State prosecutors in New York are using Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony to guide them as they investigate whether President Donald Trump committed a variety of financial crimes as he built his vast real-estate empire. The Washington Post on Thursday published a lengthy look at how Trump went about inflating and deflating the value of his assets for insurance and tax purposes. After Cohen testified to Congress, New York authorities and congressional investigators sent subpoenas and document requests to Trump’s insurance provider, financial institutions, and more. Meanwhile, federal prosecutors in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn are known to be investigating Trump’s business dealings before the election and his inaugural committee, respectively. New York law is known to be tough on financial crime, and experts say the state – not the Russia investigation – poses the greatest legal threat to Trump’s businesses and … [Read more...] about Trump said investigating his finances would be a ‘red line.’ New York prosecutors are about to cross it.
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National Business Trump: US grounding some Boeing 737s after Ethiopia crash By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press ORDER REPRINT → March 13, 2019 06:54 PM Plane parts strewn across field where Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed Air crash investigators and Red Cross workers retrieved remains and personal items belonging to the passengers and crew members who were on flight ET302. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft came down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa. By Up Next × SHARE Air crash investigators and Red Cross workers retrieved remains and personal items belonging to the passengers and crew members who were on flight ET302. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft came down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa. By WASHINGTON The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian … [Read more...] about Trump: US grounding some Boeing 737s after Ethiopia crash
King crab, Wagyu beef medallions, and foie gras were on the menu for President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un when they dined together on Wednesday night. The five-course menu was inspired by traditional Vietnamese cuisine, and was served at Hanoi’s Metropole Hotel at 7:00 p.m. local time (7:00 a.m. ET.) Before the leaders sat down to eat, Trump Kim met one-on-one for 20 minutes. Scroll down to see the full menu. King crab, Wagyu beef, and lotus seeds were on the menu at a leaders dinner between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Wednesday evening. The leaders sat down to eat at 7:00 p.m. local (7:AM ET) after a 20 minute one-on-one meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. A copy of the menu was obtained by pool journalists covering the leaders during the second-ever meeting between leaders of the two countries. Here’s what the chefs had in store for Trump and Kim. Course 1: Fresh shredded green mango salad with scallops, mint leaves, and cashew nuts, served … [Read more...] about King crab, foie gras, and lotus seeds: Here is the decadent, 5-course menu for Trump and Kim’s private dinner in Vietnam
Jonathan Greenberg, The Washington Post Published 11:36 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House February 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Liu is in Washington with the Chinese delegation to participate in the U.S.-China trade talks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House February 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Liu is in Washington with the Chinese delegation to ... more Photo: Alex Wong, Staff / Getty Images Photo: Alex Wong, Staff / Getty Images Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with … [Read more...] about The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success
By Jennifer Wells Business Columnist Fri., Feb. 1, 2019 “Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire asshole … Go back to Davos with the other billionaire elite who think they know how to run the world.” Now hold on a minute. I have previously criticized Starbucks for wandering so far afield from its founding ethos as to be unrecognizable. And the annual World Economic Forum has run its course, at least in its current form. But the heckler who this week equated former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz with a gilded out-of-touch potentate should take the time to gather a few facts before sounding off again. Not that he’s alone. The estimable Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted Wednesday that “Billionaires like Howard Schultz & Michael Bloomberg want to keep a rigged system in place that benefits only them and their buddies. And they plan to spend gobs of cash to try and buy the Presidency to keep it that way. Not … [Read more...] about From Starbucks to the White House? Howard Schultz should not be roasted for eyeing a presidential run