Russian Justice: now we know why Trump REALLY fired Prett Bharara

When it comes to Trump Jr scandal involving his Russian meetings to dig Hillary dirt, most media outlets have kept their focus on basic-non policy matters like “what did the President know and when did he know it?” or “just how many Russians attended Trump Jr’s meeting?” (FYI, CrookedDonald.com already knows the answer to that one: there were a helluva lot more Russians who showed up Jr’s meeting than there were Americans who attended Papa Trump’s inauguration.) But this focus on the small details of these meeting may be overlooking…

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Trump: more campaign cash, more private prisons

Graph of incarcerated Americans 1920-2006

Willie Sutton was a 1950’s bank robber who famously declared it was worth risking prison (where he spent more than half of his life) to rob banks because “that’s where all the money is.” Today, Sutton would be surprised to learn that private prisons are now “where all the money is”—provided you own a prison company and were smart enough to give Donald Trump a fat donation. If making a fortune by owning a prison seems improbable to you, consider this: imagine every single resident of the City of Houston,…

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Crooked Donald caught pocketing more charity money

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Today, June 14th is Donald Trump’s birthday (a fact he had been announcing at ainublic events this week) and we thought we’d remind you there is no need to send Crooked Donald any presents as he has already paid himself millions through his charities. In case you missed it, Trump charities are back in the news again and not in a good way—actually, there hasn’t been any good news about Trump family charities in the last two years. This latest scandal involves an investigation by Forbes involving Trump self-dealing and…

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Trump hires lots of cheap visa labor

CrookedDonald.com has earlier reported how Trump aided his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in a scheme to sell Green Cards to Chinese investors at $500,000 a pop. But there is an even more sordid story in Trump’s immigration history: for two decades, Crooked Donald’s company has gamed our jumbled immigration laws to hire foreign workers to save his companies a very few bucks they could have used that money to offer blue and pink collar jobs to American citizens. Despite his tough talk on immigration, Trump’s immigration proposal will punch a big…

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“Facts Don’t Matter!” or Trump’s War on Data

With the Comey and national security breaches blowing up all the news cycles right now there is one big story you may have missed: how the Trump administration forced out John Thompson as head of the Census Bureau. Wait…what??? With everything else going on, why the hell does that matter? In fact, it matters a great deal: Thompson’s departure and the troubles of the Census Bureau are scandal enough, but there is a broader and more troubling pattern of Team Trump’s seeking to dismantle government data collection to deny citizens the…

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Trump Family Caught Selling American Citizenships

The details are very simple: Jared Kushner’s sister, seeking to finance a New Jersey luxury apartment project that Jared himself once managed until the joined the White House staff, needed more cash for the project. So as Jared Kushner and Crooked Donald have both done in the past, they used immigration to boost their bottom lines. Thus, the Kushner family promised rich Chinese tycoons American citizenship for money. I’m not kidding, they promised potential investors that if they forked over at least $500,000 to the Kushner/Trump bankroll, they could become…

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Trump’s Tax Reform Fiasco

When it comes to self-dealing, Crooked Donald is still the king. Just look at the fiasco surrounding his proposed tax reform. Crooked Donald’s “Tax Reform Proposal” was a real rush job. According to multiple reports, Trump wanted to have “tax reform” as part of his “100 Day Accomplishments.” Thus, shortly before the 100 day deadline, Trump ordered economic advisor Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who were hoping to wait and introduce a bill in summer, to hold a last-second press conference and release the one-page document of a few hundred…

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Mayday! Mayday! Overtime in Danger!

On May 1st, we will know for sure where Crooked Donald really stands on keeping his promises to help millions of working Americans. On that day, Trump’s Justice Department will tell the courts whether they are going to do one of three things: First, by some miracle they reverse themselves and defend President Obama’s Executive Order to restore overtime pay to 4 million working Americans. Second, Trump’s team asks for time to write new regulations or third, they will refuse to defend Obama’s order and force groups like the AFL-CIO…

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March for Science!

This Saturday is the March for Science, with the main March in DC and 500 affiliated marches in every state of the union and worldwide. There will even be a March in the heart of coal country and you can find your local March here.) But just in case, here’s some more you need to know: The March for Science is dedicated to improve our understanding of how science affects our lives and why scientists need a larger voice in public policy. No politicians will be speaking in DC and at most…

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Show You Care About Trump’s Taxes, March on April 15th!

This Tax Day, April 15th, marches are planned in 138 American cities in 48 states (and even a few overseas) to demand that Crooked Donald finally release his tax returns to the American public. If you want to find out more, just check out the website, https://taxmarch.org for the location nearest you. And because Trump is too chicken to reveal his returns, the chicken is the symbol of the march. So if you are marching, if you can get a chicken hat or any chicken-themed wearables, be sure to show your…

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The Trump Family and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: The Baku Connection

We are shocked at the nightmarish news coming out of Syria this week and our hearts go out to the victims of the horrific gassing and murder of civilians at Khan Sheikhoun. But as the world was watching and demanded real answers, we Americans watched Donald Trump blame former President Obama and his policies—even though Trump had fully endorsed those very policies. There will be much more to come from Syria, we know, but consider these two undeniable facts: first, the criminal regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad could not…

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The President of the United States (A fully owned subsidiary of Trump, Inc.)

Thanks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigators at ProPublica, we have proof Crooked Donald has already violated his bogus “trust” that enables him to keep his tiny hands in his businesses as he runs America (into the ground, mostly.) This is still a developing story, but here is what we know so far: when Crooked Donald announced his “trust plan” in January, critics insisted it was worthless in preventing conflicts of interest because chock full of loopholes. Under this scheme, Trump ostensibly resigned from his companies, claiming that he would have no…

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Trump’s top policy priority: Enriching Trump Inc.

They say you should go with what you know and that is especially true in the case of Crooked Donald. Because unlike the issues with his travel ban or his health care fiasco, Trump has issued at least one Executive order that went smoothly. According to Politico, Trump’s order making it easier to pollute lakes and rivers with fertilizer run-off was welcome news to America’s privately-owned golf courses. As you might expect from a man who not only owns several golf courses, but is also spends at least a day…

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“I’m the President and you’re not”—the Time Interview meltdown

While no one ever expected Donald J. Trump to wrest the title of “Honest” from Abraham Lincoln, thanks to Time, we now have alarming proof that he doesn’t just lie, Crooked Donald is utterly disconnected from reality. By now you should know about Time’s now-notorious interview, a conversation that so appalled the editors of the Wall Street Journal, they not only called out 45’s falsehoods, they declared the tea-totaling Trump was clinging to a cherished lie “like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.” Yet as damning as the Time…

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IRS employees could leak Trump’s returns—but will they?

We have now officially reached the half-way point of Crooked Donald’s first 100 days and with his continued refusal to fulfill his oft-repeated campaign promise to release his returns once he was in the White House, the Internet has been ablaze with demands that IRS officials send Crooked Donald’s returns either to Congress or the media. A bit of background: in 1973, when then-President “Tricky Dick” Nixon famously said “I am not a crook,” he wasn’t referring to Watergate but to the revelation his tax returns had proved what he…

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