Vice President Joe Biden criticized Mitt Romney on Tuesday for supporting Arizona’s controversial immigration law and allegedly hiding his wealth overseas to avoid paying taxes.
“And this is a man who says President Barack Obama is out of touch,” he told the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic advocacy group. “Out of touch with the needs of the American people. This coming from a man who until recently had a Swiss bank account and millions of dollars invested in the Grand Cayman Islands beyond security – beyond scrutiny. And President Obama is out of touch?”
“When his father was a candidate for president in 1968, his father released 12 years of tax returns because he said, and I quote, “One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show,” end of quote. That was his father. His son has released only one year of his tax returns, making a lie of the old adage, ‘like father, like son.’ He wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his. It’s kind of fascinating. So many questions.”
Romney, who earned a fortune through his equity firm Bain Capital, hides his wealth in offshore tax havens in Switzerland and in the Cayman Islands, according to a report by Vanity Fair. Romney has only released his 2010 returns and an estimate for 2011.
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Here are the six most absurd things Trump just said in his unhinged Wednesday press conference
President Donald Trump unloaded a whole lot of crazy during a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Trump attacked America's allies in the Middle East, his own political allies on Capitol Hill and repeated talking points used by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.
Here are six of the most absurd things from the press conference.
Trump proved he has no idea what's happening
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Trump’s capitulation cheered on Russian TV: Ambassador McFaul says ‘they are joyous in Moscow’
America's former ambassador to Russia explained how their state media is celebrating President Donald Trump's capitulation in Ukraine and Syria.
Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed Wednesday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.
"How do you think this should play out, now that they are assembling step-by-step insider accounts with people who are bravely stepping forward, some giving up their careers, Mike McKinley and others having had to quit over this," Mitchell noted. "How do you think this plays out legally or in terms of the politics of impeachment?"
"Well, legally, I’ll defer to others who are more expert. I think what it does underscore is how grossly inept and just broken down the Trump foreign policymaking process is," McFaul replied.
Feds investigating whether Rudy Giuliani was a victim of foreign spy effort targeting Trump
President Donald Trump's defense attorney is not only a subject in a criminal investigation, but is also part of a counterintelligence probe into whether he was compromised by a foreign power, CNN reported Wednesday.
This is an investigation that goes far longer and back further than we realized and also that it’s much broader than we initially thought," CNN senior justice correspondent Evan Pérez reported.
"One of the things we’re getting a picture of, a better picture of is this involves not only Giuliani’s financial entanglements with allegedly corrupt Ukrainian figures but also counterintelligence angle is there to this and the idea that perhaps Rudy Giuliani and some of his business dealings were part of essentially an influence operation, a foreign influence operation with a target being the Trump White House," he reported.