Trump's Deep Swamp
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Jun 15, 2018
Complex With New Trump Golf Club Will Get Chinese Help - The New York Times
The president’s partner in Dubai has tapped a company controlled by the government in Beijing to help build a project featuring an 18-hole course designed by Tiger Woods.
Oct 15, 2019
Update: We Found a “Staggering” 281 Lobbyists Who’ve Worked in the Trump Administration — ProPublica
That’s one lobbyist for every 14 political appointees, and four times more than Obama had appointed six years into office.
Jan 17, 2020
Big banks saved billions thanks to the Trump tax cuts - Axios
Banks are using it largely to buy back stock and pad their balance sheets.
Jan 20, 2020
How Trump fused his business empire to the presidency - POLITICO
As Trump kicks off his fourth year as president with an impeachment trial tied to his actions involving Ukraine, critics say the president has yet to face accountability for blatant conflicts of interest tied to his private businesses.
Jan 21, 2020
Ivanka Trump’s Brand Received Five Trademarks From China This Month | Fortune
The trademarks raise concerns, as the U.S. is negotiating trade with China and Ivanka Trump could return to her brand after the White House.
Jan 29, 2020
Trump’s border wall blew over in the wind — and landed on the Mexican side – Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s much-hyped border wall suffered an embarrassing setback when newly installed panels in his fence blew over in the wind — and landed on the Mexican side of the border. “Mexicali police have confirmed with News 11 that a portion of the new border wall fell on the Mexico side of the border, […]
Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters - POLITICO
Organizers have begun holding events in black communities where they lavish praise on the president while handing out thousands of dollars in giveaways.
Feb 03, 2020
Public Citizen on Twitter
“As Jared Kushner oversaw U.S. policy on Israel, his real estate firm received a $30 million investment from one of Israel's largest financial institutions. Is that the real estate expertise he's referring to? https://t.co/obeQrNPibX”
Feb 04, 2020
Fact-checking President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address - The Washington Post
Here's a roundup of 31 dubious claims made by the president during his speech.
Feb 07, 2020
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.
Feb 09, 2020
Don Winslow on Twitter
“Meet Attorney General Bill Barr's daughter Mary Barr Daly. Barr arranged for his daughter, a lawyer, to get a top job at Treasury working directly with Treasury Sec Steven Mnuchin on the *same day* he became AG. Her job: Protect Trump's taxes and provide Biden dirt to GOP.”
Feb 11, 2020
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.
Public Citizen on Twitter
“A coal lobbyist runs the EPA A pharma exec runs HHS An oil lobbyist runs the DOI A Raytheon lobbyist runs DOD A Verizon lawyer runs FCC A Goldman Sachs exec runs Treasury A private equity kingpin runs Commerce A billionaire Amway heiress runs DoED "dRaiN tHE sWaMp" https://t.co/t7F2sO9cU5”
Feb 13, 2020
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 17, 2020
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.
Mar 05, 2020
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.
Mar 06, 2020
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 07, 2020
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 10, 2020
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.
Scott Dworkin on Twitter
“BREAKING: Trump is looking at providing federal relief for hotels regarding coronavirus, because he owns hotels. Him and his company could personally benefit. Trump is a sick dude. He’s the most corrupt and illegitimate president in American history. By far. No close second.”
Mar 14, 2020
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 16, 2020
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 […]
Apr 29, 2020
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 […]
May 08, 2020
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.
May 18, 2020
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 19, 2020
Trump Removed IG Investigating McConnell's Wife, And McConnell Has Reportedly Vetted The Replacement
May 20, 2020
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 22, 2020
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 28, 2020
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.
Jun 18, 2020
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.
Jun 23, 2020
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 26, 2020
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 29, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
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