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Steve Mnuchin claims he’s making calls to bank heads as markets tank — he’s at a high-end beach resort in Cabo

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s office released a statement Sunday saying that he was making calls to the heads of several banks to reassure them about the economy and markets. In fact, Mnuchin was on the beach.

Secretary Mnuchin conducted a series of calls today with the CEOs of the nations six largest banks,” the statement said. “He also confirmed that they have not experienced any clearance or margin issues and that the markets continue to function properly.”

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“Tomorrow, the Secretary will convene a call with the President’s Working Group on the financial market, which he chairs. This includes the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission,” the statement continued.

There’s just one problem with that: Mnuchin is actually on the beach in Cabo.

“Treasury [Sec.] Mnuchin, his wife Louise, and his teen daughter are vacationing at the ultra exclusive private estate resort, El Dorado, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to two people with first hand knowledge,” tweeted MSNBC’s Jesse Rodriguez.

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If the MSNBC report is true, Mnuchin must be “working” from the beach resort.

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Fresno Bee burns Nunes to the ground in scathing editorial

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The editorial board of the Fresno Bee has written a scathing takedown of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his extraordinary fealty to President Donald Trump, which the editors say is harming the country.

Specifically, the editorial accuses Nunes of forsaking his oath of office as a congressman to serve as Trump's most loyal toady on the House Intelligence Committee.

"As has been true for nearly all of Trump’s first term, Nunes has relinquished his proper role as an independent representative of Congress and has instead acted like a member of the Trump 2020 re-election team," the editorial states.

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Republicans blundered badly as their own impeachment expert witness wrecked their defenses of Trump: columnist

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‘Dirty’ Jared Kushner should be targeted if GOP makes impeachment trial about Bidens: strategist

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President Donald Trump has signaled that he wants Senate Republicans to turn his impeachment trial around on Democrats by actually making it a trial of the Biden family.

The president on Thursday signaled that he wants former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, to testify at his impeachment trial in an effort to make the trial less about his own misconduct and more about purported misconduct by the Democrats.

However, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg on Thursday proposed a plan to counter this kind of misdirection: Going after Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose shady dealings with world leaders have so far escaped significant scrutiny.

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