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Trump Campaign Spending Millions In Attempt To Suppress Free Speech

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

This year, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign filed defamation lawsuits against three of the country's most prominent news outlets: The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN. Then it filed another suit against a somewhat lower-profile news organization: northern Wisconsin's WJFW-TV, which serves the 134th-largest market in the country.

The Trump campaign sued the station over what it claims is a false and defamatory ad WJFW aired that showed Trump downplaying the threat of the coronavirus as a line tracking new COVID-19 infections ticks up and up on the screen.

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Trump’s Shady Accountants Facing Supreme Court Test Over His Tax Records

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

On May 12, after a six-week delay caused by the pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the epic battle by congressional committees and New York prosecutors to pry loose eight years of President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Much about the case is without precedent. Oral arguments will be publicly broadcast on live audio. The nine justices and opposing lawyers will debate the issues remotely, from their offices and homes. And the central question is extraordinary: Is the president of the United States immune from congressional — and even criminal — investigation?

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Trump Hotels And Winery Seem To Qualify For Coronavirus Bailouts

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

Last month's $2 trillion bailout bill barred President Donald Trump, his family or other officials from benefiting from one of the law's giant loan programs. But as reporters noticed, there was no such language included for other elements of the bailout. Some provisions of the bailout are particularly beneficial to businesses like Trump's.

There is no evidence that any provisions in the bailout were written specifically to benefit the president. It's also not known whether the Trumps will seek such aid. We asked the Trump Organization and White House about whether the company plans to apply for bailout loans. They did not respond.

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