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  • Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control List Of People & Organizations Assets Blocked

    03/05/2018 8:07:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    WOW! Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) published a list of all people & organizations whose assets have been blocked or frozen as a result of the Dec 21 Executive Order by POTUS The document is 1,108 pages.
  • Moscow Far More Worried about Trump than Many in the West Think

    02/14/2018 2:17:08 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | February 12, 2018 | Liliya Shevtsova
    Many analysts dismissed “the Kremlin list” the Trump Administration released two weeks ago as a bad joke or worse and thus failed to recognize the extent to which its contents in fact have made Moscow far more afraid of the US president than they were before, according to Liliya Shevtsova. First of all, “by publishing practically the entire list of members of the Russian government and Presidential Administration, the White House shifted from the traditional Western effort of trying to divide the Russian elite into pro-Western and anti-Western factions..." Instead, it properly treated the entire kleptocratic elite as being linked...
  • Steve Mnuchin: Treasury will crack down on carried-interest loophole......

    02/14/2018 9:02:11 AM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/2018 | by Joseph Lawler |
    The Treasury Department and IRS will seek to prevent hedge funds from exploiting the new tax law to cut their taxes through carried interest, Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday in congressional testimony. Mnuchin was responding to the news reported earlier in the morning by Bloomberg that hedge funds are setting up Delaware LLCs in large numbers to try to avoid the law's limitation on carried interest.
  • CIRCA 2017---Obama Treasury Intel Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records

    02/02/2018 7:24:08 AM PST · by Liz · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed News Report ^ | October 6, 2017 | Jason Leopold / Jessica Garrison
    The intelligence division at the Treasury Department has repeatedly and systematically violated domestic surveillance laws by snooping on the private financial records of US citizens and companies, according to government sources. Over the past year, at least a dozen employees in another branch of the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, have warned officials and Congress that US citizensÂ’ and residentsÂ’ banking and financial data has been illegally searched and stored. And the breach, some sources said, extended to other intelligence agencies, such as the National Security Agency, whose officers used the TreasuryÂ’s intelligence division as an illegal back...
  • Trump puts the world's worst crooks and killers on notice

    12/25/2017 3:04:51 PM PST · by SubMareener · 28 replies
    The Washington Post via The Star ^ | Mon., Dec. 25, 2017 | Josh Rogin
    The world's worst crooks and killers should be running scared. The law and the executive order President Donald Trump issued make it much easier for the U.S. government to single out and punish egregious cases of abuse. Included in the list were Artem Chayka, the son of the prosecutor general of Russia; Gao Yan, a senior Chinese security official; and Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw Burmese military atrocities against ethnic Rohingya. "Today, the United States is taking a strong stand against human rights abuse and corruption globally by shutting these bad actors out of the U.S. financial system," Treasury Secretary...
  • Politico: Obama Let Hezbollah Run Cocaine Into The US For Iran Deal — And More

    12/18/2017 9:10:27 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 52 replies ^ | 12-18-17 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the current administration “collude” with Russia? So far no evidence at all has emerged to support that hypothesis, but Politico’s Josh Meyer digs deep into another curious set of circumstances in the Obama White House and its own operations with a foreign power. Perhaps the media will start asking whether the previous administration colluded with Iran to let terrorists and drug dealers go free in order to score one of the worst deals ever in international relations. Before Barack Obama decided to pursue the nuclear deal with Iran, the DEA had a major operation called Project Cassandra. This operation...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Against The CIA – Department Of Justice – The Treasury Department

    09/18/2017 7:18:17 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I am watching a panel discussion led by Judicial Watch Host Christopher J. Farrell, Director of Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch. The expert panelists include: Dr. Sebastian Gorka – Former Deputy Assistant to the President And Author of New York Times best seller Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War. Diana West – Journalist and Author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character. Todd Shepherd – Investigative Reporter Washington Examiner. James Peterson – Senior Attorney Judicial Watch.
  • Harriet Tubman may not be on $20 bill after all

    08/31/2017 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 31, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman's future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy. Mnuchin is avoiding a direct answer when asked whether he supports the decision made by the Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the 19th century African-American abolitionist famous for the Underground Railroad. During last year's campaign, Donald Trump praised Jackson, the nation's seventh president, for his "history of tremendous success" and said the decision to replace him with Tubman was "pure political correctness."
  • CBO: Treasury to run out of cash in next 3 days, leading to default or delay in payments.

    06/30/2017 2:11:36 AM PDT · by gattaca · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Jun e30, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    The amount of money the government spends on programs and the amount it collects in taxes could change from the budget office projections, so the office warns that the Treasury could run out of funds even earlier. Currently, the federal deficit stands at $693 billion, which is an increase of $134 billion than what it projected in January. The federal government has an outstanding debt of $19.8 trillion, which includes $14.3 trillion in public debt and $5.5 trillion held by government accounts. Spending on major government programs such as Social Security and Medicare causes the amount of borrowing to increase....
  • Lauer Asks Mnuchin to Raise His Right Hand and Swear Trump Tax Proposal Is Revenue Neutral

    04/27/2017 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | April 27, 2017
    NBC host Matt Lauer asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to literally raise his right hand on Thursday and promise that President Trump's tax reform plan is revenue and deficit neutral. Mnuchin appeared on "The Today Show" to discuss Trump's ambitious tax proposal, which significantly lowers tax rates for corporations and small businesses, lowers individual rates, decreases the number of income tax brackets from seven to three, and eliminates certain taxes like the death tax and the alternative minimum tax. As Lauer noted with his question, critics charge that the plan favors the wealthy and will explode the deficit. "Without getting...
  • White House correspondent says Corker up to his ears in financial corruption.

    04/20/2017 3:17:25 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 19 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | April 20, 2017 | Rocky Top Politics
    Yeah, for RTP there is nothing like the sweet smell of vindication. The crew here at Rocky Top has been reporting for months about what appeared to be numerous shady deals involving Sen. Bob Corker. You can see those posts here: - Special Report — The Corruption of Bob Corker (Part 1) – Coming up short in the ethics department. - The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 1.5 – The Big Short, Corker Style. - Update: – Private Gains, Public Losses. - The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 2 – Wells Fargo bails out Corker and his Cronies...
  • Shock: GOP Senator Behind Obamacare Looting Scheme

    04/20/2017 3:25:16 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 19 replies
    yournews ^ | Apr 11, 2017 | Jerome Corsi
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker, derisively tagged the “Senator from Wells Fargo” by those fighting to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is actively pushing President Trump to continue the Obama administration policy of sweeping Fannie and Freddie earnings to the Treasury Dept.... The letter asked President Trump to continue taking what is known as the “Net Worth Sweep” that sweeps all Freddie and Fannie earnings into the U.S. Treasury, without paying stockholders any dividends.... Specifically, Guynn had advised Bright and Corker that continuing the Net Worth Sweep “will undermine the confidence of investors in the rule of law (not...
  • The Russian Hack Narrative (ray76)

    01/06/2017 12:04:28 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Jan 6, 2017 | Ray76
    Hillary Clinton generates events to support her narrative. For example, Clinton accused Trump of creating an atmosphere of violence at his rallies. To support the narrative she paid people to instigate trouble at Trump rallies. She has long had the narrative that Trump is connected with Russia. It began with accusations that Trump’s adviser Paul Manafort was tied to Russia, and that Trump too was tied to Russia. That went nowhere. Now months later the narrative has advanced to Russia hacked the DNC. This claim is based on Dmitri Alperovitch and Crowdstrike. Given Clinton’s pattern of generating events to support...
  • Weekly Update: Obama IRS Scandal Update

    03/11/2017 11:34:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents JW Files Lawsuit on Obama’s Illegal Russia Leaks Rutland, Vermont Citizens Oust Mayor Caught in Refugee Dishonesty Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents We have no intention to allow the extra-legal activities of President Obama’s administration to fade into the sunset now that he is out of office. Particularly egregious was his using the might of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups that disagreed with his political views. And heel dragging at the IRS continues. This week Judicial Watch...
  • Mnuchin calls on Congress to raise debt limit as deadline approaches

    03/09/2017 1:45:22 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk | John W. Schoen
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has called on Congress to raise the United States debt limit "at the first opportunity." In a letter to congressional leaders dated Wednesday, Mnuchin said the Treasury will stop issuing certain state and local securities on March 15, when the most recent suspension of the debt limit expires. Mnuchin said the Treasury will likely start aking "extraordinary measures" the next day, when the U.S. will be at its statutory limit, to prevent default. "As I said in my confirmation hearing, honoring the full faith and credit of our outstanding debt is a critical commitment. I encourage...
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: We're committed to 'very significant' tax reform by August recess

    02/25/2017 6:16:36 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he wants to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress' August recess, in what could prove a tough task as lawmakers work through a complex agenda. "We want to get this done by the August recess. We've been working closely with the leadership in the House and the Senate and we're looking at a combined plan," he told CNBC in his first television interview since assuming office. President Donald Trump has repeatedly made pledges for tax reform and regulatory cuts since he took office, creating optimism among business executives and investors. So...
  • US Treasury sanctions 13 individuals, 12 entities related to Iran

    02/03/2017 7:35:33 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/03/17 | Reuters
    The United States on Friday sanctioned 13 individuals and 12 entities under U.S. Iran sanctions authority, days after the White House had put Iran "on notice" over a ballistic missile test and other activities.
  • GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott

    02/01/2017 7:35:22 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a pair of Trump’s nominees with only Republican members present — Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • Republicans vote to suspend committee rules, advance Mnuchin, Price nominations

    02/01/2017 7:16:15 AM PST · by Truth29 · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | MJ Lee, Phil Mattingly and Manu Raju
    Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step Wednesday to move forward with two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats across the aisle. Republican lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee -- the panel that oversees the nomination of Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary and Rep. Tom Price to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services -- gathered for the second day in a row with Democrats on the committee refusing to show up. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, pointing to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the meeting, allowed the Republicans...
  • Democrats win brief delay on treasury nominee

    01/30/2017 3:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 5:50 PM EST | Martin Crutsinger
    Senate Democrats have succeeded in delaying for one day a scheduled committee vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be treasury secretary. The Senate Finance Committee said Monday that the meeting to vote on the nomination, which had been scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, will now take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Democrats said they requested the delay to allow lawmakers to attend a candlelight vigil protesting Trump’s travel ban aimed at seven Muslim-majority countries. Mnuchin clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing on Jan. 19. He was accused of failing to protect thousands of homeowners...