Posted in Congressional Oversight Investigations News

House Oversight chair says Trump team trashing White House records

In a letter to the U.S. government archivist, Rep. Carolyn Maloney says her committee “has no visibility into what is happening” in terms of record-keeping for administration documents. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Monday, December 21,…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Investigations Op/Ed OtherWords

How taxpayers funded “consulting fees” for Ivanka Trump

The president reduced his tax bill by writing off large payments to his daughter. He calls it “smart” — tax lawyers call it criminal. By Sam Pizzigati | Sunday, October 11 The warmest and fuzziest phrase…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News While we were looking elsewhere

Trump and daughter Ivanka could face jail time for tax fraud after leaving White House, says legal expert

“The only thing saving him at this point is the Department of Justice’s guideline that says you can’t indict a sitting president.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Tuesday, September 29 Both President Donald Trump and his…

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Senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump poses with a can of Goya beans. Critics charged she violated ethics rules. (Image: Ivanka Trump/Twitter)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Ethics News

Critics say Goya Bean tweet by Ivanka is clear ethics breach

“Si es Trump, tiene que ser corrupto,” “Ethics rules do not allow” such behavior, noted one political reporter, calling the tweet “pretty much unimaginable in previous administrations.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Wednesday, July 15 Critics…

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Senior Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump attends a meeting on small business relief in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 7, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Posted in Common Dreams News Politics Unemployment

Amid pandemic and recession, Ivanka Trump-led ‘Find something new’ campaign denounced as ‘Stunningly tone deaf’

“Holy shit, this can’t be real.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Tuesday, July14 A White House initiative to compel American workers to find different jobs as the coronavirus pandemic rages and millions are out of work…

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