- Nov 14, 2005
MNUCHIN TELLS DEMOCRATS TO JUST TRUST TRUMP ON RUSSIA - Vanity FairDuring a 90-minute classified briefing with lawmakers on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly offered no credible answers when asked to defend his decision to lift sanctions on companies with links to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who just so happens to be Putins buddy and Paul Manaforts former paymaster. . . . .When pressed on critical questions, the secretary was unresponsive, . . .
Probably the best moment of the briefing, though, came when Mnuchinwho has stonewalled Democratic inquiries into potentially suspicious financial dealings of the president, his family, and his campaign associatestold the assembled group that when it comes to the reasoning behind lifting sanctions on Deripaskas companies, lawmakers should simply trust the administration.