Steve Mnuchin Confirmation Hearing – Secretary of Treasury – Live Stream…

Steve Mnuchin is nominated for Treasury Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump.  Round #2 of his confirmation hearing is about to begin:

… Oh, and he’s crushing it.  Doing awesome.  The Finance Committee Senators have no concept of a businessman giving up hundreds of millions of his own wealth to work for the average American.   The Committee appears a little *stunned*.


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153 Responses to Steve Mnuchin Confirmation Hearing – Secretary of Treasury – Live Stream…

  1. sundance says:

    Liked by 22 people

    • NHVoter says:

      That made me LOL.

      Liked by 3 people

    • jrapdx says:

      Ah! Wyden is a senator from my state (OR), I’ll have to go back to find that interchange, but I’m not surprised Wyden would get his knickers in a knot over Republicans trying to help the common people. Some things seem never to change.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Martin says:

      Why is Trump’s treasury pick, “controversial”, CNN?

      Liked by 3 people

      • dreadnok89 says:

        Hes one of the dudes that the movie the big short is a lut. He made his money when the banks crashed. Hes just smart

        Liked by 4 people

      • 5emerald29 says:

        Cause it’s a Trump pick!!! They’re all controversial or some other asinine, degrading adjective that they can come with.
        My fb feed has been full on degrading Devos for the last 24hrs. Personally not sure how I feel about her, my understanding is she supports common core….
        I despise common core. However I’m putting my faith in Trump.
        This hearing Mnuchin was on par. He did an Excellent job.


        • dreadnok89 says:

          Ehh she blatantly said she is against it. I watched it from her mouth. What does it matter tho? Its what trump wants anyway. Besides her bro scares me. He owns that meecenary company blackrock or whatever it is.


        • Obama people have described our current moribund economy as the “new normal
          The metric being used is GDP growth below 3.0%
          They are totally terrified that the incoming Trump Administration will prove them as incompetents and liars. Economic growth for one year at 3.5% or higher will do that.

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      • I saw that too. CNN is in desperate need of regime change at the top! Until then they need to be ignored. Zuckerberg was rumored to be in the running to head Fox! I bet they are realizing they avoided a great big bullet! Zuckerberg needs to go!

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    They amazing thing for a majority if not all these appointments is that they didn’t do it for the money. They did it because they realize that our great nation is on the brink of collapse that will never ever allow it to come back from. What the Hell else could you ask for from such a cabinet

    Liked by 14 people

  3. M33 says:

    It helps to be literally the smartest person in the room!

    Liked by 17 people

  4. booger71 says:

    Have they asked him about global warming or gays in the IRS yet?

    Liked by 16 people

  5. msmelchizadek says:

    Who is that guy with the lisp that is questioning him right now? I didn’t watch the first part.


  6. NHVoter says:

    Meanwhile the Dems have no leverage…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Nationalist says:

    Elmer Fudd…you wascally wabbit.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. (No Longer A) Bystander says:

    There is a lovely blonde lady behind him which I assume to be his wife, but behind her I have noticed another blonde lady, vigorously chewing gum. Sorry it’s my pet peeve to see people chewing gum in a dignified arena. Let’s make America courteous and well-mannered again.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Trumpelstiltsken says:

      That’s his fiancee, Louise Linton. She’s quite stunning, but the gum chewing is definitely off-putting.

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      • tonyE says:

        Maybe she’s just pissed off at the buffoons on the dais asking those stupid questions and she wants to yell at them…. chewing gum releases her tension.

        My wife often chews gum on her commute to work on the 405. I suppose it keeps her sanity.

        .. And yeah, you got to admire Trump’s nominees… many of them are walking away from hundreds of millions of dollars at the peak of their financial careers to work in DC… for what? A buck a year?

        How much do you think the CEO of Exxon makes? Huh?

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        • lokiscout says:

          Got something like 180 mil in severance from Exxon. I think I could make it for 8 years on that!
          Just being my usual SA! Very impressed with Rex and see him as a possible successor to Trump. Too early to tell but……Too bad Reagan choose Bush as a VP I have always contended had Jack Kemp followed Reagan we would have a much better country today.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      No longer, who says this committee hearing is a “dignified arena!” Should be, but hasn’t for a long time.

      Liked by 3 people

      • 1hear2learn says:

        These pols think they are showing off, playing to the camera’s in hopes of their sound bytes making it to the news cycles for all to see how awesome they are and fighting hard for their cause… it’s sickening. If more citizens were to actually watch these hearings, I believe these exchanges would have the reverse affect and folks would wake up to the stupid games these nimrods are playing and realize how bad that swamp actually is!

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Oh, absolutely 1hear! I stated one day this week, to me, watching these hearings is the best way, IMO to get to really know , even your own congress-criminals.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Nice thought, but substitute “Facebook” for hearings. No the best thing would be zero public coverage to grandstand for. But then no transparency.

          Hence chewing gum IMO to stay awake thru the idiots.

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        • elize says:

          I admit that in the past I’ve not paid much attention to these hearings. I’ve been watching most of the current ones live online and have been utterly disgusted. I didn’t think much of most politicians before this and now…pure repulsion!

          I’m embarrassed that we elect and pay these people.

          Liked by 3 people

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Yep, agreed. This is my first knowledge of him. R’s have a slight majority, so he’s going to get in. But, I’ll have him researched by next week.


      • (No Longer A) Bystander says:

        You’re right! It’s no longer a dignified arena. But again, it would be very nice to see a return of dignity of the public in public.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Oldschool says:

      Agree. Judge Judy would never allow it!!!!


  9. Reality Wins says:

    Was watching a youtube stream of the press conference which then cut to this hearing. Didn’t realize it was a CNN stream until they cut to the talking heads. One CNN airhead was upset the Mnuchin stated that the unemployment rate was bogus. She said: the 96 million Americans that are out work do not want to work! If these idiots still don’t under why Trump got elected they need to look no further than that statement.

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  10. BigMamaTEA says:

    Almost every Committee, now has a live broadcast from their website.

    Ugh, Bill Nelson, D-FL, looking for dead every day. He was a real azz this morning.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Andrew E. says:

    I’m embarrassed for Sen. Menendez that he thinks he knows more than Mnuchin about the 2008 mortgage crisis.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. robertnotsowise says:

    Mnuchin one of the brightest numbers guys in the business. I have been watching on and off but I think he is killing it.

    His family is very very nice, the ex wife and the kids are all quality people.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Concerned says:

    It was either Varney or Cavuto who pointed out, and I totally agree, that Mnuchin is really great at explaining complex issues. And I’m so happy that Mnuchin did not let the Democrat dummies prevent him from answering questions fully because I wanted to hear the explanations! I want to learn. The Democrats don’t care about the answers but I do!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Reality Wins says:

    Do you think this leftist is regretting his Feb 7, 2013 tweet?

    Liked by 8 people

  15. Beenthere says:

    A now for something a little bit lighter: Is Steve Mnuchin John Oliver’s older successful brother?


  16. Andrew E. says:

    Sherrod Brown is terrible. He needs to go Ohio.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Niagara Frontier says:

    Dems on the committee seem very unhappy with the status quo and the Treasury in general. Do they know they’ve held the Executive Branch and White House for 20 of the last 28 years? If not, somebody should tell them.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. BigMamaTEA says:

    Claire McCaskill, another one who needs to go! She has been a bi-otch throughout.

    Thank you Mr. Mnunchin for just mentioning the fact this is a first time we have had a successful BUSINESSMAN, Non-politico POTUS.

    And as I well know, there were issues with your finances Sen McCaskill!

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Andrew E. says:

    McCaskill still insane. My God, someone carry her off to the nut house.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Niagara Frontier says:

    McCaskill is badgering Mnuchin about Trump’s financial holdings and ethics. The Senate is a millionaires club with a majority of them worth way more than a million.

    There’s nothing wrong with that but I suspect many did not arrive there that way. The adage about “glass houses” and “throwing stones” comes to mind in terms of financial ethics.

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  21. Looking at Louise Linton has alleviated some of the trauma I endured watching Senator Patty Murray at other hearings.

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  22. 5emerald29 says:

    Uh oh bringing up being a servant to the public…… if only these people actually believed it and followed through. America would be better off and PE Trump wouldn’t have to come save the day! The next 4yrs is going to be good.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. missmarple2 says:

    I came here to see what was going on since I had been gone.

    I see that antisemitism has reared its ugly head. I will not be back until it quits.

    This reflects poorly on this site since Mr. Trump has a Jewish son-in-law, Jewish daughter (convert), and Jewish grandchildren.

    I am Catholic, and talk of this type in my faith is a sin.

    Good day.


  24. missmarple2 says:


    Please remove the antisemitic posts. Thank you.


  25. jrapdx says:

    Wyden is grandstanding again. He’s been muttering for so long now I’ve lost track of his point. Wyden ends up insulting Mnuchin who didn’t a chance to respond. And what’s Mnuchin supposed to say after that kind of attack. Unfair!

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  26. 5emerald29 says:

    Little off topic… but somebody there is having severe computer problems, I’ve heard that’s windows system restart about 100 times.


  27. Bull Durham says:

    Orrin Hatch summed up strongly.

    Mnuchin +Wilbur Ross+ Trump will MAGA. Great trio to make the changes and get the great engine of growth roaring like a hungry lion. Jobs, jobs, jobs.

    They already have years of synergy with one another. This is going to be terrific if we can get Ryan the f*ck out of the way.

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  28. I am sorry to see this level of discourse from a Treeper. First you make appalling comments about Jewish people as though they were carbon copies of each other not unique individuals and suggest that our Nation should not reflect Jews but instead your ancestors.
    Jewish people have made many contributions since our Nations inception. The tend to support education, hard work & philanthropy. Many of our museums and many scholarships and hospitals would not exist without the contributions & efforts of Jewish people. Your comments typify the worst sort of stereotyping and bigotry. It is also very impressive that you have made a study of the marital progressions of the “Kosher” and find the pattern described is only demonstrated by Jews and by all Jews, or is it only all Jews in business, or all millionaire Jews.
    You may have resided in institutions of higher learning and even taught there but you have learned nothing about humanity or humility.

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    • jrapdx says:

      That’s why I prefer Trump’s view, that we’re all Americans and we’re all in this together. What counts is talent and willingness to contribute the time, energy and resources to make a difference for the country. Sure every “demographic” has its share of people good, bad and otherwise, but when people are willing to donate their gifts for the benefit of all, we won’t turn them away on the basis of “ethnicity” or race or sex or other incidental characteristics.

      There’s a kind of diversity of exclusion, rejecting volunteers because they don’t match our predetermined idea of “diversity”. In contrast the diversity of inclusion means accepting volunteers based on their abilities and willingness to work together to reach goals.

      So you are absolutely right. No group or individual has a monopoly on any kind of talent, and the only way to succeed is being open to the participation of all who have something to offer.

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  29. Mike diamond says:

    Senator pat Roberts is right on!! The demo-rats have been serving bad cool-aid for 8 long years,and CNN=the communist news net work has loved every minute of it now its time to move on to real-tea ,reality!

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  30. kim says:

    My husband passed away this week. We have always been watching this kind of news. Because there are so many comments on these articles I cannot pick out what happened. Can someone tell me who has been confirmed? I feel a little lost on current events.


    • ectrimm says:

      Not sure that anyone has yet. It looks good for most if not all.


    • petszmom says:

      my sympathies to you, kim, on the passing of your husband. sending a hug your way.

      Liked by 3 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      kim, first of all, my condolences.

      No one confirmed today. Maybe next week? This Senate Finance Committee will have to have a vote, to get this nomination out of committee; then it will go to a full vote on the Senate floor.


    • jrapdx says:

      The only thing I’ve heard is that Gen. Mattis has been approved by the committee and is the only nominee ready to be confirmed by the full Senate. The rest still have to be voted on in committee.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bull Durham says:

      Mattis, Kelly, Pompeo, Chao for certain will be and Sessions tomorrow.
      No one is really in trouble of all the nominees who have been grilled.
      Carson, Ross, Mnuchin should go through smoothly.
      Probably Perry will be a snap, slamdunk.
      Devos has paperwork issues that slows her vote.
      Perdue won’t have any problem.
      Tillerson will get the votes.
      The Dems can’t stop anyone.
      Issues may arise with Labor nominee Puzder.

      They are just delaying to make Trump look less than legitimate, less than normal.

      But his cabinet is extraordinarily strong.

      The delay also delays the deputies and assistants to be named, and many of them are women, Latinos, Blacks, Asians, and the Dems want to rant about the cabinet is all white men worth Billions.

      So, everything is politics. Not to worry. Enjoy the pageantry. Enjoy the history.
      Everything else is noise.

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    DelAware, zip the name/class crap. Not allowed here.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Janetoo says:

    Yes, Delaware needs to be banned. I have never understood anti Semitism.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Howie says:

    Blow off the stupid committee and just vote. Nothing in the constitution says anything about these committee’s that I can find.

    Liked by 3 people

  34. maga2016 says:

    Mnuchin has some nervous ticks, its hard watching him


  35. dreadnok89 says:

    This guy is beyond smart. Just watching this guys face i like him. He looks like a super computer. . Like hes processing information faster than anyone in that room. Im gonna have to read more about him. He seems interesting.

    Liked by 3 people

  36. 2x4x8 says:

    Make Community Banks Great Again

    Liked by 3 people

  37. Carolina Kat says:

    Mnunchin was an unknown to me and I wasn’t sure about him. After watching him, and Wilbur Ross, I have every confidence that our economy will go into zoom mode as soon as those two get to work. He’s an awesome choice.

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  38. My take is that Mnunchin is an extremely bright guy who has intimate knowledge of banking, finance, and economics. The U.S. economy is in the ditch. Mnunchin is capable of doing a very heavy lift. DEMs are terrified of him fixing anything.


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