Tom Porter, provided by Published 6:33 am CDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage At two campaign events in Iowa on Tuesday, openly gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was heckled by protesters. At the Des Moines event some yelled "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah", two cities in the Bible which were destroyed because of the sexual practices of their citizens. In response, Buttigieg said: "You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God but the Iowa Caucuses are up to you." Buttigieg is Christian, and has made his faith and same-sex marriage a centerpiece of his campaign. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shrugged off hecklers at two campaign events in Iowa on Tuesday after they attacked him for being gay. Buttigieg, who is open about his sexuality and same-sex marriage, was shouted at by protesters on Tuesday at an event in Des Moines. Two people … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg shrugged off anti-gay protesters yelling at him about Sodom and Gomorrah: ‘The condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you’
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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.
President Donald Trump’s top money man, Allen Weisselberg, has long managed Trump’s global business while shunning the blinding spotlight his boss commands. Now, with Democrats demanding Weisselberg come to Capitol Hill to answer their questions, Trump will need to consider whether a man who has worked for his family for more than 40 years can remain a trusted employee and intimate confidant.Story Continued Below Last summer, federal prosecutors in Manhattan granted the 71-year-old Weisselberg immunity to testify in their investigation of Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Some media reports breathlessly suggested at the time that Weisselberg might be turning against the president himself. But Trump and his aides aren’t worried. They believe that Weisselberg’s testimony was limited to a narrow set of topics involving Cohen. That likely explains why Weisselberg still works as chief financial officer of The Trump Organization, according to … [Read more...] about Trump’s money man draws unwelcome spotlight
President Donald Trump was informed about plans to dump Democratic emails at a critical moment of the 2016 presidential campaign and was kept in the loop about a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, Michael Cohen testified on Wednesday.The explosive comments from the president's former personal lawyer and fixer at a sharply partisan House hearing contradict Trump’s previous claims and expose the president and some of his closest advisers to new legal and political consequences, including potentially impeachment.Story Continued Below Cohen also clearly sought to gain some level of redemption by revealing what he says is the true character of the commander-in-chief. “I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is,” Cohen said Wednesday in his opening statement to the House Oversight Committee. “He is a racist, he is a conman, and he is a cheat.” Perhaps most importantly for the president’s critics, Cohen turned … [Read more...] about ‘I am ashamed’: Michael Cohen seeks redemption as he torches Trump