President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that there is “no reason” for Congress to investigate his personal finances.
At an event to announce his nominee for World Bank president, Trump was asked about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) insistence that investigations will go forward and that Congress will not be bullied by remarks in the president’s State of the Union Address.
“That wouldn’t be partisan, would it?” Trump asked sarcastically. “Under what basis would he do that [financial investigation]? He has no basis to do that.”
“He’s just a political hack,” the president added. “There would be no reason to do that. No other politician has to go through that.”
Trump said that the investigation “is called presidential harassment.”
“And it really does hurt our country,” he opined.
Trump went on to say that he was “very honored” by the people who praised his State of the Union speech.
“I just want to thank all of those people that said such nice things,” he concluded.
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New York’s legislature gives landlords a lesson in democracy
The knockout punch that the New York State Legislature just landed fighting landlords over spiraling rents ought to be attracting wider attention.
Just as with healthcare access or prescription drug prices, the cost of rent increases that mostly benefit big apartment owners is a challenge to the income-gap society that are at the heart of the national political debate. Every urban center in the country is having housing problems, and rents, like mortgages, are a subject at every kitchen table.
For once, the New York Legislature, whose Democrats overcame internecine divisions this session, has abolished rules that let building owners deregulate apartments, and closed loopholes that have permitted landlords to raise rents. And the changes for better tenant protection were made permanent, eliminating the recurring drama over these issues.
Trump’s EPA wants minimal limits on poison in drinking water
The Trump EPA calculated recommended limits of a dangerous chemical sometimes found in drinking water that can harm babies’ brain development that were more than 9 times higher than those imposed by a few states by fudging a key number in the calculation.
The Trump recommended a limit for perchlorate, which can harm infant brain development, of 56 micrograms per liter, far above the limit of 6 that California imposed and 2 that Massachusetts set, more than a decade ago.
MSNBC’s Mika scorches Trump over sex assault denials: ‘What type of woman would you rape?’
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski revealed the horrific meaning behind President Donald Trump's defense against new rape claims.
Author and columnist E. Jean Carroll has accused the president of raping her more than 20 years ago after a chance meeting at a Manhattan department store, but Trump insists he couldn't have assaulted her because she's not his "type."
"We're talking about sexual assault, talking about actual rape and the president said that she's not his type," the "Morning Joe" co-host said. "So I guess the follow-up question is, since you have a type when it comes to rape, what's your type, Donald Trump, and is it any of the other women who claimed that you raped them?"