Tag Archives: Steve Mnuchin

ISRAEL: Ivanka, Jared, And Steve Mnuchin Arrive For Opening Of New US Embassy In Jerusalem [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have arrived in Israel ahead of the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. The couple – both senior White House advisers – will attend the ceremony. Mr Trump himself will not be there. His decision to move operations from Tel Aviv angered ...

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REVEALED: Mnuchin Spent $1M On Military Flights

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spent nearly $1 million on seven military aircraft trips between the spring and fall of 2017, according to documents gathered by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). CREW sued for records following a highly publicized trip Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton took to Fort Knox, Ky., in August. The trip, ...

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Mnuchin: Trump’s Rally Vulgarities Are “Funny” [VIDEO]

At last night’s rally in Pennsylvania, Glorious Leader ranted about “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, “very low IQ” Maxine Waters, and “sleepy son of a bitch” Chuck Todd, among many other typical Trump attacks.  At one point, Trump even hushed boos of Kim Jong-Un while encouraging the crowd to boo the reporters in the back of the room. Today Treasury Secretary Steve ...

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EXPOSED: Trump Administration Lifted New Warning List Of Russian Oligarchs From Forbes’ Richest Ranking

Buzzfeed News reports: The striking similarity between a newly-released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs and a 2017 list of wealthy Russians published in Forbes Magazine is no coincidence. On Tuesday, a Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the unclassified annex of the report was derived from Forbes’ ranking of the “200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017.” The ...

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Mnuchin Walks Back Comments That Cratered Dollar

CNBC reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he spends little time thinking about dollar weakness over the short term, walking back his comments that sent the U.S. currency reeling amid fears of a trade war. Speaking during a CNBC-moderated panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mnuchin said dollar weakness in the short term was “not a concern ...

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Ho-Ho-Ho: Gift-Wrapped Horseshit Mailed To Mnuchin

KTLA reports: Someone sent a package wrapped in holiday gift paper and filled with horse manure that was addressed to United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and placed on a street in Bel-Air, the Los Angeles Police Department said Saturday evening. The package was reported to police after it was discovered in the 900 block of Bel-Air Road, LAPD officials ...

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Mnuchin: I Look Like A Bond Villain? Cool! [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said he takes it as a compliment that some people suggested that he and his wife looked like villains from a James Bond movie when they posed with newly printed currency. “I never thought I’d be quoted as looking like villains from the James Bond. I guess I should take that ...

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AWKWARD: Republican Leaders Grimace Silently As Reporters Shout Questions About Roy Moore [VIDEO]

CNN reports: When Senate leaders planned an event Thursday afternoon with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House economic guru Gary Cohn to tout the rollout of their tax plan, the words “Roy Moore underage girl” were not likely on their minds. But by the time the event happened, the allegations — first reported by The Washington Post — that ...

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Treasury Department: Steve Mnuchin’s $800K In Military Flights Were Totally Shady But Not Illegal

The Los Angeles Times reports: Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin took military aircraft on at least seven occasions without adequate justification, his department’s inspector general said in a report. The inspector general said that Mnuchin’s use of the planes was not illegal but that he had failed to meet rules that require that military flights be used only if the ...

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Mnuchin: When Trump Gets Attacked, He Attacks Back

Via Mediaite: On Meet The Press this morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended President Trump over questions about his combative Puerto Rico tweets. Chuck Todd opened by asking why the President seemed “so angry in his tweets” yesterday. Trump in particular blasted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, and Todd asked Mnuchin why Trump wasn’t showing more “empathy” for her ...

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Mnuchin: Players Are Disrespecting The Flag [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday defended President Trump’s attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, saying members of the league “can do free speech on their own time.” “I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the ...

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Steve Mnuchin Backs Away From Plan To Replace Andrew Jackson With Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

CNBC reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin put Harriet Tubman’s role on the $20 bill in question. Mnuchin told CNBC on Thursday: “Ultimately we will be looking at this issue. It’s not something I’m focused on at the moment.” Instead, he said he’s concentrating on making sure any tweaks to U.S. currency bills thwart counterfeiters. “The No. 1 issue why we ...

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Steve Mnuchin’s Wife Apologizes For “Insensitive” Mocking Of Woman For Not Also Being Very Wealthy

Reuters reports: The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Tuesday apologized for sniping at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her “deplorable” for a post highlighting her expensive clothing as she exited a government plane. The flap erupted after Mnuchin’s wife, Scottish-born actress Louise Linton, posted a photo of herself emerging from the aircraft wearing ...

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Wife Of Steve Mnuchin Goes Full Marie Antoinette

The New York Daily News reports: The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin went on a tirade after an Instagram commenter criticized her for posting a picture of herself disembarking a government plane. Louise Linton, a Scottish actress who was famously ridiculed for writing a “white savior” memoir about her time in Zambia, posted a photograph of her and her ...

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Steve Mnuchin: There Will Be No Tax Hike For Rich

Reuters reports: The Trump administration is not considering a plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to pay for tax breaks for the middle class, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Sunday. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Mnuchin said the administration plans to release its tax plan in early September and is aiming for a vote ...

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Mnuchin Flip-Flops On Breaking Up Big Banks, Elizabeth Warren Rants “This Is Straight Out Of Orwell” [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said breaking up the biggest banks would be a “huge mistake,” easing concerns that the Trump administration plans a major revamp of Wall Street. “We do not support a separation of banks and investment banks,” Mnuchin said Thursday at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, just weeks after President Donald Trump said his administration was ...

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Mnuchin Announces “Massive” Tax Cuts, Says Trump Has “No Intentions” Of Releasing His Returns [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed the administration will propose a corporate tax rate reduction to 15 percent and said lawmakers broadly agree on the need for a tax overhaul, citing a “very successful meeting” on Tuesday evening in Washington. The administration wants to implement the biggest tax cuts and reform in U.S. history as part of a drive ...

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Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin Warns Staffers He Won’t Tolerate Leaks, Warning Immediately Leaks

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that in a departure from past practice, access to a classified computer system at the White House has been tightened ...

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SWAMP THING: Senate Confirms Steve Mnuchin

McClatchy reports: The Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary in a vote Monday evening, adding the former Goldman Sachs executive to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The 53-47 vote, which fell largely along party lines, makes Mnuchin the 10th of Trump’s Cabinet nominees to be confirmed in three weeks. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) was the only Democrat to support ...

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Treasury Department Exempts Russian Espionage Agency From Sanctions Imposed Over Election Hacking

Politico reports: The Trump administration on Thursday relaxed the sanctions that the Obama administration placed on a Russian spy agency in retaliation for its alleged cyberattacks. The “general license” issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control appears to authorize U.S. companies to continue requesting licenses from Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, to sell American technology products ...

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