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Commentary: Care about balance of power? Root for Trump's legal team in financial records fight

President Donald Trump threw his first counterpunch Monday to the flurry of subpoenas that House Democrats issued in recent weeks, filing a federal lawsuit to block the House Committee on Oversight and Reform's demand for eight years of financial records from Trump's businesses.

The complaint argues that the committee's subpoena is an illegal power grab that usurps authority from the Justice Department. This might strike you as richly ironic, if you happen to be alarmed by the

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