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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Calls Michael Cohen A Human Scam Email

Internet scamming is different than it used to be. Users must now be wary of social media companions who seem too good to be true, fake profiles and schemes aimed at stealing information.

Trevor Noah thinks President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s corruption and self-serving tactics are hearkening back to a simpler time, when a laptop wasn’t required gear in school, CDs were still the best way to enjoy new music, and Blockbuster Video hadn’t gone the way of the dodo.

Cohen has been outed for peddling fake access to Trump, fibbing to several corporations including AT&T. In this clip, Noah riffs on the irony of a supposedly “drain the swamp” White House that actually takes corporate lobbying schemes to a whole new level.…

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After Pledging Not To Lobby, Former Trump Appointees Are Lobbying

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

Lobbyists who joined the Trump administration and now want to return to their old trade have a problem: President Trump said they can’t.

Days after taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring every political appointee to sign a pledge as a condition of taking office. The appointees agreed not to lobby the agencies they had worked in for five years after they left government service. Nor would they lobby anyone in the White House or political appointees across federal agencies for the duration of the Trump administration.

But never doubt the ingenuity of the Washington swamp class.…

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