For months, the "drip, drip" of new information regarding purported ties between Russia and the Trump campaign has been steady. We have learned about in-person meetings, phone calls, and texts between Russian officials and Trump associates including Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and Jared Kushner. These revelations have been characterized by many as "smoke" as … [Read more...] about The Smoke is Now a Bonfire: Kushner’s Secret Russia Ties “Unthinkable”
In the run-up to the final Republican primary contests last year, Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, told a group of Republican lawmakers that Vladimir Putin may have been making payments to Donald Trump. McCarthy was quickly interrupted by Paul Ryan, and told to stay quiet and to keep it in the Repubican "family." As reported by the Washington Post: “A month … [Read more...] about House Maj. Leader Told GOP: Putin May Be Paying Trump
When Trump fired James Comey, he initially indicated it was because of Comey's handling of the Clinton email inquiry during the 2016 election. This initial explanation was quickly supplanted with other explanations, essentially calling Comey a show boat who Trump no longer trusted. As the explanations have shifted, however, many believe that the firing was directly related to … [Read more...] about Trump Personally Tried To Quash FBI’s Flynn Investigation
Despite Donald Trump's best efforts, the FBI and Congress continue to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. As previously reported on Restore Progress, senators have been looking into eyebrow-raising real estate deals between Trump and highly connected Russian businessmen. For example, in 2008, a Russian … [Read more...] about Senate Looking At Possible Trump-Russia Money Laundering Ties
Donald Trump's disdain for science is nothing new. From calling global warming a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese, to muzzling the speech of government scientists, to scrubbing government websites of climate change research, to appointing Rick Freaking Perry to oversee our country's nuclear energy program, Trump has made a mockery of science, and the professionals who dedicate … [Read more...] about Behold Trump’s Top Scientist – Who Is Not a Scientist
As reported on Restore Progress and elsewhere, over the years Donald Trump has profited greatly from the willingness of Russian elites to purchase - for exorbitant markups, and seemingly without business justification - Trump properties. For example, in the early 2008, a Russian businessman paid Trump $50,000,000 more than asking price for a south Florida mansion (a deal so … [Read more...] about Eric Trump: $100M of Funding Came From Russia
In the latest of a disturbingly long line of attacks against free speech protections under the First Amendment, the Trump administration has indicated that it intends to take action against late night talk show host Stephen Colbert due to a joke he made at Donald's expense. Colbert's barb was apparently too much for the delicate sensibilities of Trump - a man who … [Read more...] about Admin. Vows ‘Full Investigation’ Into Colbert’s Trump Joke. Colbert Has the Perfect Defense.
Republicans are celebrating the passage of Trumpcare 2.0, one of the cruelest, most tone deaf pieces of legislation ever voted on in the House of Representatives. Now, new reporting shows that while tens of millions of people all over the country would potentially be devastated by the bill, the states hardest hit would be Republican strongholds. CNN reports that of all fifty … [Read more...] about Congratulations, GOP: Trumpcare Would Bring Devastation To Trumpland