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Day 806


(Matt Kiser) #1

Updated 4/5/2019 2:59 PM PDT

1/ Trump asked Mitch McConnell to prioritize confirming the chief counsel of the IRS earlier this year. White House aides reportedly insisted that the confirmation of Michael Desmond was more important than the 2017 tax cuts and the nomination of William Barr as attorney general. Trump told McConnell on February 5th that he was worried Desmond would withdraw his nomination if the Senate didn't act soon. Desmond was confirmed two weeks later. (New York Times)


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#2

They do have a legitimate purpose and it’s legistative. This is a norm that should be law.


#3

See Tea Pot Dome scandal…and this law was enacted for Congress to check financial records.

This what I am hearing as well.


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