Rep. Kildee on Trump’s Tax Returns: Need to Know If His Private Interests Influence Public Decision-Making


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Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) appeared on CNN’s New Day Thursday morning and explained the reasoning behind the House  Ways and Means Committee request that the IRS hand over President Donald Trump‘s tax returns. The request, which was first reported by the NY Times on Wednesday afternoon, covers the president’s taxes for the last six years and also the taxes of eight of Trump’s business entities. The request for Trump’s tax returns has quickly become the latest political football for cable news debate. Supporters of the Trump administration see it as “presidential harassment” while others believe it is necessary transparency for a sitting President with global financial interests. Or as Kildee explains in the clip above ” We ought to be able to know, as a society, as a people whether the president’s private interests influence his public decision-making. We cannot know that when he’s unwilling to be transparent with Continue reading "Rep. Kildee on Trump’s Tax Returns: Need to Know If His Private Interests Influence Public Decision-Making"

House Democrat on Trump’s Letter to Pelosi: He’s Acting Like a ‘Man-Baby’


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President Donald Trump is acting like a “man-baby” with his letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, says Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI). “We’re ready to take up any legislation that the president may sign or any legislation with sufficient votes to pass it without the President’s signature,” he told MSNBC’s Katy Tur. “This is the president essentially being a man-baby all over again.” The White House told reporters that the president had canceled Pelosi’s trips abroad in “tit-for-tat” reaction to Pelosi’s decision to postpone the President’s State of the Union address. Kildee called that a “ridiculous” statement. “I will tell you this: [Pelosi] is a woman who’ll take all responsibilities extraordinary,” he said. “He works hard — she works harder than anybody here on the globe. President Trump should take a lesson from her. If he worked that hard, he would not have and we would not have a Continue reading "House Democrat on Trump’s Letter to Pelosi: He’s Acting Like a ‘Man-Baby’"