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Trump privately fears New York investigations more than Mueller: ‘There will be a need for more attorneys’

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President Donald Trump publicly rails against special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of his 2016 campaign ties to Russia, but privately he’s more concerned about investigations of him and his children in New York.

Sources close to the president say Trump’s legal team is focused on matters under investigation in the Southern District of New York, and he’s asked his attorneys to stick around to face those battles after Mueller submits his report, reported The Daily Beast.

Mueller is reportedly close to submitting his report, but the president is bracing for legal woes he may face from U.S. Attorneys in the SDNY and lawsuits filed by attorneys general in New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

“Details about Trump and his family business could be laid bare for public scrutiny as Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer and self-described fixer, heads to the Hill to testify this week,” The Daily Beast reported. “He is set to answer questions regarding Trump’s debts and payments, compliance with federal disclosure requirements, tax laws, campaign finance laws, and potentially fraudulent practices by the Trump foundation.”

Former New York attorney general Barbara Underwood sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation last year, alleging the charity functioned as a “checkbook” for its namesake’s business and political interests, and its board of directors — Trump, his daughter Ivanka, and his two sons Eric and Donald Jr. — remain under investigation despite the foundation’s dissolution in December.

Trump and his associates also face a deluge of congressional investigations of his real estate business, his tax returns, his dealings with Deutsche Bank and his appointment of former attorney general Matt Whitaker.

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The president and his allies continue to describe the wide-ranging probes as politically motivated, even if they recognize the potential threats are real.

“I believe the Mueller investigation has always been a part of ‘the resistance,’ designed to stop the president’s agenda by any means necessary,” said Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign adviser who has been questioned in the Mueller probe.

He insisted the SDNY was also part of that political “resistance,” and Caputo said New York state authorities and the Democratic House majority were also going after the president so Mueller could end his investigation — but he admitted Trump needed additional help to face those battles.

“By my estimation, there will be a need for more attorneys,” Caputo said, “because I expect the harassment to double, if not triple.”

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has told her caucus that they can do investigations into the president without impeachment. The difference, however, is that there are fewer legal benefits available to Congress in their oversight role than in impeachment.

Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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