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The judge approved a subpoena for Trump’s records covering 2017 and 2018, but turned down most of the panel’s request for similar information dating back to 2011.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering. | Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo

By JOSH GERSTEIN

08/11/2021 12:39 PM EDT

Updated: 08/11/2021 04:27 PM EDT

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A federal judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump’s accountants must turn over two years’ worth of his tax and financial records to a House committee investigating whether Trump and his businesses profited from his service in the White House.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta on Wednesday approved a House Oversight Committee subpoena for Trump’s records covering 2017 and 2018, but turned down most of the panel’s request for similar information dating back to 2011.

An aide to Trump said he plans to appeal the decision, which could also be challenged by the House panel.

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