Trumps picks need strong vetting, Democrats say

Reema Khrais Dec 27, 2016
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Key cabinet nominees, top row, from left: Rex Tillerson, secretary of state; Tom Price, health secretary; and Rick Perry, energy secretary. Second row: Betsy DeVos, education secretary; Wilbur Ross, commerce secretary; and Steven Mnuchin, treasury secretary. STAFF/AFP/Getty Images

Trumps picks need strong vetting, Democrats say

Reema Khrais Dec 27, 2016
Key cabinet nominees, top row, from left: Rex Tillerson, secretary of state; Tom Price, health secretary; and Rick Perry, energy secretary. Second row: Betsy DeVos, education secretary; Wilbur Ross, commerce secretary; and Steven Mnuchin, treasury secretary. STAFF/AFP/Getty Images
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Many of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees are incredibly wealthy people — that means incredible potential for conflicts of interest. Some Senate Democrats are pushing for more information about them before they’re confirmed. 

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