U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said efforts by Trump’s lawyers to block the handover were wrong on the law.
“A long line of Supreme Court cases requires great deference to facially valid congressional inquiries. Even the special solicitude accorded former presidents does not alter the outcome,” McFadden wrote.
McFadden put the ruling on hold for 14 days to give Trump’s legal team time to appeal.
Then, we learned TFG’s long time accountant Donald Bender, who helped prepare Trump’s taxes and the financial statements his company used to woo lenders, testified recently before a New York grand jury investigating Trump’s financial practices.
Bender appeared before a grand jury that was impaneled this fall by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. (D) to weigh potential criminal charges.
But, wait! There’s more!
In recent weeks prosecutors have interviewed Rosemary Vrablic, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank who arranged hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Trump, according to people familiar with the investigation. Vrablic’s interview was not before the grand jury. Instead, one person said, prosecutors pressed Vrablic about Trump’s role in dealings with the bank.
Then there’s this criminal probe into election interference by TFG that Fulton County(GA) DA Fani Willis has launched. Remember TFG’s infamous January phone call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, urging him to “find 11,780 votes” — enough to reverse the state’s election result? It could prove quite problematic for TFG.
As the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot fights to extract testimony and documents from Donald J. Trump’s White House, an Atlanta district attorney is moving toward convening a special grand jury in her criminal investigation of election interference by the former president and his allies, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deliberations.
The prosecutor, Fani Willis of Fulton County, opened her inquiry in February and her office has been consulting with the House committee, whose evidence could be of considerable value to her investigation.NYT: