NYT: Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

NYT: Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

By ALAN RAPPEPORT JAN. 19, 2017 WASHINGTON — Steven T. Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick to be Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven. The revelation […]

CNN: Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s Cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

CNN: Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s Cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

By Manu Raju, Senior Political Reporter Updated 8:29 PM ET, Mon January 16, 2017  Washington (CNN)Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary. Price bought between […]

Reuters/WP: Trump adviser Flynn held multiple calls with Russian envoy: sources

Reuters/WP: Trump adviser Flynn held multiple calls with Russian envoy: sources

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Susan Heavey Fri Jan 13, 2017 | 1:42pm  Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, held multiple phone conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington on the day the United States announced retaliation for Moscow’s interference in the U.S. presidential election, two people familiar with the issue […]

CS Monitor: HarperCollins suspends sales of Monica Crowley’s book. Politico reports that she plagiarized portions of her PhD dissertation

CS Monitor: HarperCollins suspends sales of Monica Crowley’s book. Politico reports that she plagiarized portions of her PhD dissertation

By Weston Williams January 11th, 2017.  POLITICO alleges she also plagiarized portions of her Ph.D thesis at Columbia University.  HarperCollins, the publisher of Monica Crowley’s “What the (Bleep) Just Happened,” announced that sales of her book would be suspended in light of recent plagiarism allegations. Dr. Crowley is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for senior director […]

NYT: Republicans, Facing Pressure, Delay Hearings for 4 Trump Cabinet Nominees

NYT: Republicans, Facing Pressure, Delay Hearings for 4 Trump Cabinet Nominees

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and STEVE EDER JAN. 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, under increasing pressure to ensure that President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominees are fully vetted by federal authorities, have delayed the hearings of four potential cabinet members, three of whom have not been cleared by the agency charged with unraveling potential conflicts of interest. […]

WSJ: Inside Rex Tillerson’s Negotiating Style: Cozy With Power, Unbending and Theatrical

WSJ: Inside Rex Tillerson’s Negotiating Style: Cozy With Power, Unbending and Theatrical

JUSTIN SCHECK, JAMES MARSON and BRADLEY OLSON Updated Jan. 9, 2017 4:32 p.m.  MOSCOW—In the spring of 2014, after the U.S. punished Russia with sanctions for seizing Ukrainian territory, Rex Tillerson made a major decision. The Exxon Mobil Corp. chief executive, now Donald Trump ’s nominee for secretary of state, would deepen his company’s longstanding partnership […]

NYT: Senate to Push Trump Nominees, Some Unvetted

NYT: Senate to Push Trump Nominees, Some Unvetted

GOP FAVORS SPEED TO ASSEMBLE TEAM: ETHICS OFFICE CALLS IT “GREAT CONCERN” By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ERIC LICHTBLAU JAN. 7, 2017  WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans embark on a flurry of confirmation hearings this week, several of Donald J. Trump’s appointees have yet to complete the background checks and ethics clearances customarily required before the Senate […]

CNN Money: Trump national security pick Monica Crowley plagiarized multiple sources in 2012 book

CNN Money: Trump national security pick Monica Crowley plagiarized multiple sources in 2012 book

Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found. The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including […]

Vanity Fair: LARRY KUDLOW – TOP TRUMP CANDIDATE: PLUTOCRACY IS “JUST WHAT AMERICA NEEDS”

Vanity Fair: LARRY KUDLOW – TOP TRUMP CANDIDATE: PLUTOCRACY IS “JUST WHAT AMERICA NEEDS”

Larry Kudlow argues you can trust Trump’s billionaire advisers because “wealthy folks have no need to steal.” By Bess Levin December 28th, 2016.  There has never been a White House administration nearly as wealthy as the team of financiers and business magnates Donald Trump has selected to implement his supposedly populist vision. Over the last […]