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Ryan Zinke Out At Interior Department 15.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
The scandal-plagued Secretary of the Interior is leaving office at the end of the year.
Big Washington clean-up bill leads House Democrats’ list 15.12.2018 Raw Story

When the Democrats take over the U.S. House of Representatives in three weeks, their first order of business is expected to be a wide-ranging bill about political corruption, voter disenfranchisement and cleaning up campaign finance. Aimed at sending a message, the legislation is unlikely to become ...

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US Senate panel asks FBI to probe US Olympic chief over Nassar scandal 15.12.2018 Raw Story

A former head of the U.S. Olympic Committee made “materially false statements” to a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating sexual abuse in gymnastics, the panel said on Friday, and it said it would refer the matter to the FBI. In a joint statement, Republican Senator Jerry Moran, chairman of the Sen...

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Here are 5 of the biggest legal perils the Trump White House will face in the new year 15.12.2018 Raw Story

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski made an accurate statement when, on December 14, she told co-host Joe Scarborough—the anti-Trump conservative and former Republican congressman who co-hosts “Morning Joe” with her—that President Donald Trump has faced “an avalanche of bad legal news” in recent days. From Trum...

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A Controversial Operation Tricked Veterans Into Lobbying for Saudi Arabia 14.12.2018 Truthout.com
A controversial operation allegedly ensnared veterans into lobbying on behalf of Saudi Arabia in 2017.

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Republicans Who Slap Voters in the Face May Be in for a Nasty Surprise 13.12.2018 American Prospect
John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP Opponents of the Wisconsin legislature's lame-duck actions rally in Madison.  democracy_rules.jpg Republicans in Michigan and Wisconsin who have  moved aggressively  to steamroll voters and strip power from incoming Democratic officials appear confident that they will pay no political price, and many  analysts seem to concur . After all, state legislators won’t face re-election for another two to four years, and electoral maps gerrymandered to heavily favor Republicans won’t be redrawn until after 2020. That’s a long time in politics, and it would be easy to assume that protesters now crowding the state capitals in Lansing and Madison will by then have moved on. But that assumption overlooks two powerful lessons from the recent midterms: One, that gerrymandering  can backfire , particularly when the political winds shift dramatically. And two, that voters are increasingly fed up with assaults on democracy. The more Republicans take aim at  voting rights ,  ...
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Michael Cohen Sentenced To Three Years For His Role In Various Trump Schemes 13.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
The President's former lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in assisting the President in various scandals and cover-ups.
Startling investigation reveals how the GOP hamstrung the IRS — and let the wealthy get away with financial murder 11.12.2018 Raw Story

In the summer of 2008, William Pfeil made a startling discovery: Hundreds of foreign companies that operated in the U.S. weren’t paying U.S. taxes, and his employer, the Internal Revenue Service, had no idea. Under U.S. law, companies that do business in the Gulf of Mexico owe the American governmen...

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The Pentagon's Great Budget 'Fraud' (and Other Federal Boondoggles): 'BradCast' 12/10/2018 11.12.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: The boondoggles continue -- from the Pentagon to the U.S. House and American elections -- as we can't look ahead to the new year without the continuing unresolved muck from this year. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] When Democrats take the majority in the new ...
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Why doesn’t conservative Ross Douthat like Trump? He prefers his white supremacy to be polite 10.12.2018 Raw Story

The president of the United States is a larger than life figure. As seen with George H.W. Bush, this is even more true in death. This article was originally published at Salon The senior President Bush, who died last week, is now the subject of hagiographies that depict him as humble, kind and decen...

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Historian explains why Trump administration is completely ‘unraveling’ over not being able to find a chief of staff 10.12.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump has been tweeting that the recent sentencing memos vindicate him of all involvement in the Russia scandal. It isn’t clear if Trump is being fed information that is inaccurate or is trying to convince himself that everything is OK. Former Trump biographer Michael D’...

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Top House Democrats raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump 10.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or prison time for President Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals.
Government Implicates Trump In Election Scheme In Cohen Sentencing Memos 8.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S, Attorney for the Southern District of New York have filed sentencing memos that directly implicate the President in a series of felonies.
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Nominating a crony, loyalist or old buddy for attorney general is a US presidential tradition 8.12.2018 Raw Story

With President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate former Attorney General William P. Barr to fill the position again, Trump chose a prominent Republican lawyer with extensive government experience to run the Justice Department. Barr has publicly supported some of Trump’s criticisms o...

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Criminal investigator reveals the proof that shows Mueller ‘will ultimately be victorious’ over Trump 7.12.2018 Raw Story

In an effort to understand what may happen next in the Russia scandal, and in Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump and his inner circle, I recently spoke with veteran defense attorney and criminal investigator Seth Abramson. He is the author of numerous books, including his most r...

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Here’s why Donald Trump could easily go down in history as a worse traitor than Benedict Arnold 7.12.2018 Raw Story

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Donald Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election marches onward. Trump and his alleged co-conspirators, defenders and allies appear to be encircled. This article was originally published...

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Rachel Maddow Nails Another Example Of Republican Projection: Corruption In North Carolina 6.12.2018 Crooks Liars
Rachel Maddow opened her show last night expressing her surprise at how busy a news day it was, given government was completely shut down for President George H.W. Bush's funeral service. Don't feel bad for her, though - you know she loves it. Frankly, I love it, too. One of the many topics she got to dig her teeth into was that of voter fraud. No, not the kind Republicans scream about to justify their racist policy of making voting harder for marginalized citizens. This is actual, factual voter fraud happening in plain sight, in her words, unraveling before our very eyes thanks to the "lying fake news." Maddow predicted that there is no way the results of North Carolina's 9th District election will be certified. Republican Mark Harris was declared the winner, but we are learning that there has been a professional-grade ballot-destroying effort in place on his behalf to defeat the Democrat he was facing in November's election. Not only that, this illegal scheme was apparently in place back in May, and ...
Saudis Found A Way To Bribe Trump: Buy 500 Hotel Rooms 6.12.2018 Crooks Liars
The grifting and emoluments violations just keep coming at Trump World. Turns out the month of Trump's inauguration, January 2016, the Saudi government funded a lobbying effort by US Veterans to Washington DC. The vets were flown to DC and put up at the Trump Hotel, where they were treated to expensive rooms, multiple banquets, and extended open bars. The veterans were supposedly in town to lobby their congressional representatives to defeat a bill that the Saudis opposed, but they were given little data on the bill at hand and were often there to lobby the same member of Congress multiple times. The story was broken by David Farhenthold at The Washington Post : “It made all the sense in the world, when we found out that the Saudis had paid for it,” said Henry Garcia, a Navy veteran from San Antonio who went on three trips. He said the organizers never said anything about Saudi Arabia when they invited him. He believed the trips were organized by other veterans, but that puzzled him, because this ...
The Last President of the Old Ruling Class 4.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File President George H.W. Bush talks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with top military advisors to discuss the Persian Gulf War. From left are Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, Vice President Dan Quayle, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, the president, Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Colin Powell.  One of the more annoying aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency is that he makes every previous occupant of the White House seem reasonable by comparison. Most of the obituaries about and tributes to George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at 94, focused on the former president’s basic decency. As many journalists and historians have described him, Bush was a courteous and well-mannered individual. Their focus on Bush’s patrician reserve and quiet self-assurance is understandable in comparison to Trump’s thin-skinned temperament, arrogance, and megalomania.  Yet lost in those remembrances is a distinction between Bush ...
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What's a Subpoena, and Why Should Trump Fear It? 4.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House.  You’re probably hearing a lot about subpoenas. Or you will very soon, once Democrats take control of the House.  A subpoena is a legal command from a court or from one or both houses of Congress to do something— like testify or present information . The term “subpoena” literally means “under penalty.”  Someone who receives a subpoena but doesn’t comply with it may be subject to civil or criminal penalties . Here’s how it works. Step One: Let’s say the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives issues a subpoena to the president for information about alleged conversations with Russian officials seeking their help in the 2016 election. Or say the House Ways and Means Committee subpoenas the president’s tax returns–which, in fact,  a law enacted in 1924 after the Teapot Dome scandal of the Harding administration specifically authorizes that committee to do . Step Three: That  proposed contempt citation ...
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