U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

Trump’s accountants MUST turn over his financial records, federal judge rules – prompting fury from president who bashes ‘crazy’ ruling and promises to appeal

A United States  federal Judge has sided with House Democrats on Subpoena, Orders President Trump’s Former Accountants to turn over financial records

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta declined to block a House subpoena to President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his financial records on Monday, arguing;”It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct — past or present — even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry,” Continue reading U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

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GOP Rep. Amash: “President Trump Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct”

GOP Rep. Amash: “President Trump Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct”

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a critic of President Trump who has entertained a run against him in 2020, became the first Republican congressman to say the president “engaged in impeachable conduct” based on the Mueller report.

The Michigan lawmaker, often the lone Trump dissenter on his side of the House aisle, shared his conclusions in a lengthy Twitter threadSaturday after reviewing the full report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Amash wrote that after reading the 448-page report, he had concluded that not only did Mueller’s team show Trump attempting to obstruct justice, but that Attorney General William P. Barr had “deliberately misrepresented” the findings. He added that “few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report.” Continue reading GOP Rep. Amash: “President Trump Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct”

Senator Graham wants Trump Jr. to ignore Senate subpoenas

Senator Graham wants Trump Jr. to ignore Senate subpoenas

Donald Trump Jr. Caves: Faces Senate On Russia Collusion Probe//Crimson Tazvinzwa

Trump Jr. will testify to the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee next month but Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he should ignore the Senate subpoena. That even shocked a conservative legal analyst. Lawrence O’Donnell says Graham’s statements “violated his oath of office.”

House Democrats are launching a new investigation into President Trump’s lawyers and whether they helped to obstruct the Russia investigation by “shaping false testimony”, after Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen testified that Trump’s lawyers helped edit his congressional testimony. Democrats also say former White House Counsel Don McGahn could face contempt if he fails to testify before Congress next week. Continue reading Senator Graham wants Trump Jr. to ignore Senate subpoenas

Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’

Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. And that. And that as well. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator unveiled the 12th major policy proposal of her presidential run, a $100bn plan to combat the opioid crisis.

Warren’s reputation as the ideas generator has gained widespread attention. But she is not the only candidate for the Democratic nomination who has white papers to flaunt.

In the last few days, Bernie Sanders has rolled out a package of proposals to “rebuild rural America” and released legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%. Kamala Harris has come out with a bill to financially assist public defenders. Cory Booker has proposed sweeping reforms to the nation’s gun laws. Kirsten Gillibrand has vowed to only nominate supreme court justices who would uphold Roe v Wade. Amy Klobuchar has laid out a $100bn plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction and improve mental healthcare. Continue reading Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’

Trump – RUSSIA Obstruction of Justice in the Mueller Report: Mind Map

Trump – RUSSIA Obstruction of Justice in the Mueller Report: Mind Map

The Mueller report describes numerous instances in which President Trump may have obstructed justice. A few days ago, I threw together a quick spreadsheet on Twitter to assess how Special Counsel Robert Mueller seemed to assess the evidence. Unexpectedly, that spreadsheet got a fair amount of attention—so I thought I would delve back into the evidence to provide a revised visualization with a little more nuance, which will hopefully be helpful to people attempting to parse a legally and factually dense document. Continue reading Trump – RUSSIA Obstruction of Justice in the Mueller Report: Mind Map