According to a new report in Bloomberg, the companies owned by Jared Kushner and his family have been subpoenaed by the IRS for information regarding their lenders and investments. While details about the investigation are relatively scarce, one thing that is known is that this has nothing to do with the special prosecutor’s investigation into the Trump administration, so Kushner now has a whole new world of problems to deal with.
WATCH: Anti-vaccine activist brutally assaults journalist during protest of LA restaurant’s COVID policies
A self-described advocacy journalist says he was assaulted by anti-vaccine protesters in Los Angeles on Thursday.
"I was just severely injured by a mob of anti-vaxxers," Vishal P. Singh wrote on Twitter. "They were surrounding and assaulting someone. I went to film and help him escape. They attacked from behind. Possible concussion. Maced. Had to fight them off me by myself. Deployed mace in self defense after I was concussed."
Video from the incident appears to show Singh backing away from a group of men in an alley. One of the men, wearing a baseball cap and a bandana over his face, gets behind Singh and obstructs his path, bumping him. After Singh tries to push the man aside, he begins throwing punches, eventually landing one to Singh's head and knocking him to the ground.
Singh later reported that he was hospitalized after the incident with a concussion and multiple broken bones in his face, including in his nose and eye sockets.
According to West Hollywood's WeHo Times, anti-vaccine protesters have gathered repeatedly this week outside the restaurant Harlowe, which has a policy requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter.
"The group returned for a second night with their brand of aggression and anti-semitism, once again comparing a vaccination mandate to the Holocaust and at one point point chanting, 'No Nazi Restaurant! No Nazi restaurant!'" the WeHo Times reported on Thursday.
Many of the anti-vaccine protesters "were fixtures at the pro-Trump demonstrations in Beverly Hills last year, and have a reputation for being hostile," according to the WeHo Times.
"With Trump out of office, they replaced their pro-Trump MAGA signs with COVID-19 conspiracies," the site reported. "According to an Instagram Live post by Jason Lefkowitz, the organizer of the anti-vaccination protest, the goal is to make that area in West Hollywood unsafe, to hurt the business at Harlow and other businesses around the area."
The conservative site RedState had a different take on Thursday's incident, claiming that Singh is a member of antifa and a "doxxer." RedState shared video that appears to show the man Singh was trying to "help" shoving an anti-vaccine protester to the ground earlier.
Watch the video of Singh being assaulted below.
The Department of Justice has told the Department of Treasury that it must turn over Donald Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Democratic-led committee had requested the documents more than two years ago, and the Justice Department's office of legal counsel determined that Congress has a broad right to receive tax information for a legitimate legislative purpose -- and Justice Department attorneys found the request met that standard.
The U.S. Supreme Court last year ruled that Trump's tax returns and other financial documents must be turned over to Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as part of his office's criminal probe of the Trump Organization.
During an appearance on CNN this Friday, legal analyst Elie Honig was asked to comment on the recent bombshell report from The New York Times detailing how former President Donald Trump pressed the Justice Department to bolster his bogus voter fraud claims, calling it a "colossal abuse of power."
"I think it's important that we not take this for granted or get numb to it because we've seen plenty of evidence that [Trump] was willing to do anything to overturn the election," Honig said. "Here, we are getting confirmation that he reached out to the Justice Department, which ought to be the last bastion of truth and independence, and just enlist their help ... he essentially asked them to make it up."
Honig went on to reiterate that Trump's actions were an "absolute abuse of power, abuse of presidential authority" and that the DOJ under Trump "deserves some credit" for taking a stand.
"So, this really is an astonishing abuse of power by the president, and there needs to be accountability in Congress and potentially elsewhere."
Watch the video below:
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