RUSSIA/TREASURY/TRUMP CAMPAIGN: “A Treasury Department statement Thursday [April 15, 2021] offered a potentially significant clue, asserting that Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian and Ukrainian political consultant, had shared sensitive campaign and polling information with Russian intelligence services. Kilimnik has long been alleged by U.S. officials to have ties to Russian intelligence. But the statement in a […]

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BIDEN PEOPLE/CIVIL RIGHTS/CLIMATE CHANGE/ECONOMY/INFRASTRUCTURE/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/TREASURY: “There has never been anyone more qualified to be Treasury Secretary than Janet Yellen. Period. I trust her knowledge and look forward to working with her to build our economy back better. RT @JanetYellen Our mission is to restore economic prosperity and financial stability. We’ll do that by pursuing an […]

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2020 ELECTION/CHINA/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/TREASURY: “Gordon Chang: China Seems ‘to Be Favoring Joe Biden’ in Presidential Election https://breitbart.com/clips/2020/09/06/gordon-chang-china-seems-to-be-favoring-joe-biden-in-presidential-election/via @BreitbartNews. Of course they want Biden. I have taken $Billions from China and given it to our Farmers and U.S. Treasury. China would own the U.S. if Biden & Hunter got in!” ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 7, 2020 3:53 […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY: “I have directed @stevenmnuchin1 to get ready to send direct payments ($3,400 for family of four) to all Americans. DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 14, 2020 6:23 am […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HUD/NATIVE AMERICANS/TREASURY: “In addition to nearly $8 billion that Treasury provided tribal communities, @HUDgov is releasing an additional $25 million in #CARESAct funding today to respond to the CoronaVirus with improved housing, indoor air quality, and food pantry support.” ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 17, 2020 10:34 am […]

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CHILDREN/EDUCATION/TREASURY: “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status… … and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 10, […]

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ENERGY/OIL/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We will never let the great U.S. Oil & Gas Industry down. I have instructed the Secretary of Energy and Secretary of the Treasury to formulate a plan which will make funds available so that these very important companies and jobs will be secured long into the future!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April […]

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CORONAVIRUS/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER: “To provide additional authority to the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to respond to the [coronavirus] national emergency… The Secretary shall consider taking appropriate action under section 1318(a) of title 19, United States Code, to temporarily extend deadlines, for importers suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID-19, for the estimated payments described […]

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BUSINESS/LABOR/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Labor to issue regulations that will provide flexibility so that in no way will Small Businesses be hurt. I encourage all Republicans and Democrats to come together and VOTE YES! I will always put….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 7:42 pm […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/IMMIGRATION/ISIS/NATIONAL SECURITY/SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/SYRIA/TERRORISM/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/TURKEY: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the situation in and in relation to Syria, and in particular the recent actions by the Government of Turkey to conduct a military offensive into northeast Syria, undermines the campaign to defeat the Islamic State […]

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DHS/MIDDLE EAST/SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TERRORISM/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/UN: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that it is necessary to consolidate and enhance sanctions to combat acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism by foreign terrorists, acts that are recognized and condemned in the above-referenced United Nations Security Council resolutions. Accordingly, I […]

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COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge on Thursday [8-29-19] denied an attempt by House Democrats to fast-track its attempt to force the Treasury Department and IRS to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The ruling from Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington, DC, does not stop the lawsuit by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means […]

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CONGRESS/FOREIGN AID/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to freeze more than $4 billion in foreign aid in a move that would have been another end run around Congress’ power of the purse. The president’s decision Thursday [8-22-19] to forgo a ‘rescission’ comes after another internal tug of war between his budget […]

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AUSTRALIA/CHINA/ECONOMY/TRADE WAR/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Australian and New Zealand shares fell sharply on Thursday [8-15-19] as investors sold off equities globally in search of safety after a drop in a U.S. bond yield curve highlighted the risk of recession. The yield on the U.S. Treasury 10-year note briefly fell below the two-year yield, a pattern that […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/FEDERAL RESERVE/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-8-19] called on the Federal Reserve to take steps to weaken the U.S. dollar — a move that would make American exports more competitive in world markets while increasing prices on imported goods…Trump’s comment break with a long tradition of presidents expressing public support for a […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China on Tuesday [8-6-19] strongly rejected the Trump administration’s determination that it’s manipulating its currency for an unfair trade advantage and accused the United States of protectionist behavior that is hurting the global economy…The Central Bank also accused the United States of ‘wayward unilateralism and protectionist behavior that seriously undermines international […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DHS/HUMAN RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/VENEZUELA: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 (Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela), as amended, […]

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SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency described and declared in Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, as amended by and relied on for additional steps in subsequent Executive Orders, hereby order: Section […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “American and Chinese negotiators finished talks on Wednesday [7-31-19] with little progress toward ending a trade war that has shaken the world’s economic confidence and rattled markets. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Robert E. Lighthizer, the Trump administration’s top trade negotiator, were seen leaving trade talks in Shanghai on Wednesday, the […]

Read More… from 7/31/2019


CHINA/TECHNOLOGY/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wednesday [7-24-19] appeared to defuse a threat from President Donald Trump to have multiple agencies probe Google for potential treason over the company’s work in China…He and Trump met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai this week, Mnuchin said, and came away assured the company does ‘very minimal’ work […]

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BUDGET/GOP/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [7-19-19] extolled the debt ceiling as ‘a sacred element of our country’ that should never be wielded as a bargaining chip in budget talks — despite urging Republican lawmakers to do just that 6½ years ago…The president’s remarks come as White House officials, led by Treasury Secretary […]

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BUSINESS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TECHNOLOGY/TREASURY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday [7-15-19] that he had ‘very serious concerns’ about cryptocurrencies, including the one being developed by Facebook, the latest indication that Washington is preparing to exert its power over digital currencies. In a briefing at the White House, Mr. Mnuchin said cryptocurrencies posed a national security […]

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TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “After a wonderful dinner at the @USTreasury last night with the Amir of Qatar, @TamimBinHamad, it was my great honor to welcome him to the @WhiteHouse this afternoon! https://t.co/SB9DGA7dgo” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 9, 2019 2:44 pm […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/IRS/LAWSUIT/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The House sued the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday [7-2-19], demanding access to President Trump’s tax returns and escalating a fight with an administration that has repeatedly dismissed as illegitimate its attempt to obtain the financial records. The lawsuit moves the dispute into the federal courts after […]

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IMMIGRATION/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TERRORISM/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995, in light of the actions of the Government of Iran and Iranian-backed proxies, particularly those taken to […]

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DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Justice Department on Friday [6-14-19] backed a decision by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to defy a request from Congress for President Trump’s tax returns on the basis that it lacked ‘legitimate legislative purpose.’ The department issued a 33-page memo, dated Thursday [6-13-19], that came as House Democrats were preparing a […]

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DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/NANCY PELOSI/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “It was another wild day in Washington as President Trump stormed out of a three-minute Oval Office meeting with Democratic congressional leaders, Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of a ‘cover-up’ and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held firm on his refusal to release Mr. Trump’s tax returns to Congress. But Democrats […]

Read More… from 5/22/2019


BUDGET/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have agreed to begin negotiations on a two-year deal to lift stiff budget caps, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. The ‘Big 4’ congressional leaders will meet with top […]

Read More… from 5/17/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/COMMERCE/DEFENSE/DHS/DNI/ECONOMY/FCC/INFRASTRUCTURE/NATIONAL SECURITY/SECRETARY OF STATE/TECHNOLOGY/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology and services, which store and communicate vast amounts of sensitive information, facilitate the digital economy, and support critical infrastructure and vital emergency services, […]

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IMMIGRATION/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/NUKES/SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TERRORISM/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that: It remains the policy of the United States to deny Iran all paths to both a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and to counter the totality of Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East. It […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/IRS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee said Tuesday [5-7-19] he does not want to throw Attorney General William Barr in jail but is ‘ready to do so,’…Doggett is one of the more liberal members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Democratic leadership of that committee […]

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2016 ELECTION/DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Since the 2016 presidential campaign, journalists at The New York Times and elsewhere have been trying to piece together Donald J. Trump’s complex and concealed finances. Now The Times has obtained 10 years of previously unrevealed figures from the president’s federal income tax returns. The tax numbers, for the years 1985 through […]

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IRS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left little doubt Tuesday [4-23-19] that the administration will reject a congressional request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns by a self-imposed May 6 target for a ‘final decision,’ setting the stage for a legal battle that will test the limits of congressional oversight. In a […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin again delayed a decision on whether to turn over President Trump’s tax returns to Congress, telling House lawmakers late Tuesday [4-23-19] that the Treasury and Justice Departments needed until May 6 to assess the legality of the ‘unprecedented’ request. In a letter to Representative Richard E. […]

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REGULATIONS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Wednesday [4-15-19] proposed new regulations aimed at making it easier for investors to take advantage of tax breaks for investing in ‘Opportunity Zones’ in low-income areas. The proposed regulations issued by the Treasury Department seek to clear up questions that were keeping some investors from using the tax […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/LEGAL/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday [4-12-19] he intends to subpoena President Donald Trump’s accountant for his financial records. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told committee members in a letter that Mazars USA wouldn’t turn over records for Trump, his company and related entities without a subpoena. Cummings […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tax returns (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department intends to ‘follow the law’ and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers. Mnuchin told a House panel that he […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday [4-9-19] that his department intends to ‘follow the law’ and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers. Mnuchin told a House panel that he has not had any communications with the president or his top […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump administration missed a Wednesday [4-10-19] deadline set by Democrats to hand over the president’s tax returns, as the two sides edge closer to an epic legal battle that could rise all the way to the Supreme Court. In a letter released Wednesday evening, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he needs […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/LEGAL/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Treasury Department said on Wednesday [4-10-19] evening that it would not immediately comply with a congressional request to hand over President Trump’s tax returns, setting up a protracted legal battle between two branches of government. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in a letter to Representative Richard E. Neal, […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Democrats are hoping that President Trump’s federal tax returns will serve as a Rosetta stone to unlock the secrets of his murky finances. Mr. Trump, on the other hand, has spent the past three years refusing to divulge the returns and even dismissing them as boring. Now, the fight over whether members of […]

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COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The likelihood of a court fight over President Donald Trump’s tax returns grew on Wednesday [4-10-19] when the U.S. Treasury Department said it would not meet a deadline set by Democratic legislators to provide them and Trump himself stuck to his refusal to publicly release the documents. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/STEVEN MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday [4-9-19] that Treasury Department lawyers had held discussions with the White House about an expected request from House Democrats for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Mnuchin, at a House Appropriations subcommittee budget hearing, said the ‘informational’ conversations had taken place before House […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Tuesday [4-9-19] that White House lawyers had been in touch with his department about a congressional request for President Trump’s tax returns but said he had not personally spoken to Mr. Trump or those lawyers about how the matter was being handled. Mr. Mnuchin’s disclosure […]

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LEGAL/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump’s personal lawyer on Friday [4-5-19] asserted Mr. Trump’s right as a citizen to keep his tax returns private and told the Treasury Department not to hand the returns over to House Democrats, foreshadowing what has the potential to be a far-reaching legal fight that could reach the Supreme Court. The lawyer, […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “A lawyer for President Donald Trump is urging the Treasury Department to reject House Democrats’ demands for Trump’s tax returns. In a letter released Friday [4-5-19], William Consovoy said the administration should deny the request because lawmakers do not have a legislative reason for seeking the returns. Democrats merely want the president’s confidential […]

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TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House formally weighed in on the housing finance reform debate on Wednesday [3-27-19] with President Donald Trump directing Treasury to come up with a plan to end the government’s decade-long control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two companies at the heart of the nation’s mortgage-finance industry. Trump issued […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, signaled on Thursday [3-14-19] that he would likely block a congressional request to obtain President Trump’s tax returns on privacy grounds, setting up a potential legal battle if Democrats follow through with plans to request those documents. During an occasionally testy hearing before the House […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon…Trump said he plans to meet with President Xi Jinping to work out the final details of a deal ‘fairly soon,’ and those conversations are likely […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The new House Democratic majority is widely expected to test one of Donald Trump’s ultimate red lines by demanding the president’s personal tax returns — and the Trump administration has been gearing up for months to fight back hard. Trump’s Treasury Department is readying plans to drag the expected Democratic request for Trump’s […]

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TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WORLD BANK: “The World Bank may be poised for a shake-up with President Donald Trump planning to nominate David Malpass, who has been a critic of the bank, to lead the institution focused on global poverty. Malpass’ selection was confirmed by a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the […]

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FEDERAL RESERVE/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sat down with President Donald Trump on Monday [2-4-19]. That marked their first meeting since the president nominated Powell to the post and follows months of strong criticism from Trump about his nominee and the Fed. The central bank said in a statement it was […]

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ECONOMY/FEDERAL RESERVE/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump met Monday [2-4-19] evening with the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome H. Powell, whom the president has repeatedly criticized as jeopardizing economic growth by raising interest rates. It was the first meeting between the two men since Mr. Powell became the Fed’s chairman last year. The Fed said in […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts is carefully deliberating the best way to request President Donald Trump’s tax returns amid building pressure from activists on the left. Requesting presidential tax returns has become a key mobilizing issue for the Democratic base, but it carries with it both political and legal […]

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GOVERNMENT/HOUSE OF REPS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has declined to appear before the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday [1-24-19] to testify on 36,000 Internal Revenue Service employees being called back to work without pay, a committee aide told CNN on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, had called […]

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TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Shrugging off the limitations of the partial government shutdown, the Trump administration finalized rules on Friday [1-18-19] governing who can claim a new 20 percent tax deduction for business owners. Officials said the rules would allow millions of businesses to file their 2018 taxes with certainty over whether they qualify for […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday [1-17-19] to block the Trump administration from lifting sanctions on a Russian oligarch with deep ties to Vladimir Putin. The effort, a joint resolution of disapproval, would overturn the Treasury Department’s December decision to ease sanctions on companies tied to Oleg Deripaska, […]

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DEMS/RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senate Republicans on Wednesday [1-16-19] narrowly staved off an effort by Democrats to deal the Trump administration’s Russia sanctions policy an embarrassing rebuke. Eleven Republicans joined Democrats in a vote to enforce sanctions against the corporate empire of an influential ally of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, but the effort fell […]

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DEMS/GOP/SANCTIONS/SENATE/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Eleven Senate Republicans joined Democrats on Tuesday [1-15-19] to on a measure intended to stop the Treasury Department from easing sanctions on an oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The 57-42 vote, following a GOP lunch briefing by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, put a squeeze on Republicans torn between support for […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/IRS/SPENDING/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House passed a financial services spending bill on Wednesday [1-9-19], the first of four appropriations bills the House will vote on this week in an attempt to reopen shuttered parts of government, despite the fact that the measures are not expected to go anywhere in the Senate and face […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States Treasury has taken in MANY billions of dollars from the Tariffs we are charging China and other countries that have not treated us fairly. In the meantime we are doing well in various Trade Negotiations currently going on. At some point this had to be done!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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CONGRESS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats are carefully laying the groundwork to obtain President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns in the new Congress, hoping to build public support for their effort as they prepare to confront a defiant President. Incoming House Ways and Means Committee Chairmen Richard Neal, the only Democrat who has […]

Read More… from 12/18/2018


DEMS/IRS/SENATE/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate passed legislation Wednesday [12-12-18] to reverse a Trump administration policy limiting donor disclosure requirements for political nonprofits in a rare rebuke to the White House. In a 50-49 vote, the Senate approved a resolution from Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that would block the recent Treasury Department […]

Read More… from 12/12/2018


SENATE/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Senate confirmed Justin Muzinich on Tuesday [12-11-18] to be deputy secretary of the Treasury Department, broadening the portfolio of one of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s top aides and adding another moderate voice to the upper ranks of President Trump’s economic team. Mr. Muzinich, 41, was approved by a vote […]

Read More… from 12/11/2018


CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trade talks between the United States and China are moving forward even though Beijing is fuming over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. China’s top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, spoke on the phone Tuesday [12-11-18] with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, […]

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AMAZON/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/USPS: “President Donald Trump’s task force scrutinizing U.S. Postal Service operations is proposing an overhaul of the financially distressed agency, including changes to how it prices packages shipped by retailers like Amazon, a frequent target of the president’s attacks. In a report released on Tuesday [12-4-18], the Treasury-led task force says the Postal […]

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AMAZON/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/USPS: “President Trump spent much of last spring accusing Amazon of pulling a ‘scam’ on the American taxpayer and ripping off the United States Postal Service. On Tuesday [12-4-18], his administration delivered its own verdict: Not so much. The task force created by Mr. Trump to investigate the Postal Service’s finances did conclude […]

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CHINA/STEVE MNUCHIN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump warned China on Tuesday [12-4-18] that if President Xi Jinping failed to make good on the trade promises reached during their weekend meeting, the United States would impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports. Referring to himself as a ‘Tariff Man,’ Mr. Trump issued a series of tweets that […]

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ECONOMY/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is the latest member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet to be the focus of the President’s ire, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday [11-23-18], citing people familiar with the matter. Trump is blaming Mnuchin for the recently volatile markets and the Federal Reserve’s decisions to raise interest rates, […]

Read More… from 11/23/2018


MEDIA/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am extremely happy and proud of the job being done by @USTreasury Secretary @StevenMnuchin1. The FAKE NEWS likes to write stories to the contrary, quoting phony sources or jealous people, but they aren’t true. They never like to ask me for a quote b/c it would kill their story.” -Donald […]

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MEDIA/SANCTIONS/SAUDI ARABIA/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [11-15-18] imposed sanctions targeting 17 Saudi Arabian officials — but not the powerful crown prince — over the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after the Saudi critic went missing. The Treasury Department designated the officials for sanctions over what it […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Democrats are preparing to use an obscure law to try to obtain a copy of President Trump’s tax returns if they win control of the House or Senate — a scenario that could force one of the president’s most trusted aides to reveal his most closely guarded secret. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury […]

Read More… from 11/1/2018


DODD-FRANK/ECONOMY/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ten years after the financial crisis, President Donald Trump’s administration is reining in an agency that was set up to avoid a repetition of the historic crash by spotting new risks on the horizon. The Office of Financial Research, which was given the power to pull together granular data from across the […]

Read More… from 10/24/2018


HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A new administration proposal could bump coverage in the individual market. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LOOSENS RULES FOR HRAs — The administration wants to allow employers to utilize health reimbursement arrangements to help their workers purchase coverage on or off the Obamacare markets, touting it as a way to help small and mid-sized companies […]

Read More… from 10/23/2018


DEFICIT/ELECTION/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections. Trump mentioned the proposed tax cut in the same week the U.S. government ended the 2018 fiscal year with a […]

Read More… from 10/20/2018


MEDIA/MIKE POMPEO/SAUDI ARABIA/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday [10-18-18] it ‘certainly looks’ as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened ‘very severe’ consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global […]

Read More… from 10/18/2018


CONGRESS/DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Democrats, eyeing control of a powerful House tax-writing committee next year, are studying a century-old provision in the federal tax code that could give them access to President Trump’s long-sought tax returns and eventually the ability to make them public. The powers laid out in an obscure 1920s addition to the […]

Read More… from 10/16/2018


DEFICIT/GOP/SPENDING/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year in office has produced the nation’s largest budget shortfall in six years, according to Treasury Department data released Monday [10-16-18]. The U.S. deficit widened in fiscal 2018 to $779 billion, which is $113 billion more than the previous year, according to the Treasury’s widely anticipated […]

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FEDERAL RESERVE/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday [10-12-18] that President Donald Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and the president’s recent comments were simply a reflection of the fact that he favors low interest rates…Mnuchin, who praised Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, said the president understands that the Fed is […]

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CHINA/FEDERAL RESERVE/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRADE WAR/TREASURY/ TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin isn’t buying the argument that the Federal Reserve triggered Wednesday’s [10-10-18] steep fall in US stocks…After US stocks suffered their worst sell-off in eight months on Wednesday, President Donald Trump blasted the Fed as ‘crazy’ for continuing to raise interest rates this year…Under Chairman […]

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TREASURY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The U.S. House banking committee’s staff director, Shannon McGahn, is to leave the job, the top Republican lawmaker on the panel said on Tuesday [10-2-18], just over a month after her husband left the White House as counsel to President Donald Trump. McGahn has served on the Financial Services Committee since 2010, occupying […]

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SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergencies declared in Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, as expanded in scope and relied upon for additional steps taken in subsequent Executive Orders, and Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015, […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DHS/DNI/ELECTION/FOREIGN POLICY/IMMIGRATION/NATIONAL SECURITY/SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/VOTING: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and […]

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LEGAL/PAUL MANAFORT/ROBERT MUELLER/TREASURY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors rested their case against Paul Manafort on Monday [8-13-18] afternoon after calling more than two dozen witnesses in their tax- and bank-fraud case against the former Trump campaign chairman. The final round of testimony from Treasury Department senior special agent Paula Liss lasted only five questions. […]

Read More… from 8/13/2018


TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A new 20 percent tax break included in last year’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul could wind up benefiting President Trump’s real estate empire given how the Treasury Department plans to implement the provision, several tax experts said. On Wednesday [8-8-18], the Treasury Department issued a sprawling regulation outlining the types of companies […]

Read More… from 8/8/2018


TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration moved on Wednesday [8-8-18] to shrink a government agency tasked with identifying looming financial risks, notifying around 40 staff members they would be laid off, according to a person familiar with the changes. The employees at the Office of Financial Research (OFR) were formally told on Wednesday they will […]

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BUSINESS/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday [8-8-18] proposed tax regulations for a new 20 percent income tax deduction for owners of businesses organized as pass-through entities, including rules to prevent the measure from becoming a tax loophole for wealthy Americans..The regulations are intended to provide everything pass-through owners need to comply with […]

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BUSINESS/TARIFFS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Tariffs have had a tremendous positive impact on our Steel Industry. Plants are opening all over the U.S., Steelworkers are working again, and big dollars are flowing into our Treasury. Other countries use Tariffs against, but when we use them, foolish people scream!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 4, 2018 2:53 pm […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is considering bypassing Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly to the wealthy, a legally tenuous maneuver that would cut capital gains taxation and fulfill a long-held ambition of many investors and conservatives. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in an interview on the sidelines of […]

Read More… from 7/30/2018


DEMS/IRS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, a Democrat who has crusaded against the loosening of campaign finance rules, is suing the Trump administration to block it from eliminating a mandate that politically active nonprofit groups disclose the identities of their major donors to the government. The Treasury Department announced last week that the […]

Read More… from 7/24/2018


DEMS/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Sticking to a pledge that Americans will be able to file tax returns on a postcard under President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul, the U.S. Treasury Department released a new Form 1040 for individuals on Friday [6-29-18], but met swift Democratic criticism about its potential complexity. The Treasury and Internal Revenue Service […]

Read More… from 6/29/2018