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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Chief Justice John Roberts is far from the impartial savior Democrats are hoping he’ll be: PBS host
During an MSNBC panel discussion Sunday evening, Alexander Heffner, PBS host of "The Open Mind," cautioned against putting faith in Chief Justice John Roberts.
In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, Heffner outlined why Roberts' impartiality isn't exactly what Democrats think it is.
"But I'm tired of hearing about Chief Justice Roberts impartiality, this idea that he's some kind of paragon of constitutional order," Heffner said. "The proof is in the pudding. The reality is this Supreme Court had an opportunity to review the cases about whether the public should have access to Trump's business and personal tax returns, whether the public should have the testimony of [John] Bolton and company."
Ken Starr is an awful choice for Trump’s legal team because he’ll look like a hypocrite: Former federal prosecutor
President Donald Trump has a severe hypocrisy problem, and it has extended to his legal team. In a CNN explainer answering legal questions from viewers, former state and federal prosecutor Eli Honig explained that the choice of Ken Starr for Trump's legal team was a terrible idea.
Trump has chosen lawyers that are like a Fox News legal discussion panel. Pat Cipollone, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Wray, Pam Bondi and Jay Sekulow are all key people Trump has called on to defend him. But one person stands out, Honig explained. Ken Starr.
"He may emerge as a symbol of hypocrisy," Honig said. "He was the independent counsel who pursued Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Ken Starr turned over Heaven and Earth in his investigation of Bill Clinton. He talked to everyone who ever had known Monica Lewinsky, ex-boyfriends, teachers, window washers. And here he's going to say you shouldn't be hearing from primary witnesses?"
‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him
President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.
The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.
Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.