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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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Right-wing activists call on Mitch McConnell to stop blocking election security bills

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On Wednesday, CNN reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing renewed pressure to take up election security legislation, from a pair of unlikely sources: Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, and FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon.

Norquist — who once famously said that he wanted to slash government to a size where he could "drown it in a bathtub" — called for hand-marked paper ballots, and urged Congress to pass something similar to the bipartisan Secure Elections Act, which would have given states incentives to switch to secure voting methods and promoted data-sharing to identify threats. The measure was first introduced in 2017 by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), James Lankford (D-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), but never came to a vote.

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DNI whistleblower complaint stems from promise Trump allegedly made in phone call to foreign leader: report

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that the source of the whistleblower complaint currently being suppressed by the Director of National Intelligence is a phone conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader.

According to the report, the whistleblower became aware that the president made a "promise" to this unspecified foreign leader, and was so disturbed by the nature of that promise that he or she filed a complaint through channels set up to help whistleblower claims involving classified information.

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White supremacists are making a list to track Jews critical of them

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The next step of the white supremacist attack on the United States is creating a list of Jewish people.

Mother Jones reported the story Wednesday that any Jews who complain about white nationalists are listed and tracked by a fast-growing group on the app Telegram.

An anonymous activist created a list of 367 Telegram channels that he or she posted on PrivateBin last week, as the app is quickly becoming a welcoming place for those who've been shut out of other apps, social media or websites.

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