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New York AG subpoenas Cohen in probe of Trump’s sham charity

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The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen in its probe of the Trump Foundation, the Associated Press is reporting.

Cohen, who on Tuesday pleaded guilty to eight separate felony counts, likely has detailed knowledge of the foundations operations, which the New York AG has alleged were rife with fraud.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood this past June announced that her office was suing Trump and his three eldest children for allegedly using the charity to conduct multiple illegal activities.

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In particular, the New York AG’s office says it found multiple instances of alleged self-dealing within the Trump Foundation, as Trump signed off on using charity money to pay off lawsuits against his businesses — and even to buy a $10,000 portrait of himself.

Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, has suggested during cable news appearances that his client could provide useful information about the foundation’s operations.


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‘Saudi Arabia pays cash’: Trump admits ‘unlike other presidents’ he’ll be renting out US troops for military action

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President Donald Trump has been banging the drums of war in recent days, pointing the finger at Iran for a massive drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil fields that caused the price of oil worldwide to spike.

But on Sunday, President Trump admitted – even bragged – that U.S military forces are “locked and loaded.”. Trump also made clear he would be more than happy to order a strike on whatever country the Saudis tell him to hit.

That’s not how the U.S. Military has ever been used. They are not soldiers of fortune, they are not mercenary forces.

We, Trump said, “are waiting to hear from the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

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Felicity Huffman’s $15,000 is chump change — America’s biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse

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The American media world—both social media and “news” media—is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter’s way into college.

But a much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It’s the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes.

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CNN reporter explains why the Manhattan Trump subpoena is different — and more serious — than Democrats’ investigation

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," reporter Kara Scannell analyzed the new subpoena by Manhattan prosecutors for President Donald Trump's tax and business records — and how it differs from the existing requests issued by House Democrats.

"As you know, Kara, President Trump so far has fended off multiple attempts to make his tax returns public," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Could this new subpoena in a criminal investigation in New York lead to a different result?"

"Well that is the big question here, Wolf," said Scannell. "Will Donald Trump and his lawyers and the Trump Organization move to quash the subpoena, which is in a criminal context. The other subpoenas that have been sent by the House Democrats seeking Donald Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, and also a subpoena to Mazars accounting firm, they are playing out in court. But a criminal investigation is somewhat different than what the House Democrats are looking into. There are different rules around that."

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