Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to issue an ultimatum: Congress would be “forced” to start investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails again if Democrats didn’t stop talking about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government.
During an interview with Alisyn Camerota, King lamented the way that the Russia scandal has upended President Donald Trump’s administration — and he said that if such disruptions continued, Congressional Republicans would restart the investigation into the private email server that Hillary Clinton used while she served as Secretary of State.
“If this continues — this immobilization of the presidency over these kind of things it’s going to force Congress to do an investigation, a complete and thorough investigation, and that means go back all the way to the 650,000 emails of Anthony Weiner and look at [former FBI Director James] Comey and his activities,” King said, via ThinkProgress.
For good measure, King also said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election was the actual “collusion” we should be worried about, as Mueller and Comey are longtime friends.
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Trump falsely claims Ivanka ‘created 14 million jobs’: ‘That’s all she wants to talk about’
While speaking to the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, President Donald Trump praised his daughter Ivanka, who he claimed had "created 14 million jobs."
"We launched the Pledge to America’s Workers, Trump explained, "367 private sector partners are providing more than 14 million skills and career training opportunities for U.S. Workers."
Trump then gave Ivanka Trump credit for the jobs.
'My daughter, Ivanka, that’s all she wants to talk about," he said. "I say, 'Ivanka, can we please talk something about.' [Ivanka replies,] 'No. I met with Wal-Mart.'"
Trump added: "When she started this 2 1/2 years ago, her goal was 500,000 jobs. She’s now created 14 million jobs."
‘Why aren’t we?’ Trump complains that India is a ‘developing nation’ and America is not
President Donald Trump complained that India was considered a "developing nation," while the U.S. was not.
The president on Tuesday addressed the Economic Club of New York, where he defended his decision earlier this year to end a decades-old program intended to promote economic development in other nations.
"India, we are supposed to pay them money because they're a developing nation," Trump said. "I said, we're a developing nation, too -- why aren't we?"
Trump in May terminated India's designation as a developing nation, which eliminated an exception that allowed the country to export nearly 2,000 products duty-free to the U.S.
Trump: ‘We’ve got some lawless people in very high positions — they’re lawless’
President Donald Trump asserted on Tuesday that there are "lawless people in very high positions" in the U.S. government.
While speaking at the Economic Club of New York, Trump spoke about appointing federal judges to fight the so-called "lawless" unnamed officials.
"So important," he insisted "We've got some lawless people in very high positions. They are lawless."
Trump, who has been accused of being a "lawless" president, did not reveal which officials he believes are lawless.