Congressional Committees: 2019 New Russia Investigation, Trump Finances

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Volkonski wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Will they ask the higher court to stay this ruling?
No doubt.

There are technically two stays possible: the stay pending appeal, and the stay pending deciding whether to stay pending appeal. I would not be surprised if the latter is granted, as it is intended to preserve the status quo while appellate court determines whether to grant a full-blown stay pending appeal. It is usually relatively short, like days or maybe weeks.
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Question:
Does the discussion of Ramos about the privacy concerns of the Trump family imply that the documents received by the House commitee must be kept secret? But then I assume the commitee finding items of concern may pass those on to the SDNY for a criminal investigation, like Mueller did?

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NBC News
Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress

The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capitol One — can give financial documents to Congress.


WASHINGTON — A key congressional committee has already gained access to President Donald Trump’s dealings with two major financial institutions, two sources familiar with the House probe tell NBC News, as a court ruling Wednesday promised to open the door for even more records to be handed over.

Wells Fargo and TD Bank are the two of nine institutions that have so far complied with subpoenas issued by the House Financial Services Committee demanding information about their dealings with the Trump Organization, according to the sources. The disclosures by these two banks haven’t been previously reported. Both TD Bank and Wells Fargo declined to comment for this story.

Wells Fargo provided the committee with a few thousand documents and TD Bank handed the committee a handful of documents, according to a source who has seen them. The committee, led by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is especially interested in the president’s business relationship with Russia and other foreign entities.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capitol One — can hand over financial documents related to their dealings Trump and his businesses to Congress. The Trump family had sued to prevent those two banks from complying with the congressional subpoena and the ruling paves the way for the committee to now have access to years of financial records from at least four financial institutions.

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Deutsche Bank is the one he really seems to lose his shit over.

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Gee, since their slogan in Russia used to be "Your Money, Squeaky Clean" you have to wonder why. :think:
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RTH10260 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Question:
Does the discussion of Ramos about the privacy concerns of the Trump family imply that the documents received by the House commitee must be kept secret? But then I assume the commitee finding items of concern may pass those on to the SDNY for a criminal investigation, like Mueller did?
The problem there is that Trump et al didn't ask for that. The court can't grant relief the plaintiff hasn't asked for. Trump et al put all their eggs in the "Congress can't do this to me!" basket.
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Trump, House committees reach deal to stay subpoenas of Trump's financial records

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-hous ... d=68094906
The motion filed by the counsels for the committees and for Mr. Trump, his children and the Trump Organization argued that a stay was needed because "conducting simultaneous proceedings in this Court and the appellate court would not be an efficient use of the parties' or the Court's resources."

The deal was first reported by CNN.

Mr. Trump has been a client of Deutsche Bank for decades, and owes the bank at least $130 million through his various business entities, according to his 2019 financial disclosure form.

Deutsche Bank has also been subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating the president's business dealings. The subpoenas in that investigation, to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank, seek records related to financing for four projects by the Trump Organization, as well as Mr. Trump's unsuccessful attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills several years ago.
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Is this the right place to dump this?

BREAKING: The UK security consultant in the crosshairs of the Senate Russia probe set up a Florida LLC on the same day Wikileaks made their first dump of emails. His partner in the venture? A former Mossad official who was CEO for VEKSELBERG company

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Good morning from New York.

The other congressional subpoena fight comes to a head in federal court this afternoon for oral arguments in Trump v. Deutsche.

I’ll be covering those proceedings live here at 2:30 pm EST today for @CourthouseNews.

Watch this thread.

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Associated Press
FBI eyes Deutsche Bank after money-laundering report

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has reached out to a lawyer for a former Deutsche Bank employee who complained that the bank was ignoring suspicious transactions, including some involving Jared Kushner's family real estate company.

The former Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialist, Tammy McFadden, told The New York Times in May that she had recommended that the bank alert the Treasury Department to a series of money transfers from the Kushner Cos. to Russian individuals in 2016, but the bank decided against it. ...

Deutsche Bank declined to comment on the Times story, other than to say it will cooperate with any "authorized investigations."

Kushner Cos. released a statement saying "any allegations regarding Deutsche Bank's relationship with Kushner Companies which involved money laundering is completely made up and totally false." ...

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, was CEO of Kushner Cos before the election, but stepped down afterward to become one of Trump's senior advisers.

The Times in May also reported, citing anonymous former and current bank employees, that several transactions involving President Donald Trump's company were flagged at the bank as suspicious but were not passed on to the Treasury Department.

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I'm gonna cross-post this here. :think:

New York Times
Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation

The move is likely to open the attorney general to accusations that he is trying to deliver a political victory for President Trump.


WASHINGTON — For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began.

Justice Department officials have shifted an administrative review of the Russia investigation closely overseen by Attorney General William P. Barr to a criminal inquiry, according to two people familiar with the matter. The move gives the prosecutor running it, John H. Durham, the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to impanel a grand jury and to file criminal charges.

The opening of a criminal investigation is likely to raise alarms that Mr. Trump is using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies. Mr. Trump fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director under whose watch agents opened the Russia inquiry, and has long assailed other top former law enforcement and intelligence officials as partisans who sought to block his election.

Mr. Trump has made clear that he sees the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies. That view factors into the impeachment investigation against him, as does his long obsession with the origins of the Russia inquiry. House Democrats are examining in part whether his pressure on Ukraine to open investigations into theories about the 2016 election constituted an abuse of power.

The move also creates an unusual situation in which the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into itself.

Adding:
Associated Press: AP source: DOJ review of Russia probe now a criminal inquiry

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Cross-posting

Business Insider
House Democrats say the Justice Department is orchestrating 'political revenge' for Trump amid reports it is opening a criminal investigation into the Mueller probe

Rep. Jerry Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, issued a joint statement Thursday condemning the Department of Justice over reports it had opened a criminal investigation into the special counsel's Russia investigation. ...

The Wall Street Journal also reported that the review was being changed to a criminal investigation, citing a person familiar with the matter. It was unclear what prompted the change or whether any evidence of criminal conduct was found by Durham. ...

In their joint statement Thursday, Nadler and Schiff said that if The Times' report was true, the Justice Department was operating as a "vehicle for President Trump's political revenge."

"These reports, if true, raise profound new concerns that the Department of Justice under AG Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump's political revenge," said the statement, which was posted on Twitter.

"If the Department of Justice may be used as a tool of political retribution, or to help the President with a political narrative for the next election, the rule of law will suffer new and irreparable damage."

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