Claire Williams



Claire is a reporter at Morning Consult covering financial regulation.

Morning Consult Finance: Secret IRS Memo: President’s Tax Returns Must be Shared with Congress, Barring Executive Privilege Claim

By Claire Williams Top Stories Tax returns must be disclosed to Congress unless the president asserts executive privilege, according to a confidential Internal Revenue Services legal memo that undercuts the Trump administration’s justification for denying a request from Democratic lawmakers. The memo also says the Treasury Secretary is not allowed to “exercise discretion in disclosing […]

Morning Consult Finance: Fed Chairman Cautions Against Rising Corporate Debt

By Claire Williams Top Stories Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned that financial regulators need to be wary of increasing corporate debt, although he said some comparisons to the subprime mortgage crisis are “not fully convincing.” Between a return to the subprime-mortgage crisis and “nothing to worry about here,” Powell said “the truth is likely […]

Morning Consult Finance: Deutsche Bank Flagged Transactions Made by Trump, Kushner Entities

By Claire Williams Top Stories Deutsche Bank AG anti-money laundering specialists flagged in 2016 and 2017 several transactions related to legal entities controlled by President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, including the Trump Foundation, and recommended they be reported to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, according to five current and former bank employees. […]

Morning Consult Finance: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Claire Williams and Matt Bracken Week in Review Trade The United States agreed to remove tariffs on metal imports levied last year on Canada and Mexico, President Donald Trump announced, ending an impasse that had stymied progress on a revised trade agreement. Chinese state media suggested that China has no interest in continuing trade […]