For now, however, the conservative resistance is a tiny club. Republican politicians have an opportunity to do something heroic at a dire moment in American history, but they don’t appear to be remotely tempted to seize it. “I wish more than anyone that there would be more courage demonstrated by Republican members of Congress in speaking out against what I think they know is wrong,” says Bardella. “But they lack the fortitude to do so.”
As a New York real estate developer, Donald Trump developed financial relationships with wealthy Russians with connections to organized crime, Russia’s security establishment and President Vladimir Putin. Read full article at Huffington […]
Senate and House Democrats on Friday introduced the “Mar-a-Lago Act,” which would require President Donald Trump to provide visitor logs detailing who spends time with him at the golf resort referred to as his “winter White House.”
The bill — awkwardly named the Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Open Act and referred to by the acronym MAR-A-LAGO — would require that the Trump administration publish visitor logs from the White House and any other place where the president “regularly conducts official business.”
Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy. Should he also own a shipping firm? | Center for Public Integrity
The commerce secretary invests in a fleet that flies the Chinese flag and makes visits to Iran and Russia.
Report: Russian Elite Invested Nearly $100 Million In Trump Buildings, Records Show | The Huffington Post
“I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.”
But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to public documents, interviews and corporate records.
Senate Judiciary chairman: No deputy AG vote until we get an FBI briefing on Russia – The Washington Post
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Tuesday he will hold up the deputy attorney general’s confirmation vote as collateral until FBI Director James B. Comey briefs his panel about investigations into alleged ties between the Trump administration and Russian officials.
“I’m not going to schedule a hearing on the deputy attorney general until we get a briefing from Comey,” Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday, even though, as he noted, “the Justice Department would like to get their deputy out of committee just as soon as they can.”
Donald Trump’s tax returns: US President had to pay millions due to tax law he aims to scrap | world-news | Hindustan Times
Tuesday’s partial disclosure will further pressure the White House to publish the president’s tax returns in full. As a candidate, Trump broke with a 40-year precedent by refusing to release his tax returns despite repeated calls from his opponents in both parties.
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is getting a sizeable chunk of change in the amount of over $400 million from a Chinese company that is looking to invest in his family’s Manhattan office tower on 666 Fifth Ave.
Real estate experts suspect foul play considering its largely favorable terms for a property that has been struggling financially. As part of the deal, the Kushners will only have to pay 20% of what they owe on their existing mortgage.
“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an “alias email account” while CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. to discuss climate change issues, the New York attorney general’s office alleged on Monday. In a […]
Former Koch Agents, Fossil Fuel Industry Hired Guns Now Staffing Trump’s Federal Agencies | Common Dreams
On March 8, ProPublica obtained “beachhead team” rosters with the names of hundreds of temporary staffers the Trump administration has installed in federal agencies, including the Department of Interior (DOI), Department of Energy (DOE), the White House Office of […]