The first courtroom hearing of Democratic-led House committee subpoena for Trump's financial records took place in Washington DC on Tuesday.

The House legal team led by general counsel Douglas Letter were seen entering the courthouse where they met Donald Trump's attorneys represented by William Consovoy, in a case that is widely seen to set a benchmark on congressional power to investigate such cases.

The session was presided over by US District Court judge Amit Mehta who has given both sides until the end of the week to submit additional filings and evidence.

The Democratic-controlled House Oversight and Reform Committee has subpoenaed the accounting firm Mazars USA for all financial statements, communications and other documents related to Trump, a handful of his companies and his foundation from 2011 through 2018. Trump's personal legal team then sued Mazars to revoke the subpoena, prompting the House to step up in court to argue for its investigative request.

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