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Another day, another corrupt Trump loyalist gets access to the nation’s most important secrets. President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by […]
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The Kleptocrats!

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On September 6, 2019
The consequences of the Trump administration have been both depressing and predictable. The only uncertainty: the scope and speed of the cruelty inflicted on the vulnerable and the ultimate extent of the corruption of American institutions. To wit: Since April, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating why the crew on the C-17 military transport […]
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With only superficial changes, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld‘s new piece in Politico could have appeared—at one time or another—in a pro-government outlet in, say, Azerbaijan, North Korea, or Syria. Simply  substitute Jared Kushner’s name for that of Ilham Aliyev, Kim Jung-Un, Bashar al-Assad, or some other princeling—and we’re in business. Honestly, the whole thing is such a dumpster fire that it’s […]
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