February 14, 2020

McCabe Cleared: Justice 10, Trump 0

The U.S. Justice Department today declared that it would not pursue criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The decision continues a remarkable streak since Trump’s inauguration three years ago: No matter how blatantly Trump has sought, behind the scenes and in his public attacks, to use the Justice Department to prosecute his
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February 6, 2020

Trump Declared “Total Acquittal.” Here’s Why It Wasn’t.

At his White House “celebration” today, President Trump called the outcome of his impeachment a “total acquittal.” A White House statement declared that the process “ended with the full vindication and exoneration of President Trump by the Senate.” At the end of the trial, Chief Justice John Roberts declared, “It is, therefore, ordered and adjudged
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January 15, 2020

The 30 Most Disgraceful People of the Trump Administration, So Far

On Monday we will be three full years into the Donald Trump presidency, a period marked by relentless corruption of our democracy to benefit wealthy special interests, as well as to soothe Trump’s own vanity and vindictiveness. Until late 2018, Republic Report published a weekly “Trump Terrible 10,” counting down the ten most disgraceful people
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October 24, 2019

Ukraine Scandal’s Gordon Sondland Invested in Predatory College Loans

  American Banker has examined investments held by Gordon Sondland, the hotelier who parlayed donations to the GOP into a post as U.S. ambassador to the European Union and apparently sought to implement President Trump’s disgraceful effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden. The publication found that, in addition to operating luxury hotels, Sondland
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October 1, 2019

Koch Puppet to Trump Henchman: Mike Pompeo’s Never Gonna Be President Now

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stonewalling, using contrived excuses to delay House investigators from questioning State Department officials who have information relevant to the Trump impeachment inquiry. He’s also been concealing his own involvement: It emerged last night that Pompeo actually listened live to the fated call between Donald Trump and Ukraine president Volodymyr
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September 24, 2019

Let’s March To Demand Impeachment

Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in our history, endlessly seeking to use his presidential powers for political and financial gain. His blatant disregard for the rule of law, and for values including human rights, equality, and a free, independent press, pose an existential threat to America’s 250-year experiment with democratic self-rule. This presidency
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September 9, 2019

Falwell, Trump’s Favorite College President, Pioneered the Scam Non-Profit College

When the head of fraudulent Trump University became President of the United States, he quickly anointed Jerry Falwell, Jr., as his favorite college president. The Liberty University head had endorsed Trump for the White House in January 2016. In return, at least according to Falwell, president-elect Trump offered to make Falwell his Secretary of Education.
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September 6, 2019

Trump-DeVos-Jones Rollbacks Allow Scam Artists to Rip Off Students & Taxpayers

One more thought on this week’s Capitol Forum report on abuses at Career Education Corp. under CEO Todd Nelson, last week’s FTC action against CEC, and treatment of for-profit colleges under Donald Trump and his education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Diane Auer Jones, the former CEC senior executive who is now DeVos’s top higher education aide,
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