The lawsuit also seeks to block the financial institutions from disclosing information and complying with the subpoenas.
The Congressional subpoenas to the banks were announced days ahead of the release of the Mueller report, and House member Adam Schiff described the one sent to Deutsche Bank as 'friendly'.
Administration officials could face fines or jail time for ignoring congressional subpoenas, as House Democrats say they're seriously considering reviving a congressional power that has not been used since the 1930s.
"The president will do anything and everything that he can to obstruct justice ... to shut down an investigation", Waters told reporters on Capitol Hill. "For the American people", added the leading Democrat.
Neither chamber has ever imposed a monetary penalty through inherent contempt, CRS said, while citing court decisions that would support the use of such action. And while Democrats say it's their duty to conduct oversight and are adamant that they will win in the end, they are also confronting the limits of their own enforcement powers. "He's got the youth, the energy and the experience", he said.
Overall, 37% say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, 59% say they do not feel that way.
"We are encouraged to hear President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer and other key Congressional Democrats are in agreement on a "big, bold" vision to invest as much as $2 trillion on our deteriorating infrastructure", said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. In a statement, it said, "We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations".
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Trump and Attorney General William Barr have also resisted attempts by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to subpoena the full, special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.
(Washington Examiner) President Trump sued two banks on Monday to stop them from complying with subpoenas sent from the Democrat-led House Intelligence and Financial Services committees.
Schumer said Trump was eager to have a meaty number on the bill.
Overall, the public perception of Mueller's investigation has grown more positive over the past year.
ZARROLI: Eric Trump is one of the plaintiffs in the suit, as is his sister Ivanka and brother Don Jr., not to mention the Trump organization itself.
The case is one of the few legal tests of the constitutional clause - yet is among several suits that contest Trump's family business while he's in the White House.
For many House Democrats, particularly newly-elected freshmen representing districts Trump won in 2018, putting their names to a floor vote to launch an impeachment inquiry would likely become politically fraught. It's a view largely backed by the president's party in Congress.