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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:49 PM

Maxine Waters defends planned probe of Trump finances after GOP backlash


Waters defends planned probe of Trump finances after GOP backlash
By Sylvan Lane - 11/09/18 01:04 PM EST


Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) defended plans from House Democrats to investigate President Trump’s personal finances as Republicans warn of steep consequences if they move forward.

Waters is in line to chair the House Financial Services Committee in 2019, giving her oversight of banks and subpoena power to conduct investigations relevant to the panel’s mandate.

She told The Hill in a phone interview Thursday night that a planned probe of the president’s relationship with Deutsche Bank should be considered “ordinary” oversight work for the panel.

“Deutsche Bank is key to understanding the relationship between the president and members of the president’s family and money laundering and all of that,” Waters said. “We hope that we can move forward in a responsible way.”


Waters has pledged to ramp up Democratic efforts to probe Trump and his family's relationship with Deutsche Bank, which has been penalized by the Justice Department for laundering money from Russia.

Financial Services panel Democrats spent the past two years requesting documents from the Treasury Department and Deutsche Bank that could reveal Trump’s potential ties to Russian nationals.

Treasury and Deutsche Bank have refused to comply with the Democratic requests, but could be forced to hand over Trump’s personal financial records if Waters subpoenas for the documents.

Trump and fellow Republicans, have blasted Waters for eyeing the president’s finances.

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https://thehill.com/policy/finance/415959-waters-defends-planned-probe-of-trump-finances-after-gop-backlash

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Reply Maxine Waters defends planned probe of Trump finances after GOP backlash (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 9 OP
ProudLib72 Nov 9 #1
Glimmer of Hope Nov 9 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 9 #7
ProudLib72 Nov 9 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 9 #10
Qutzupalotl Nov 9 #3
Basement Beat Nov 9 #4
sunonmars Nov 9 #5
Johonny Nov 9 #6
gratuitous Nov 9 #8
ananda Nov 9 #11
Autumn Nov 9 #12
JCMach1 Nov 9 #14
Autumn Nov 9 #15
bluecollar2 Nov 9 #13

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:50 PM

1. Auntie Maxine does not need to defend a damned thing!

Let the assholes complain all they want. We are going to get some real committees conducting real investigations.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:52 PM

2. She is the boss.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:16 PM

7. Waters won't be doing a Gowdy

She'll do real investigations, not sham Gowdygazis.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:57 PM

9. I wouldn't mind her grilling someone multiple times for hours on end each time

For instance, she could grill Jr. So long as the questions are pertinent.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:36 PM

10. I'd turn on the tv for that!

That would be a dissection worth a beer and bowl of popcorn.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:57 PM

3. "A hit dog will holler."

Sounds like Waters is right over a sensitive area...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:19 PM

4. It's so good to have a politician

who I know won't let up and remain a fighter for the people.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:20 PM

5. She's reclaiming her time from all the bullshit she's heard for the last 2 years.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:29 PM

6. I talked to her right before the election

and I'm not surprised at all. She's not afraid of Trump or his minions. She won 70+ percent of the vote in her district. Attack away.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:22 PM

8. Elections aren't supposed to have consequences for Republicans, just Democrats

How is it even fair that the majority party in the House can hold hearings, issue subpoenas and investigate stuff that Republicans don't want? It's tyranny! It's partisanship! It makes the Bipartisan Ghost of David Broder cry. See what you've done?!

If the Republicans would kindly tell us where in the Constitution it says that investigating corruption isn't part of Congress' duties, I'm sure Waters will back off. It's not there? Too bad, so sad.

Tick tock, motherfuckers.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:38 PM

11. Thank you!

She will not let it go!!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:42 PM

12. Get ready assholes. Maxine is coming, and she's fully armed with ...

Subpoena power!

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:35 PM

14. and did we mention, she's pissed!

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:35 PM

15. I hope she gives that bastard payback from hell.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:22 PM

13. Representative Waters

Should assure them that if they sign up on a list, she'll be happy to schedule hearings into the collusion between republicans in congress, money laundering and nra and russian collusion...

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