Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

White House: Congress not smart enough to assess Trump taxes

Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin testifies during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns
Deanna Wagner | 15 April, 2019, 05:58

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump wants to explore the twice-rejected proposal of sending migrants only to 'sanctuary cities, ' but it is not his preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system.

Speaking on ABC News' "This Week," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the preferred solution would be for Democratic leaders in Congress to work with the White House to "stop this bad crisis that is taking place at our border".

Sanders also defended Trump when Stephanopoulos pointed out that some had accused the president's tweets of inciting anti-Muslim violence against her.

"People have come to this country, documented or undocumented, they're hard working and family people, they want a better life", said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, according to KYW Radio.

The White House appears to be anxious enough about Donald Trump's new baseline of erratic, lunacy-infused declarations this week to dispatch not one, but both of the administration's most practiced liars to blow smoke up the collective American behind.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted a video suggesting that Omar, a US representative from Minnesota, had been dismissive of the 9/11 attacks that destroyed New York's World Trade Center and struck the Pentagon outside Washington.

Sanders questioned why Democrats weren't following Trump's example and calling out Omar, too.

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Trump's treasury chief, who oversees the IRS, cited "complicated legal issues" and bemoaned "an arbitrary deadline" set by Congress, while saying he would answer in that time frame.

"The President's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger", Pelosi concluded.

"Generally, there are strong presumptions of Congress' investigations, but that doesn't mean it's conclusive if they just say they need information", he continued.

The mayor of the USA city of Oakland on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to stop "fanning hate" over his disputed immigration policy. "The bigger question is why aren't Democrats doing the same thing? Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle's heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future", Durkan wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Friday.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11", she added, "because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties".

Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with comments about Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington. After fierce backlash from across the political spectrum, she apologized, but also suggested she was being criticized for speaking her mind. Jerry Nadler of NY, said on CNN's State of the Union. Because asked about one of the other multiple scandals of the week, Trump's now-embraced plan to ship asylum-seekers directly to "sanctuary" cities in a particularly baffling attempt at spite, she made the exact opposite point,.