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    Trump's N.Y. nightmare
    If New York officials succeed in getting Trump financial records, it will trouble Trumpworld far more than any congressional fight, per Jonathan Swan.
    Deutsche Bank has begun providing records to New York Attorney General Letitia James in response to a subpoena for documents related to loans made to President Trump and his business, CNN's Cristina Alesci reports.

    • The CNN report, which Axios has not confirmed, said the bank "is in the process of turning over documents, including emails and loan documents, related to Trump International Hotel in Washington ... the Trump National Doral Miami; the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago; and the unsuccessful effort to buy the NFL's Buffalo Bills."

    Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, tells Axios: "At this time, we cannot confirm the subpoena or any production. As with any demand for documents we will respond as appropriate."

    • "Our response will include litigation if necessary."
    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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    Wow! 1300+ views of this thread since the last post. Glad to see people are still showing up to PW........


    Robert Mueller wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William Barr that his widely publicized summary of the special counsel's report "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance," the WashPost's Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky report.

    • "The letter and a subsequent phone call between the two men reveal the degree to which the longtime colleagues and friends disagreed as they handled the legally and politically fraught task of investigating the president."

    Why it matters: "Democrats in Congress are likely to scrutinize Mueller's complaints to Barr as they contemplate ... impeachment proceedings and mull how hard to press for Mueller himself to testify publicly."

    • P.S. ... "Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani,referring to the obstruction questions, told CNN, 'Mueller should have made a decision and shouldn't be complaining or whining now that he didn't get described correctly.'"

    What's next: Barr testifies on the Hill at 10 a.m. Read his opening statement.
    Trump's world faces 16 criminal and civil probes
    Post-Mueller, Garrett M. Graff of WIRED reports that Trump’s world "still appears to face 16 known criminal and civil probes, from as many as a dozen different federal, state, and local prosecutors."

    • Four cases are being pursued by federal authorities in New York. ... "New York state and local authorities are also building cases, both criminal and civil."
    • These include tax and immigration issues for Trump businesses, plus inauguration spending, the Trump Foundation and the NRA.
    • "That’s not counting the dozen cases that the special counsel’s office referred to other law enforcement agencies, cases mentioned in Mueller’s report but redacted so as to obscure any details about them."

    Why it matters: "At this rate, Trump’s investigations may outlast his presidency."

    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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    I've been critical of Nancy Pelosi in the past. I think she should hand over the reins to younger blood, but I have to admit I think she's handling the impeachment issue very well.
    Now that we're this close to the 2020 campaign, I think there is more to be gained for D's among the undecided, by showing restraint. Plus, the chances that Trump will face at least state criminal charges in NY after he leaves office have increased.

    big thing: The long road to impeachment
    Graphic: Andrew Witherspoon and Lazaro Gamio/Axios
    59 House Democrats and one House Republican now publicly support impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to Axios' Zach Basu.

    • Why it matters: The whip count surged in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's statement last week, but pro-impeachment Democrats still amount to only a quarter of the 235-member caucus.
    • That figure is likely to stay well below the threshold necessary to launch impeachment in the House until the moment — if it ever comes — that Speaker Nancy Pelosi gives her blessing.

    Impeachment math:

    • 13 of the 24 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, which would open the inquiry, publicly support impeachment. 21 are needed to refer an impeachment resolution to the House floor.
    • Of the eight Democrats that Axios identified as "influential" — the three top members of leadership and five committee chairs investigating Trump — only one publicly supports impeachment: Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters. Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler has reportedly pushed privately to open an impeachment inquiry.
    • None of the 17 Democrats running in "toss-up" districts in 2020 are pro-impeachment, according to the Cook Political Report.

    The big picture: Pelosi has long wagered that impeachment would be fruitless without overwhelming public support. And right now, the public isn't there:

    • 41% of the public supported impeachment as of May 31, down from an all-time high of 47% in September, according to a CNN poll.

    The bottom line: Many Democrats who publicly support impeachment are already known for being outspoken critics of the president. That masks the reality that 75% of the caucus, including its leader, hasn't come out in favor.
    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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