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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
A Congressional committee passed two EPA bills that would eject its academic science advisors and replace them with industry ones, while limiting what environmental studies the agency can review. Source: EPA’s Science […]
A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry lobbyists. A lobbyist for defense contractors. An “evangelist” and lobbyist for Palantir, the Silicon Valley company with close ties to intelligence agencies. And a New Hampshire Trump supporter who has only recently graduated from high school.
These are some of the people the Trump administration has hired for positions across the federal government, according to documents received by ProPublica through public-records requests.
Rex Tillerson May Have Held Millions In ExxonMobil Stock As Trump Promoted The Oil Giant – BuzzFeed News
Tillerson owned 600,000 shares outright at the time of his nomination. In his ethics plan, Tillerson said he would be divested of them within 90 days. On Tuesday, a State Department spokesman […]
Although Trump has business holdings around the world, he has been unwilling to divest himself of these holdings or report his conflicts of interest, raising the question of whether he is vulnerable to influence by foreign governments. This lack of disclosure is especially troubling given the pre-inauguration communication between members of his administration, most notably disgraced former NSA advisor Michael Flynn, and Russian diplomats.
House Republicans shot down an effort to finally make President Donald Trump’s tax returns public. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) on Monday proposed a resolution to invoke an obscure law allowing the Internal Revenue Service to turn over the president’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee for review. But the House voted 229-185, almost exclusively on party lines, to reject the effort.