By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would establish new rules for cryptocurrency, and hand the bulk of their oversight to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The bill, introduced by Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis, one of Congress' most vocal cryptocurrency advocates, and Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, marks one of the most ambitious efforts yet by lawmakers to place clear guard rails around rapidly growing and controversial cryptocurrency markets. The measure would stipulate that the CFTC, not the S...
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MSNBC's Heilemann thinks the unthinkable about Trump documents: ‘There's a big nuclear black market out there’
MSNBC's John Heilemann floated the possibility that former President Donald Trump may have shared the most sensitive nuclear secrets with foreign powers for personal gain.
The FBI carried out a search of Mar-A-Lago this week, where they reportedly expected to find top-secret documents on nuclear weapons, and the "Morning Joe" contributor wondered aloud if Trump did the unspeakable with those highly sensitive materials.
"Yes, one giant concern is whether foreign adversaries could find their way to possessing them," Heilemann said. "Another is the possibility -- and, God, perish the thought -- that Donald Trump, and I say that sarcastically, but Donald Trump might have thought, 'You know, when I leave the White House, I'll take everything of value, of potential monetary value, that's not nailed down.'"
"You can't steal the furniture," Heilemann continued. "It's hard if you are a president to walk out the door with furniture. Sometimes you think you can steal documents. Apparently, he thought that. Those documents, if those are what they entail, man, there is a big nuclear black market out there in the world. Those secrets could be worth a ton of money if the president wanted to try to monetize them."
"I think there is not only the possibility that they might somehow fall into the wrong hands because... Donald Trump has no ability to control information around him, but I think there's the other worry," he added. "Donald Trump might try to exploit them in some way. That has to be going on in the heads of some people at the Justice Department, as well."
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‘So much worse!’ Morning Joe rips GOP for defending Trump after burying Clinton over classified info
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough hammered Republicans for spending years excoriating Hillary Clinton's handling of classified materials and then turning around defending Donald Trump over far worse allegations.
The FBI carried out a search of Mar-A-Lago this week, where agents reportedly expected to find nuclear secrets among the classified materials Trump took from the White House, and Scarborough and "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski laid into Republicans for attacking law enforcement to protect the former president from serious allegations.
"The conundrum you just put out there," Brzezinski said, "about it being just as bad when a Democrat has some improper use of classified documents as when a Republican does, on this show, you will see us saying the same thing in each situation. Roll the tape, you know, rewind the tape -- critical of Hillary Clinton, everything to do with the email, very, very critical. Here, you have a situation where Trump's following and his friends on TV won't cover the story the same way. In fact, they will go to fantastical lengths to not ask the right questions, to twist the truth, to push his big lies. It is dangerous."
Scarborough said there was no comparison between what Clinton did and what Trump has been accused of doing, even as the facts remain scant.
"What is so maddening about the Republican response to this is, despite the fact -- and I hope our liberal friends can deal with this -- despite the fact we brought up Hillary Clinton's emails, in this same time, we're bringing up Donald Trump's classified information that he's reportedly taken to Mar-A-Lago, there is no moral equivalency," Scarborough said. "The two are brought up because what Donald Trump has done is so much worse, so much more dangerous."
An Ohio man tried to force his way into FBI headquarters in Cincinnati on Thursday, apparently prompted by Republican attacks on law enforcement officials over the Trump search, and Scarborough called out their violent rhetoric.
"The order of magnitude is overwhelming, and I bring it up to make a bigger point about Republican hypocrisy," Scarborough said. "They were worried about a former secretary of state's emails. They're completely discounting the possibility of nuclear secrets being stolen from the White House and taken down to Mar-A-Lago and hidden from the Department of Justice."
"Where are the Republicans? Where are the Republicans? Where are the Republicans?" he added. "Hold a press conference, condemn these actions, condemn the hate speech, condemn the targeting of law enforcement officers. Condemn the targeting of FBI agents and professionals at the Department of Justice. Is there not one that will do it?"
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Former President Donald Trump was up bright and early on Friday morning and lashing out at a Washington Post report that the FBI felt compelled to rush their search at his Mar-a-Lago resort because they believed he was holding onto top secret nuclear weapons documents.
Late Thursday night the former president gave his approval for the DOJ warrant information to be released, but on Friday morning, as part of his diatribe, Trump hyped up suggestions that the FBI was planting evidence against him.
Calling the nuke documents report a "hoax", the former president wrote, "Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more. Same sleazy people involved."
He then added, "Why wouldn’t the FBI allow the inspection of areas at Mar-a-Lago with our lawyer’s, or others, present. Made them wait outside in the heat, wouldn’t let them get even close - said 'ABSOLUTELY NOT.' Planting information anyone? Reminds me of a Christofer Steele Dossier!"
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