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Saturday, October 20, 2018
David Cay Johnston

Why Corrupt Public Officials Have Less To Fear From Trump

Under Donald Trump, federal corruption prosecutions dropped by nearly a quarter, Syracuse University researchers found after analyzing detailed new Justice Department data.

October 17, 2018
Trump, Democracy

Arraigning The Tax Thief In Chief (And His Family)

For decades Donald Trump, his parents and siblings cheated on taxes in numerous ways, The New York Times reported in an extraordinarily thorough and well documented expose published on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

October 5, 2018

FCC Gives Telecoms $3 Billion In Annual Corporate Welfare

The rent cut for these corporations is worth about $3 billion annually, the National League of Cities estimates.

September 26, 2018
Trump tweets about his business

If You’re White, Trump Has Plenty Of Hurricane Aid

It’s a story of racism, plain and simple, and new interactive maps establish the factual basis for that judgment.

September 15, 2018
Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Now New York State Can Prosecute Trump

Trump claims he can pardon himself and continue in office.

August 24, 2018
Trump, Tone

America Is Losing Trump’s ‘Easy’ Trade War

Reports are coming in from the first skirmishes in Donald Trump’s gratuitous trade war.

August 22, 2018
Trump loves his rallies

No, Trump Voters — Your Wages Aren’t Going Up

We’ve got some disappointing news for all those people who voted for Donald Trump because he promised rising wages.

August 16, 2018
Mnuchin Treasure Secretary

Treasury Secretary’s New Scheme To Further Enrich The Very, Very Rich

The swamp monster who Donald Trump chose as Treasury secretary has a plan to save the richest of the rich billions and billions in taxes – and without any vote by Congress, either.

August 1, 2018

New York Could Open Criminal Probe Of Trump Foundation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday opened the door to a possible criminal case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

July 20, 2018

Concentration Camps? Trump Is Taking US To An Evil Place

During the campaign, Trump said again and again that he would round up every person.

July 14, 2018

Federal And State Wiretaps Skyrocketed In Trump’s First Year

Not a single wiretap request, federal or state, was rejected by any judge, an annual disclosure report from the federal courts released on Wednesday. Nearly all the taps were of mobile phones.

June 30, 2018

GOP ‘Credit-Card’ Policies Rack Up $4 Trillion More In Debt

That’s a complete reversal of what candidate Trump promised voters.

June 29, 2018
tax form

Tax Cheating — It’s As American As Apple Pie

Which country do rich people willing to break the law to escape taxes favor most as the place to hide their money? Chances are you’re in it right now.

June 21, 2018
Trump's children to run blind trust and transition team

Cuomo Could Order Criminal Prosecution Of Trump Foundation

Trump used $258,000 of charity money to settle lawsuits, a clear violation of the law.

June 17, 2018

Higher Prices, Fewer Voices: Big Telecoms Devour The Internet

Within days Trump promoted a Federal Trade Commission member, Ajit Pai, to chairman. The former Verizon lawyer was first appointed by Former President Barack Obama.

June 15, 2018

How Trump’s ‘China First’ Trade Policy Is Weakening America

Donald Trump promised to put America, and especially American workers, first in every decision, but his actions make clear that he is pursuing a strategy of Make China Great Again.

June 13, 2018
Trump, Trade War, Jobs

Giving Aid And Comfort To America’s Adversaries

With his toxic amalgam of incompetence and thin-skinned emotional reactions, Trump gives aid and comfort to those who would diminish America’s standing in the world, especially the communist dictatorship in China and the land-grabbing czar in Russia.

June 12, 2018
Trump business conflicts

What Stormy Payoff Reveals About Trump’s ‘Billions’

The way that Trump “funneled” hush money to a porn actress just 11 days before the election sure makes it look that way. This would be consistent with four decades of Trump claiming vast wealth, but not being able to pay his bills as they come due.

May 6, 2018

What Mueller’s Little List Of Questions Reveals About Trump Probe

Reprinted with permission from DCReport. Those 48 issues that Robert Mueller wants to ask Donald Trump about tell us that the special prosecutor’s focus is not on financial crimes Trump has committed, but on the nature of his relationships with the Kremlin and Russian-speaking influencers. That’s significant because Mueller’s charter as special prosecutor is to […]

May 3, 2018
Trump Tax Returns

What Trump Doesn’t Say About His Tax Plan

In a Tax Day essay under the byline of Donald Trump, the USA Today newspaper has allowed the 45th president to tell an utterly misleading story about the tax “reform” law he signed into law in December. The calculated deceptions in this piece matter a lot because the front page of that same newspaper declares “Exclusive: GOP banks on tax cuts to keep majority in Congress.”

April 19, 2018

Why The Stormy Daniels Case Matters

Further, the inept and dishonest way the White House and Trump’s personal lawyer have handled the matter underlines the many facts that establish this administration is a kakistocracy, a government of the venal, the corrupt and the incompetent. Instead of the best and the brightest, the Trump administration draws on the worst and the dullest.

March 15, 2018

Trump’s Pick To Head IRS Is An Expert At Tax Avoidance

You might think that a former IRS executive or a prosecutor with experience in tax cases or a state tax administrator or another person whose job is to look out for the interests of the taxpayers generally, not individual taxpayers, would be a logical choice. Not in Trumpland.

February 12, 2018

Excerpt: It’s Even Worse Than You Think

As the 2016 presidential campaign began, Pulitzer-winning journalist David Cay Johnston wrote “21 Questions For Donald Trump” — a penetrating examination of the casino mogul’s shady past that became one of the most popular articles ever published by National Memo. In his new book It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What The Trump Administration Is […]

February 4, 2018

GOP Tax Plan Hides Trillions In Sweetheart Deals For Apple And Other Multinationals

Reprinted with permission from DCReport. James S. Henry, an economist and expert on global tax avoidance, reports that the new Trump tax law gives Apple and other multinational companies a sweetheart deal—several sweetheart deals, actually—that could total as much as $2.6 trillion. This is an important story that the mainstream news missed. We have it all […]

January 28, 2018
Donald Trump talking

Deducting A CEO’s Jet, But Not A Cop’s Uniform

Buried in the hastily drafted tax bill’s more than 500 pages are provisions eliminating “miscellaneous” deductions taken by almost 28 million taxpayers in 2015. Those are costs you bore to support your job or an investment you own or to pay a professional to prepare your income tax return.

December 22, 2017