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it's the latest salvo in an escalating legal battle between the White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill with president trump on Monday filing a lawsuit to block a subpoena of his real estate companies financial records that subpoena issued by house oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings to trump's long time accountant Democrats now in power in the house of representatives seeking eight years worth of documents Monday suit marks the first direct effort by trump's legal team to quash democratic probes into trump and his finances in the court filing lawyers for trump blasted the Democrats accusing them of waging a quote all out political war against the president and wielding the subpoena as a weapon Cummings issue the subpoena after trump's former lawyer Michael Coen in testimony earlier this year accused trump of misrepresenting his net worth to secure loans and avoid taxes Mr trump is a con man the lawsuit comes in the wake of special counsel Robert Muller is report on the Russia probe which build a broad case the trump had committed obstruction of justice but stop short of concluding he had committed a crime leaving it up to Congress whether to pursue further action