Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Marshalls And TJ Maxx Literally Dump Ivanka’s Line

The New York Times reports: Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage. The TJX Companies, the retailers’ parent company, told employees not to display Ivanka Trump merchandise separately and to throw away Ivanka Trump signs, according to a note to employees on Wednesday, …

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Trump Lashes Out At Nordstrom For Dropping Ivanka’s Line: She Has Been Treated So Unfairly, Terrible!

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Nordstrom on Wednesday for dropping his daughter’s fashion line. “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom,” Trump tweeted. “She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” Nordstrom said last week that the brand’s declining sales led to its decision. “Each year …

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US Military To Lease Space In Trump Tower

CNN reports: The US military is looking to lease space in Trump Tower. “In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements in order to acquire a limited amount of leased space in Trump Tower,” Lt. Col. JB Brindle, a Defense Department spokesman, told CNN. …

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Trump Signs Order Backing Rollback Of Wall Street Reforms Meant To Prevent Another Banking Meltdown

So this just happened. Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will scale back major regulations that resulted from the financial crisis, directing a review of the Dodd-Frank Act and putting the brakes on a retirement advice rule. The executive order Trump will sign on the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform will be largely symbolic towards rolling …

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Nordstrom Dumps Ivanka Trump’s Line

The New York Times reports: Ivanka Trump stilettos will soon be harder to find at Nordstrom. The department store chain said on Thursday that it had decided to put the brakes on its relationship with Ms. Trump and removed her brand from a list on its site. “We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance,” Nordstrom said …

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Trump To Speak To Vladimir Putin Tomorrow Amid Reports He Might Lift Obama’s Hacking Sanctions

Quid pro quo. Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Saturday amid reports he is considering lifting U.S. sanctions against Russia over its military action in Ukraine. Trump is also scheduled to speak Saturday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he has criticized, Reuters reported. Merkel met Friday with French President Francois …

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Trump Hotels Reveals Plan To Triple Number Of US Locations As Contractor Files $2M Suit For Unpaid Work

Politico reports: An electrical contractor is suing President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel for $2 million over what the contractor contends are unpaid bills for “nonstop” work performed to open the luxury lodging at the Old Post Office Building last year. The suit filed in D.C. Superior Court by Laurel, Maryland-based AES Electrical, also known as Freestate Electrical, contends that the …

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THIN ICE: Right Wing Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Warns That Dems Could Impeach Trump After 2018 Midterms

Politico reports: Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday warned that President Donald Trump begins his administration on “thin ice” with Democrats, who could move to impeach the new president if they retake the House of Representatives in 2018. Democrats and liberal groups have already launched an effort to impeach Trump over allegations of conflicts of interest, including with his …

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SAD: Trump’s DC Hotel Has Already Lost $1.1 Million

Mediaite reports: According to documents obtained by House Democrats from the General Services Administration, the much-discussed Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. fell well below its revenue projections in its first two months of operation. Per the docs provided to the Democrats, the hotel pulled in revenue of $1.3 million in September and $2.8 million in October. The projections for …

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Kellyanne Conway Retreats On Trump’s Taxes

Blame Wikileaks? Via Politico: President Donald Trump will release his tax returns after the IRS completes its audit of him, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted Monday in an apparent clarification from her earlier statement. “On taxes, answers (& repeated questions) are same from campaign: POTUS is under audit and will not release until that is completed,” Conway tweeted. Her …

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WhiteHouse.Gov Now Promotes Melania’s Jewelry Line

The Washington Post reports: Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump’s charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC. Trump’s biography starts with traditional details such as her date of birth in her …

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ACLU Unveils First Action Against Trump, Demands Feds Turn Over All Conflict Of Interest Documents

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union has taken legal action seeking documents on conflicts of interest and violations of the Constitution and federal law posed by President Trump’s and his family’s business interests. The organization also released a Seven-Point Plan laying out how it intends to challenge other Trump policies and protect the Constitution. The efforts are made possible by the organization’s new Constitution Defense Fund, …

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Sean Spicer Turns First Press Conference Into Ad For Trump’s Hotel: I Encourage You To Go There [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took time out of his first official press conference on Thursday to “encourage” people to visit Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel. Although Trump has said that he has turned his business over to his sons, he reportedly made a visit to the Trump International Hotel on Wednesday. At Spicer’s press …

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Trump Team Sells Access To Mike Pence And Incoming Cabinet Members At Up To $1 Million Per Ticket

Politico reports: Deep-pocketed donors face a decision on Wednesday night: whether to dine with the Vice President-elect at the National Portrait Gallery, or enjoy an “intimate policy discussion” with incoming Cabinet appointees at an exclusive dinner at the Library of Congress. The closed-door events, just two of many being held during inauguration week, were double-scheduled by planners. “It’s all messed …

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Trump Continues Attacks On US Intelligence

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the intelligence community Friday morning, blaming it once again for leaking an unverified report containing compromising and salacious allegations about him to the media and citing the Russian government as proof that the dossier’s allegations are false. That report, which had circulated for months among government officials and media institutions, was …

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Threatens Federal Ethics Official For Daring To Criticize Trump’s Conflicts Of Interest

Politico reports: House Republicans have found a subject for their opening review of conflicts of interest under Donald Trump: the federal official in charge of investigating conflicts of interest. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the head of the House Oversight Committee, criticized the director of the federal Office of Government Ethics on Thursday over his criticism of Donald Trump’s plan to address …

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY CARL’S JR: Trump Says “Buy L.L. Bean” After Heiress Makes Illegal Donation [VIDEO]

President-Elect Donald Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho today committed an outright corporate endorsement, urging his followers to buy L.L. Bean products after the company’s heiress was found to have made an illegal campaign donation. The Associated Press reported last week: L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean made excessive contributions to a political action committee she bankrolled to support Republican President-elect Donald Trump, …

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Trump On Distancing Himself From His Companies: All I Can Say Is That It’s Very Simple, Very Easy [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President-elect Donald Trump is again insisting that it will be “simple” to disentangle himself from his extensive international business interests. Trump tells reporters during a brief appearance in his Trump Tower lobby that he plans to address the topic at a press conference planned for Wednesday. “All I can say is it’s very simple, very easy,” …

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Trump Hotel Hit With $5M In Liens For Unpaid Work

The Washington Post reports: In the frenzied final six weeks of work at the hotel, while Trump touted the project on the campaign trail, AES of Laurel, Md., claims it assigned 45 members of its staff to work 12-hour shifts for nearly 50 consecutive days to get the lights, electrical and fire systems prepared on time. “We had people there …

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REPORT: Trump Is “Struggling” To Pay Transition Team

He’s totally self-funded! And broke, apparently. Buffalo’s NPR affiliate reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager-turned-Communications Counselor Kellyanne Conway will visit Buffalo this week for an exclusive fundraiser. Conway will speak at a Thursday afternoon luncheon at the Westin Buffalo hotel. The $5000 per person event is intended to raise funds to cover the costs of Trump’s transition team, including their …

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