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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lara Trump: ‘We’re Sad’ To See Alleged Sexual Abuser Wynn Resign From RNC

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

The Republican reaction to now-former RNC finance co-chair Steve Wynn’s sexual misconduct scandal went from hypocritical to absurd on Monday when Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and senior campaign adviser, said she was “sorry” to see Wynn leave his post.

When news broke that gambling mogul Wynn is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, including rape, Republicans were remarkably silent about all the cash he had raised for them as the Republican National Committee finance co-chair. Wynn resigned from his position after a full day of press coverage and tanking stock prices.

But even after his resignation, the RNC refused to comment on the allegations, or on the disposition of the funds he had raised.…

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The Trump Economy Is No Great Success (And He Didn’t Build It)

Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump’s presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The economy is booming, and it’s because of him. We are riding a mighty wave of prosperity driven by his tax cuts, deregulation and business savvy.

The enthusiasm is contagious. “I’ve really liked what he’s done for the economy,” marveled Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. “Year One has been nothing short of excellent,” declared Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. Blackstone Group Chairman Stephen Schwarzman said, “There are companies all around the world who are looking at the U.S. now and saying, ‘This is the place to be in the developed world.'”

They have some evidence to brandish: Economic growth picked up last year.



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Report: Trump Launched Campaign To Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses

Donald Trump urged his aides to orchestrate a plan to discredit specific FBI officials after learning that they were likely to testify against him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia probe, according to an explosive new report by investigative reporter Murray Waas in Foreign Policy.

The report, published Friday evening, details a series of events that took place in June 2017, following the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. Those events are now being investigated as potential obstruction of justice, Foreign Policy reported.