The Rundown for May 23, 2019

PELOSI ACCUSES TRUMP OF COVER-UP… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday accused President Trump of being involved in a cover-up by urging his associates to defy subpoenas. “We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States,” Pelosi said during a press conference. “And we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.” Pelosi made the accusation after House Democrats discussed possible impeachment proceedings during a closed-door meeting. Trump denied the accusation and vowed that “I don’t do cover-ups.”

JUDGE RULES BANKS CAN TURN OVER TRUMP DOCUMENTS… A federal judge yesterday ruled that two banks can hand over President Trump’s financial documents in response to congressional subpoenas issued by the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees. The Trump family and Trump Organization sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One last month in an effort to block them from turning over financial documents. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said he disagrees with the plaintiffs’ arguments that the subpoenas don’t have a legitimate legislative purpose.

NEW YORK PASSES TRUMP TAX RETURN LEGISLATION… New York state legislators yesterday passed a pair of bills that would provide Congress with President Trump’s state tax returns. A main bill requires the state’s tax commissioner to send Trump’s state tax returns to Congress upon request from the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee or the Joint Committee on Taxation. A second bill also restricts requests to elected officials only and mandates the removal of any federal tax information that might appear on state returns. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation.

HOUSE PANEL TO GET MUELLER REPORT FILES… House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff announced yesterday that the Justice Department has agreed to hand over some Mueller Report files. The agreement prompted Schiff to call off a scheduled that would have sparked an “enforcement action” against the department. According to Schiff, the DOJ will start turning over “12 categories of counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials as part of an initial rolling production” this week. The California congressman noted that the committee’s subpoena will remain in place and will be enforced if the DOJ “fails to comply” fully with the document request.

HARRIET TUBMAN $20 BILL DELAYED… Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday that the redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman won’t be unveiled until 2028. The unveiling was expected in 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. Mnuchin blamed the delay on “counterfeiting issues.”

DANIEL CRAIG ANKLE INJURY REQUIRES SURGERY… Actor Daniel Craig will undergo surgery to repair an ankle he injured during the filming of “Bond 25.” Producers say the film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020. Craig reportedly fell earlier this month while sprinting on the set.

DA’S OFFICE WANTS NEW TRIAL, JUDGE FOR MEEK MILL… The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is seeking a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill. Attorneys say the former judge who sentenced Mill “abused its discretion” and exhibited bias against him. The 32-year-old Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, received a 2- to 4-year prison sentence in November 2017 for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He was released in April of last year.

MILWAUKEE 11 – Cincinnati 9… Yasmani Grandal homered with a runner aboard and the Brewers got solo shots from Mike Moustakas and Keston Hiura in outslugging the Reds. Orlando Arcia had a couple of hits and knocked in three runs.

SAN DIEGO 5 – Arizona 2… Eric Hosmer stroked a two-run single and scored during a three-run bottom of the first inning and the Padres cruised past the Diamondbacks. Eric Lauer (3-4) allowed a run on four hits over seven innings.

Colorado 9 – PITTSBURGH 3… Tony Wolters and Daniel Murphy hit three-run homers for the Rockies in the pounding of the Pirates.

N.Y. METS 6 – Washington 1… The Mets scored all six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to upend the Nationals. Juan Lagares drilled a bases-clearing double and Rajai Davis blasted a three-run homer.

CHI. CUBS 8 – Philadelphia 4… The Cubs came from three runs down to double up on the Phillies. Albert Almora Jr. unloaded a grand slam. Anthony Rizzo connected for a three-run shot. Javier Baez also went deep.

Atlanta 9 – SAN FRANCISCO 2… Danby Swanson and Austin Riley hit three-run homers for the Braves. Starter Max Fried (7-2) allowed two runs on four hits over six innings.

Oakland 7 – CLEVELAND 2… Mark Canha homered and drove in three runs for the Athletics. Frankie Montas (6-2) allowed five hits over six scoreless innings. Nick Hundley smacked a solo homer and doubled home a run.

TEXAS 2 – Seattle 1… The Rangers held off the Mariners to complete a three-game sweep. Hunter Pence scored on a Nomar Mazara double and homered.

N.Y. Yankees 7 – BALTIMORE 5… Gleyber Torres smacked a pair of solo homers for the Yankees. Thairo Estrada, D.J. LeMahieu and Gary Sanchez also circled the bases.

Boston 6 – TORONTO 5 (13 innings)… Michael Chavis drilled a tie-breaking homer in the top of the 13th inning and the Red Sox made it stand in outlasting the Blue Jays. Rafael Devers homered in the third straight game. Mookie Betts also connected.

Chi. White Sox 9 – HOUSTON 4… Eloy Jimenez hit a pair of solo homers and Charlie Tilson belted a grand slam for the White Sox.

L.A. ANGELS – Minnesota (ppd)… There was a rare rainout in Southern California last night as wet conditions forced postponement of the Angels-Twins game. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader today.

Kansas City 8 – ST. LOUIS 2… Jorge Soler’s three-run homer helped power the Royals past the Cardinals in the doubleheader opener. Brad Keller (3-5) allowed two runs on two hits over seven innings.

ST. LOUIS 10 – Kansas City 3… The Cardinals ripped the Royals to claim a split of the doubleheader. They got homers from Marcell Ozuna, Matt Carpenter, Dexter Fowler and Kelton Wong.

TAMPA BAY 8 – L.A. Dodgers 1… Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier hit three-run home runs during a seven-run bottom of the seventh inning. Tommy Pham homered with the bases empty.

Miami 6 – DETROIT 3… Home runs by Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson helped the Marlins erase a three-run deficit on their way past the Tigers.

Washington (Stephen Strasburg, 4-3) is at the N.Y. Mets (Steven Matz, 3-3)…
Pittsburgh (Jordan Lyles, 4-1) hosts Colorado (Antonio Senzatela, 3-3)…
Philadelphia (Aaron Nola, 4-0) is at the Chi. Cubs (Jon Lester, 3-2)…
San Francisco (Madison Bumgarner, 3-4) hosts Atlanta (Kevin Gausman, 2-3)…

the N.Y. Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka, 3-3) are at Baltimore (Dylan Bundy, 2-5)…
Toronto (TBA) hosts Boston (Ryan Weber, 0-0)…
Tampa Bay (Blake Snell, 3-4) is at Cleveland (Adam Plutko, 1-0)…
Houston (Corbin Martin, 1-0) hosts the Chi. White Sox (Lucas Giolito, 5-1)…
Minnesota (Martin Perez, 6-1) is at the L.A. Angels (Matt Harvey, 2-3)

Miami (Trevor Richards, 1-5) is at Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 4-4)

Toronto is at Milwaukee for Game 5 with the series tied 2-2

St. Louis is at Boston for Game 1 on Monday

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