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‘I’d take that bet’: Dem lawmakers strike back at Sarah Sanders for calling them too dumb to read Trump’s taxes

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During a Fox News interview Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that elected officials are likely “not smart enough” to understand President Donald Trump’s tax returns if he released them.

It prompted members of Congress to strike back with a bet of their own.

“I’d be happy to take that bet. Try me,” said Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL).

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) echoed the sentiment with his own smackdown.

“Maybe she’s right because I don’t understand why the @GOP tax law increased taxes on middle-class families in my district. Can you help me understand?” he asked, dripping with sarcasm.

“It turns out that when you cap the SALT deduction people’s taxes go up,” Casten told Lieu. “Voters in #IL06 were smart enough to figure that out back in November. I bet they could help @presssec understand her boss’ taxes too.”

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) had her own take on the issue, saying that there are members of Congress who have a plethora of experience. She advised that firebombing members with her sneers aren’t exactly the way to win friends and influence people.

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“Let me remind @PressSec that WE have MA in Political Economy, we are doctors, lawyers, former CIA agents, former Mayors, scientists maybe it’s you who wouldn’t be able to explain? Either way using insulting comments are never a good way to begin this or any conversation,” she tweeted Sunday.

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) agreed, noting that Sanders can hurl insults all she wants but that the president still is required to follow the law, just like every other person in the United States.


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Lewandowski’s testimony will let Democrats build Nixon-like articles of impeachment: Ex-prosecutor

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As President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski combatively testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he admitted that Trump asked him to communicate to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation must be shut down. Aside from that revelation, most of the testimony was unproductive, with Lewandowski lashing out at members of Congress and running interference for the president.

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote on Twitter, these outbursts — and the fact that Trump sanctioned the way that Lewandowski behaved in the hearing — could be the basis for Democrats to write up articles of impeachment against Trump similar to those drafted against Richard Nixon in 1974:

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Putin aims a weaponized barb at Trump over Saudi attack – and hits the mark

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Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag was aimed at US President Donald Trump and it hit the mark with the precision of a guided weapon.

It was a masterful piece of trolling by the czar of trolls – a snide, disparaging jibe with an element of truth twisted into absurdity for maximum effect and laughs. At a joint press conference with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Ankara on Monday, Putin cast his bait into the volatile Persian Gulf region just days after devastating attacks on Saudi oil facilities exposed the limits of the Gulf kingdom’s expensive defense systems.

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Rick Wilson obliterates Dems for letting Lewandowski get away with stonewalling: ‘So bad it makes me cringe’

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson dropped the hammer on House Democrats Tuesday for letting Trump minion Corey Lewandowski make a mockery of their oversight powers.

After witnessing a House Judiciary Committee hearing that quickly devolved into a circus with Lewandowski stonewalling and evading questions, Wilson unloaded on Democrats for failing in their basic responsibilities in governmental oversight.

"This is outrageous contempt," Wilson wrote. "It isn't just that this scumbag Lewandowski is slapping the committee with it. This is a test, and the Democrats are going to fail it. They're so bad at this it makes me cringe."

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