Mayor Andrew Gillum (D-FL) criticized Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for not releasing his taxes, but DeSantis did release them, he just didn’t tell anyone about it and buried it on his website.
“We’re still waiting for the congressman to release the tax returns,” Gillum told CNN’s Jake Tapper, who moderated the debate.
“I don’t have anything to hide,” DeSantis said.
Gillum’s Deputy Campaign Manager Joshua Karp tweeted about it after the DeSantis campaign attacked Gillum saying they “did” post DeSantis’ tax returns.
Amazing. Under fire, @RonDeSantisFL silently put his tax returns online and didn't tell a single reporter.ADVERTISEMENT
— Joshua Karp (@JoshuaKarp) October 22, 2018
The implication is that DeSantis wanted to claim he posted his taxes publicly, but he likely doesn’t want anyone to review them.
Watch the exchange below:
Mueller agrees to testify in public about Russia investigation after House Democrats issue subpoena: report
On Tuesday evening, CNN reported that former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public about the Russia investigation, following subpoenas from House Democrats.
"The House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee announced ... the special counsel has agreed to appear in public on July 17th in an open session to testify about what he found as a part of his two-year investigation into Russian interference, as well as potential obstruction of justice in the White House," said CNN reported Manu Raju. "Now, they say in this letter, both the chairmen of these committees, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, that they have subpoenaed Bob Mueller and he's agreed to testify under subpoena."
Prosecutors offered indicted GOP congressman a deal to keep his multiple taxpayer-funded trysts quiet — but he refused
On Tuesday, CNN reported that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), facing indictment for stealing campaign funds and falsifying spending reports, was offered a deal by to keep secret the incidents in which he used taxpayer money to finance affairs with lobbyists — but he refused.
"Prosecutors told a judge they tried to cut a deal with Hunter to avoid revealing the alleged tryst, but his attorneys refused," reported CNN's Tom Foreman.
The affairs were made public shortly after it was revealed that Hunter's wife Margaret, an alleged co-conspirator in the scheme, was cooperating with prosecutors. Hunter had previously tried to blame the entire scheme on his wife — a claim that looks increasingly dubious.
Trump elicits unintentional laughter in Oval Office meeting: My wars ‘don’t need exit strategies’
President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he does not use exit strategies when planning for war.
During an Oval Office press gaggle, the president was asked if he had a plan for ending a possible war with Iran.
"You're not going to need an exit strategy," Trump opined, possibly misunderstanding the term. "I don't need exit strategies."
Some in the room could be heard audibly laughing as the president answered.
Watch the video below from CNN.