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All the Other Trump Organization Investigations


Heather Timmons, White House correspondent for Quartz, talks about how beds in ICE detention facilities factored into the tentative deal lawmakers reached to avoid another government shutdown and how the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election isn't the only investigation to watch.

"Everyone is trying to avoid a government shutdown, but what they have done is purposefully given Trump less for border barriers. Someone explained to me as kind of sending a message that shutting down the government gets you less rather than more," says @HeathaT.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 12, 2019

"This number of beds that there are and the cap, both parties have supported it at some point. The companies that benefit from this… have huge, strong lobbies here in Washington, D.C." says @HeathaT on the number of beds in ICE detention facilities.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 12, 2019

"What Democrats wanted to do was cap the number of beds that ICE could have for interior detentions at about 16,000 so they would force them to be only arresting and detaining people that are actually criminals and that’s not what’s been happening," says @HeathaT.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 12, 2019

"There are two different committees looking into whether Deutsche Bank was involved in money laundering related to the Trump Organization." 2/2 https://t.co/NtMVQ3pQjl

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 12, 2019

"There’s been such a hope among Democrats that this Mueller report will explain everything… it is not going to be the end-all be-all. That’s why we’re seeing these Democratic committee chairs aggressively pursuing investigations at the same time," says @HeathaT.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 12, 2019


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