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Trump blasts Democrats for probes, says White House is ‘fighting all the subpoenas’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday excoriated Democrats for probing his finances and his administration and declared, “We’re fighting all the subpoenas.”

“The subpoenas are ridiculous. I have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far,” Trump said, referring to recent moves by House Democrats. Trump spoke to reporters the South Lawn of the White House before departing for an event on the opioid crisis.

The Democratic chairmen of powerful congressional oversight committees have ramped up their investigations into Trump’s businesses and his administration in the wake of the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. They’ve issued subpoenas for the president’s finances, information about White House security clearances and the 2020 census and for the full, unredacted Mueller report.

“I say it’s enough,” Trump said Wednesday. “Get back to infrastructure, get to back to cutting taxes, get back to lowering prescription drug prices.”

Trump also continued to claim vindication after Mueller found there was no collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, and did not come to a decision on obstruction of justice. Attorney General William Barr decided that Trump did not obstruct the probe.

Trump slammed the investigation as one conducted by “18 angry Democrats,” but still called it the “most thorough investigation in the history of our country.”

He also said he assumed that Mueller got his taxes in the course of his investigation, suggesting there was no need for Democrats to obtain those documents. Lawyers for Trump and the Trump Organization are suing Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to block a subpoena for years of financial records from several Trump entities.

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GOP Rep. Steve King compares his rebuke to Jesus’ suffering

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Rep. Steve King said he has “a better insight” into what Jesus Christ “went through for us” after the Iowa Republican was rebuked by the House and stripped of committee assignments by his own party for racist comments.

King made the comparison to the Christian savior at a town hall in Cherokee, Iowa, on Tuesday.

“For all that I’ve been through, it seems even strange for me to say it, but I’m at a certain peace,” King said. “And it’s because of a lot of prayers for me.”

“And when I had to step down the floor of the House of Representatives and look at up those 400-and-some accusers, you know, we’ve just passed through Easter and Christ’s Passion, and I have a better insight into what he went through for us.”

He added, “I’m grateful that we are the people that we are, that we have not only a strong Christian ethic here and a higher percentage of people that are true believers — we have all of that going for us — but also in our culture, and we don’t think about it very often, about how much our Christian faith echoes through who we are as a people.”

Easter Sunday is a time when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and honor his sacrifice. The Passion is the brief period after Jesus entered Jerusalem in the final days of his ministry that includes the last supper, his arrest, torture and crucifixion.

King has been admonished by his party for his past comments about race. In January, GOP members voted unanimously to strip King of all of his committee assignments amid the furor over his comments about white nationalism in an interview with The New York Times. The House also voted on a resolution disapproving of white nationalism and white supremacy in response to King’s remarks.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King told the newspaper. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters at the time that King’s language was “reckless, wrong, and has no place in our society.”

King later backtracked in a statement at the time, saying, “I reject white nationalism. I reject white supremacy. It’s not part of any of my ideology. I reject anyone who carries that ideology.”`

He also faced a backlash this past March after he told constituents at a town hall that victims of Hurricane Katrina pleaded for help from the government in contrast to residents of his home state of Iowa who “take care of each other.”

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Scottish independence referendum BOMBSHELL: Sturgeon announces plans for vote BEFORE 2021

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NICOLA STURGEON has outlined her intentions to call a second Scottish independence referendum before the next Holyrood elections in 2021.

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