This little blurb in Tiger Beat’s morning email thingie caught my eye:
“HOT HEARING … THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE will hold a hearing today entitled: “Legislative Proposals and Tax Law Related to Presidential and Vice-Presidential Tax Returns.” It begins at 2 p.m. in 1100 Longworth.?
…and of course that is the so-called red line that Comrade Trump, money laundress to the Czars, warned the Congress to never cross.
“Trump’s Treasury Department is readying plans to drag the expected Democratic request for Trump’s past tax filings, which he has closely guarded, into a quagmire of arcane legal arguments.
“At the same time, officials intend to publicly cast the request as a nakedly partisan exercise. The two-pronged scheme was developed by a handful of top political appointees and lawyers inside the department — with the ultimate goal of keeping the president’s past returns private, according to four people familiar with the administration’s approach.”
As regular reader know we’ve been saying for a long time that when this day arrives, Living Typo Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will take his sweet time in responding to a demand for The Donald’s tax returns.
Now, here’s where the fun comes in: Mnunchin will also be responsible for the spin to explain the delay, and Kellyanne ‘BS Barbie’ Conway he’s not! Remember when he and his craven Bond villain wife commandeered a gubmint plane to go see the total eclipse of the sun AT FORT KNOX? Or that time when he requested another gubmint plane to fly them to their honeymoon, his explanation being that he needed the secret communications capabilities in case of an economic emergency while enroute? Good time, good times!
Mnunchin has still not been able to explain clearly how getting $25M Ameros for his share in RatPac-Dune Entertainment from some Russians and immediately removing sanctions from some other Russians was just a coinkydink.
We predict some hilarity will ensue.
Describing him as a Bond villain gives him too much credit for competence. Dr. Evil is a more appropriate sobriquet.
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Bond villains cannot have been that competent, they never got Bond, did they? Screen presence and good stage direction, no that they had and Mr. I Represent the Goldipop Guild does not.
Also, too, Bond villains have cool henchmen. Think Oddjob, think Jaws, think Baron Samedi. Have you had a look at Trump’s clusterfuck of Neothandrial drool dribbling minions?
Neanderthal! What’s a Neothandrial?
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When you own yourself with a new word!
I’d posit that a Neothandrial is a Neanderthal brought into the modern world, dressed up in a suit and tie and set up to run for office as a Republican.
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