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    Trump, Democrats Trade Legal Salvos

    The legal showdown between President Donald Trump and House Democrats intensified yesterday as Trump sued his own accounting firm and the chairman of the House Oversight Committee to block a subpoena that would lead to the disclosure of eight years’ worth of financial dealings. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee ordered that ex-White House counsel Donald McGahn appear on Capitol Hill next month — the first administration employee subpoenaed following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

    Can the president successfully block subpoenas? Some legal analysts say it’s unlikely, since courts have traditionally given Congress broad authority to investigate possible corruption.

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