Skip to comments.Huffington Post: 2 Trump Nominees Who Misled Congress Are On The Verge Of Being Confirmed
Posted on 02/03/2017 2:41:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
WASHINGTON ― The possibility of someone lying to Congress used to be frowned upon by Republicans. How can anyone forget the chairmen of two committees referring perjury charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the FBI over her clashing email explanations?
But that was before Donald Trump won the presidency, and before the alt-fact era.
Now two of Trumps nominees who arguably lied to Congress are not facing perjury referrals but are on the verge of being confirmed to lead the nations departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services.
To recap: Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin told senators in his confirmation hearing that his bank, OneWest, did not use robo-signing, let alone use it to foreclose on massive numbers of mortgages. That was not true. The bank robo-signed hundreds and hundreds of foreclosures, including wrongful cases that were eventually reversed in court, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The banks robo-signing was widely reported and the subject of court actions and depositions. Even years after signing a consent decree with federal regulators, there appear to have been continued problems, according to a memo leaked from the California attorney generals office.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who invested in companies that stood to benefit from his legislation, told senators on two committees considering his HHS nomination that he did not get any sweetheart deals when he invested between $50,000 and $100,000 in the Australian firm Innate Immunotherapeutics. Asked if he got a lower rate than what was available to the public, he told Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) the rates were available to every single individual that was an investor at the time. He told Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), It was the same price that everybody paid for the private placement offering. Both statements are not true,
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What no BARF alert
>>The possibility of someone lying to Congress used to be frowned upon by Republicans.
But Democrats taught us “what difference does it make?” The Democrats’ worst nightmare is that we’ll become as willing to follow our ideology as they are with theirs.
What does “arguably” lied mean?
How’s DeVos looking?
RE: What no BARF alert
I wrote the name Huffington Post in the title. That should give you adequate warning.
It means that HuffPo is lying.
They write “arguably lied” to give themselves wiggle room.
Delusion runs deep
“If you like your doctor, you’ll be able to keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”
Obama misled the American public, and was rewarded by being put into the White House 8 years.
The HuffPost definition of lying is that they disagree with what someone thinks or says — to them that is a lie.. Also, the HuffPost is in no position to accuse anyone of lying since lying is their modus operandi.
Just call it BARFINGTON POST.
James Clapper and John Brennan?
“The NSA never spied on American citizens”.
Obama forced banks to give millions in govt-imposed penalties to La Raza and ACORN.....for voter registration initiatives and other voter fraud schemes.
Obama and Congressional Democrats----with a huge assist from then-AG Eric Holder----have given NeighborWorks America (formerly ACORN) and La Raza a huge funding source of tax dollars to achieve Obama's dream of a permanent Democrat majority.
Obama/Holder/Dems are forcing taxpayers via DOJ litigation WRT bank settlements----into paying off these nefarious organizations.
DOJ went after CitiCorp and ordered them to pay $50 million to La Raza and NeighborWorks America as part of the settlement.
Another clause in the agreement makes it possible for La Raza and NeighborWorks America to rake in even larger amounts of money.
Of the remaining money the banks needed to pay in settlements, the banks were able to contribute additional money to La Raza and NeighborWorks America. For every dollar they contribute, it reduces their debt to the government by 2 dollars. Thats some mighty powerful incentive to give generously.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling have questioned why this money was sent to the ACORN clone and the blood-thirsty LaRaza----rather than to the alleged victims of the banks crime.
The administration of course declined to answer. Here's part of the Congressmen's letter to Holder: It seems that the alleged victims are not the primary beneficiaries of these multi-billion dollar settlements. Instead, the terms in the Justice Departments two latest settlements look less like consumer relief and more like a scheme to funnel money to politically favored special interest groups. This makes donations to activist groups far more attractive to banks than providing direct relief to injured consumers. As a result, the settlements appear to serve as a vehicle for funding activist groups rather than as a means of securing relief for consumers actually harmed.
And about 500 people who misled their voters are IN Congress.
What difference does it make?
Now, I have a new tagline when I reply to a post about news that never happened, so it doesn't qualify as fake news.
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