We???re ending our live coverage for the day - thanks for following along! Here are some highlights:
- Democratic presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Beto O???Rourke all released years of their tax returns.
- Donald Trump has faced growing pressure to release his tax returns, and his lawyers are fighting a House subpoena to the tax firm, Mazars USA.
- Two congressional committees have also reportedly subpoenaed a number of major banks seeking information on Trump???s finances and the lenders??? dealings with Russians.
- The justice department announced that special counsel Robert Mueller???s redacted report on Russian meddling in the presidential election will be made public on Thursday morning.
- Trump???s campaign announced that it raised $30.3m during the first quarter of 2019.
- Democratic presidential candidates have raised a total of over $70m during the first fundraising quarter of the 2020 cycle.
- The US interior department???s internal watchdog has launched an ethics investigation into the newly confirmed secretary.
- Trump escalated his attacks on congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who said she has received an increase in death threats.
House oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings has issued a subpoena to the tax firm Mazars USA for a decade of Trump???s financial records, Politico is now confirming:
It???s apparently been a busy day for subpoenas related to the president???s finances.
Former GOP governor Bill Weld officially announced today that he plans to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primary:
The former Massachusetts governor said it would be a ???political tragedy??? if the president was re-elected and that he would ???fear for the republic??? if the US had four more years of Trump:
Democratic presidential candidates have raised a total of over $70m during the first fundraising quarter of the 2020 cycle, the AP reports:
This is significantly less than they did the last time the party had a wide open primary. For example, Democratic candidates in the 2008 election raised about $81 million during the first quarter.
The lackluster fundraising by a crowded field of more than a dozen contenders is a sign that a drawn-out primary battle lies ahead. The money troubles come as many donors sit on the sidelines to see how the contest unfolds.
Trump???s campaign has raised $30.3m during the first quarter of 2019, which is more than what was raised by the top two Democratic contenders combined.
The tax returns of Beto O???Rourke show he had an adjusted gross income of $366,455 in 2017, and that he paid $81,000 on that, which is 22.1%.
His campaign has said he will release his 2018 returns ???as soon as possible after they are filed???. The returns he published today date back to 2008.
The O???Rourke campaign said in a statement:
As a candidate aspiring to restore the American people???s trust in the nation???s highest office, O???Rourke will also release his 2018 tax returns as soon as possible after they are filed. This follows his commitment to increasing accountability and transparency while in the House of Representatives when he held monthly public town halls back in his district where any person could ask any question.
Beto O'Rourke publishes ten years of tax returns
Beto O???Rourke has now published ten years of tax returns, following releases from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and other 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.
Asked earlier about the returns, O???Rourke said, ???I will leave it to you to draw your own conclusions, and make your own judgment.??? He added:
The president ... should???ve released his taxes by now, and he must be compelled through a subpoena to do so, so be it. But everyone who runs to seek that office should release their taxes.???
Report: Congress subpoenas banks for Trump finance records
Two congressional committees have subpoenaed at least nine major banks seeking information on Donald Trump???s finances and the lenders??? dealings with Russians, according to a new report in the New York Times.
The Democrats??? subpoenas come from the House???s intelligence and financial services committees, according to the paper. The committees are jointly investigating Deutsche Bank, which has done business with Trump for two decades.
Other banks, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, also received subpoenas today, the New York Times reported, citing anonymous sources.
Here???s a helpful list of who has and who has not released tax returns among the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates: