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I don't think Congress can go around Trump by forcing his accountant to turn over his financial records. IIRC that would be like forcing your attorney to violate privilege.

If there was an accountant-client privilege that was as broad as the attorney-client privilege, then sure. But there isn't.

There is a federal statutory privilege for accountants, but it's rather narrow. It wouldn't apply to a Congressional subpoena, and it wouldn't override the express statutory grant to Congress to obtain tax returns. And it probably doesn't apply to tax returns, which are expressly prepared for (and subsequently provided to) a third party.

Albaby

Some states have a statutory privilege as well, but that wouldn't be relevant to a congressional subpoena
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