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Deutsche Bank’s denial of Trump loans linked by MSNBC panel to son Eric boasting about Russian financing

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During a panel discussion on MSNBC’s AM Joy, host Joy Reid and two prosecutors made the case that investigators should look into a report that Donald Trump was unable to float a loan at Deutsche Bank in 2016, and tie it to his son, Eric, boasting the family received loans from Russian interests to purchase golf courses.

Speaking with former prosecutors Jill Wine-Banks and Cynthia Alksne, Reid pointed to a New York Times article that stated that the bank refused to loan Trump any more money while he was running for president.

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According to Alksne, the whole idea of that Deutsche Bank was staying away from Trump in 2016 was laughable because the bank is a known launderer of Russian money.

“Let me say, Deutsche Bank was worried about their reputation?” she smirked. “I mean, come on. Deutsche Bank’s reputation is in the gutter and they were worried about being associated with Donald Trump, that gave me a giggle.”

According to the former prosecutor, it would be hard to figure what was going on with the Trump Organization in 2016 without seeing the president’s tax returns which he has refused to release.

Connecting the dots, host Reid brought up an interview with Eric Trump who confessed to a golf magazine journalist that the family was able to purchase Turnberry Golf Course with Russian money.

“In 2013 [Eric Trump] told him the company’s golf properties were funded by Russians,” Reid explained. “Eric Trump has since denied making the comment. But we know during the campaign Donald Trump borrowed money for golf properties. Deutsche Bank lent the Trump Organization more than $100 million to finance the 72-hole Doral Golf Resort.”

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“The Wall Street Journal was reporting Trump’s 2016 financial disclosure showed 16 loans from Deutsche Bank, and a significant portion of debt came from 2012 mortgages, one valued at more than $50 million, another $5 million and $25 million for the Trump National Doral,” she continued. “If Trump needs that much money and has that much debt — as a prosecutor does that become part of the trail you follow to figure out if he was in collusion with Russia or conspiracy?”

“Of course,” Alksne replied. “Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made it clear he thinks he needs to look into Deutsche Bank for the obvious reasons you have stated. ”

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WATCH: New Zealand prime minister unfazed as quake hits during an interview

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A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview.

The quake struck just off the coast before 8:00 am local time (2000 Sunday GMT) at a depth of about 52 kilometres (32 miles) near Levin, about 90 kilometres north of Wellington, the US Geological Survey said.

St John Ambulance and New Zealand Police both said there were no initial reports of injuries or damage. There was no tsunami warning.

But there was sustained shaking in Wellington, where Ardern was being interviewed on breakfast television from parliament's Beehive building, which is designed to absorb seismic forces by swaying slightly on its foundations.

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US farmers are starting to worry as crop prices dip during COVID-19 crisis: ‘It’s kind of glum’

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Dave Burrier steered his tractor through a field, following a GPS map as he tried to plant as much corn as possible amid the yellow and green rye covering the ground.

Striving to get a massive yield out of his crops in rural Maryland is how Burrier hopes to make it through yet another uncertain year, beset by market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China.

"We've had so much price erosion that we're basically at below the cost of production. We've got to figure out how to manage and turn a profit," Burrier told AFP.

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‘It’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months’: Trump makes excuses for golfing during coronavirus pandemic

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President Donald Trump was blasted on Sunday for playing golf during the coronavirus pandemic, a dramatic economic recession and after proclaiming churches "essential."

Instead of joining his voters sitting in the pews, Trump went for the links, which drew criticisms for the hypocrisy.

"Sleepy Joe’s representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today. They think I should stay in the White House at all times. What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii - Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!" tweeted Trump.

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