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McCabe: 'I was fired because I opened a case against the president'
The former acting FBI director also discusses the circumstances of James Comey’s firing.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpCorruption 
17 hours ago by joeybaker
Qatar admits it ‘unwittingly’ bailed out New York skyscraper owned by Jared Kushner’s family
When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha. Kushner, a senior White House adviser, was a close ally of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – a key architect of a regional boycott against Qatar, which Riyadh accuses of sponsoring terrorism. Doha denies the charge. Brookfield, a global property investor in which the …
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  globalGameOfThrones 
5 days ago by joeybaker
Betsy DeVos is Profiting Off Separating Migrant Kids From Their Parents
According to reports, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been making huge profits by the family separation policies of the Trump Administration. The reports show that DeVos is invested heavily in adoption agency corporations that have been receiving and adopting out the migrant children that are being separated from their parents at the border. Everything …
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption 
6 days ago by joeybaker
U.S. House Intelligence Committee announces sweeping investigation into Trump's finances and Foreign Influence
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday a broad investigation his committee would undertake “beyond Russia” into whether President Donald Trump’s financial interests are driving his actions.
11 days ago by joeybaker
Lobbyist at Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments
A bank flagged transactions, including large cash deposits, made before and after Rinat Akhmetshin attended the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
13 days ago by joeybaker
Trump admits foreign leaders pay him money by renting out rooms in his hotels
“They’ll say that somebody from some country stayed at a hotel. And I’ll say ‘Yeah.’”
16 days ago by joeybaker
Trump met Putin without staff or notetakers present — again
Trump reportedly keeps finding a way to meet the Russian leader privately.
19 days ago by joeybaker
A Trump insider got a board position right after the US lifted sanctions on a Russian company
Christopher Bancroft Burnham, who was on Donald Trump’s transition team, has joined En+ Group—which has been part of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s holdings
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
20 days ago by joeybaker
Trump lifts sanctions on firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Democrats in Congress opposed move to lift restrictions on oligarch who is an ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin
22 days ago by joeybaker
Trump and associates had over 100 contacts with Russians before taking office: NY Times
President Trump and at least 17 of his campaign officials and advisers had contacts with Russian nationals and WikiLeaks or their intermediaries before his inauguration, according to an
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Trump Administration Neglects To Implement Required Russia Sanctions, Saying There’s ‘No Deadline’
The State Department is not saying when it will implement the sanctions, noting that there is no deadline in the law for imposing them.
trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
24 days ago by joeybaker
Roger Stone Arrested
Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, has been arrested in Florida.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  win 
24 days ago by joeybaker
House votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies
In a major rebuke of President Trump, the House overwhelming passed a resolution Thursday formally disapproving of the Trump administration’s rolling back of sanctions on companies owned by Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Put
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpCorruption  governmentIncompetence 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations at Trump’s hotel.
Such visits raise questions about whether patronizing the president’s private business is viewed as a way to influence public policy, critics said.
trumpCorruption  corporateCorruption  ISP 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration
Aides said there is no substantial record of the president’s meetings with the Russian leader even in classified files, but Trump allies say he has a justified fear of leaks. Late Saturday, Trump denied concealing the meetings.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpLies  trumpCorruption 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Fox News Shep Smith and Andrew Nepolitano now see proof of 'collusion' between Trump's team and Russia
Paul Manafort’s lawyers, through a PDF malfunction, revealed this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Manafort, when he served as Trump’s campaign chairman, shared internal campaign polling data with an associate believed to be a Russian intelligence asset. This is a big deal, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano told anchor Shepard Smith on Wednesday.
“This shows that Bob Mueller can demonstrate to a court, without the testimony of Paul Manafort, that the campaign had a connection to Russian intelligence and the connection involved information going from the campaign to the Russians,” Napolitano said. “The question is, was this in return for a promise of something from the Russians, and did the candidate, now the president, know about it?” That would be “a conspiracy,” he added, regardless of whether the Trump campaign actually got anything of value from the Russians.
“If this is collusion — though collusion isn’t a crime — this would be collusion,” Smith said. “The crime
trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump's team had over 100 contacts with Russian-linked operatives, report shows
The findings, tracked by the Center for American Progress, come amid reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is finishing his investigation.
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
FBI Collected Fake Green Cards Allegedly Supplied By Trump Golf Club Managers: Report
Attorney for immigrants also said he turned over fraudulent Social Security numbers provided by managers at the Trump National Golf Club.
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  corporateCorruption  casteingTheLowerClass 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Treasury Official Who Allegedly Leaked Trump Associates’ Bank Records Claims She Went to Congress First
The senior advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) who arrested and charged for the unauthorized leak of confidential bank records to a BuzzFeed reporter reportedly raised her concerns as early as the Summer of 2016, including to congressional staffers.
governmentIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  trumpAuthoritarianism 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it would lift financial sanctions on Deripaska’s aluminum company, United Co. Rusal, in 30 days after Deripaska agreed to signficantly reduce his ownership.
trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  globalGameOfThrones 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump 2020 campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers at the center of alleged illegal coordination scheme with NRA
The Trump 2020 campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers at the center of alleged illegal campaign coordination scheme.
trumpCorruption  corruptedPolitics 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Still Makes Money From His Properties. Is This Constitutional?
Two lawsuits allege President Trump has violated the Constitution’s anticorruption clauses by continuing to own a business that receives payments and other benefits from foreign and domestic governments.
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations he used it for personal and political benefit
The agreement with the New York attorney general comes amid an ongoing lawsuit against the charity and Trump and his three eldest children, who allegedly allowed “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation.
trumpCorruption  judicialImpotence 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
'National Enquirer' Owner Admits Paying Off Ex-Playboy Model for Donald Trump
Federal prosecutors have agreed not to prosecute American Media Inc. for campaign contributions upon the acceptance of responsibility, cooperation with an investigation, and compliance improvements.
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Oh Good, the FTC’s Top Consumer Protection Guy Has 120 Corporate Conflicts of Interest
We’ve known for some time that Andrew Smith, who was hired to lead the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection earlier this year, had a significant number of corporate ties that called into question whether he was fit for the role. But those corporate links apparently run much, much deeper than initially thought.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump’s 2020 Campaign Has Funneled Over $1 Million Into His Own Businesses, Report Says
President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign has funneled over $1 million worth of campaign money--donor money--into Trump branded businesses.
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Documents Point to Illegal Campaign Coordination Between Trump and the NRA
Trump and the gun group used the same consultants to spearhead TV ad blitzes at the height of the 2016 election, likely in violation of federal law.
corruptedPolitics  trumpCorruption 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election
Those bookings have fueled a pair of federal lawsuits alleging Trump violated the Constitution by taking improper payments from foreign governments.
corruption  trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The flurry of subpoenas came a day after U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved a brisk schedule for discovery in the case alleging that foreign and domestic government spending at Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel amounts to gifts to the president in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
trumpCorruption  judicialIncompetence  judicialImpotence  win 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russian oligarch who bought mansion from Trump arrested on corruption charges
A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was detained Tuesday in Monaco and questioned related to an ongoing corru
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  corruption 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Melania Trump's one-night hotel stay in Egypt cost taxpayers $95,050
The White House spent more than $95,000 on first lady Melania Trump’s one-night hotel stay in Cairo during her trip to Africa last month, according to newly-released government data.
november 2018 by joeybaker
Trump’s new ambassador to South Africa happens to be a Mar-a-Lago member
Handbag designer Lana Marks would become the latest Mar-a-Lago member to join the U.S. diplomatic corps.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Legal Experts: Ivanka Trump May Have Committed Felony Fraud
“A pattern of knowing false statements to real estate investors exposes perpetrators to multiple counts of bank, wire, and mail fraud.”
october 2018 by joeybaker
Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show
Confidential documents reviewed by The Times indicate that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, probably paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016.
kleptocracy  trumpCorruption 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Investigative reporter Craig Unger: “Trump has had contacts with the Russian mafia for 35 years”
Author of “House of Trump, House of Putin” on the president’s long history with Russian oligarchs and murky money
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump Campaign Aide Requested Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm
The company pitched plans for fake avatars that would try to persuade Republican delegates to back the Trump campaign over that of Senator Ted Cruz and to gather intelligence on Hillary Clinton.
corruptedPolitics  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  endOfTheUSEmpire 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Nunes buried evidence on Russian meddling to protect Trump. I know because I’m on the committee
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, has engaged in persistent and pernicious obstruction in investigating Russian election interference, says a Democrat on the committee.
trumpAristocracy  trumpLies  trumpCorruption  corruptedPolitics 
october 2018 by joeybaker
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