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8:45 PM ET, May 22, 2019

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New York Times:
Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Why Pelosi is so good at infuriating Trump  —  Something about Nancy Pelosi just gets under Donald Trump's skin.  —  On Wednesday, for the third time in barely six months, a meeting between the president, the speaker and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blew up in spectacular fashion.
Discussion: Raw Story, Washington Post and The Week
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: 60 percent say Trump should not be reelected  —  A new poll finds that a strong majority of voters believes that President Trump does not deserve a second term in office.  —  A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday found that only 37 percent of voters believe Trump should be reelected …
Trish Turner / ABC News:
The story behind Pelosi's claim, that White House meeting and Trump's angry comments  —  Yet another White House meeting between President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blew up on Wednesday and in classic Washington fashion …
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Kurt Bardella / NBC News:
Trump's House investigations tantrum proves Pelosi and Democrats are gaining momentum
Discussion: New Republic
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
As impeachment talk escalates, Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover-up’
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
A Trump Twitter-style diatribe — live from the Rose Garden
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:   Pelosi: Trump ‘cover-up’ could be ‘impeachable offense’
Associated Press:
3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash
Discussion: NBC News
John Parkinson / ABC News:
After Pelosi says he's ‘engaged in a cover-up,’ Trump says angrily 'I don't do cover-ups'
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Don Jr. to pen book ... Inside Pelosi's impeachment battle plan
CNBC:
Judge says Deutsche Bank, Capital One can give Trump financial records to House Democrats  —  KEY POINTS  — A federal judge in New York City on Wednesday said Deutsche Bank and Capitol One can turn over financial documents related to President Donald Trump and his businesses in response to subpoenas from House Democrats.
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NBC News:
Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress  —  The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capitol One — can give financial documents to Congress.  —  WASHINGTON — A key congressional committee …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Deutsche Bank Says Software to Detect Money Laundering Had a Bug  —  Deutsche Bank acknowledged on Wednesday that it had used faulty software to screen customer transactions for suspicious activity, another blow to the lender's reputation as top executives prepare to face restive shareholders at its annual meeting.
Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Judge sides with Democrats in Trump bank subpoena fight
Discussion: Breitbart and Daily Kos
Washington Post:   Judge rejects Trump's request to halt congressional subpoenas for his banking records
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U.S. Department of Justice:
U.S. Attorney Announces Indictment Of Michael Avenatti For Aggravated Identity Theft …
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Michael Avenatti Forged Stormy Daniels' Signature to Steal $300K: Feds
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump's State Tax Returns  —  Tax officials would be authorized to hand over his state returns to any one of three congressional committees, opening a new front in a heated battle.  —  ALBANY — Even before he was elected president …
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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
America's Cities Are Unlivable.  Blame Wealthy Liberals.  —  The demise of a California housing measure shows how progressives abandon progressive values in their own backyards.  —  To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used …
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Sarah Lee / RedState:
Gavin Newsom Blames Entire Country For Homelessness in California
Discussion: Ventura County Star
Jonathan Oosting / Detroit News:
DeVos family ends longtime Amash support  —  Lansing — The powerful DeVos family of West Michigan is ending its longtime support of U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, the libertarian Republican who has repeatedly clashed with President Donald Trump.  —  The family has not made any political contributions …
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Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Harriet Tubman $20 bill no longer coming in 2020: Mnuchin says redesign postponed  —  KEY POINTS  — The redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.  — The unveiling had been timed to coincide …
CBS News:
A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge  —  The federal agency that oversees the care of unaccompanied migrant children acknowledged to CBS News on Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody Sept. 29, 2018.
Discussion: Slate, VICE News and UPI
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Julia Arciga / The Daily Beast:   Sixth Migrant Child, an El Salvadoran Girl, Died in U.S. Custody in September
Washington Post:
Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress  —  Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan has mandated new restrictions on the way the Pentagon shares information with Congress about military operations around the world, a move that is straining ties with key Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
Discussion: Defense One
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion?  —  CHICAGO — A top Democratic official on Wednesday canceled a planned fund-raiser for an anti-abortion congressman that had prompted an outcry among progressives, raising the question of whether there is room left …
Discussion: Axios, Splinter and Associated Press
Washington Post:
Putin out-prepared Trump in long, freewheeling meeting, Rex Tillerson told House panel  —  Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Russian President Vladimir Putin out-prepared President Trump during a key meeting in Germany …
Ellie Cambridge / The Sun:
Nigel Farage ‘trapped on Brexit bus due to people armed with milkshakes’  —  NIGEL Farage was reportedly trapped on his Brexit Party bus today over fears people gathered around it were carrying milkshakes.  —  It comes days after the party leader was covered in a caramel milkshake while campaigning in Newcastle.
BuzzFeed News:
Four More Women Have Accused Tony Robbins Of Sexual Misconduct … Four more women have come forward to accuse the self-help guru Tony Robbins of sexual misconduct in the wake of a BuzzFeed News investigation.  —  The women — three former followers and a personal assistant …
Discussion: Fox News
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The New Socialism Panic Is the Right's Trick to Justify Supporting Trump  —  Three years ago, National Review famously published a special issue titled “Against Trump,” denouncing the Republican front-runner as a con man unfit for office.  Its latest issue has a theme much less likely to offend …
HuffPost:
Trump's Golf Costs: $102 Million And Counting, With Taxpayers Picking Up The Tab  —  Trump promised never to golf.  Instead, he's spent more than twice as many days golfing as Obama at the same point, costing taxpayers over three times as much.  —  Donald Trump's golf habit has already cost taxpayers …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
High-Dollar Donations Funded Bernie Sanders Policy Group A Year Before His 2020 Campaign  —  More than a dozen high-dollar contributions funded Bernie Sanders's policy institute the year before he launched his second presidential bid, including one donation totaling $100,000 …
Discussion: NTK Network and Politico
Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg:
So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence  — Judge gets update in attorneys general suit over appropriation  — Border protection report project additional construction  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion …
House Committee on Oversight and Reform:
Committee Announces Request to Expedite Appeal for Subpoena of President's Financial Records  —  Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2019)—Today, the Committee on Oversight and Reform reached an agreement with the President's attorneys to seek an expedited appeal in the Mazars case.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.
 
 
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