Appears the President now doesn't want to abide by the stimulus bill he signed;

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    archives Well-Known Member

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    "Trump Suggests He Can Gag Inspector General for Stimulus Bailout Program"

    "When President Trump signed the $2 trillion economic stabilization package on Friday to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, he undercut a crucial safeguard that Democrats insisted upon as a condition of agreeing to include a $500 billion corporate bailout fund."

    "In a signing statement released hours after Mr. Trump signed the bill in a televised ceremony in the Oval Office, the president suggested he had the power to decide what information a newly created inspector general intended to monitor the fund could share with Congress."

    "Under the law, the inspector general, when auditing loans and investments made through the fund, has the power to demand information from the Treasury Department and other executive branch agencies. The law requires reporting to Congress “without delay” if any agency balks and its refusal is unreasonable “in the judgment of the special inspector general.”

    "The signing statement also challenged several other provisions in the bill, including one requiring consultation with Congress about who should be the staff leaders of a newly formed executive branch committee charged with conducting oversight of the government’s response to the pandemic."


    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/u...ronavirus.html

    "Trump objects to oversight provisions of coronavirus law"
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...aw/2931740001/

    "Trump says he won’t comply with key transparency measures in the coronavirus stimulus bill"
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...al-wont-comply

    Can you smell the Billy Barr Executive Privilege defense arising? If for no other reason to tie everything up in the Courts for the next umpteen years while the funds are doled out, probably got the briefs already written

    One of the major points that held up the needed stimulus package was this very oversight the Democrats wanted to prevent Trump from using the funds for his own personal slush fund, and now, with the bill just two hours old, Trump goes back on his commitment.

    Now why would anyone think Trump wants to have control over the half trillion dollars to be dispersed without any transparency or accountability?
     
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    61falcon Well-Known Member

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    The GOP WANTED to keep the names of those who received BUSINESS bailouts secret, that's why Dem's. insisted on those provisions.
     
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    Egoboy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Yeah, I had this in the CoronaVirus forum yesterday, although you have more links than I did...

    Might be some comments in here for you to read that the wingers are fully onboard with Captain Concealment here...

    http://www.politicalforum.com/index...ng-stage-for-new-front-with-democrats.570296/
     
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    Market Junkie Banned

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    Chuck and the boys need to hold the filthy, corrupt republicans accountable.

    You literally can't trust a republican politician or official to hold a couple quarters for you before passing thru a metal detector...
     
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    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    stop me when this sounds familiar.

    so this is the lefts latest fake outrage?

    no one cares. it wont change one vote and youre free not to vote for trump in november. problem solved.

    as you were :salute:
     
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    archives Well-Known Member

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    "fake?" Not "fake," reality

    Well we know you don't care, as does Trump, he wasn't lying when he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose votes, he knows how to play supporters as yourself like a deck of worn out cards
     

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