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If Congress subpoenas Trump’s taxes — Mnuchin says he’ll ‘follow the law’

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Multi-millionaire Steve Mnuchin whined in a hearing Thursday that he didn’t benefit from President Donald Trump’s tax cut to the top wage earners.

“I can tell you I did not personally benefit,” the Treasury Secretary said to members of the House Ways and Means committee, Politico reported.

He said that he paid taxes in New York and California and his tax rate went up because he doesn’t have the state and local tax deduction (SALT). The tax allows those in high-tax states to deduct their local taxes on their federal returns. So, states like New York and California often have high property taxes. Those taxes have now been capped by $10,000.

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He admitted he wasn’t sure if his federal tax rate declined after the bill was passed.

The secretary also said that he purchased a Tesla, which would give him a $7,500 tax deduction for the green vehicle.

“I didn’t need the $7,500 tax credit,” he said. Though it’s unclear if that would have changed his tax situation or not.

Mnuchin has come under fire since joining Trump’s cabinet because he uses private government jets to shuttle him around the world. The travel cost American taxpayers over $1 million.

When he was asked about the president’s taxes, he said he wasn’t sure, because he’s unfamiliar with Trump’s tax situation. He said that if he receives a request from Congress for Trump’s taxes he will “follow the law.”

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READ IT: House Judiciary Committee releases report defining Trump impeachable offenses

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On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released a report outlining the impeachable acts committed by President Donald Trump.

"Our President holds the ultimate public trust," said the report, titled "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," in its introduction. "A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself."

The report clarifies the procedures for impeachment, analyzes whether president can be "impeached for abuse of executive powers," and "whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election."

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Trump hammered by ex-intel officials for sucking up to the Saudis after Florida naval base shooting

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President Donald Trump is taking heat from former U.S. intelligence officials for taking a very soft tone with the Saudi government after Friday’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

Not long after the shooter was identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military, the president tweeted out words of sympathy from the Saudi king after a phonecall, writing, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

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Former right-wing presidential candidate scamming Americans with toxic bleach cure for cancer

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Former diplomat and Reagan adviser Alan Keyes is a well-known gadfly who has run multiple times for president and for Senate, most famously against future President Barack Obama in 2004.

But lately, according to The Daily Beast, he has been involved in a different pursuit: the promotion of a dangerous pseudoscience scam known as the "Miracle Mineral Solution," or MMS.

The substance, which is actually just the powerful bleach chlorine dioxide, is supposedly a cure for everything from viral infections to infertility, and there was even a cultlike church known as the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, that promoted it as a gift from God. MMS has particularly taken root in developing countries like Uganda, but it also has a following in the United States, and many autistic children have been forced to drink it. Versions of this scam have even been promoted on Amazon.

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