Mr. Trump and his company have denied wrongdoing and have sought to dismiss the inquiry by Mr. Vance, a Democrat, as a politically motivated fishing expedition. The subpoena to Deutsche Bank sought documents on various topics related to Mr. Trump and his company, including any materials that might point to possible fraud, according to two people briefed on the subpoena’s contents. The bank’s cooperation with Mr. Vance’s office is significant because other investigations that have sought Mr. Trump’s financial records have been stymied by legal challenges from the president and his family. The New York Times reported previously that some Deutsche Bank officials viewed Mr. Trump’s financial statements as based on wildly optimistic assumptions and, in some cases, reduced his estimates of his assets’ values by up to 70 percent. Some of the insurance and bank issues that have drawn scrutiny from reporters are also too old to be the focus of a criminal case.
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August 05, 2020 22:22 UTC
WASHINGTON — Calls to protect corporations and schools from legal blame if workers fall ill from Covid-19 contracted on the job have incited a growing backlash as Congress and the White House negotiate over liability protections in economic relief legislation. Businesses, hospitals, schools and the trade groups that represent them have pushed for any relief package to include protections from Covid-related lawsuits. On Wednesday, College Athlete Unity, an organization that represents thousands of athletes at universities, wrote a letter to the N.C.A.A. The players’ associations for the N.F.L., N.B.A., N.H.L., Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer have made a similar plea. In a letter to top Republican and Democratic lawmakers last Friday, they said that inserting liability protections in the legislation would be wrong.
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August 05, 2020 22:18 UTC
Her firm, Shulman & Partners LLP, has seen a 40 per cent increase in questions about separation and divorce since the COVID-19 pandemic started. She told HuffPost Canada some of the tips she has for couple with kids who are considering divorcing in the pandemic era. One of the most important parts of a healthy divorce is making sure the kids get through it relatively unscathed. “I think sometimes separating yourself from the matter and being less emotional is important,” Isaac said. Any decision you make for your children could have implications you don’t know even know for future custody agreements, Isaac explained.
August 05, 2020 22:18 UTC
(CNN Business) Facebook on Wednesday said it had removed a post from President Donald Trump's page for containing false claims about Covid-19. The post was a video of an interview the President gave to Fox News on Wednesday morning. "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from Covid-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful Covid misinformation," Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement Wednesday evening. Stone added the specific comments that had run afoul of Facebook's rules were Trump's false claims about children being almost immune to the virus. The same clip appears to have also been posted to Twitter by the Trump campaign, which was then shared from the President's main account.
August 05, 2020 22:05 UTC
(CNN) People are getting sick and even dying after swallowing hand sanitizer, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Hand sanitizer is everywhere and is useful for cleaning the hands during the coronavirus pandemic. "Alcohol-based hand sanitizer products should never be ingested," the CDC said in a new reportA CDC team described the cases of 15 adults in Arizona and New Mexico hospitalized for methanol poisoning after consuming alcohol-based hand sanitizers between May and June. Unlike ethanol -- the alcohol usually used to make hand sanitizer -- methanol is toxic and can even poison people through their skin. The FDA has warned against more than 100 hand sanitizer products.
August 05, 2020 21:56 UTC
Andrew Cuomo urged wealthy New Yorkers to return to Manhattan as the coronavirus is now “under control,” to assist the city with the financial burden caused by the pandemic. Many New Yorkers fled the city at the height of the pandemic, the wealthy heading to their weekend homes in the Hamptons, upstate or in Connecticut, while others rented homes outside the city – leaving thousands of apartments across the city empty. "'We'll go to dinner, I'll buy you a drink, come over I’ll cook’,” Cuomo said describing his pleas with wealthy New Yorkers. ‘If I stay there, I pay a lower income tax,’ because they don't pay the New York City surcharge,” Cuomo said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP“If they don’t make this bill right, frankly, they shouldn’t pass it because it will be the last bill,” Cuomo said.
August 05, 2020 21:55 UTC
What does it take to get people to care about a disaster that they haven’t experienced directly? Our apparent inability to see and feel the human toll behind mass-casualty statistics suggests that we are hard-wired for indifference. “When headlines say a hundred thousand people are killed, whether in battle, by earthquake, flood, or atom bomb, the human mind refuses to react to mathematics,” wrote Lewis Gannett of the New York Herald Tribune in 1946, describing Americans’ failure to comprehend mass death tolls throughout World War II. People “swallowed statistics, gasped in awe,” he added, “and, turning away to discuss...
August 05, 2020 21:48 UTC
(Photo by Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images) Getty ImagesAmazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos sold $3.1 billion worth of Amazon shares in the first few days of August, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. His last large Amazon sell-off occurred in February, when he sold $1.7 billion worth of Amazon stock. In 2017, the Amazon founder stated at a space conference he would be selling $1 billion worth of shares every year to fund Blue Origin, his space exploration company. This latest sell-off comes less than a week after Bezos testified before Congress, via Zoom, as part of an antitrust investigation. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai also testified.
August 05, 2020 21:45 UTC
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is declaring racism a public health crisis and pursuing initiatives to "eradicate and prevent discrimination and racial inequity" -- including making all state employees undergo "implicit bias training," her office announced Wednesday. As part of an executive order signed Wednesday, Whitmer is also installing a Black Leadership Advisory Council with a broad mandate for recommending state policies. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGilchrist indicated the public health declaration was long overdue and a critical step in restoring racial justice. “That is why, today, we take the much-needed and long-overdue step of recognizing racism as a public health crisis.
August 05, 2020 21:45 UTC
On the night of Aug. 9, 1945, with the Japanese war effort in full collapse, Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu, a member of Emperor Hirohito’s all-important Supreme Council for the Direction of the War, told his colleagues in the presence of the emperor: “We cannot promise victory, but we are not yet defeated. We are aware that the war situation is difficult, but with the determination of one hundred million people and with further preparations, it might be possible to find life in death.”In “Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of...
Not long ago, the terms “corporate America” and “corporate culture” were synonymous with staid country-club Republican values. Corporate America has been inching left for years, but in recent weeks this trend has exploded. It was once cool and countercultural to be liberal. Today, the left is the establishment, and conservatives are part of a new counterculture that quietly seethes as the companies we patronize inundate us with woke virtue signaling. I love La Colombe but was dismayed when the...
Federal prosecutors and judges would get the ability to carry concealed firearms if a bill introduced by a trio of southern Republican senators is made law. Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn and Kelly Loeffler introduced the Protect Our Prosecutors and Judges Act on Tuesday to allow federal prosecutors and judges to have a concealed carry license. The bill would expand the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, which allows current and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms, to include current and retired federal; judges, and state, local, and federal prosecutors. “Right now, law enforcement officials are facing increased threats to their safety just for doing their jobs,” Blackburn, a Republican from Tennesse, said. “A madman, who I believe was targeting me because of my position as a federal judge, came to my house,” she said in a video released Monday.
August 05, 2020 21:33 UTC
BEIRUT—Everyday life in Lebanon was already unraveling. The economy was in free fall, a coronavirus outbreak was accelerating and power outages were plunging Beirut into darkness for hours at a time. Then came Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion, which in a few terrifying moments killed more than a hundred people, injured thousands and tore the heart out of this tiny nation’s capital city.
August 05, 2020 21:31 UTC
Prior to schools reopening on Monday, North Paulding High School’s principal, Gabe Carmona, sent a letter to parents alerting them that members of the football team had contracted COVID-19 , not specifying the numbers or the severity of their cases. Other viral images showed students from Cherokee County’s Etowah High School and Sequoyah High School standing in close proximity for senior photos with nary a mask in sight. The most prominent images were taken on Tuesday by a 10th grader in North Paulding High School who posted them on social media and described the hallway situation as severely jammed. Handout/AP A photo taken Aug. 4, 2020, by a student at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, shows students crowding hallways while fewer than half wear masks. Regulations require “all employees to wear face coverings in situations where social distancing cannot be achieved,” while students are “strongly encourage[d] and recommend[ed]” to wear masks.
August 05, 2020 21:22 UTC