Curt Weldon has been a very busy man throughout his life. In the late 70’s, he fought the Pagans motorcycle gang as mayor of Marcus Hook, and then he chaired the Delaware County council before running for and winning his House spot in 1986. He was a member of the National Security Caucus While in the House of Representatives, he made building a better relationship with Russia a priority. This is something everyone wanted to…"Meet the Ex-Congressman who wrote the appendix of a book about Russians Lobbying the US"
I started making this list out of sheer curiosity of how many different paths there were. At 18, I thought to myself that there couldn’t be many more. A few of these are just rumors or probably mean nothing (1, 22, 25, 31) but the sheer number of Russian mobsters who have lived at Trump tower and the fact that 5 people have had to resign , I thought I was done. For me…"156 Paths to Putin"
How many Trump administration members are connected to Ed Lozansky, the infamous Russia Lobbyist? Well, I wrote about Jeff Sessions and his ties to Lozansky at the 2000 World Russia Forum. Now, I have found Tom Price at the 2011 World Russia Forum. You may remember Price as being guilty of insider trading. It should not surprise you that he is staunchly conservative, or that TrumpCare was most likely partly his idea. Now, you…"The man in charge of TrumpCare has Russian ties too!"
Jeff Sessions has testified about the Russia Investigation and his meetings with Ambassador Kislyak, which some claim is a normal move for people on the intelligence committee, except for a story from Vox which claimed that nobody else on the committee had done the same. Sessions met with Ambassador Kislyak, widely known as being the top spymaster in the United States, at least twice. We also know that he made several trips to Russia…"Jeff Sessions hidden Russian connection has been found."
The Senate might finally be doing its job and investigating Trump’s businesses. Since this whole business with Trump-Russia started, everyone in the know has been shouting at Congress to look at his shady business ties, and now they are. Per the New Yorker, I spoke recently to a longtime business associate of Donald Trump, and asked his thoughts about the various investigations into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. He laughed and…"Trump businesses have a lot of Russia ties, surprise surprise!"
Despite widespread counternarrative, decades of careful political machinations laid crucial groundwork for Donald Trump’s election. Donald Trump’s ubiquitous portrayal as a renegade outsider, beholden to no political party or established decorum, might be the most unacknowledged fake news item of the past two years. Despite a lack of name recognition — or perhaps precisely because of their anonymity — the various forces working to install a President Trump have been actively pursuing their goals for a very long time.…"Dukakis to Donald: 30 Years of Citizens United"
By now, I am sure all of us remember the story of Jack Abramoff. He’s just a rich lobbyist who got caught doing bad things and he brought down two congressmen and a bunch of other lobbyists, right? That is all true, but what I am about to tell you is going to blow your mind. Jack Abramoff started off with his foot in the door of the conservative movement due to his fathers friendship…"The untold story of Jack Abramoff’s Russia Collusion"
Scott Pruitt is no stranger to being on the wrong side of history. Now he is blaming Obama for Conservative failures. According to the Washington Times, In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, Mr. Pruitt said the past administration talked a good game on the environment, but has little in the way of concrete accomplishments. He pointed to the environmental disaster in Flint, Michigan, and the Gold King Mine spill, both of which led to…"The Climate Change War continues…"
Ultimately, James Comey deserved to be fired because of his involvement in the election season. The letter he produced two weeks before the election make reason enough to fire him. However, this statement courtesy of NPR makes no mention of that. “Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein…"Trump shows his fascist tendencies"
Sally Yates is going to testify today at 2pm about her warnings regarding Michael Flynn, after being rudely fired by the Trump administration for not following bad orders. Per TPM Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The highly anticipated hearing — it is Yates’s first appearance on Capitol Hill since her firing in January — is expected to fill in…"Fired Justice Department employee Sally Yates to testify about Michael Flynn today."