3 Stories You Should Read 5/11/2019: Contempt of Congress, Executive Privilege, Tax Returns
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In the category of: The law is the law
Democrats will vote on whether to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress. Here’s how that would work.
House Democrats are upping the ante in their attempt to get special counsel Robert Mueller’s full, unredacted report by threatening to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
Frustrated by weeks of missed subpoena deadlines and pushback from the Trump administration, the House Judiciary Committee will vote — and likely pass — a contempt resolution Wednesday, after Barr failed to deliver Mueller’s complete, unredacted report by a Monday deadline.
The contempt resolution would also have to be approved by the full House — which has an increased shot at passing now that an increasing number of Democrats are focusing their ire on Barr.
In the category of: Of course, he did.
In the category of: Death and taxes
From 1985 to 1994, Donald Trump’s financial figures show he had more than $1 billion in business losses, according to The New York Times.
President Donald Trump’s tax filings from 1985 to 1994 show that he had accumulated more than a billion dollars in business losses over the course of the decade, according to newly revealed tax information obtained Tuesday by The New York Times.
In the 10-year stretch, Trump racked up nearly $1.2 billion in core business losses, according to the Times’ analysis of the president’s federal income tax information from those years. The loss paints what the Times called a bleak picture of Trump’s businesses, which he has always touted as successful.
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