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New York State Attorney General Letitia James outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after oral arguments in the consolidated cases Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, on Tuesday, November 11, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

The Trump Records Shield Is Bigger Than We Thought

With a new lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s business, New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed not just a new investigation into the president’s finances but how private entities are keeping financial records out of investigators’ hands.