Grandstanding Maxine Waters Interrupts Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Answer 12 Times (VIDEO)
California Democrat Maxine Waters continued her war of words against the Trump administration during what was supposed to be a routine testimony to Congress by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Mad Maxine interrupted one of Mnuchin’s answers concerning President Trump’s finances not once, not twice — but 12 times.
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 27, 2017
Market Watch reports:
At a House Financial Services Committee hearing, the California Democrat and ranking member of the committee reclaimed her time repeatedly and asked for more time in a heated exchange with Mnuchin.
More than once she chastised Mnuchin for trying to dodge a direct response to her question about why he had not yet responded to a letter Democratic committee members sent May 23 requesting Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to provide any records to the Committee that detail President Trump’s financial ties to Russia, as well as those of his family members and associates.
The House Financial Services Committee has oversight responsibility for FinCEN operations, including the collection, analysis, and dissemination financial intelligence in support of law enforcement agencies’ investigative work.
Mnuchin said his office had followed up with Waters’ office recently, but Waters reiterated she had still not yet received any formal response.
Waters also asked Mnuchin if he had recused himself from any inquiries regarding potential inappropriate contributions to the Trump campaign by potential money launderers. Mnuchin was the former finance chairman of the Trump campaign. Mnuchin said he had not recused himself since he was not aware of any such accusations against the campaign and does not believe he has any conflicts of interest in that regard.
Waters also asked if Mnuchin had been told by Trump or anyone in the White House that investigations into Trump’s personal finances would “cross a red line.” Trump told New York Times interviewers that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would cross a “red line” if he investigated his and his families’ financial dealings. Such a line of inquiry would be a “violation” of the mandate for the probe, according to the transcript of Trump’s remarks to the Times.
Maxine Waters is on a roll lately, calling out Tucker Carlson for racism after the Fox News host questioned her ability to afford a multi-million dollar mansion (which is outside of her district) despite her government salary.
Tucker didn’t mention her skin color or sex when he asked Maxine Waters how she has amassed so much wealth on a lawmaker’s salary. Thinking this was her way of deflecting and avoiding answering the question …
Maxine Waters calls Tucker racist for asking how she got so rich on just a lawmaker's salary. pic.twitter.com/UxfsO13J3G
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 25, 2017
She doesn’t seem overly excited about appearing with Tucker to discuss these concerns. Interesting to listen to him talk about the research they’ve done into Waters, and how even one liberal organization has deemed her one of the most corrupt lawmakers.
Also didn’t know she represents one of the poorest areas in California and doesn’t even actually live there.