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Gov. Cuomo Unloads On ‘Grim Reaper’ McConnell For Pushing ‘Dumbest Idea Of All Time’ Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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During Thursday’s coronavirus briefing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Republican senator declared that states should be allowed to “declare bankruptcy” instead of getting funds from the latest relief package aimed at combating the coronavirus outbreak.

“This is really one of the dumbest ideas of all time,” Cuomo said as he slammed the Kentucky senator. The Democratic governor argued that not funding state and local governments is “incredibly short-sighted,” pointing out that McConnell’s plan ignores police and fire departments, teachers, and schools.

“How do you not fund police and fire and teachers and schools in the midst of this crisis?” Cuomo asked incredulously.

“States should declare bankruptcy? That’s how you’re going to bring this national economy back? By states declaring bankruptcy? You want to see that market fall through the cellar?” Cuomo continues. “Let New York state declare bankruptcy. Let Michigan declare bankruptcy. … You will see a collapse of this national economy.”

Cuomo then turned to McConnell’s contention that this is a “blue state bailout.”

“How ugly a thought,” Cuomo fumed. “Just think of that he’s saying … 15,000 people died in New York, but they were predominantly Democrats, so why should we help them? I mean, for crying out loud, if there was ever a time for you to put aside your pettiness and your partisanship and this political lens that you see the world through … that’s not who we are.”

He later referred to McConnell as a “self-proclaimed grim reaper.”

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Trump Is Officially Under Investigation For Fraud By The NY District Attorney: NYT

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The Manhattan district attorney’s office is “investigating President Donald Trump and his company for bank and insurance fraud,” the New York Times reported Monday.

According to The Times, “the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new federal court filing arguing Mr. Trump should have to comply with its subpoena seeking eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns.”

“The reports, including investigations into the president’s wealth and an article on the congressional testimony of his former lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, said that the president may have illegally inflated his net worth and the value of his properties to lenders and insurers. Lawyers for Mr. Trump have said he did nothing wrong.”

The newspaper also reported that Trump has asked a judge to declare the subpoena invalid.

The news comes less than a month after the Supreme Court, in a major ruling on the limits of presidential power, cleared the way for Mr. Vance’s prosecutors to seek Mr. Trump’s financial records.

The Times also noted that the investigation is a “significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past.”

You can read the entire report on The News York Times.

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