“The New York prosecutors who are seeking President Trump’s tax records have also subpoenaed his longtime lender, a sign that their criminal investigation into Mr. Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.”
“The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Mr. Trump’s primary lender since the late 1990s, seeking financial records that he and his company provided to the bank, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.”
🧵 Okay. I'm listening by phone to the hearing in McCarthy v. Pelosi. In this case, the Republicans sued to block the Dem-controlled House from using a proxy voting system to allow for remote legislating
Parties are appearing by video. Hearing begins momentarily at 2 p.m.
The judge presiding is Rudolph Contreras. To listen, call:
💥BOOM! Judge Nathan denies Ghislaine Maxwell bail. She faces up to 35 years in prison. Poses a substantial actual risk of flight risk.
Rules government met it's burden no combination of conditions imposed by government would be sufficient to assure her future court appearance.
did not need that extra "risk" at the end
Nathan addressed the Covid-19 risk. Notes that Maxwell did not argue that she's differently situated than other federal inmates. Did not make arguments based on age or health. Not grounds for her release on its own.
"One answer to that question may be the extraordinary response that Moscow received when the Trump administration learned of a precursor to the bounty operation."
"From mid-2017 and into 2018, Pentagon officials became increasingly confident in intelligence reports that the Kremlin was arming the Taliban, which posed a significant threat to American and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan."
Zelinksy said he and others said this was wrong. Told to disregard guidelines. Said no. Told he could be fired. Said he'd rather withdraw. So wrote sentencing memo with legitimate recommendation. Trump saw it and objected by Twitter. Then a new recommendation was made.
Decision to go light on Stone was not based on facts or the law, but on politics. "Truth still matters."
Opening statements are complete. Now questioning will begin. Nadler starts for 5 minutes.
Nadler asked if Zelinksy recommended 7 -9 years, based on guidelines?
Sidney Powell (Flynn's lawyer): She says she's here to stop an "impermissible intrusion." She says this is a "clear abuse of discretion" and that Judge has no power to do anything further in this case.
Judge Wilkinson disagrees with Powell. Citing a case called Rinaldi. While there is a presumption of regularity, it's okay to look behind the DOJ's filings.
She is also citing Fokker (which can be distinguished too)
Powell said Sullivan can only look at face of documents that were filed. She says he cannot consider amicus filings (such as the one from Gleeson that was so damning).
Just a few weeks ago the president and his lackeys were telling us all we need to sacrifice our lives — really let black and brown people, and all grandmas, the “essential” perish from Covid in order to get the economy going.
This was a cynical justification for letting states that were not prepared — to open. This is why the president tweeted out “Liberate Michigan”. And now, people rise up in order to demand justice, to protest yet again about the murder of a man in the streets.
And they are called thugs. If the killer cop had been arrested none of this would’ve happened. If we had addressed this problem years ago. If we had positively to Kaepernick peacefully kneeling.
Thinking a lot about George Floyd. This was suspicion of forgery. Why even cuff someone for an economic offense? I don’t recall any white Wall Street guys getting cuffed for selling fraud-laced, toxic mortgage back securities. Hell, not one senior executive was prosecuted.
And yes, I know the answer. Wrote a book about this — Comes out on September 29th with @VikingBooks