Trump slams socialism, Green New Deal at CPAC

Trump slams socialism, Green New Deal at CPAC

Trump slams socialism, Green New Deal at CPAC

During his appearance on the ABC show "This Week", New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler told host George Stephanopoulos that he meant to issue document requests to more than 60 people as the House Judiciary Committee (which Nadler chairs) begins to investigate Trump's numerous scandals, according to Politico.

He said the requests would be sent to officials at the White House and Justice Department, along with Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, the president's global business empire. U.S. lawmakers will demand documents from Donald Trump's eldest son and a lifelong business associate as part of a wide-ranging investigation into claims of obstruction of justice and other abuses by the president, a leading Democrat said March 3, 2019.

Mr. Nadler said he gave an alert about his document requests to both special counsel Robert Mueller and the USA attorney in the Southern District of NY, both of whom are conducting separate criminal investigations into Trump figures' behavior during and after the 2016 campaign.

Now that President Donald Trump is heading into a new period of intensified scrutiny from congressional Democrats, even as the special counsel's investigation approaches its climax, Trump's political health - and, possibly, his survival as well - depend more than ever on the massive propaganda apparatus that is busily toiling away on his behalf.

The White House is also smarting from explosive testimony on Capitol Hill by Trump's former lawyer and fixer on Wednesday that branded him a cheat and a racist. Some legal scholars have also argued that the president can not obstruct of justice by exercising his constitutional authority to fire a subordinate. "And it's a very, very delicate balance", Trump said. "This is how I got elected, by being off script ... and if we don't go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks".

Trump made it clear whom he blamed by mocking the southern accent of his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the investigation. "Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee".

Trump de-lists India as preferential trade partner
US' trade preference programme, GSP, aims to promote economic development in beneficiary countries by removing duties on products. Mukherjee said the GSP benefits for India amounted to only $190 million a year.

Sixty-four percent of US voters say they believe Donald Trump did something illegal before he was elected president, while 24 percent believe he did not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The Democratic efforts increased this past week after Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, appeared before two House committees and a Senate committee.

In dramatic congressional testimony Wednesday broadcast across the world on cable and USA network channels, Cohen turned on his former boss, using the big stage to describe Trump as a "mobster", "con man", "cheat" and a "racist". He has also pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and making illegal campaign contributions in the form of a payment to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006. During his testimony last week, Cohen said he did not have direct knowledge of any collusion the Trump campaign with Russian "but I have my suspicions".

"The whole thing's ridiculous", Ernstmeyer said.

"This phony thing", Trump said of the Russian Federation probe, "looks like it's dying, so they don't have anything with Russian Federation there, no collusion".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the special counsel investigation back in May 2017. Trump's businesses have benefited from Russian investment over the years, and Schiff has said he wants to know whether "this is the leverage that the Russians have" over Trump.

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