A huge host of problems for trump and family in N.Y.
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While in Washington back home in New York, President Trump is bracing for an impeachment battle, his friends and allies are dealing with their own difficulties. The first member of Congress to recognize Mr. Trump as president in 2016 was Chris Collins of Buffalo. The explanation is Mr. Collins who retained their common business connections.
But then Mr. Collins lost his position last week and pled guilty to the charges of insider trading. The area of Buffalo is in Erie County where the county executive was questioned. Many people view this in the Rust Belt in the presidential elections as an early barometer for political mindset. According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the nominee from the Republican Party, Lynne Dixon, said that in 2016 she voted for Mr. Trump but it was too early to say that she was voting for him again.
Staten Island was New York City's only county held by Mr. Trump in the general election in 2016. And one of the few individuals in his party to avoid endorsing Mr. Trump's impeachment investigation is Representative Max Rose, a Democrat who serves the region.
Is he fearful of a political backlash? Mr. Rose revealed he will be endorsing the investigation at a civic conference of residents last week. "With a hot round of cheers, he was accepted," wrote a colleague.
In 1989, a federal judge forced Mr. Trump accountants to file his personal and business tax returns for eight years as part of a criminal inquiry carried out by the District Attorney of Manhattan. The counsel of Mr. Trump claimed that a Leader of the sitting is exempt from such inquiries.
Yet Judge Victor Marrero dismissed the case, finding to be "repugnant to the structure of government and democratic principles of the country." The verdict was challenged promptly by Mr. Trump's attorneys. An appeal court has decided to suspend execution of the order indefinitely, considering the claims into consideration in the trial.
Also, the private counsel of Mr. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, was embroiled in the corruption controversy for his involvement in pressing for the indictment of one of the competitors of the President by foreign officials. Now a longtime aid to the former mayor of New York City claimed that "Donald Trump's personal attorney Mr. Giuliani and henchman, his apologist, and indefensible advocate."