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President Donald Trump may have committed bank fraud if he lied to Deutsche Bank about his net worth in order to obtain a loan, Representative Ted Lieu of California said this week, noting that some of Trump’s associates had gone to prison for similar crimes.
“The American people must not become numb to these disturbing reports. We now have further evidence that Donald Trump may have repeatedly committed bank fraud, a felony under 18 U.S.C. 1344,” Lieu told Newsweek.
Washington (CNN)-- President Donald Trump looks -- and is acting -- rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency.
Democratic congressman Ted Lieu of California dropped a fact check on Donald Trump on Saturday, reminding him that white supremacy is a growing threat, despite the president’s false assertion that it’s no big deal.
“In the last three years of Barack Obama’s presidency, hate groups declined,” the Democratic lawmaker said. “Now we have a 30 percent increase in hate groups and white supremacy groups that correspond with Donald Trump’s presidency.”
Fox News has come under fire over their Non-Disclosure (NDA) practices and California Rep. Ted Lieu is fighting back.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, made clear in no uncertain terms Thursday morning that Fox News’ NDA agreements would no longer be allowed to stymie investigative efforts of House committee inquiries or other investigations. He urged those who want to speak with him or other, but can’t due to these agreements, to contact him.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after H.R. 1 passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests. It is an historic package of democracy and anti-corruption reforms that will ensure that the American people come first in our democracy.
On Friday, Axios reported that House Democrats want to investigate the curious lease that bailed out the real estate company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — and whether the Qatari government, which was heavily invested in that deal, has influence over Kushner’s foreign policy work in the White House.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on his amendment to H.R. 1, the SWAMP FLYERS, or “Stop Waste and Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards” Amendment. The Amendment was adopted by voice vote and will be included in the final H.R. 1 bill. The amendment would prohibit Trump Administration officials from using taxpayer funds for non-commercial air travel.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) submitted a formal complaint in a letter to the Justice Department, urging them to look into omissions in applications for security clearances made by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.
WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling on him to open a criminal investigation into reports that Jared Kushner intentionally omitted contacts on his security clearance forms.
In the letter, the Members write:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced this morning the scope of the Committee's oversight agenda in the coming months.