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Trump biographer David Cay Johnston outlines the president’s greatest fears with Democrats investigating him

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With news that the Trump Organization will soon be under investigation by the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, a biographer who’s researched the president’s finances for years outlined exactly what he has to be afraid of.

“Inflows of money from Russian mobsters and other criminal elements” are likely to be chief among Trump’s concerns, biographer David Cay Johnston told CNN’s John Berman on Wednesday night.

“Donald has long done business with these people and allowed them to purchase apartments from him through anonymous wealth corporations,” Johnston said.

The biographer provided an example: “If you had a desire to buy a Trump Tower apartment in the name of Snow, Inc., Donald didn’t ask, ‘gee, is that a ski lodge in Colorado or a cocaine trafficking business?’ He just said, pay up and I’ll be glad to sell you the apartment.”

Investigators hired by Democrats in the House are also likely to look for accounting books and records because “Donald has a long, well-documented history of hiding and destroying accounting records that were sought during audits.”

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Johnston added that although the Trump Organization has until recent years been a tight ship, the cooperation of insiders like the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen and Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg with prosecutors could also spell trouble.

With Cohen and Weisselberg’s cooperation, prosecutors may soon learn if Trump “took improper income tax deductions [and] whether he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”

They may also be able to solve “the unanswered questions about how much, if any, of the $10 billion stolen in Kazakhstan ended up with Donald Trump.”

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers

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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.

Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.

Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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