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
It seems like a lifetime ago, but at one point in the not too distant past, New Jersey governor Chris Christie was a front runner in the race to become the Republican candidate for president. One of the reasons Christie's candidacy was derailed was the scandal that came to be known as "Bridgegate", where members of Christie's inner circle were accused of purposefully creating a … [Read more...] about A Gigantic Embarrassment for Christie: Aides Convicted in ‘Bridgegate’ Conspiracy
As reported earlier this week, Republican congressman Duncan Hunter, who wasted millions of taxpayer dollars conducting a political witch hunt thinly disguised as an investigation into the Benghazi tragedy, is under criminal investigation for using campaign funds for personal use. According to an ethics office report, campaign funds were allegedly used for, among items, family … [Read more...] about Under Criminal Investigation, Benghazi Chair Deflects Blame; Won’t Rule Out Wife
For years, Republican congressman Duncan Hunter used the Benghazi tragedy as a political football. He and other House Republicans spent millions of dollars "investigating" the attack - investigations which, to neutral observers, appeared to have the singular purpose of tarnishing Hillary Clinton's reputation. Now, Hunter finds himself the target of an actual investigation, due … [Read more...] about Repub’s Chief Benghazi ‘Investigator’ Under Federal Investigation For Buying Jewelry With Campaign Funds
Donald Trump just signed a bill that repeals an SEC anti-corruption regulation requiring companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments. The regulation, which originated with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was designed to ensure transparency with respect to payments being made to hostile, repressive regimes. The oil and gas industry, … [Read more...] about In Gift to Exxon and Russia, Trump Signs Bill Repealing Anti-Corruption Rule, Allows Secret Payments to Foreign Governments.
If one were to compile a list of the people having the most influence over Donald Trump's decision making, a few names come to mind. There is Steve Bannon, hero of the alt-right and Trump's close counselor, who will soon have a prominent position of power in the White House. There is Roger Ailes, the disgraced former Fox News chairman and strategist to Trump, who was forced out … [Read more...] about Buying Influence in Trumpland: For Just $60,000, You Too Can Have a Coffee Date with Ivanka Trump
As reported by the Associated Press and other media outlets, Donald Trump is heavily invested in the partnership constructing the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, often referred to as DAPL. Not surprisingly, Trump has come out as a strong supporter of DAPL, which if completed will pose a significant health and environmental risk to those in the pipeline's path, according … [Read more...] about Trump, Heavily Invested in DAPL, Urges Swift Completion