Ook de reden dat het White House niet wil dat het bekend staat als Trumpcare.quote:
Ook Fox News doet mee:twitter:
A play in 3 actstwitter:
https://twitter.com/maddow/status/841795163664089089quote:BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
quote:Op woensdag 15 maart 2017 00:42 schreef Stabiel het volgende:
JAAAHAA WE GOT HIM
Als dit tot gevolg heeft dat single payer erdoorheen komt weet ik echt niet wtf er aan de hand is. Hell, er waren destijds geen 60 democraten te vinden daarvoor, maar nu met een republikeinse meerderheid zou het wel gaan vliegen?! Het kan hoor, begrijp me niet verkeerd.... ik zou alleen extreem verbaasd zijn.quote:Op woensdag 15 maart 2017 00:33 schreef Nintex het volgende:
Ook de reden dat het White House niet wil dat het bekend staat als Trumpcare.
Overigens pushed conservative talk radio op dit moment single player healthcare ipv Ryan's plan en dan zonder de Freedom Caucus lijkt erop dat Team Trump een power play doet tegen het R establishment.twitter:Ook Fox News doet mee:twitter:twitter:twitter:twitter:
Voorbarig. Media gaat het allemaal om de roering en kijkcijfers. Wellicht is alles al naar de FBI of CIA doorgeschoven.quote:
Wat heeft de FBI of CIA te maken met belasting aangiftes? Daar is de IRS voor.quote:
Je kunt het natuurlijk ook omdraaien overigens. Het feit dat Trump tot op de dag van vandaag niets openbaar wilt maken maakt hem verdacht.quote:
Critici van Trump zijn vooral op zoek naar bewijzen voor zijn banden met Rusland. De tax returns zouden daar bijv. een bewijs van kunnen zijn (bepaalde Russische investeringen of Assets).quote:
Dat is nog steeds geen zaak voor de FBI of de CIA, maar leuk geprobeerd. Er is niets illegaals aan zulke banden of investeringen, het zou hem wel voor leugenaar zetten maar goed, dat is ook niets nieuws.quote:
quote:It's almost as though Republicans are tired of having President Trump's evidence-free allegations laid at their feet. Almost.
Late Monday, a spokesman for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) threatened to subpoena the Trump administration to produce evidence of Trump's claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign. The White House has declined to produce this evidence publicly, offering various excuses, including the Constitution's separation of powers and — most recently on Monday — arguing that Trump wasn't speaking literally when he made the claim.
The Justice Department missed Nunes's deadline to provide evidence Monday, which drew Nunes's subpoena threat.
“If the committee does not receive a response, the committee will ask for this information during the March 20 hearing and may resort to a compulsory process if our questions continue to go unanswered,” Nunes spokesman Jack Langer said.
Then, on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) made his own threat. Last week, Graham — who is clearly skeptical of the wiretapping claim and chairs a subcommittee looking into it — asked the Justice Department and the FBI to provide copies of any warrants or court orders related to the alleged wiretapping. Having not received anything, Graham said Tuesday that he would announce his next steps Wednesday and may push for a special committee.
“They're about to screw up big time if they keep running to the intel committee and not answer that letter,” Graham said, according to CBS's Alan He. He added: “If they don't honor this request and give us an answer, then I would say that we need a joint select committee because regular order is not working.”It's clear as day what's going on here.twitter:
The White House's reactions to Trump's evidence-free claims — be it this one or the one about millions of illegal votes in 2016 — is to call for investigations. That has the triple benefit of putting the onus on someone else to look into it, to buy some time and hope people forget that the president is making such wild allegations, and, in this case, to give themselves an excuse to clam up. The White House initially said it wouldn't comment on Trump's wiretapping claim while it was being investigated and then it said it couldn't provide evidence because of separation of powers — another claim that strained credulity.
But that also puts Republicans such as Nunes and Graham in the position of having to account for these claims — and calling on Trump and his team to put up or shut up. By pushing the administration to produce evidence — or else — they are effectively putting the ball back in the executive branch's court. The subtext: You can't just make these claims and then ask us to deal with the fallout.
Nunes in particular has faced some very tough questions from reporters, and he must feel as though he's being hung out to dry. Graham's angle is slightly different, in that he clearly doesn't think Trump's claim is accurate and wants to prove it. “If there is no warrant, then we’ll have solved this problem: There was no wiretapping,” he said this week.
Whether this will actually give Trump any pause in the future when making such allegations is an open question. But these members want to make sure he and the people around him at least think twice before saddling them and their GOP colleagues with another evidence-free Trump claim.
https://twitter.com/ReutersPolitics/status/841799076781928448quote:BREAKING: Trump to nominate Goldman Sachs managing director James Donovan as deputy Treasury secretary - White House
https://twitter.com/maddow/status/841807273513107456quote:What we've got is from 2005... the President's 1040 form... details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/(...)uired-2005-form.htmlquote:Before being elected President, Mr. Trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the world with a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required. That being said, Mr. Trump paid $38 million dollars even after taking into account large scale depreciation for construction, on an income of more than $150 million dollars, as well as paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes and this illegally published return proves just that. Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns. The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans.