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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.

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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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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.

"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."

Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.

"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.

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