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The IRS has subpoenaed investors in Kushner family’s real estate projects: report

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The Internal Revenue Service has reportedly issued subpoenas requesting documents from lenders and investors who are involved in real estate projects managed by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s family.

Bloomberg reports that the subpoenas were issued last year and do not appear related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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The documents requested by the IRS relate to Kushner family real estate projects in New York and New Jersey that date back to 2010, according to Bloomberg’s source. At the moment it’s not clear whether the IRS is scrutinizing the Kushner family itself or simply its investors.

In a statement given to Bloomberg, Kushner Companies attorney Charles J. Harder denied that the Kushner family was under any kind of tax investigation.

“Kushner Cos… has had no contact with anyone at the IRS or Justice Department Tax Division,” he said. “It has received no subpoenas or audit requests about its taxes. It is not in tax court on any audits. If there is an investigation about others’ taxes, it has nothing to do with Kushner Cos. or its businesses.”

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Trump is ‘weakened on virtually every front’ as impeachment intensifies: Washington Post analysis

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President Donald Trump is in a "fragile state" and telegraphing weakness, according to a new analysis by Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker.

"President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term, weakened on virtually every front and in danger of being forced from office as the impeachment inquiry intensifies," he wrote.

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Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.

"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.

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‘Rudy is a lousy lawyer’: Ex-prosecutor reveals why nobody will hire Giuliani for legal work

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting rich selling his access to the White House, in spite of being a "lousy" attorney, according to a former federal prosecutor.

Paul Butler was interviewed on MSNBC by Kendis Gibson on Saturday.

"One issue is that representing Donald Trump has been great business for Rudy Giuliani," Butler noted.

"Since he’s started to be his defense attorney, there’s a huge demand for Rudy’s services. And let's face it, Rudy is a lousy lawyer. We’ve all seen him go on TV and by the time he goes off TV his client is in more trouble. So people probably aren’t hiring him for his legal skills, they want his access," he explained.

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