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Thread: The Trump Presidency

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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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