The Washington Post Sunday
The attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia
issued subpoenas for financial records and other documents from as many as 13 of President Trump’s private entities as part of an ongoing lawsuit alleging that his business violates the Constitution’s ban on gifts or payments from foreign governments. All of the documents — among them marketing materials targeted to foreign embassies, credit card receipts and restaurant reservation logs — relate to Trump’s D.C. hotel. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, faces fraud charges in the United States related to business dealings with Iran, a Canadian prosecutor said, offering the first details of a case that has pummeled financial markets and raised questions about a trade truce between Beijing and Washington. Meng is alleged to have deceived financial institutions about the relationship between Huawei and SkyCom, a company that is widely believed to have close links to the tech giant. The case appears to center on sales of U.S.-manufactured technology to Iran by SkyCom, which is based in Hong Kong. Marriott International, in the wake of a colossal data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information, including passport numbers, of hundreds of millions of guests, has agreed to pay for passport replacements if the company finds that customers have been victims of fraud.