July 20, 2017

Organize Now, Before Trump Destroys Justice

Among the many disturbing elements of Donald Trump’s presidency, two are especially stark today. First is Trump’s remarkable disrespect for constitutional values and the rule of law — his attacks on  the news media, the judiciary, and others in his way, his firing of FBI director James Comey, and most recently the New York Times
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July 19, 2017

Trump Terrible 10 — Made in China Edition

Counting down the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with serious bigotry, disrespect for constitutional freedoms, know-nothing ignorance, and an endless
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July 14, 2017

Gorelick Steps Back, But Her Task Remains Troubling

Ten days before Donald Trump was inaugurated, Republic Report wrote about Jamie Gorelick, the Democratic power lawyer and long-time Bill and Hillary Clinton associate who, it had just been revealed, was advising Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on ethics issues related to their joining the White House staff. We gave Gorelick’s decision to represent the
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July 13, 2017

Sad Little Boy Defense Won’t Help Trumps

Last night the New York Times posted a story that quoted unnamed “friends” of the Trump family floating a new defense for the June 9, 2016, meeting that Donald Trump Jr. set up with a man who promised “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to
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July 12, 2017

Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings – Family Edition

Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with serious bigotry, disrespect for constitutional freedoms, know-nothing ignorance, and an endless capacity for lying, can really, really corrupt democracy. Hence, Trump Team Disgracefulness
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July 11, 2017

Trump Jr.’s Smoking Gun Email

Notified by the New York Times that it possessed his early June 2016 email chain with publicist Rob Goldstone, Donald Trump, Jr. released the exchange this morning. It’s absolutely damning. In the email to Trump Jr., Goldstone says that his client, Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop singer and the son of Aras Agalarov, a real
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July 9, 2017

DeVos Should Stop Stalling, Enforce Obama Rules to Protect Students From Fraud

This week, the Department of Education is holding hearings (Monday in DC, Wednesday in Dallas) at which members of the public can comment on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s announcement that she will conduct a “Regulatory Reset” – a new round of rule-making proceedings to reconsider two college accountability rules issued by the Department in
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July 6, 2017

Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings – Pro Wrestling Edition

To celebrate our nation, Republic Report planned to take an Independence Day break from Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings, but by Sunday morning, when Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em POTUS tried to knock CNN’s block off, we were so deep into another week of Trump team disgracefulness that we had to punch through. Republic Report, which focuses on how money
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