Trump Watch (March 22 to March 28)

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By | Bryan Donoghue

According to a review of court cases, government and legal documents, and an interview with a former federal prosecutor, Donald Trump and his company repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians from former Soviet republics. Trump, his company, and partners have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering.

Source: USA Today

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that’s intended to unwind most of President Obama’s climate-change legacy, celebrating the move as a way to promote energy independence and to restore thousands of lost coal industry jobs. The order also covers a suite of narrower but significant Obama-era climate and environmental policies, including lifting a short-term ban on new coal mining on public lands.

Source: The New York Times

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice” sued Trump last year before his Jan. 20 inauguration for groping and pressing his privates against her in 2007. President Trump wants to derail the defamation suit by claiming immunity through his job as the nation’s commander-in-chief, according to court papers made public Tuesday.

Source: New York Post

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