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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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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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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