DC Daily: House, Senate to vote on tax plan; Trump heads to Disney World -- sort of
Jermaine Ong, Scripps
7:56 AM, Dec 19, 2017
What's happening in the political world:
House, Senate prepare to vote on tax overhaul
-- House lawmakers are getting ready to vote Tuesday on the most sweeping tax overhaul in a generation, with the Senate expected to vote on the plan soon after.
If the bill passes through both, it could be on President Trump's desk by the end of this week.
Stocks and the economy have a long way to go after the Tax Cut Bill is totally understood and appreciated in scope and size. Immediate expensing will have a big impact. Biggest Tax Cuts and Reform EVER passed. Enjoy, and create many beautiful JOBS!
A story in the @washingtonpost that I was close to “rescinding” the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS. I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The unnamed sources don’t exist!
Mueller team denies accusations over Trump team emails
-- A spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller has denied accusations by Trump transition lawyers that Mueller's team got unauthorized access to thousands of transition emails.
"When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner's consent or appropriate criminal process," the spokesman, Peter Carr, said early Sunday.
Lawyers representing the transition wrote to members of Congress accusing Mueller's team of obtaining unauthorized access to tens of thousands of transition emails in the course of its Russia investigation, including what they claim to be documents protected by attorney-client privilege.
The transition maintains the emails, which were on a government domain, were its property and should not have been handed over without its approval. The emails in question involve 13 transition officials, including four senior ones, according to the letter.