Adam Smith // 5/23/19 //
President Trump cut a meeting with the Democratic leadership short, as a growing Democratic chorus calls for his impeachment. The federal judiciary continues to rule against the President’s attempts to shield his affairs from public scrutiny. His former and now-imprisoned personal counsel Michael Cohen remains under investigation. Momentum builds behind an effort to abolish the Electoral College by interstate pact.
TRUMP: INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION
A New York federal district court denied the President’s request to block a House subpoena of financial records from Deutsche Bank, his largest lender (WaPo).
A few courtrooms away, an order by another New York federal judge indicates that prosecutors are still investigating Michael Cohen, the President’s former personal counsel, for additional campaign finance violations (AP).
In Albany, the New York state legislature passed a bill that would allow Congress to obtain the President’s state tax records (AP).
A growing coalition of states is attempting to abolish the electoral college through an interstate pact—and it may well succeed (NYT).