As part of a discussion on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, a GOP consultant said the American public has every right to know if Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner are doing self-serving work on the taxpayers’ dime.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Republican Rick Tyler agreed with House Democrats who have asked for multiple documents concerning the first daughter.
Asked about the House committee request, Tyler said it was well within the rights of Democratic lawmakers as part of oversight — including looking at the Trump’s financial picture.
“This is an extraordinary balance between the legislative branch which has oversight and investigatory power,” he explained. “I think these investigations want to do this in a careful way. People have a right to know whether their president is compromised or has interests or owes debt to a foreign power.”
“When you are already in that situation and you hire your son-in-law and your daughter who have no experience in government and [ she and her husband] have no foreign policy experience and give them a portfolio that’s far beyond their qualifications, you begin to wonder whether they’re actually doing the president’s business or the people’s business, or whether they’re doing their own business,” he suggested. “And I think the people have the right to know that.”
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MSNBC anchor blasts Trump’s ‘lunacy’ after ‘a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling’
The New York Stock Exchange closed down over 600 points on Friday as President Donald Trump's trade war with China escalated.
MSNBC anchor John Heilemann said, "we’re hours away for the president taking off to the G7 summit in Bairritz, France, where allies are bracing for the Trump-fueled mayhem that is now 100% certain to ensue, with Trump like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge about to take a trip that he dreads, already sewing global chaos, days-long public meltdown typically moved from words to actions."
"Donald Trump beginning this day with a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling, closing down more than 600 points today and escalating his trade war with China with these norm-shattering, power-abusing words in this tweet," he said, putting the tweet on-screen.
Ex-Houston cop is charged with murder after his fraudulent search warrant got a couple killed
Former Houston police officer Gerald Goines has been indicted on felony murder charges in relation to a drug raid in January that left a couple dead, the Houston Chronicle reported this Friday.
Questions about the raid, which took place January 28, began to swirl when it was revealed that Goines had lied to obtain the search warrant. The raid resulted in a shootout that killed 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle. Goines was also wounded in the shootout as were four other officers.
‘Making things worse’: National Farmer’s Union chief unloads on Trump in blistering statement on trade war
Roger Johnson, the president of the National Farmers Union, delivered a blistering rebuke to President Donald Trump after he responded to new tariffs from China by issuing a purported "order" telling American companies to look for alternative places to manufacture their goods.
In an official statement, Johnson pointed out that farmers so far have felt the brunt of the president's trade war, as China has slapped heavy tariffs on key agricultural products such as soybeans.
He also crushed the president for failing to make any progress on reopening the Chinese market to American goods.