House Democrats announced on Wednesday that they are planning to conduct a thorough investigation into President Donald Trump’s financial interest that go well beyond his past attempted business deals with the Russian government.
As described by CNN’s Manu Raju, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) promised a “broad investigation into financial interests that may be driving the president’s decision making.”
According to Raju, this probe would not just be limited to the House Intelligence Committee, which Schiff now chairs, but would also “encompass several House committees.” What’s more, the probes won’t be limited to whether Trump conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
“It will go beyond Russia and Saudi Arabia,” Raju reported on CNN. “He made very clear it is going to be an expansive and thorough probe.”
Additionally, Raju reported that Schiff has not yet given a reason why he postponed the testimony of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen and would only say that it was “in the interest of the investigation” to delay the hearing.
“If the president was hoping for less congressional investigations, House Democrats are answering with a resounding, ‘No,'” quipped CNN’s Kate Bolduan.
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If the Pres was hoping for less congressional investigations, House D's are answering with a resounding NO. House Intel just announced it is expanding its investigation beyond Russia. @mkraju explains. pic.twitter.com/MGkdWK7roc
— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) February 6, 2019
Trump’s ‘clown car’ economic team is totally unprepared to handle a financial crash: CNN’s Catherine Rampell
Washington Post economics columnist Catherine Rampell on Friday warned that President Donald Trump's team of economic advisers is woefully unprepared to handle a recession should one strike within the next year.
During a panel discussion of this week's economic news, which included a massive drop in the stock market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted, Rampell explained why Americans should be deeply worried about the prospects of a recession under this president.
"They don't have a plan for what to do if things go wrong, and they could go wrong," she said. "We have this clown car of economic advisers... you have a guy who plays an economist on TV, you have a former Hollywood producer. This is not the dream team who will be handling a crisis if we face one."
CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why Trump’s Israel gambit was a ‘potentially unconstitutional’ attack on Congress
CNN’s Anderson Cooper argued Thursday night on his show that President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan was “potentially unconstitutional.”
Trump, who has routinely targeted the Muslim congresswomen and hypocritically accused them of anti-Semitism, urged Israel on Thursday to bar them from entering the country. Reports suggested that Trump has been pressuring Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to take this step, and the Israeli government wasn’t inclined not to. But after Trump tweeted his opinion, Israel made the ban official.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper compares Trump to Rogue from X-Men — because everything he touches dies
On Thursday, during an interview with comedian Stephen Colbert, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper invoked an obscure "X-Men" reference to characterize the destructive tendencies of President Donald Trump — and the way he politically poisons anyone who comes into contact with him.
"The pace of it, I think about the people who work in the White House," said Cooper. "I think President Trump — you know, Dorothy Parker said those born to the storm find the calm very boring. I don't know why he was born to the storm but that chaos—"
"Oh, he creates his own storm," said Colbert. "He takes a big bucket of seawater, throws it in his own face and says, 'I'm a sea captain.' We're going to ride it out, boys. Throw another bucket."