Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 4.16.19

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* I can’t wait to see how the bank responds: “Two House committees have issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions for information on President Donald Trump’s finances. The chairs of the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees said in statements to NBC News on Tuesday that they are working in tandem to probe the president’s financial ties.”

* Hmm: “The U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia argued in a court filing Monday that the Washington Post’s request to release sealed and redacted records related to Paul Manafort’s case should be rejected because of the existence of several ‘ongoing investigations.’”

* A sensible reversal: “Immigration officials last week deported the spouse of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2010, leaving the couple’s 12-year-daughter in Phoenix, then abruptly reversed its decision on Monday when the deported man was allowed to return to the U.S.”

* More on this story tomorrow: “Three House Democratic chairmen on Monday launched a probe into reports that the White House pressured immigration enforcement officials to release migrants into the districts of political adversaries.”

* This controversy hasn’t gone away: “Rep. David Schweikert is running up big legal bills as the House Ethics Committee investigates the Arizona Republican’s dealings with his former top aide and other employees.”

* Poorly designed tax policy: “The flood of fiscal stimulus from the Republican tax cut bill is about to slow to a trickle…. The juice it was supposed to inject in the economy will likely soon run out, just in time for the presidential election year. The fiscal stimulus of the tax bill will likely continue this year, but once 2020 arrives, many economists say the short-term growth effects will probably run out.”

* What a mess: “NRATV has allegedly told the National Rifle Association that it can take key financial information about the groups’ relationship from its cold dead hands, according to a lawsuit the NRA filed on Friday.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.