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President calls New York's Trump Organization probe a "witch hunt"

President Trump says a New York investigation into his family business is part of a witch-hunt against him.
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President Trump and the Republican National Committee publicly criticized the New York attorney general’s office and state Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Tuesday over an investigation into his family business.

The big picture: The New York Times first reported the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James issued subpoenas late to Deutsche Bank AG and Investors Bank over their financing of Trump Organization projects for a civil investigation. Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified that Trump inflated his total assets in financial statements. He presented Congress with statements he alleged were submitted to Deutsche Bank.

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