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Back in 2009, Mitch McConnell demanded full financial disclosure from Obama appointees before they underwent Senate confirmation. Now, in 2016, he says Trump's nominees don't need to complete financial disclosures.The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate plans to rush forward this week with confirmation hearings for many of Donald Trumps nominees for cabinet and other key executive positions. Though many of the picks have not yet completed the customarily required ethics clearances and background checks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shown no willingness to delay.Theyve made pretty clear they intend to slow down and resist and that doesnt provide a lot of incentive or demonstrate good faith to negotiate changes. So I think were going to just be plowing ahead, his deputy, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) told Politico.But back in 2009, McConnell took the exact opposite view. A letter to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), posted on Twitter by Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington co-founder and former Obama administration ethics adviser Norm Eisen on Sunday, shows he demanded that financial disclosures must be complete before any confirmation hearings be scheduled.Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/mitch-mcconnell-confirmation-ethics-hypocrisy-2c75b671d694#.qqv62c1iiMeanwhile, your president-elect (he's NOT my president-elect) continues his petty bitching and moaning about press coverage.President-elect Donald Trump ignored all of the world’s issues and instead focused his wrath on Chuck Todd and Meet The Press for not giving Kellyanne Conway more time during their interview to push lies about Russian hacking.Video of Conway’s Meet The Press interview at link:Trump was outraged that Conway’s propagandistic answers about Russian hacking having no impact on the election did not get more airtime.In less than two weeks, Donald Trump is going to be President Of The United States. To prepare for the highest office in the world, Trump is spending his time attacking Chuck Todd and Meet The Press for not giving his senior adviser/chief propagandist more airtime to pushing the false narrative that there is no evidence that Russia succeeded in influencing the presidential election.Trump is going to spend his presidency badgering and bullying media to make sure that his false, misleading, and inaccurate statements are reported as news. The free press is under assault. The tweets from Trump are not only the insecurities of a petty man. They are also an effort to turn the press into state-run media.There are a million different issues that any president-elect should be concerned about, but Donald J. Trump continues to prove that all that matters to him that media exists to flatter, promote, and inflate the Trump ego. Finally, why are you deleting my comments?? Afraid of the truth? Typical Tea Bagger . . .