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Trump’s lawyers threaten accounting firm against complying with subpoena on Trump’s financials: report

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On Monday, Politico reported that attorneys for President Donald Trump, William Consovoy and Stefan Passatino, are threatening the tax and accounting firm Mazars USA with legal action if it complies with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee requesting ten years of the Trump Organization’s financial records.

“It is no secret that the Democrat [sic] Party has decided to use its new House majority to launch a flood of investigations into the president’s personal affairs in hopes of using anything they can find to damage him politically,” said the attorneys in a letter, telling Mazars they were putting it “on notice.”

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House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requested the financial documents from Mazars last month, after Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen revealed in testimony that the company had signed some of these statements.

Democrats are looking in particular at the president’s failed attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills football club.

Republicans, including Oversight member Jim Jordan (R-OH) have attacked the document request as an abuse of power. Cummings has pushed back, saying that the documents from Mazars “are key to the committee’s ongoing investigations of matters squarely within our jurisdiction.”


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Revealed: Nikki Haley sent confidential information about North Korea nuke scare over system meant only for unclassified communications

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"Convenience is not an acceptable reason to skirt information security rules. She should be held to the same standard as everyone else," said Austin Evers, executive director at American Oversight, upon hearing the news that former UN ambassador Nikki Haley used a Blackberry smartphone to communicate with staff regarding North Korea's July, 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US.

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Adam Schiff moves to implicate Pence in the Ukraine scandal as Republicans go off the rails

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In the panoply of contradictory and incoherent defenses of Donald Trump, a favorite of Republicans has been to harp on the claim that witnesses to Trump's extortion scheme against Ukraine were all "second-hand" or "third-hand." This has always been confounding, as the official summary readout of the famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows Trump clearly conditioning military aid and U.S. support on Zelensky giving a public boost to Trump's conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders. The witnesses so far have simply affirmed what the written record demonstrates amply.

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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t

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The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old.

Though it originated online and primarily is fueling memes, Twitter feuds and a flurry of commentary, it has begun migrating to real life. Earlier this month, a New Zealand lawmaker lobbed the insult at an older legislator who had dismissed her argument about climate change.

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