Politics
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Obama counsel faces charges from Mueller

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/11/19, 12:04 pm

WASHINGTON—Lawyers for former Obama-era White House counsel Greg Craig said Wednesday they expect prosecutors to charge him in a foreign lobbying scheme that special counsel Robert Mueller investigated. Craig came under scrutiny during the inquiry into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. About three months ago, Craig’s former law firm agreed to pay more than $5 million and publicly acknowledge that it failed to report its work for the Ukrainian government.

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Treasury misses deadline to disclose Trump tax returns

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/11/19, 11:55 am

WASHINGTON—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he needed more time to review House Democrats’ request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., had asked the IRS to turn over six years of the president’s tax returns by Wednesday. Neal also requested the returns from the president’s trust and seven business entities.

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Trump threatens EU with tariffs

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/10/19, 10:43 am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to impose billions of dollars in new tariffs on the European Union in response to illegal subsidies to the aircraft builder Airbus. The United States wants to slap $11 billion dollars in tariffs on reams of European goods from aircraft to cheese and wine.

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