Bill Moyers’ website, written by John Light and Michael Winship, reports the following:


Republicans suddenly less interested in hearings and investigations –> Michael McAuliffe at The Huffington Post: “House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declined to express an opinion Tuesday about whether President-elect Donald Trump’s talks with world leaders about his business interests violate the Constitution. But McCarthy did have some advice for Democrats, telling reporters they should back off calls for Congress to investigate how Trump and his transition team are separating the president-elect’s business interests from the demands of the nation. Trump has reportedly spoken with a number of foreign leaders about various projects around the world. A part of the Constitution known as the Emoluments Clause bars presidents from getting anything of value from a foreign government unless Congress approves.”


Hmm. Instead of “draining the swamp,” Trump is expanding it. His choice of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services is alarming. Price opposes women’s reproductive rights and is a hardline Tea Party member who has been a vocal critic of Obamacare. What will replace it for the millions who rely on it for healthcare insurance? Stay tuned. Having criticized Hillary for making paid speeches at Goldman Sachs, Trump has named a partner at Goldman Sachs to be Secretary of the Treasure. Welcome to the Beltway Swamp.