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Like everything else in the Trump administration, the Treasury Department is now in the hands of a dubious character — namely Steven Mnuchin. Or as Stephen Colbert calls him, “the Mnooch.”

At the moment, the Mnooch is preoccupied with covering up the president’s tax returns, which have been requested according to federal law by the House Ways and Means Committee. Called to account for himself by Finance Committee chair Maxine Waters, Mnuchin grew testy.

Their confrontation proved to be comedy gold. Maxine doesn’t play!

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Jason Miller

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

If there's anything that right-wing chat platforms promising uncensored "free speech" like Gab and Parler have proven, it's that such predicates ensure the platforms will quickly be inundated with the worst people in the world—bigots spewing death threats, hatemongers, disinformation artists, conspiracy theorists, vile misogynists, and terrorists of all stripes. The kind of clients that will doom such networks to permanent deplatforming.

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