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Maxine Waters reveals ‘illicit funds’ from Deutsche Bank are a focus of her investigation into Trump’s finances

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The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee revealed what she is investigating by subpoenaing Donald Trump’s records held by Deutsche Bank.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was interviewed on Friday my MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

“The documents that have been subpoenaed, can you sort of broadly describe them?” Hayes asked. “What is the goal here and what are the categories of documents you are seeking.”

“We are absolutely concerned about money laundering,” Waters replied.

But that is not all her committee is investigating.

“We concerned about illicit funds, we are concerned the loans he has gotten from Deutsche bank,” she continued. “No other bank would lend him money and he sued Deutsche Bank at one point, but Deutsche Bank has been lending him and his family huge sums of money and at the time of his election, he owed them about $300 million.”

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“And so we want to understand that relationship, we want to understand his relationship to Russia. We want to understand his finances and financing,” she added.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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