Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

April 16th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Watchdog: Pompeo & wife guilty of 100+ ethics violations

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s last secretary of state (he went through a lot of them), and his wife “violated federal ethics rules governing the use of taxpayer-funded resources when [they] asked State Department employees to carry out personal tasks,” according to an inspector general repo[...]

March 5th, 2021 - 6:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Georgia grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference

“A criminal investigation into … Trump’s attempts to overturn” Georgia’s election results “is set to intensify this week as a grand jury convenes, offering the local district attorney her first shot at seeking subpoenas for records and interviews,” CNN repor[...]

January 31st, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Biden, Politics

Is Biden’s brother selling influence?

Biden’s youngest brother “promoted his relationship to the commander-in-chief in an Inauguration Day advertisement for the law firm he advises,” CNBC reported on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Frank Biden, who isn’t an attorney (his background is sales), is described in the CNBC s[...]

January 14th, 2021 - 1:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Data show police 3X as likely to use force on “leftist” protesters

Just about everyone suspects there’s a strong rightwing bias in U.S. policing, manifesting itself in police violence against peaceful demonstrators against racism and police brutality, with coddling of violent rightwing extremists. Now, hard data bears that out. “In the past 10 months, U[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 6:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump pardons more war criminals

“The Nisour Square Massacre occurred on September 16, 2007, when employees of Blackwater Security Consulting (now Academi), a private military company contracted by the US government to provide security services in Iraq, shot at Iraqi civilians, killing 17 and injuring 20 in Nisour Square,[...]

December 20th, 2020 - 11:36 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Bolton “appalled” by Flynn’s call for martial law to overturn election (video)

John Bolton (bio here), a notorious Republican warmonger who dodged the Vietnam draft, and years later under G.W. Bush was “the most controversial ambassador ever sent by America to the United Nations,” and more recently signed up to be Trump’s national security adviser and then tr[...]

December 9th, 2020 - 9:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

IG slams Veterans Affairs boss’ quest for “damaging information” on sexual assault victim

The Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general “told prosecutors this fall that his investigation of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie had turned up possible criminal conduct,” CNN reported on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (here), citing reporting by the Washington Post (here). Wilkie (pho[...]

December 8th, 2020 - 8:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why Trump failed at governing

“It’s the economy, stupid,” James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign manager, offered as explanation of a rare defeat of an incumbent president in 1992. Three presidents and 24 years later, frustrated by the slow recovery after the Great Recession, some voters thought “a[...]

November 26th, 2020 - 12:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why the Flynn pardon is a corrupt abuse of power

Best way to get a Trump pardon? By lying to protect him, and committing a crime in the process. Trump is arguably the most self-centered person on the planet over age two. He does nothing for anyone except himself (and, possibly, his immediate family, within limits) unless there’s something in[...]

November 7th, 2020 - 12:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The many ways Trump hijacked public resources to help his campaign

“Trump used the White House both for the Republican National Convention ― even hosting a televised naturalization ceremony with the help of the Department of Homeland Security ― and as his final war room on election night. “Kayleigh McEnany, his White House press secretary, acted as [...]