WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward journalists as he departs the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. On his way to Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Trump said that Iran does not currently pose a direct threat to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's fight to keep his financial records hidden from public view suffered its first legal defeat on Monday when US District Court Judge Amit Mehta upheld a congressional subpoena seeking Trump's financial records from Mazars, Trump's long-time accounting firm.

Trump's legal team appealed Mehta's ruling on Tuesday, which will move the case into the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the second-highest court in the country, where one particularly famous jurist sits.

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