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Three Things To Watch Today

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May 20, 2019 8:36 a.m.

Happy Monday, May 20. This weekend, tea party darling Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) became the first Republican to call President Donald Trump’s actions “impeachable.” Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re following today.

Three Things To Watch Today

A lone voice 

Amash has officially broken ranks — but based on Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) reactions, Amash is out on that branch alone right now. We’ll see if any other Republicans (maybe in swingy, less Trump-friendly districts) follow suit.

Deutsche Bank executives ignored warnings about Trump, Kushner 

The New York Times broke the story this weekend that executives at Deutsche Bank ignored flags that money laundering investigators raised on Trump and Jared Kushner’s accounts. Trump had some thoughts about that story on Twitter.

Court battle for Trump’s tax returns

The Treasury Department on Friday refused to comply with Democrats’ subpoena for Trump’s tax returns, as Secretary Mnuchin had hinted would happen earlier in the week. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) said he plans to challenge the move in court as early as this week, and we’ll be following that.

Editor’s Desk

This morning, Josh Marshall will be publishing some reader correspondence about the primaries.

Today’s Rundown

12:00 p.m. ET House gavels in.

3:00 p.m. ET Senate gavels in.

5:40 p.m. ET President Trump departs the White House en route to Pennsylvania.

7:00 p.m. ET Trump holds a rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.

The Weekend’s Top Story

SCOTUS Wife Ginni Thomas Floated Anti-Fraud Campaign For ‘Questionable’ Precincts — Tierney Sneed

Reading List

‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers — Brian M. Rosenthal, The New York Times

US private equity moves into trailer parks — Rana Foroohar, The Financial Times

What Happens When a Billionaire Swoops In to Solve the Student-Debt Crisis — Adam Harris, The Atlantic

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