Case: Trump v. Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives

1:19-cv-01136 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: April 22, 2019

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Case Summary

On April 22, 2019, President Donald Trump (in his capacity as a private citizen) and various Trump business entities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Representative Elijah E. Cummings (in his official capacity as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform), Peter Kenny (in his official capacity as Chief Investigative Counsel of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform), and Mazars USA LLP (President Trump’s personal accountant). …

On April 22, 2019, President Donald Trump (in his capacity as a private citizen) and various Trump business entities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Representative Elijah E. Cummings (in his official capacity as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform), Peter Kenny (in his official capacity as Chief Investigative Counsel of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform), and Mazars USA LLP (President Trump’s personal accountant). The plaintiffs alleged that a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (Committee) on April 15, 2019 to Mazars seeking financial records and information from 2011 through 2018 was unenforceable because it had no legitimate legislative purpose. They sought a declaration under the Declaratory Judgment Act (28 U.S.C. § 2201) that the subpoena was invalid and unenforceable; a permanent injunction to quash the subpoena and prevent the committee from enforcing or using it in any way; a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction prohibiting Mazars from producing any information related to the subpoena; and reasonable costs and expenses including attorneys’ fees. The plaintiffs were represented by private counsel. The case was assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta.

The plaintiffs alleged that the subpoena was part of a coordinated, politically-motivated campaign organized by the Democratic Party to “expose Plaintiffs’ private financial information for the sake of exposure, with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the President now and in the 2020 election.” Both parties seemed to agree that the subpoena was motivated in part by the testimony of Michael Cohen (Trump’s former personal lawyer) to the Committee on February 27, 2019, which Plaintiffs also deemed a “partisan stunt” conducted “under the guise of [an] investigation.” During his testimony, Cohen had alleged that financial statements prepared by the President’s accountants falsely represented the President’s assets and liabilities. The plaintiffs claimed that, because the subpoena threatened to expose the plaintiffs’ confidential information and lacked “a legitimate legislative purpose,” the court had the power to declare the subpoena invalid and enjoin its enforcement.

On the same day they filed their complaint, the plaintiffs filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent Mazars from turning over any documents to the Committee. They also filed an emergency motion to shorten the time that the defendants had to respond to the motion for a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction. On April 23, 2019 the parties met and set a briefing schedule on the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, which rendered the emergency motion and motion for a temporary restraining order moot. The plaintiffs also consented to the Committee’s intervention as a defendant and entered a joint stipulation a few days later agreeing to dismiss Chairman Cummings and Mr. Kenny as defendants without prejudice. The Committee agreed to postpone its return date on the subpoena to Mazars until seven days after the court ruled on the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction.

On May 9, 2019 the court notified the parties that the trial on the merits of the case would be consolidated with the hearing on the preliminary injunction. 2019 WL 2063207. Oral argument went ahead as scheduled on May 14.

On May 20, 2019 the court issued an opinion entering judgement in favor of the Oversight Committee and against the plaintiffs. 380 F. Supp. 3d 76. The court explained that Congress has broad investigative authority (playing an important “informing” function, but confined by constitutional structures and Supreme Court precedent), and that courts tasked with deciding whether Congress has used its investigative power improperly must be highly deferential to the legislative branch. The court found that the legislative reasons offered by the Committee adequately justified the subpoena (and noted that the Committee had identified several pieces of actual legislation that it asserted was related to its overall investigation of the President), and that the plaintiffs’ contentions as to why those reasons were invalid were not persuasive. It also declined to grant a request made by the plaintiffs at the oral argument seeking to stay the return date of the subpoena beyond the seven days already agreed upon by the parties, pending final appellate review by the D.C. Circuit.

The defendants appealed the court’s ruling on May 21, 2019; a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on July 12. On October 11, 2019, the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision, explaining that the court’s analysis “must be highly deferential to the legislative branch.” Further, since the subpoena was directed not at the President but at a third party (Mazars), this case did not directly raise separation of powers concerns. 940 F.3d 710.

On November 13, 2019, the D.C. Circuit denied the plaintiffs’ petition for rehearing en banc; on November 18, United States Chief Justice John Roberts stayed the D.C. Circuit’s ruling pending appeal before the United States Supreme Court. The Court heard oral arguments in this case, consolidated with Trump v. Deutsche Bank, on May 12, 2020. The United States, in addition to filing an amicus brief, was granted leave to appear as amicus curiae and to present oral arguments in support of the plaintiffs.

On July 9, 2020, the Supreme Court unanimously declined to enforce the congressional subpoenas. In a 7–2 opinion, the Court vacated the decision of the D.C. Circuit and remanded for further consideration. It explained that the lower courts had not adequately considered the separation of powers issues involved in the case and instructed the D.C. Circuit on remand to consider the following:

  1. Availability of information: if the information sought was readily available elsewhere, courts should not enforce a congressional subpoena of the President’s personal information.
  2. Breadth: courts “should insist on a subpoena no broader than reasonably necessary to support Congress’s legislative objective.”
  3. Congress’s evidence for why it needed a subpoena: “The more detailed and substantial the evidence of Congress’s legislative purpose, the better,” especially if the intended legislation pertained to the President.
  4. The burden placed on the President by a subpoena: because Congress “is a rival political branch,” courts should be wary of Congress’s “incentive to use subpoenas for institutional political advantage.”
“Other considerations may be pertinent as well,” the Court concluded, but “one case every two centuries does not afford enough experience for an exhaustive list.” 140 S. Ct. 2019.

As of August 17, 2020, the remand is pending before the D.C. Circuit.

Summary Authors

Elise Coletta (7/14/2019)

Gregory Marsh (8/17/2020)

Related Cases

Trump v. Deutsche Bank, Southern District of New York (2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (District of Columbia)

Rao, Neomi Jehangir None (District of Columbia)

Roberts, John Glover Jr. (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Thomas, Clarence (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)

Norris, Cameron T. (Virginia)

Passantino, Stefan Charles (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bernstein, Jerry Daniel (New York)

Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (District of Columbia)

Rao, Neomi Jehangir None (District of Columbia)

Roberts, John Glover Jr. (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Thomas, Clarence (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)

Norris, Cameron T. (Virginia)

Passantino, Stefan Charles (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bernstein, Jerry Daniel (New York)

Fan, Dennis (District of Columbia)

Francisco, Noel (District of Columbia)

Freeman, Mark R (District of Columbia)

Hunt, Joseph H. (District of Columbia)

Joshi, Sopan (District of Columbia)

McIntosh, Scott R. (District of Columbia)

Mooppan, Hashim M. (District of Columbia)

Schuelke, Henry F. III (District of Columbia)

Sinzdak, Gerard (District of Columbia)

Strawbridge, Patrick (Massachusetts)

Wall, Jeffrey B. (District of Columbia)

Wechsler, Lawrence H (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Barbero, Megan (District of Columbia)

Cox, Duane Morley (Utah)

Gorod, Brianne J. (District of Columbia)

Hanner, Brooks Mckinly (District of Columbia)

Letter, Douglas (District of Columbia)

Millett, Patricia Ann (District of Columbia)

Morse, Josephine T (District of Columbia)

Phatak, Ashwin P. (District of Columbia)

Tatelman, Todd B. (District of Columbia)

Wydra, Elizabeth B. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:19-cv-01136

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 21, 2020

Feb. 21, 2020

Docket
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1:19-cv-01136

Complaint

April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

Complaint
25

1:19-cv-01136

Order

2019 WL 2063207

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Order/Opinion
35

1:19-cv-01136

Memorandum Opinion

103 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1066, 2019 WL 2171378

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

Order/Opinion
1810450

1:19-cv-01136

19-05142

Opinion

Trump v. Mazars

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

940 F.3d 710

Oct. 11, 2019

Oct. 11, 2019

Order/Opinion

19-00715

19-00760

Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae Supporting Petitioners

Trump v. Mazars

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Feb. 3, 2020

Feb. 3, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

19-00715

Opinion

Trump v. Mazars

Supreme Court of the United States

140 S.Ct. 2019

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14973125/trump-v-committee-on-oversight-and-reform-of-the-us-house-of/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6072689) filed by All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Elijah E. Cummings, # 3 Summons for Peter Kenny)(Consovoy, William) Modified to add "All Plaintiffs" on 4/22/2019 (zef, ). (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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2 Summons for Elijah E. Cummings

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3 Summons for Peter Kenny

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REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to Mazars USA LLP filed by DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC., DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, DJT HOLDINGS LLC.(Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zef, )

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

April 22, 2019

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by TRUMP CORPORATION (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

April 22, 2019

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SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, PETER KENNY, MAZARS USA LLP. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DJT HOLDINGS LLC (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration of William S. Consovoy, # 3 Text of Proposed Order, # 4 Local Rule 65.1(a) Certificate of Counsel)(Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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Emergency MOTION for Order Shortening Defendants' Time to Respond to TRO Application by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration of William S. Consovoy, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/22/2019)

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MINUTE ORDER. Consistent with the parties' joint scheduling submission, the court sets the following schedule for further proceedings in this matter. Intervenor-Defendant Committee on Oversight and Reform agrees to postpone the return date on its subpoena to Mazars USA, LLP until seven days after the court rules on Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Intervenor-Defendant Committee on Oversight and Reform's and Mazars USA LLP's Opposition(s), if any, shall be filed by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Plaintiffs' Replies shall be filed by May 8, 2019. Oral Argument is scheduled for May 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 10. In addition, in light of the parties' agreed-upon schedule, Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Shorten Time, ECF No. 10, is denied as moot. Plaintiffs' Application for a Temporary Restraining Order, ECF No. 9, is likewise denied as moot. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 04/23/2019. (lcapm3)

April 23, 2019

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Order on Motion for TRO

April 23, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Oppositions due by 5/1/2019. Replies due by 5/8/2019. Oral Argument for 5/14/2019 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 10 before Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zjd)

April 23, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

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Consent MOTION to Intervene as Defendant by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 04/26/2019)

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ORDER granting 12 Consent Motion to have Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives Intervene as Defendant. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 04/29/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 04/29/2019)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE by DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC., DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, DJT HOLDINGS LLC. MAZARS USA LLP waiver sent on 4/29/2019, answer due 6/28/2019. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/29/2019)

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STIPULATION by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/29/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Douglas N. Letter on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Todd Barry Tatelman on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Tatelman, Todd) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

May 1, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Megan Barbero on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Barbero, Megan) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Brooks McKinly Hanner on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Hanner, Brooks) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

May 1, 2019

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Memorandum in opposition to re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Greta G. Gao, # 2 Exhibit A to Declaration of Greta G. Gao, # 3 Exhibit B to Declaration of Greta G. Gao)(Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Henry Frederick Schuelke, III on behalf of MAZARS USA LLP (Schuelke, Henry) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by MAZARS USA LLP (Schuelke, Henry) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

May 1, 2019

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RESPONSE re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by MAZARS USA LLP. (Schuelke, Henry) (Entered: 05/01/2019)

May 1, 2019

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

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ORDER notifying the parties that the court intends to advance 11 Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction to trial on the merits. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/09/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/09/2019)

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Set/Reset Deadlines

May 9, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Objections and/or Supplemental Memoranda due by 5/13/2019 at 5:00 pm. (zjd)

May 9, 2019

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jerry D. Bernstein, :Firm- Blank Rome LLP, :Address- 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Phone No. - (212) 885-5511. Fax No. - (917) 332-3766 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-6116867. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by MAZARS USA LLP (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Jerry D. Bernstein, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Bernstein Decl. Ex. A (Proposed Order))(Schuelke, Henry) (Entered: 05/10/2019)

1 Declaration Declaration of Jerry D. Bernstein

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2 Text of Proposed Order Bernstein Decl. Ex. A (Proposed Order)

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

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MINUTE ORDER granting 26 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Jerry D. Bernstein is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Defendant Mazars USA LLP. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/10/2019. (lcapm3)

May 10, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Lawrence H. Wechsler on behalf of MAZARS USA LLP (Wechsler, Lawrence) (Entered: 05/10/2019)

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MOTION for Leave to File An Amicus Brief by DUANE MORLEY COX (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(jf) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

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RESPONSE TO ORDER OF THE COURT re 25 Order filed by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

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Order

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AFFIDAVIT Supplemental Declaration of William S. Consovoy by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

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RESPONSE TO ORDER OF THE COURT re 25 Order filed by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

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MINUTE ORDER. The hearing will proceed tomorrow as scheduled. During the hearing, the court will take up the objections to its 25 Consolidation Order made in Plaintiffs' 29 Response to Order of the Court. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/13/2019. (lcapm3)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Josephine T. Morse on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Morse, Josephine) (Entered: 05/14/2019)

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Motion Hearing

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Amit P. Mehta: Oral Argument held on 5/14/2019 re 11 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Oral Motion by Intervenor Defendant for summary judgment on the pleadings. The record will be open until 5/18/2019. Intervenor Defendant's In-Camera Submission due by 5/16/2019. (Court Reporter: William Zaremba) (zjd)

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TRANSCRIPT OF ORAL ARGUMENT PROCEEDINGS before Judge Amit P. Mehta held on May 14, 2019; Page Numbers: 1-93. Date of Issuance: May 14, 2019. Court Reporter/Transcriber: William Zaremba; Telephone number: (202) 354-3249. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court re porter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, PDF or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 6/4/2019. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/14/2019. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/12/2019.(wz) (Entered: 05/14/2019)

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AFFIDAVIT Second Supplemental Declaration of William S. Consovoy by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

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MEMORANDUM OPINION entering judgment in favor of the House Oversight Committee and against Plaintiffs. Please see the attached Memorandum Opinion for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/20/2019. (lcapm3) Modified document type on 5/21/2019 (zjd). (Entered: 05/20/2019)

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ORDER. For the reasons stated in the 35 Memorandum Opinion, the court enters judgment in favor of the House Oversight Committee and against Plaintiffs. Please see the attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/20/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 35 Order, 36 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0090-6135794. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/21/2019)

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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals fee was paid this date re 37 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (jf) (Entered: 05/21/2019)

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USCA Case Number 19-5142 for 37 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC., DJT HOLDINGS LLC. (zrdj)

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MOTION to Delay Decision by DUANE MORLEY COX (jf) (Entered: 05/30/2019)

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MOTION to Consolidate Related Cases For Trial by HOMER DOUGLAS COBB, IV. "LET THIS BE FILED" signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/28/2019 (jf) (Entered: 05/30/2019)

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MINUTE ORDER denying 39 Motion to Consolidate Related Cases for Trial as moot. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/30/2019. (lcapm3)

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Order on Motion to Consolidate Cases

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MINUTE ORDER denying 40 Motion to Delay Decision as moot. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/31/2019. (lcapm3)

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Order on Motion to Stay

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LEAVE TO FILE DENIED- Notice of Filing submitted by Christophe De La Mar Chapman. This document is unavailable as the Court denied its filing. "Leave to file Denied. Case Closed" Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 6/24/2019. (jf) (Entered: 06/26/2019)

June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

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42

Certified and transmitted Record on Appeal to US Supreme Court re appeal 37 (Attachment: # 1 Request Letter) (zeg). (Entered: 02/21/2020)

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Feb. 21, 2020

Feb. 21, 2020

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Attorney Josephine T. Morse terminated. (Morse, Josephine) (Entered: 01/19/2021)

Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021

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MINUTE ORDER. The parties shall appear for a status conference via video conference on March 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. By March 2, 2021, the parties shall submit a Joint Status Report that proposes a schedule for further proceedings in this matter. The courtroom deputy shall circulate connection information. Members of the public or media may access the hearing by dialing the court's toll-free public access line: (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 2/24/2021. (lcapm3)

Feb. 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021

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Order

Feb. 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021

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48

MANDATE of USCA as to 37 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC., DJT HOLDINGS LLC ; USCA Case Number 19-5142. (Attachment: # 1 Judgement)(eg) (Entered: 03/01/2021)

1 Judgement

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Feb. 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Alan D. Strasser on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Strasser, Alan) (Entered: 02/25/2021)

Feb. 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021

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45

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Suzanne Windom on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Windom, Jennifer) (Entered: 02/25/2021)

Feb. 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021

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46

NOTICE of Appearance by David Hunter Smith on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Smith, David) (Entered: 02/25/2021)

Feb. 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Cameron Thomas Norris on behalf of DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. (Norris, Cameron) (Entered: 02/28/2021)

Feb. 28, 2021

Feb. 28, 2021

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Consent MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Patrick Strawbridge, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-8260765. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Norris, Cameron) (Entered: 03/01/2021)

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

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50

NOTICE of Appearance by Laura Nachowitz Steel on behalf of MAZARS USA LLP (Steel, Laura) (Entered: 03/02/2021)

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

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51

Joint STATUS REPORT by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 03/02/2021)

1 Exhibit

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March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

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NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set for 3/4/2021 at 11:00 AM via videoconference before Judge Amit P. Mehta. Members of the public or media may access the hearing via teleconference by dialing the court's toll-free public access line: (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747.(zjd)

March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

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Notice of Hearing

March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

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MINUTE ORDER granting 49 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Patrick Neilson Strawbridge is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 3/4/2021. (lcapm3)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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MINUTE ORDER entering the briefing schedule proposed in the parties' 51 Joint Status Report. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment is due on or before April 5, 2021; (2) the Committee's opposition and any cross-motion for summary judgment is due on or before May 5, 2021; (3) Plaintiffs' reply brief and any opposition is due on or before May 19, 2021; and (4) any reply by the Committee is due on or before June 2, 2021. A hearing is set for June 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 10. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 3/4/2021. (lcapm3)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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Order

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Amit P. Mehta: Status Conference held on 3/4/2021 via video conference. Oral Argument set for 6/18/2021 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 10 before Judge Amit P. Mehta. (Court Reporter: William Zaremba) (zjd)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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Status Conference

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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52

NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick Neilson Strawbridge on behalf of DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 03/04/2021)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

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TRANSCRIPT OF STATUS CONFERENCE VIA ZOOM PROCEEDINGS before Judge Amit P. Mehta held on March 4, 2021; Page Numbers: 1-16. Date of Issuance: March 12, 2021. Court Reporter/Transcriber: William Zaremba; Telephone number: (202) 354-3249. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased fr om the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, PDF or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 4/2/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/12/2021. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/10/2021.(wz) (Entered: 03/12/2021)

March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021

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54

MOTION for Summary Judgment by DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Consovoy, William) (Entered: 04/05/2021)

1 Statement of Facts

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2 Affidavit

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3 Text of Proposed Order

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April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Brandon Lee Arnold on behalf of COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Arnold, Brandon) (Entered: 05/05/2021)

May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

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56

Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 05/05/2021)

1 Statement of Facts

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2 Declaration

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3 Text of Proposed Order

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May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

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57

Memorandum in opposition to re 54 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 05/05/2021)

1 Statement of Facts

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2 Declaration

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3 Text of Proposed Order

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May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

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Consent MOTION to Modify Briefing Schedule on Summary Judgment by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Norris, Cameron) (Entered: 05/06/2021)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

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59

ORDER granting 58 Motion to Modify Briefing Schedule. Plaintiffs' reply brief and any opposition are due on or before May 25, 2021. Any reply brief by the Committee is due on or before June 8, 2021. See attached Order for details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 5/7/2021. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/07/2021)

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

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Memorandum in opposition to re 56 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration)(Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/25/2021)

1 Statement of Facts

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2 Declaration

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May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 54 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DJT HOLDINGS LLC, DONALD J. TRUMP REVOCABLE TRUST, DONALD J. TRUMP, TRUMP CORPORATION, TRUMP OLD POST OFFICE LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/25/2021)

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

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MINUTE ORDER resetting the hearing scheduled on June 18, 2021, from 2 PM to 10 AM in Courtroom 10. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 6/4/2021. (lcapm3)

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

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Order

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 56 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 06/08/2021)

June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

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NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set for 6/15/2021 at 10:00 AM via videoconference before Judge Amit P. Mehta. The courtroom deputy has circulated connection information to counsel. Members of the public may access the hearing by dialing the court's toll-free public access line: (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747. (zjd)

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

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Notice of Hearing

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Amit P. Mehta: Status Conference held via videoconference on 6/15/2021. Joint Status Report due by 6/23/2021 Oral Argument reset to 6/29/2021 at 2:00 PM via videoconference before Judge Amit P. Mehta. The courtroom deputy will circulate connection information to counsel. Members of the public may access the hearing by dialing the court's toll-free public access line: (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747. (Court Reporter: William Zaremba) (zjd)

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

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Status Conference

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

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TRANSCRIPT OF STATUS CONFERENCE VIA ZOOM PROCEEDINGS before Judge Amit P. Mehta held on June 15, 2021; Page Numbers: 1-35. Date of Issuance: June 16, 2021. Court Reporter/Transcriber: William Zaremba; Telephone number: (202) 354-3249. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, PDF or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 7/7/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/17/2021. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/14/2021.(wz) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

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NOTICE of Hearing:Oral Argument reset to 7/1/2021 at 2:00 PM via videoconference before Judge Amit P. Mehta. The courtroom deputy will circulate connection information to counsel. Members of the public may access the hearing by dialing the court's toll-free public access line: (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747.(zjd)

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 22, 2019

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

President Donald J. Trump (in his capacity as a private citizen); The Trump Organization, Inc.; Trump Organization LLC; The Trump Corporation; DJT Holdings LLC; The Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust; Trump Old Post Office LLC.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Closely-held (for profit) corporation

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives, Federal

Mazars USA LLP (New York), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

U.S. Supreme Court merits opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied