Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

October 14th, 2021 - 8:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Andrew McCabe finally gets his pension

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe (photo, left), who claimed he was the victim of a political firing ordered by a vindictive Trump only 26 hours before he was set to retire, will get his full pension after all. In addition, the Department of Justice will pay over $200,000 of missed pension be[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 8:11 pm § in Politics

To South Dakota’s GOP governor, blood is thicker than ethics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (photo, left), who wants to be president, is embroiled in a corruption scandal. “Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employe[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 1:26 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Politics

The stupid stuff Trumpers believe

Better skip the salad dressing at your next outing in a no-masks-allowed restaurant. The government is sneaking vaccine into it. At least, that’s what rightwing conspiracy-mongers like Mike Flynn are saying now. Allow me to let you in on a closely-guarded liberal secret. If we’re going t[...]

July 2nd, 2021 - 10:04 pm § in Politics

Arizona GOP’s election tampering

“Former President Trump, Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani tried to contact Maricopa County supervisors weeks after the 2020 election in an effort to get the county to change its election results,” The Hill reported (here) on Friday, July 2, 2021 ([...]

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[...]