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House Dems subpoena nine major banks as part of deep dive into Trump’s finances

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Democrats in the House of Representatives have leveled subpoenas against nine different major banks as part of their investigation into President Donald Trump’s finances.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Democrats have subpoenaed American banks JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America as well as foreign banks Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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Deutsche Bank figures to be the bank of most interest to investigators, as it was the only major bank by the late 1990s that was willing to make major loans to Trump after a string of bankruptcies made him toxic to most of Wall Street.

“Since 1998, the bank has led or participated in loans of at least $2.5 billion to companies affiliated with Mr. Trump,” the Journal notes.

Additionally, Deutsche Bank has found itself caught up in a massive Russian money-laundering scandal — and a leaked internal memo obtained by The Guardian this week showed that the bank is concerned that regulators in the United States and the United Kingdom could bring the hammer down for helping Kremlin-linked Russian criminals move dirty money into the global financial system.

“The potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern,” House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) said this week. “The Financial Services Committee is exploring these matters, including as they may involve the President and his associates, as thoroughly as possible pursuant to its oversight authority, and will follow the facts wherever they may lead us.”


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Trump fan refuses to let go after he’s banned from favorite restaurant for being a jerk — and he wants Fox News to get him back in

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A Minnesota man complained that he was kicked out of a restaurant for supporting President Donald Trump -- but the owners say he was banned for being a jerk.

Greg Aberle told the conservative Alpha News website that he was banned from Porter Creek Hardwood Grill for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, saying he's spent about $90,000 at the Burnsville eatery at least twice a year for nearly a decade, reported Bring Me The News.

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The View’s Meghan McCain turns on Fauci after blaming him for resurgence of COVID-19 — then gets schooled by Whoopi Goldberg

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"The View's" Meghan McCain confessed that she has "turned" on Dr. Anthony Fauci.

During Thursday's show, the co-hosts addressed the new InStyle profile on Fauci, who has been barred from appearing on TV. Joy Behar loved the photo because it showed off his Italian heritage and how tough he is.

"I thank god every day that there are some adults left who are looking out for us," she said. "So, I thank Fauci. I thank even Mitt Romney for standing up when every coward in that Republican leadership has said nothing. Radio silence about every sin committed by [Trump]. I thank Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. I'm so happy there are a few adults left, and Fauci is one of them, and I want him to speak out more. Let's not -- this is worth repeating: Are you going to trust an ivy league educated epidemiologist like Fauci or somebody who tells you to drink bleach and face the sunlight to kill the virus? I mean, really."

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Trump ‘knows he’s losing’ – but can’t entirely fire Brad Parscale because ‘he knows too much’: report

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President Trump demoted his campaign manager Brad Parscale as new polling shows him losing in five swing states. According to an analysis from Axios, it's a significant development because it signifies that Trump knows that he's losing.

Parscale played a large role in Trump's 2016 win as the architect of his digital strategy. According to Axios' report, there's a reason that Parscale will remain on Team Trump despite his demotion.

"Trump really can't fire Brad: He knows too much, and he built the digital infrastructure the campaign relies on," Axios states.

As Axios points out, Bill Stepien, a Trump loyalist and longtime GOP operative, will be taking Parscale's place. "Stepien worked on Trump's 2016 campaign, then was White House political director before moving to the campaign."

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