Newsweek: How Donald Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

Newsweek: How Donald Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

By Kurt Eichenwald December 13th, 2016. Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from American foreign policy, all to the benefit of his family’s corporate empire. Because of this, the next president of the United States is already vulnerable to […]

HuffPost: Putin Pal For Secretary of State!

HuffPost: Putin Pal For Secretary of State!

Paige Lavender  Senior Politics Editor, The Huffington Post  President-elect Donald Trump will announce on Tuesday morning he’s chosen Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. Trump tweeted Monday that he would make an official announcement about his choice for secretary of state Tuesday morning. The Associated Press and The New York Times report Tillerson is Trump’s pick. Trump met with Tillerson in […]

NYT: Democratic House Candidates Were Also Targets of Russian Hacking

NYT: Democratic House Candidates Were Also Targets of Russian Hacking

By ERIC LIPTON and SCOTT SHANE DEC. 13, 2016  WASHINGTON — South Florida has long been a laboratory for some of the nation’s roughest politics, with techniques like phantom candidates created by political rivals to siphon off votes from their opponents, or so-called boleteras hired to illegally fill out stacks of absentee ballots on behalf of elderly or disabled voters. But there was […]

McConnell rejects special panel for Russia election allegations

McConnell rejects special panel for Russia election allegations

TheHill.com BY ALEXANDER BOLTON – 12/12/16 10:18 AM EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate recent CIA findings that the Russian government tried to influence the U.S. presidential election. Calling the allegations of Russian meddling “disturbing,” McConnell said Monday the intelligence panel should take the lead, dismissing calls by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and […]

WSJ: Deutsche Bank Is Asked to Pay $14 Billion to Resolve U.S. Probe Into Mortgage Securities

WSJ: Deutsche Bank Is Asked to Pay $14 Billion to Resolve U.S. Probe Into Mortgage Securities

By ARUNA VISWANATHA, JENNY STRASBOURG and EYK HENNING September 16th, 2016  The U.S. Justice Department proposed that Deutsche Bank AG pay $14 billion to settle a set of high-profile mortgage-securities probes stemming from the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the matter, a number that would rank among the largest of what other banks have paid to resolve similar claims and […]

CBS News: Sen.John McCain says Putin is a “thug” and “killer”

CBS News: Sen.John McCain says Putin is a “thug” and “killer”

DECEMBER 11, 2016, 10:32 AM| Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, says Russia has interfered in other elections. JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: New reports about Russia influencing the presidential election create a political firestorm and sour relations between the president-elect and the intelligence community. President-elect Donald Trump took a break Saturday afternoon to […]

A new website as a resource for enterprise journalists covering the Trump presidency – investigatingtrump.com

A new website as a resource for enterprise journalists covering the Trump presidency – investigatingtrump.com

By Peter Lance December 15th, 2016 The prospect of the impending Trump administration presents the media with challenges, unknown since the Nixon presidency. Apart from his questionable appointments like Gen. Michael Flynn Sr. as National Security Advisor; a man whose son was fired December 6th from the transition team after he’d pushed the fake news “Pizzagate” story […]

Reuters: Blackstone’s Schwarzman sees historic regulatory overhaul from Trump

Reuters: Blackstone’s Schwarzman sees historic regulatory overhaul from Trump

By Dan Freed Tue Dec 6, 2016 | 2:44pm EST Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) Chairman and CEO Steve Schwarzman said on Tuesday he expected to see a “very substantial reversal of regulations of all types,” for the financial sector, following Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory. Schwarzman, who was picked by Trump to chair a panel of […]

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