The art of losing money. Donald Trump lost $1.17 billion between 1985 and 1994 according to income tax records obtained by the New York Times. Trump's losses were so deep, he paid no income taxes for 8 of the 10 years - https://nyti.ms/2PShnlU

  • Congressional Democrats appear headed straight to court to pry Trump's tax returns loose from the Treasury Department - https://politi.co/2PVkLfV
  • New York lawmakers advanced a bill to allow congressional committees to see Trump's New York State tax returns - https://nyti.ms/2PPxHnm

No evidence of spying on Trump campaign. FBI Director Christopher Wray says he has seen no evidence that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, contradicting Attorney General William Barr and many of Trump's supporters - https://wapo.st/2PSt2kz

  • The Justice Department's internal watchdog is probing the FBI's use of a controversial dossier of information in surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page - https://on.wsj.com/2PRBkcA

Dems move forward with Barr contempt vote. House Democrats are set to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to make the Mueller report's full contents available to Congress. In response, the Justice Department is asking the White House to invoke executive privilege over the report - https://politi.co/2PSsxHd


White House instructs former counsel not to comply with a congressional subpoena. The White House told Don McGahn not to comply with a subpoena from House Democrats - https://abcn.ws/2PSfju9


Pelosi: Trump is goading us to impeach him. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday President Trump wants Congressional Democrats to start impeachment proceedings against him in order to rally his base ahead of the 2020 election - http://bit.ly/2PUZsLC

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared "case closed" when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller and his findings, saying Democrats should accept the report and end their investigations - https://wapo.st/2PUKGnP

Immigration.

  • The long-awaited immigration proposal from the Trump administration is likely DOA when it gets to Congress - https://politi.co/2vJh8jT
  • The Trump administration is attempting to attach funding for construction of a border wall to federal disaster relief legislation - https://wapo.st/2vJgF17
  • A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Trump administration can make asylum seekers stay in Mexico while their cases are decided by immigration court hearings - http://bit.ly/2vNQ42M

Trump campaign refuses to rule out using hacked information from foreign governments. The president's re-election campaign does not have a policy about using information stolen or hacked by a foreign power during the 2020 race. Several Democratic campaigns have vowed not to use such information - https://politi.co/2vHIGWW


Iran nuclear deal. Iran will partially withdraw from the nuclear deal signed with six other nations in 2015. The move comes after the U.S. completely withdrew from the deal last year - https://cnn.it/2PVbioF


Heartbeat bill. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws on Tuesday. The measure bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks - http://bit.ly/2PRCc0W


Boring but important. The Trump administration is considering changes to how the poverty threshold is calculated. The move could strip many low-income Americans of their federal benefits - https://cnn.it/2PRC29K


The Trump administration wants to allow debt collectors to text, email debtors. The proposal would allow collectors to call 7 times a week and text or email people as many times as they want -