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Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking probe

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
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Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Navy, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Giuliani, Donald Trump


The Great GOP Migration: How South Florida became a shadow capital for Trump conservatives

Supporters of then-President Donald Trump in Miami after the 2020 election. Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images As conservatives flee Blue State hostility and lockdowns, South Florida has become a GOP power base. The GOP social calendar orbits Trump's Mar-a-Lago, while revelers party mask-free at swank house parties and penthouses. Greater Miami has lured California tech and right-wing news. Florida's politics is meanwhile shifting Red. See more stories on I...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Chris Christie, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, White House, US, LSU, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


Taxpayers spent nearly $650K on Gov. Cuomo's 'King One' state-owned plane, where a former aide said the governor asked her to play strip poker

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a 2015 flight headed to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Joe Marino/NY Daily News via Getty Images Gov. Cuomo flew in a state-owned private plane over 460 times in a 5-year span, costing taxpayers nearly $650,000. A former female aide said the governor asked her to play strip poker with him on the plane. Cuomo has denied that allegation. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo frequently uses a state-owned airplane and heli...
Tags: Politics, New York, Air Travel, Washington, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Buffalo, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Albany, Puerto Rico, Cuomo, Ny Daily News, Hudson Valley, 460


The ex-daughter-in-law of Trump's CFO handed over boxes of financial records and a laptop to Manhattan prosecutors

Donald Trump attends the D-day Commemorations on June 05, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg delivered boxes of financial records and a laptop to prosecutors Thursday. Weisselberg is the ex-daughter-in-law of the Trump Organization's longtime CFO Allen Weisselberg. She is cooperating with investigations into Trump's personal finances and those of his company. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Weisselberg handed over ...
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Trump Org CFO's ex-daughter-in-law hired a former top financial fraud prosecutor to pore over 'boxes of documents'

Donald Trump boards the elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images A witness cooperating with prosecutors looking into Trump has hired an expert in financial crimes. Duncan Levin, a former top official in the Manhattan DA's office, represents Jennifer Weisselberg. The ex-wife of a key Trump Organization employee has been turning over documents to prosecutors. See more stories on Insider's business page. A cooperating witness i...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Barry, Central Park, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Donald, Melania Trump, Bloomberg News, Vance


10 Things in Politics: Inside Trump's stable of lawyers

Clockwise from top left: Jay Sekulow; Pat Cipollone; Jesse Binnal; former President Donald Trump; Jane Raskin; Will Consovoy; Marc Mukasey. Clockwise from top left: Clockwise from top left: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo; Patrick Semansky/AP Photo; Greg Nash/AP Photo; Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo; Senate Television/AP; Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo; Julie Watson/AP Photo Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Minneapolis, Congress, Cdc, Montana, Senate, White House, Russia, US, America, Trends, Ukraine, Commerce


Former President Donald Trump dropped 298 spots in Forbes' ranking of the world's billionaires

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Trump dropped from the No. 1,001 spot to No. 1,299 in Forbes' 2021 Billionaires List. The pandemic has pummeled his commercial real estate business, which is his biggest revenue driver. Trump has grown richer since last year, but other billionaires surpassed him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump dropped 298 spots in Forbes' Billionaires ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, US, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, United States, Billionaires, Manhattan, Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, Forbes, Trump, Orlando Florida, Forbes Billionaires


Trump Org CFO's ex-daughter-in-law has 'several boxes of documents' left to give prosecutors, her lawyer says

Donald Trump in 2018. Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg has more documents to give prosecutors, her lawyer said. She's the ex-wife of a Trump Org employee and cooperating with investigations into Trump's finances. Weisselberg hired a former top official in the Manhattan DA's office to sift through the documents. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Weisselberg, a cooperating witness in investigations into Donald Trump's finances, st...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Bloomberg News, Vance, Levin, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, Cyrus Vance Jr, Wollman Rink


Jennifer Weisselberg has 'several boxes of documents' left to give prosecutors investigating Trump, her lawyer says

Donald Trump in 2018. Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg has more documents to give prosecutors, her lawyer said. She's the ex-wife of a Trump Org employee and cooperating with investigations into Trump's finances. Weisselberg hired a former top official in the Manhattan DA's office to sift through the documents. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Weisselberg, a cooperating witness in investigations into Donald Trump's finances, st...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Bloomberg News, Vance, Levin, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, Cyrus Vance Jr, Wollman Rink


Andrew Cuomo stood in front of a 'No Excuses' banner at an event he banned reporters from attending

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a closed press event at the Javits Center in Manhattan. New York Office of the Executive New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked a "no excuses" backdrop for his latest event. The Cuomo announcement was closed press, with the governor's office citing "COVID restrictions." Mired in multiple scandals, Cuomo has offered several excuses for his alleged behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flanked by military personnel and top union brass,...
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The Monday Roundup: Stand up for trans riders, keep the boom alive and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland editors and readers came across in the past seven days… Stand up to hate: Portlander Molly Cameron is calling on the bike industry to stand against the hateful, anti-transgender laws in Arkansas that would prevent people from playing sports. Build it and they will bike: One of the first peer-reviewed studies of the impact of new bike lanes installed due to the Covid bike boom found that in cities that added them, cycling inc...
Tags: White House, New York City, US, America, Walmart, Bloomberg, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Arkansas, Manhattan, Npr, Walton, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Sec Buttigieg


It is time America takes Asian American policy concerns seriously

People demonstrate against anti-Asian violence and racism on March 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images The increase in violence against Asian Americans has sparked awareness about anti-Asian racism. This is the moment for the AAPI community to push for policy goals such as data disaggregation. As an influential voter block, Asian Americans must be taken seriously politically and socially. Amitoj Singh is a New York based journalist who has previously been Princi...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, India, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Manhattan, Department Of Justice, Biden


New York AG gathers personal finance records from Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg

(L) New York Attorney General Letitia James in August 2020. (R) Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump on January 20, 2021 Brendan McDermid/Leah Millis/Reuters New York State Attorney General Letitia James has secured personal financial records from Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. The Washington Post reported that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has also started reviewing the records. Both offices are separately pursuing investigations against the ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Speed, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Donald Trump, Barry, The Washington Post, James, Trump, Melania Trump, Jennifer, R, New York AG, Trump Organization


The life and career of Larry Ellison, the billionaire Oracle cofounder who went from college drop-out to jet-setting playboy and tech titan

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Oracle founder Larry Ellison hasn't had a typical path to success. Ellison dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. He built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth while becoming something of an international playboy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Larry Ellison, the 76-year-old billionaire cofounder of Oracle, is one of the most interesting men in tech.Whether it's yacht-racing, buyi...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images


New York prosecutors subpoenaed the bank records of the Trump Organization's longtime CFO

Trump and Allen Weisselberg. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images The Manhattan DA's office subpoenaed the bank records of Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg, NYT reported. The DA is investigating if the Trump Org. falsely reported the value of properties for loan and tax purposes. Investigators subpoenaed Weisselberg's records to get him to cooperate because "he knows where the bodies are buried," said one former prosecutor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Manhatta...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Trends, Georgia, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Barry, The New Yorker, Trump, Jane Mayer, Cohen


Trump must face a defamation lawsuit over Summer Zervos sexual assault claims, court rules

Summer Zervos and Donald Trump. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer; AP Photo/Patrick Semansky A former contestant on The Apprentice who says she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump, can sue him for defamation after he branded her a liar, New York's Court of Appeals has ruled. The suit was delayed after Trump filed an appeal saying that a sitting president could not be sued. The court found the issue was now "moot" since Trump has already left office. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Nbc, California, Trends, Ap, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Court of Appeals, DeVos, New York Court of Appeals, Mary Altaffer, Jacob Shamsian


G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate co-conspirator who pivoted to conservative talk radio, dies at 90

By Bill Trott | Reuters G. Gordon Liddy, a brash former FBI agent who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime that began the unraveling of Richard Nixon’s presidency, died Tuesday at the age of 90, the Washington Post reported. Liddy, who parlayed his Watergate infamy into a 20-year career as a conservative talk-radio host, died at his daughter’s home in Fairfax County, Virginia, the paper said. Liddy, left, and former Vice President Spiro Agnew attend President Richard Nixon’s...
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A new study has linked the rise in anti-Asian online hate speech with President Donald Trump's COVID-19 rhetoric

President Donald Trump. Getty The Anti-Defamation League said online hate speech aimed at Asian Americans rose last year. Rhetoric from President Donald Trump and other leaders fueled the rise, a study said. ADL saw an "85% increase in anti-Asian sentiment on Twitter" after Trump got COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. As President Donald Trump and other US officials last year referred to the coronavirus as the "Chinese virus," the "Kung Flu," and other incendiary n...
Tags: Harassment, Politics, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Asian, Manhattan, World Health Organization, Biden, Donald Trump, University Of California, Hate, Trump, Anti-defamation League


The Trump Organization controlled employees by giving them houses and paying for their kids' tuition instead of giving raises, the ex-wife of a key employee says

Donald Trump at Trump Tower on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images The Trump Org used financial arrangements to control employees, a Trump investigation witness said. It paid for apartments and tuition instead of normal salary raises, Jennifer Weisselberg said. The Manhattan DA's office hired investigators who have experience studying mob finances. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former wife of a key Trump Organization employee scrutinized by pro...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, Trends, Strategy, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Central Park, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, Bloomberg News, Allen, Trump Tower, Jennifer


10 Things in Politics: Biden bets on infrastructure

President Joe Biden. AP Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Biden wants a real infrastructure week, no malarkey.A messy divorce case has led Manhattan prosecutors to more documents about Trump's finances.A progressive think tank is churning out policy wonks for the White House.1. BIDEN LEAVES O...
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Jennifer Weisselberg said she gave investigators probing Trump's finances '7 boxes of documents' she got in her divorce from the Trump Org CFO's son

Donald Trump in September. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg says she gave prosecutors looking into Trump "seven boxes" of documents. The Trump Organization documents came from a divorce case with the company's CFO's son. The Manhattan DA's office got a fuller picture of Trump Org finances after a subpoena in February. See more stories on Insider's business page. Prosecutors learned details about the Trump Organization's finances after a key employee tried ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Barry, The Washington Post, Central Park, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, Trump Tower, Jennifer


The Trump Organization controlled employees by giving them houses and paying for their kids’ tuition instead of giving raises, the ex-wife of a key employee says

Donald Trump boards the elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images The Trump Org uses unusual financial arrangements to control employees, a cooperating witness said. It paid for apartments and tuition instead of normal salary raises, Jennifer Weisselberg said. The Manhattan DA office hired investigators who have experience studying mob finances. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former wife of a key Trump Organizat...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Central Park, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, Bloomberg News, Allen, Trump Tower


The historian who predicted every presidential race since 1984 says Trump likely won't make a political comeback in 2024

President Donald J Trump speaks during the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Professor Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1984. He thinks Trump is unlikely to run for office again in 2024 successfully. The former president is too mired in legal and financial problems, Lichtman told the...
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The ex-wife of a key Trump employee investigated by prosecutors says the company controls people by 'compensating you with homes and things'

Donald Trump and Allen Weisselberg in 2017. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg told NBC News Donald Trump controls people by giving them "homes and things." She's Barry Weisselberg's ex-wife. Prosecutors are reportedly investigating to flip his father. Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg has been loyal to the Trumps for more than 40 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Weisselberg, who Manhattan prosecutors are speaking with as part ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Nbc News, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Barry, Matthew, Trump, Donald, Bloomberg News, Fred Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg


Trump's children won't be able to run in 2024 because they'll be stuck in court, his niece Mary predicts

Donald and Ivanka Trump. Getty Trump's children won't run in 2024 as they deal with court cases, his niece Mary predicted. The family is "going to be embroiled in lots of legal actions," Mary Trump told Insider. She added that Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. lack the "charisma" of their father. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's children will not be able to run for political office because they will be heavily embroiled in legal action relating to...
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Trump's children won't be able to run in 2024 because they'll be stuck in court, predicts his niece Mary

Donald and Ivanka Trump Getty Donald Trump's children won't run for president in 2024 because they'll be too busy defending court cases, his niece Mary has predicted. "Donald and possibly two or three of his children are going to be embroiled in lots of legal actions, starting in the future and the not too distant future," Mary Trump told Insider. She added that Trump's children lack the "charisma" of their father. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Tru...
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10 Things in Politics: Buzz about Biden's SCOTUS pick

The US Supreme Court. Reuters Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. I'm Insider politics reporter Oma Seddiq, filling in for Brent D. Griffiths (and his puns) today. Send me tips and pet pics at [email protected] - or tweet them to @omaseddiq.Here's what you need to know:Biden's potential first SCOTUS pick has legal insiders buzzing.The president is making big promises for the next 10 days.Four ways the s...
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Trump's CFO's ex-daughter-in-law is cooperating with prosecutors and 'refuses to be silenced,' her lawyer says

Donald Trump along with Allen Weisselberg in 2017. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg is cooperating with an investigation into Trump's finances, her lawyer says. She's the ex-daughter-in-law of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Org CFO the DA wants to "flip." "Jennifer refuses to be silenced any longer," her lawyer told Insider in a statement. See more stories on Insider's business page. An attorney representing the former daughter-in-law of the Trump Organi...
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One of Gov. Cuomo's accusers met with investigators for 4 hours on Monday and turned over 120 pages of documents

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennet met with investigators for four hours on Monday. Her lawyer Debra Katz said she provided information about the "sexually hostile work environment." Bennett is one of seven women to publicly accuse the governor of sexual harassment. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the former employees accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment met with i...
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