MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Lawmakers released documents Thursday raising more questions about President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser and the investigation picked up steam with confirmation the Pentagon is conducting its own inquiry.
Meantime, the president is focused on making good on campaign promises bringing new attention to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Trump wanted to set the record straight during a meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri and both first ladies.
“Well, I was going to terminate NAFTA as of two or three days from now,” said Trump.
Instead, he has decided to renegotiate the deal he once referred to as a disaster on the campaign trail with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.
“If I am unable to make a fair deal for the United States, meaning our workers, I will terminate NAFTA,” said Trump.
As the president approaches day 100 in the White House, he’s looking to show progress on his pledges as a candidate.
On Wednesday, he rolled out a massive tax cut plan.
The one page outline is short on details, but Republicans are giving it a positive spin. Democrats call it failed trickle down economics.
“We Dems have been making the case all week that he has broken promises to working class Americans,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Congress is plowing ahead with investigations into possible ties between the president’s associates and Russia.
Lawmakers are scrutinizing payments ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn received from Russia’s state supported TV network.
“We have no evidence – not a shred – that he disclosed his payments, his payments, which is what the emoluments clause is all about,” said Rep. Elijah Cumming (D-MD) with the House Oversight Committee.
The House oversight and government reform committee asked the Army to determine whether the former general broke the law. The Pentagon says it is investigating.
Flynn’s attorney insists the Department of Defense was fully aware.
The leading Democrat on the committee is suggesting the White House is covering for Flynn by failing to release documents related to the investigation.
On Thursday, the White House said Flynn’s security clearance was handled by the Obama administration and President Trump made the right call to dismiss him.