June 2017

REP. LIEU LETTER TO HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS CHAIRMAN ON TRUMP POLICY IN AFGHANISTAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce requesting a hearing on the Trump Administration’s strategy in Afghanistan.  Mr. Lieu’s letter comes on the heels of recent Trump Administration decisions to expand the U.S. military role in Afghanistan.

In the letter Mr. Lieu writes:

The Hill: Dem rep. compares Trump to Nixon: 'We're watching history repeat itself'

California Rep. Ted Lieu (D) drew comparisons between President Trump and former President Richard Nixon on Saturday, saying that history is repeating itself as Trump takes actions reminiscent of Watergate.

"This week is the 45th anniversary of Watergate and we're watching history repeat itself," Lieu told CNN anchor Ana Cabrera on Saturday. "Nixon ignored his advisers and went into full attack mode, attacking his own Department of Justice and saying the press is the enemy of the people. We see Trump doing something similar."

The Hill: Dem lawmaker: Trump 'waiving executive privilege' by tweeting

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Friday that President Trump is “waiving executive privilege” by tweeting about the investigation into ties between the Trump administration and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Lieu said Trump’s Friday morning tweets confirming that he was under investigation removed the president’s ability to assert executive privilege. 

“The more [Trump] tweets, the less executive privilege the White House will be able to assert, if any by now,” Lieu tweeted Friday.

Common Dreams: Trump Admits He's Under Investigation, Attacks Deputy AG Rosenstein

In a message that journalists and political observers say looks like a shocking attack by a sitting president on his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump appeared to take aim at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a Friday morning tweet. Trump also acknowledged, for the first time publicly, that he is under federal investigation.

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