Donald Trump and the firm that kept the accounts of his real estate companies, Mazars, have agreed to deliver to Congress part of the financial records of the network, the House Surveillance and Reform Committee announced on Thursday.
The agreement ends a lawsuit that began in 2019, when that committee, under Democratic control, required the then president and Mazars to hand over the financial records of the leader's business group.
The request was part of an investigation into what committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney Maloney yesterday called Trump's "unprecedented conflicts of interest, self-serving transactions and foreign financial ties."
"After numerous court victories, I am pleased that my Committee has reached an agreement to obtain key financial documents that the former president fought for years to hide from Congress," Maloney said. Within the legal battle that precedes the pact, a court limited the time frame of the data that he had to present to the period between the 2016 presidential campaign and the end of Trump's term in January 2021.
Those responsible for Mazars resigned their contract with Trump last February as a result of a judicial investigation in which they ended up recognizing that the real estate group's accounting between 2001 and 2020 "is not reliable."
Mazars included that revelation in the letter of separation, farewell and warning that he sent to the lawyer of the business emporium, Alan Garten; a writing that was incorporated as evidence in the summary of the civil case that the attorney general of New York, Letitia James, follows against Donald Trump's holding company for financial fraud "to obtain economic benefits" that include loans, insurance and tax deductions.