All Articles on Corruption

Donald Trump needs to go, and we can’t wait until even November 3, let alone January 20, 2021. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Donald Trump Needs to Go. And No, We Can’t Wait Until November
The president of the United States declared war on America on Monday night.
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The acting IG’s ouster calls into question the future of the Chao-McConnell investigation, other critical oversight, and whether the watchdog was dismissed for unearthing damaging information. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Getty Images) Views
Trump Just Removed the IG Investigating Elaine Chao. Chao’s Husband, Mitch McConnell, Already Vetted the Replacement.
The President’s attack on inspector general independence at the Department of Transportation deserves just as much public scrutiny as all the rest.
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Last Friday, Trump notified Congress of the removal of Steve Linick, the State Department’s inspector general. This was reportedly done at Secretary Mike Pompeo’s urging to ensure a friendlier IG was at the helm so Pompeo could avoid accountability in at least two investigations Linick was pursuing into his actions. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Inspector General Purge and the Death of Dissent
A government without avenues for dissent is a dangerous authority indeed.
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Any rush to reopen without adequate testing and tracing—a massive increase from what we’re doing now—will cause even more deaths and a longer economic crisis. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Real Reason Trump Wants to Reopen the Economy
He’s trying to force the economy to reopen to boost his electoral chances, and he’s selling out Americans’ health to seal the deal. No matter the cost, Donald Trump’s chief concern is and will always be himself.
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Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) talk as they walk to the Senate Democrats' caucus lunch on Thursday, July 11, 2013. News
'Serial IG Purges' by Trump Fuel Dems' Call for Anti-Corruption Provisions in Next Covid Package
"There must be expanded transparency about who is receiving bailout funds and how that money is being used."
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Cashing In on Pandemic? Documents Show Lawmakers Made 1,500 Stock Transactions Worth $158 Million as Covid-19 Spread
"As Covid-19 cases began to increase, senators and representatives from both parties traded securities—many related to the pandemic itself."
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The Trump International Hotel on its first day of business September 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. News
'Oh, Hi, Corruption': Trump Organization Seeks Rent Relief for DC Hotel From Trump Administration
"Whoever would have imagined this relationship would prove complicated and fraught? Oh, right, the Founders. Who prohibited it. In the Constitution."
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Fauci has become a familiar figure standing beside Donald Trump at media briefings, never openly contradicting him but subtly trying to steer him away from his worst ideas. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Time for Fauci to Quit?
If Fauci hangs in there and stresses the inevitability of a second wave of deaths closer to election time if the lockdowns end prematurely, he might just manage to steer Trump away from this cliff.
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America, too, will live on. But it will have lost some further measure of its greatness thanks in no small part to the man who, however cynically, wanted to make it great again. Views
Living in Dystopia
"The future has arrived, it’s just not evenly distributed yet."
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After Selling Stocks as Coronavirus Pandemic Reached US, GOP Senators Loeffler and Perdue Join Committee to Reopen Economy
"It's time to revive the economy, says woman who did insider trading to avoid taking the loss when it tanked."
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