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New York AG subpoenas Deutsche Bank about Trump investments unearthed in Cohen testimony

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During Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress nearly two weeks ago, the former “fixer” of President Donald Trump revealed several possible financial crimes that have sparked an investigation by the New York attorney general.

According to a Monday report by the New York Times, the attorney general’s office issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for records relating to the Trump Organization projects noted by Cohen as well as the failed loan to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

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“The inquiry opens a new front in the scrutiny of Deutsche Bank, one of the few lenders willing to do business with Donald J. Trump in recent years,” The Times reported. “The bank is already the subject of two congressional investigations and was examined last year by New York banking regulators, who took no action.”

Cohen testified that Trump inflated his assets in financial statements required when applying for the loan. Cohen gave copies of statements that he gave to Deutsche Bank on Trump’s behalf.

The investigation is not a criminal one, according to The Times, though the scope is unclear, because the attorney general has the power to investigate fraud cases and issue fines.


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BUSTED: Trump-loving sheriff tried to murder deputy who caught him on tape making racist remarks

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A North Carolina Sheriff and Trump supporter reportedly plotted to murder a man who had a tape of him making racially offensive remarks, reports the Raleigh News and Observer.

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins was indicted Monday, based on a recording of Brindell advising a man on how to kill a former deputy who accused him of racist language.

According to court records, the sheriff told another person to “take care of it” and “the only way you gonna stop him is kill him.”

He instructed him to get rid of the weapon. “You ain’t got the weapon, you ain’t got nothing to go on,” Wilkins said. “The only way we find out these murder things is people talk. You can’t tell nobody, not a thing.” The conversation took place in 2014.

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Judiciary Democrats schedule Trump ‘corruption’ hearing on ’emoluments and profiting off the presidency’

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The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a "corruption" hearing on President Donald Trump's business practices.

The committee on Tuesday, which is controlled by Democrats, posted a notification about the hearing on its website.

The hearing is titled "Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency." It is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 2 pm. A witness list was not immediately available.

Trump's opponents have argued that he has violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution by profiting off foreign dignitaries who visit his hotels and restaurants.

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House GOP loses yet another incumbent as California’s Paul Cook announces retirement

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Another day, another retirement for House Republicans.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Rep. Paul Cook R-CA) is heading for the exits and retiring at the end of his term in 2020.

Instead of serving in Congress for another term, Cook will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the congressman's chief of staff tells the Los Angeles Times.

Even though Democrats made major gains in California during the 2018 midterm elections, Cook's district will be difficult for the party to pick up. Cook last year won reelection with 60 percent of the vote and his opponent wasn't even a Democrat, but fellow Republican Tim Donnelly.

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