Trump foresees no Democratic 'blue wave' coming

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Blinded by extreme partisanship, hungry for power and obsessed with tax cuts and environmental and financial deregulation, the Republicans have permitted Trump to recklessly exercise executive power - such as instituting tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum under the bogus guise of protecting USA national security - contrary to their own party's policies and the interests of the citizens they represent.

Leaders are clear about what's not on the agenda: impeachment of Trump - at least until the outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections and possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.

But Congress is now out of session as lawmakers campaign for the November 6 election. Few congressional aides and leaders will speak openly about the Democrats' investigative agenda.

"Had they done what the Bush guys did by making it advance-able and giving everybody a 'Trump check, ' then maybe people would have had something a little more tangible", they explained. Don't boo, he told them - just vote. He is now the panel's top Democrat.

That signals a break, at least temporarily, in recent midterm pattern of Democratic candidates suffering from sub-par turnout among sympathetic constituencies, especially Latinos and younger voters. To reclaim control of the House of Representatives, the Democrats need to hold all of their seats plus win 23 more, which is definitely possible. But they offer a roadmap of Democrats' intentions.

"This is not for business", he added. "It's very easy to envision a scenario where they both get close to flipping their respective chambers and come up just short", said Adrian Hemond, a Democratic political strategist.

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Cummings would also examine the use of private email at the White House by Trump's son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner, aides said. So is MI, where Republicans hold all high state offices (where Donald Trump won in 2016).

The oversight panel later sent a bipartisan letter to the White House seeking information on Kushner's emails but got no response.

"The new platform is radical socialism and open borders that lead to crime", he said, referring to the Democrats' policies, that would be implied if they are to take the Senate majority.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told The New York Times on Sunday that he was working with Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, to draft a tax plan "shortly". If they have a good night, they will lose 17 or 18 seats, he said.

"The governor, who is now trying to win Senate, doesn't even believe in climate change", Biden said.

"It's something I've never seen before", said Bill McInturff, the veteran Republican pollster who conducts the NBC/WSJ survey with Democratic counterpart Peter Hart.

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