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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Trump officials demanded the Army ‘dig for misconduct’ to justify firing Lt. Col. Vindman
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A New Yorker report revealed that top aides to President Donald Trump were told that they needed to find dirt on Vindman that could justify the firing of the decorated war hero.
"Vindman expected to go to the National War College this fall—a low-profile assignment—then take another foreign posting," the New Yorker reported. "But, in a final act of revenge, the White House recently made clear that Trump opposed Vindman’s promotion. Senior Administration officials told [Defense Secretary Mark] Esper and Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman’s promotion. They couldn’t find anything, multiple sources told me. Others in the military chain of command began to warn Vindman that he would never be deployable overseas again—despite his language skills and regional expertise."
Russian bounties: Pentagon vows ‘action’ if intel confirmed
Top Pentagon officials pledged Thursday to "take action" if the US military could corroborate intelligence suggesting Moscow paid militants linked to the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.
General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke before a congressional committee as the Trump administration comes under pressure to explain media reports claiming the president was briefed on the intelligence -- but did nothing in response.
Milley said the information was "not corroborated."
"We'll get to the bottom of it. We are going to find out if, in fact, it's true. And if it is true, we will take action," he continued, without specifying what kind of action might be taken.
George Conway reveals how Mary Trump’s book and the Supreme Court prove the ‘walls are closing in’ on the president
Republican lawyer and "Lincoln Project" co-founder, George Conway, wrote in a Washington Post column Thursday that there are a lot of commonalities in Mary Trump's forthcoming tell-all book and the Supreme Court decision passed down in President Donald Trump's case with New York prosecutor Cy Vance.
Mary Trump, who is a clinical psychologist, delivers "professional judgments about the president's indisputable narcissism and, perhaps, sociopathy dovetail with those that other experts have reached before," wrote Conway. "Yet it's not the possible diagnoses that give Mary Trump's book its punch. It's the factual detail — detail that only a family member could provide."