Archive: 1/4/17: Wednesday
Problematic Practices At Steven Mnuchin's OneWest?
The GOP’s website introduces Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, as a financial expert with experience backing films such as heroic films “X-Men.” Nowhere does it mention that he’s also the former CEO of OneWest, a bank that critics allege acted more like a movie villain by locking out one homeowner during a blizzard and foreclosing on a 90-year-old woman who sent a check that was short by 27 cents.
House Republicans Decide To Strip Ethics Change In Emergency Meeting
House Republicans agreed Tuesday to withdraw the rules change that would have stripped the chamber’s outside ethics watchdog of its independence and power after heavy public backlash and tweets of disapproval from President-elect Donald Trump.