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Nikki Haley spent over $52K in State Department money on curtains
Nikki Haley spent $52,700 in State Department money on “customized and mechanized” curtains for her luxury apartment across from the United Nations on the East Side of Manhattan, a repo…
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  governmentMalfeasance 
8 days ago by joeybaker
Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost
President Trump remains dissatisfied with the performance of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) in the state’s special election last year and regularly questions why Moore lost, according to a top aide.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy 
13 days ago by joeybaker
That Anonymous Op-Ed Was About Saving the GOP — Not the Republic
A New York Times essay by an unnamed administration official reads like the opening gambit in a push for a Pence presidency.
endOfTheGOP  trumpAristocracy 
14 days ago by joeybaker
Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases
Even as records about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House remain concealed, much can be learned from his judicial record. We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about their analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases, which found that during his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh decided or wrote an opinion against the public interest 87 percent of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
oligarchy  trumpAristocracy  judicialIncompetence 
15 days ago by joeybaker
A Judge Who Can’t Be Vetted Shouldn’t Be Confirmed
If Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive paper trail can’t be fully and publicly disclosed, the simplest solution is to nominate someone else.
trumpAristocracy 
16 days ago by joeybaker
Trump to name climate change skeptic as adviser on emerging technologies
William Happer, a Princeton atomic physicist and prominent skeptic questioning whether humans are causing rapid climate change, is joining the National Security Council as senior director for emerging technologies, according to NSC officials.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence 
17 days ago by joeybaker
Hours before Kavanaugh nomination hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents to Judiciary Committee
“Not a single senator will be able to review these records before tomorrow,” complained Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.
trumpAristocracy  governmentIncompetence 
17 days ago by joeybaker
Well, I Guess the President Is Openly Pro-Corruption Now
Trump reached a new low when he denounced the indictments of two GOP congressmen accused of financial crimes.
corruption  trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  trumpPropaganda 
17 days ago by joeybaker
Pecker Granted Immunity in Cohen Case
Federal prosecutors granted immunity to David Pecker, CEO of the company that publishes the National Enquirer and a longtime friend of President Trump, in the Michael Cohen investigation.
trumpAristocracy 
29 days ago by joeybaker
The First 2 Congressmen To Endorse Trump Have Been Indicted
Reps. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) are now in hot water over allegations of insider trading and campaign finance violations.
trumpAristocracy  corruption 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million
The inquiry, which could deal a significant blow to President Trump, is entering the final stages, and charges against Michael D. Cohen could come by the end of August.
trumpAristocracy 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Brett Kavanaugh Chose Corporations Over the Public in a Major Net Neutrality Fight
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, will have his Senate confirmation hearings next month. An exacting look at his judicial record is crucial to understand where he stands on issues of critical importance to the American people. In one such case, United States Telecom Association. v. FCC, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was called upon to review the constitutionality of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality regulations from 2015. Kavanaugh’s dissenting opinion places a troublingly limited value on the free speech interests of the public relative to those of internet service providers.In his United States Telecom dissent, Kavanaugh acknowledges the importance of the net neutrality issue, writing that:The FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rule is one of the most consequential regulations ever issued by any executive or independent agency in the history of the United States. The rule transforms the Internet … prohibiting Internet service providers from exercising ed
corporateIndemnity  ISP  netNeutrality  trumpAristocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Treasury Department deletes Trump retweet touting 'Red Wave' that experts say was a violation of the Hatch Act
Government ethics experts immediately sounded the alarm, suggesting it may have been a violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on the job.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  informationWar 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump-appointed judge upholds special counsel Mueller's authority
A federal district judge who was appointed by President Donald Trump has upheld Robert Mueller’s appointment and constitutional authority in the special counsel’s case against Russian social media propagandists.
trumpAristocracy  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort earned more than $60 million working for Russian-backed Ukraine politicians, special counsel Robert Mueller said in a new court filing Monday.
President Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, earned more than $60 million working for Russia-backed Ukraine politicians, special counsel Robert Mueller said in a new court filing
trumpAristocracy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Rudy Giuliani called Michael Cohen an 'honest, honorable lawyer' in May. Now, he's an 'incredible liar.'
Michael Cohen is officially out of President Trump’s lawyer squad, and current club leader Rudy Giuliani wants to make that very clear.
On last night’s episode of Cuomo Prime Time, Giuliani turned on Cohen, the president’s former longtime personal lawyer. “He’s lied all his life,” Giuliani told CNN’s Chris Cuomo of Cohen. “There is no doubt in my mind that he’s just not credible.” “He has lied all his life… a person who is found to be an incredible liar, he’s got a tremendous motive to lie now… I don’t think anyone believes that.” Rudy Giuliani dismisses report Michael Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting https://t.co/xd4PFYYpcQ pic.twitter.com/9gxjNGWLRA
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 27, 2018 Giuliani’s accusation came after the Tuesday release of a tape in which Cohen and the president discussed buying the rights to a former Playboy model’s story of an alleged affair between her and Trump. Cohen secretly recorded the conversation, and his lawyer Lanny Davis released it
trumpAristocracy  trumpPropaganda 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
FCC chairman will not recuse himself from investigation into former client Securus Technologies.
In a letter this May, Senator Ron Wyden called on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to recuse himself from an ongoing FCC investigation into companies gathering real-time location data on cellphones users. As an attorney six years ago, Pai represented one of the firms now central to the investigation.
governmentRevolvingDoor  corruptedPolitics  trumpAristocracy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Audience bursts out laughing after GOP Senate candidate says Trump is ‘standing up’ to Russia
Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart (Va.) was interrupted by audience laughter during a debate on Saturday after saying President Trump “stands up” to Russia.
endOfTheGOP  trumpAristocracy  popularUnrest 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over t
judicialStupidity  authoritarianism  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpAristocracy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump denies Russia is targeting U.S. at Cabinet meeting
Trump told reporters Wednesday that there’s “never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been”
trumpStupidity  trumpLies  trumpPropaganda  trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Conservatives moving to impeach Rosenstein soon
Conservative lawmakers in the House are preparing to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheUSEmpire  corruptedPolitics 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
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