Tag: Money

Jan 21

Mapping out the long path of Trump’s money laundering and corruption

A recent episode of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show detailed exactly how and why former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon claimed in the controversial book Fire and Fury that money laundering may be the real crime that will ultimately bring Trump down. Maddow points out Bloomberg has reported that starting in the late ‘90s, ownership of a chromium mine in …

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Jan 21

The Amount of Money America Wastes on Covert Warfare Will Shock You

The year in special ops. At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani into Afghan airspace. On board were 199 Army Rangers with orders to seize an airstrip.  One hundred miles to the northeast, Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters cruised through the …

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Jan 20

Did the Kremlin Funnel Money to the NRA to Help Trump? It’s Bizarre, but Conceivable

Right-wing zealots have massive man-crushes on Putin’s Russia, so the allegation is more disturbing than surprising. By December of 2015 it was obvious that presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom most people still considered just an entertaining gadfly, had a very friendly attitude toward Russian president Vladimir Putin. Trump complimented Putin for his strength and his …

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Jan 18

Trump’s prophetic pledge to force a shutdown over money for the wall he swore Mexico would fund

Yep, there’s a tweet for every moment … and sometimes there’s even video! Here’s Donald Trump last August brandishing the threat of a government shutdown in order to force Congress into funding the wall he promised Mexico would pay for. “Now, the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if …

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Jan 18

Trump’s Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year Later: Report

A number of charities have yet to receive the funds they were promised. Almost one year after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, millions of dollars from his leftover inauguration funds have still not been donated to the charities they were promised to. Trump's inauguration committee raised a record-breaking $ 107 million as …

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Jan 18

Mueller Team Investigating Whether Russia Funneled Money to Trump Campaign Through NRA: Report

McClatchy drops a new bombshell in the collusion probe. The FBI is reportedly investigating whether Russian money was illegally funneled to the National Rifle Association (NRA) to benefit Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. Two sources familiar with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation told McClatchy that the FBI is looking into ties between Alexander Torshin, a deputy …

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Jan 17

Jared Kushner needs lawyers and money … guns optional

After multiple instances in which Jared Kusher’s family attempted to trade on his role in the Trump White House to sell United State visas and a failed multibillion-dollar deal to bring a Chinese company in to save Kushner’s 666 Fifth Avenue disaster comes word Kushner was warned that one of his friends was using him as a tool for the Chinese …

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Jan 16

Meet the money and people fueling the contested Bayou Bridge Pipeline

From Dakota Access to Keystone XL to Atlantic Coast, there has been no shortage of controversies over major proposed oil and gas pipelines in recent years. We can add the Bayou Bridge pipeline to this list. Energy Transfer Partners and Phillips 66’s Bayou Bridge pipeline is a proposed connection to ETP’s Bakken pipeline network that will …

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Jan 14

Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’ Best Chance For Unifying Their Party

Click here for reuse options! A backlash against California's powerful charter school lobby is brewing among Democrats in the state. The mood was festive at the annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner in Los Angeles. About 600 Democrats gathered in a hotel ballroom on an October evening to begin wrapping up the year. Community activists …

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Jan 13

This week at progressive state blogs: Dark money in Ohio; progressivism doesn’t hurt Calif. economy

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Jan. 6 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. Danielle at Plunderbund of Ohio writes—Unraveling Ohio’s Dark Money Plexus: …

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