Judge rules Deutsche Bank can hand over Trump financial records to Congress

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A federal judge dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, ruling that two banks can hand over his financial documents in response to congressional subpoenas.

The Trump family and company sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One last month in an effort to block them from turning over financial documents sought by Congress. The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees had issued subpoenas to several banks as part of their investigations of alleged foreign influence on U.S. elections.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said he disagrees with the arguments from the Trump family attorneys that the subpoenas don't have a legitimate legislative purpose.

Ramos described the subpoenas as "undeniably broad" but "clearly pertinent."

Ramos issued his ruling after hearing arguments from lawyers representing the Trump and the Democratic-controlled congressional committees.

The Trump family lawyers signaled that they will appeal the ruling, but they did not comment after the hearing.

Deutsche Bank has lent Trump's real estate company millions of dollars over the years. Capitol One is among the banks that houses Trump's personal accounts.

In a statement released after the ruling, Deutsche Bank said it won't fight the judge's order.

"We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations," the statement read.

Capital One did not immediately return a request for comment.

In a statement to NBC News, House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters said she was "very pleased" with the judge's ruling.

"We believe that we're on the right track and that no matter what this President is doing to try and impede our ability to have access to information, we're going to keep going and we're going to fight and we're going to get good victories that way," added Waters, D-Calif.

Trump wrote a $35,000 check to his former personal attorney Michael Cohen from his Capital One checking account in August 2017. The money was tied to the effort to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleged that she had an a

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Kamala Harris’ Latest Unconstitutional Scheme Banning Right-to-Work

As the cast of characters vying for the Democratic presidential nomination seeks to distance themselves from the rest of the herd by embracing an even more irresponsible platform, California Sen. Kamala Harris recently upped the ante to new levels.

Speaking to an audience of labor members and organizers at The Enclave in Las Vegas, Harris called for a federal ban on right-to-work laws, declaring, “I’d use my executive authority to make sure barriers are not in place to do the advocacy (unions) need to do.” 

At least she’s consistent. Harris’s latest foray into Constitutional contempt, in fact, came just days after her promise to roll back the Second Amendment — again, relying on executive action.

Evidently, she’s planning a rewrite of her presidential oath replacing that pesky phrase promising to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution with the alternate wording, “weaken, mock and ignore.”

Not that anyone should be surprised at this point. After all, one of Harris’ most trusted campaign advisers is Laphonza Butler, who spent 10 years as president of scandal-plagued SEIU 2015, California’s largest labor union.

On Butler’s watch, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in 2014 (Harris v. Quinn) that did away with mandatory union dues and fees for the Medicaid-reimbursed homecare providers represented by SEIU 2015, prompting Butler to spend the next four years scheming with the state’s political leaders to find ways to avoid compliance.

The stakes were raised last summer, however, when the court followed up by issuing a ruling in Janus v. AFSCME that eliminated compulsory union support for all government workers.

No doubt Butler’s experience in California will prove invaluable should Sen. Harris one day become President Harris and decide to violate the Constitution on a national scale.

As a reminder, right-to-work laws — which 28 states have on their books — do nothing to erect “barriers” to union membership. Likewise, nothing in Harris or Janus prevents workers from organizing if they so choose. 

The key is, now workers are free to decide for themselves rather than ceding their First Amendment rights to politicians and the unions that co

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Trump Appeal Now Goes To Court Headed By Merrick Garland

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Twitter users can’t stop laughing at the irony of the situation.

President Donald Trump’s attorneys have vowed to appeal Monday’s decision in favor of the House committee that is seeking his financial records, but Twitter users were thrilled about where the case will end up. 

“We will be filing a timely notice of appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals,” Trump attorney Jay Sekulow told Politico. 

The current chief judge there is Merrick Garland, who President Barack Obama nominated to the Supreme Court in 2016 after Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died. Senate Republicans stalled the nomination, refusing to vote or even hold a hearing until after the presidential election. Trump won that race and appointed Neil Gorsuch instead, which meant Garland remained on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he could now play a role in the looming showdown between the president and House Democrats. 

Cases are heard by panels of three judges randomly assigned to the case so Garland is not necessarily going to hear the appeal (unless the decision is reviewed by the full court). But, the irony of the situation was not lost on Twitter users: 

Zev Karlin-Neumann@zkarlinn

I wish I could say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Merrick Garland is a consummate legal professional who I'm sure will do everything possible to avoid the appearance of any bias.

Which, you know, would have been a great reason to have him on the Supreme Court.

Steven Dennis ✔@StevenTDennis

President Trump will be appealing the ruling to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, headed by ... Merrick Garland.

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Ann Coulter Four myths the media and politicians tell you about our border crisis

Every single thing the mainstream media says about the border crisis is a lie.

Media Myth #1: Illegal immigration at all time low!

Most Americans hear that and think, Trump got us out of bed for this? There are FEWER illegals coming in? 

As you might have surmised from the illegals flooding your hospitals, schools and churches, that’s a lie. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), illegals have been pouring across our border at rates not seen for more than a decade: 76,000-plus in February, 100,000-plus in March, 100,000-plus in April, 100,000 and climbing so far in May.

In fiscal year 2016 — the 12 months before Trump won the presidency — an average of 46,000 illegals crossed the border each month. Today we’re taking in twice that many.

And those are just the number of “undocumented immigrants” we caught. How many are actually getting in is some multiple of the illegal aliens the Border Patrol stops.

Media Myth #2: Illegal immigrants at our border are LEGAL – because they’re asking for asylum.

This is the basis on which commentators claim that illegal immigration is lower than ever: They just reclassify anyone they don’t want to count as “a LEGAL asylum seeker.”

From now on, we’re calling cancer “happy fun times!”  Look! We’ve cured cancer!

But, wait — what are all those people dying from?

No, no, that’s nothing like cancer. It’s not even spelled the same. That’s “happy fun times.”

An illegal alien seeking asylum is still “an illegal alien.” It’s against the law to enter the country without our approval. See 8 U.S.C. 1325. Asylum is simply a defense to deportation.

We could also eliminate crime by calling convicted felons “LEGAL reversal-seekers.” Yes, a convict has a right to appeal his conviction but, until it’s reversed, he is “a convicted criminal.” 

Media Myth #3: Only 39 percent of illegals released at the border fail to appear at their hearings!

First, that still would be a lot. Second, it isn’t true. And, third, it’s irr

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