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Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Former Clients Of Acting Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf Get Millions In DHS Contracts
Wolf, who became the acting chief of the department late last year, was a lobbyist for over a decade at Wexler & Walker before he took leadership roles with DHS under President Donald Trump.
Aug 02, 2020, Sunday
Deutsche Bank Opens Review Into Personal Banker to Trump and Kushner - The New York Times
The bank will examine a 2013 transaction between the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and a company part-owned by Jared Kushner.
Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
TeleTracking Technologies Awarded Coronavirus Data Contract in Irregular Process : NPR
The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate world.
Jul 31, 2020, Friday
Kushner COVID-19 Plan Axed Because Virus Hit Democrats Worst: Report - Business Insider
Some members of Kushner's COVID-19 team thought it was better to leave Democratic-voting areas to fend for themselves, a source told Vanity Fair.
Before President Trump Wished Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well,’ They Had Mingled For Years In The Same Gilded Circles - The Washington Post
The longtime companion of Jeffrey Epstein spent time with Trump in Palm Beach and New York and got to know two of the real estate developer’s wives.
How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air” | Vanity Fair
This spring, a team working under the president's son-in-law produced a plan for an aggressive, coordinated national COVID-19 response that could have brought the pandemic under control. So why did the White House spike it in favor of a shambolic 50-state response?
Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
The Trump Campaign Is Accused Of Laundering $170 Million – Mother Jones
A new complaint alleges the campaign is obscuring where its funds are going.
Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
At This Trump-Favored Charity, Financial Reporting Is Questionable And Insiders Are Cashing In — ProPublica
Charlie Kirk’s nonprofit Turning Point USA has made misleading financial claims and gets its “independent” audits from its co-founder Bill Montgomery’s former business associate. It has enriched several of its top leaders as it pushes Trump’s message.
Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me - The New York Times
Woody Johnson, the N.F.L. owner, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway — and he failed.
Jul 17, 2020, Friday
Jul 11, 2020, Saturday
Mitt Romney Blasts Trump for Commuting Roger Stone’s Sentence – Mother Jones
While many Republicans hailed the commutation or stayed silent, Romney accused Trump of Corruption
Jul 09, 2020, Thursday
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany's parents received at least $1 million in relief funds | Salon.com
McEnany said PPP loans were designed to help companies with 10 employees or less. Her family said it employs 141
Jul 06, 2020, Monday
Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout — ProPublica
Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including ProPublica.
Trump’s Small Biz Rescue Bailed Out Kushner’s Family, Obama’s Aides and Other Political Elite
The PPP program was designed to help small businesses. And it has. But some of the most connected figures in politics also cashed in.
McConnell's Wife's Family Business Appears on Trump Admin's List of Companies That Received Most PPP Money
Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose...
Jun 29, 2020, Monday
Jun 26, 2020, Friday
A Company Run by a White House “Volunteer” With No Experience in Medical Supplies Got $2.4 Million From the Feds for Medical Supplies — ProPublica
A $2.4 million deal to supply the Bureau of Prisons with surgical gowns was the second multimillion dollar contract for coronavirus supplies that went to somebody who did work for the White House but had little relevant experience.
Jun 23, 2020, Tuesday
Political Donors Linked to China Won Access to Trump, GOP - WSJ
After the U.S. in 2016 elected a president little known in Beijing, hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions opened doors in Washington for Chinese nationals with high-level ties.
Jun 18, 2020, Thursday
New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Jared Kushner’s Failed Coronavirus Supply Chain Task Force - American Oversight
Jared Kushner was tasked with managing the supply chain of lifesaving equipment and Americans paid the price. The public deserves to know why.
May 28, 2020, Thursday
Meet the Shadowy Accountants Who Do Trump’s Taxes and Help Him Seem Richer Than He Is — ProPublica
The Supreme Court fight over Donald Trump’s tax returns has pushed his accounting firm into the limelight. In various episodes over 30 years, partners — including the CEO — have run into trouble for fraud, misconduct or malpractice.
May 22, 2020, Friday
Former White House aide won $3M contract to supply masks amid pandemic | TheHill
A former White House aide received a $3 million contract from the federal government to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona, some of which now appear to be faulty.
May 20, 2020, Wednesday
Trump misstates Michigan mail-in ballot policy, threatens federal funding - POLITICO
The president has remained adamantly opposed to mail-in elections amid the pandemic.
May 19, 2020, Tuesday
May 18, 2020, Monday
Fired watchdog was investigating Trump administration arms sales to Saudi Arabia - POLITICO
"It’s troubling that Secretary Pompeo wanted Mr. Linick pushed out before this work could be completed," says House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel.
Another Private Jet Company Owned by a Trump Donor Got a Bailout — This One for $20 Million — ProPublica
The two private jet companies are among the first 96 airline companies disclosed as recipients of taxpayer funds under the CARES Act.
May 08, 2020, Friday
Jared Kushner always declares his failures are successes - The Washington Post
President Trump’s son-in-law always casts himself as the genius cleaning up someone else’s problems.
Apr 29, 2020, Wednesday
Trump appointees at Consumer Protection Agency manipulated data to benefit Trump-donating payday lenders says ex-staffer – Raw Story
Trump appointees at federal consumer watchdog agency manipulated data to benefit the very rich and powerful payday lending industry, a former staffer who worked at the agency for seven years as an economist says. Payday lending is a $40 – $90 billion industry that has donated heavily to Donald Trump. Multiple reports detail the millions of […]
Mar 16, 2020, Monday
Here’s how the Kushner family is cashing in on the coronavirus – Raw Story
The Kushner family is trying to cash in on the pandemic that could kill millions of us. Oscar Health, the health insurance company co-founded by Jared Kushner’s younger brother, announced Friday that it has launched a testing center locator for COVID-19 in the United States with more than 100 centers. The company is also offering […]
Mar 14, 2020, Saturday
Seeking Advice on the Coronavirus, Jared Kushner Enlists a Doctor in the Family - The New York Times
Dr. Kurt Kloss, whose daughter, the model Karlie Kloss, is married to Mr. Kushner’s brother, solicited suggestions from a medical Facebook group.
Mar 10, 2020, Tuesday
Trump budget chief holds firm on CDC cuts amid virus outbreak | TheHill
Russ Vought, the acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, on Tuesday doubled down on proposed cuts to health services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 07, 2020, Saturday
Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups - The New York Times
Mr. Prince, a contractor close to the Trump administration, contacted veteran spies for operations by Project Veritas, the conservative group known for conducting stings on news organizations and other groups.
Mar 06, 2020, Friday
Trump Could Profit From Coronavirus Testing - Shero
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, the CDC has developed a new laboratory test kit for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC also claims that this test kit is intended for use with the
Mar 05, 2020, Thursday
Newly obtained documents show $157,000 in additional payments by the Secret Service to Trump properties - The Washington Post
The Trump Organization said it charges “at cost” for Mar-a-Lago rooms. Receipts show it charged taxpayers $396.15 per night.
Feb 17, 2020, Monday
How Do You Get from the Trailer Park to a White House Job? Give Money to Trump’s Spiritual Adviser. – Mother Jones
Paula White urges her followers to pay her instead of their bills.
Feb 13, 2020, Thursday
Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine - CNNPolitics
Emboldened after his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump now openly admits to sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to find damaging information about his political opponents, even though he strongly denied it during the impeachment inquiry.
Feb 11, 2020, Tuesday
Barr takes control of legal matters of interest to Trump, including Stone sentencing
When Attorney General William Barr intervened in Roger Stone's case, it wasn't the first time senior political appointees reached into a case involving an ex-Trump aide, officials say.
Feb 09, 2020, Sunday
Feb 07, 2020, Friday
Report: Secret Service has spent nearly $500,000 at Trump properties - Vox
Trump doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to "corruption." Secret Service records prove it.