While we aren’t normally in the business of telling fortunes, we do predict that President Trump is not going to have a very easygoing week.
Not only is the nation still reeling from a contentious and ongoing government shutdown, (now the longest in history), but new revelations coming out of the “Russiagate” investigation have rocked the White House as well.
One of these bombshells came from the world of international diplomacy, with a plethora of people claiming that Trump has spent an extraordinary amount of effort to keep the content of his private meetings with Vladimir Putin a secret.
This has irked the democrats to no end, and they are now considering a near-nuclear option in order to reveal this hidden information.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.), responding to a Washington Post report about Mr. Trump’s meetings with the Russian leader, said his committee would hold hearings on the claims, in what could be one of the first actions by Democrats to probe the president since they took control of the House in January.Trending:
“Every time Trump meets with Putin, the country is told nothing,” Mr. Engel said in a written statement. “We will be holding hearings on the mysteries swirling around Trump’s bizarre relationship with Putin.”
The President wasn’t having it.
Mr. Trump on Saturday said claims he took extraordinary steps to keep his discussions with Mr. Putin secret were ridiculous.
“I had a conversation like every president does,” Mr. Trump said in an interview on Fox News. “You sit with the president of various countries. I do it with all countries. I’m not keeping anything under wraps, I couldn’t care less.”
The idea of subpoenaing President Trump’s translator has been floated as well, signaling a hardline approach by the democrats.