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Tax, Taxes, Donald Trump, Ethical Dilemma

Donald Trump’s Ethical Conundrum

If Donald Trump fails to adequately separate himself from his commercial affairs, even his Republican allies in Congress must hold him accountable. Trump sought this job, and while he has made a show of breaking with traditions, he cannot break faith with the American people.

December 28, 2016
On Christmas Eve, Trump announced his foundation will shut down

On Christmas Eve, Trump Announces His Foundation Will Shut Down

A spokeswoman for New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman said on Saturday that Trump cannot shut down his foundation while the state’s investigation is ongoing.

December 24, 2016
Crony: Linda McMahon's family gave $5 million to Trump's foundation

Pay For Play? Consider Donald Trump’s Crony Cabinet

During the campaign, Trump shrieked “pay for play!” to defame the Clintons over and over again, without proof. But now he is doling out top positions in government to the patrons of his campaign, his businesses, and even his foundation.To Trump, a post in his cabinet is not a commitment of trust granted on behalf of the people, but a plum to bestow on any crony who once did him a favor.

December 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Debate

Don’t Lock Her Up? Conway Confirms Trump Won’t Pursue Clinton Probes On Email, Charity

Addressing the report in an interview with MSNBC, senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway did not deny it and indicated it was correct.

November 22, 2016
Clinton, Comey,

FBI Probing Fake Documents Distributed To Damage Clinton Campaign

Two weeks ago Roger Stone, a Trump adviser and Republican operative, linked to a copy of the fake document on Twitter, writing, “If this is real: OMG!!”

November 3, 2016
Fox News mouth piece Brett Baier

Bret Baier Is A Fox News Mouthpiece For Unknown Sources On FBI Stories

The reports leave little doubt that Fox News is acting as “the pipeline for the fifth column inside the bureau” that is publicly seeking to influence the election.

November 3, 2016
Peter Schweizer Clinton Cash

FBI Based Potential Clinton Foundation Case On Debunked Right-Wing Book

The FBI was reportedly trying to build an investigation into the Clinton Foundation around claims made in ‘Clinton Cash’ , a right-wing book riddled with errors written by a Republican activist with a history of bogus reporting.

November 3, 2016
Comey

Is Reckless Comey Seeking Revenge On Critics Via FBI Twitter Account?

It seems that he’s either signed off on an election-week records dump, via Twitter, from an old investigation of the Clinton Foundation, or has lost control of the agents who staff the FBI’s Twitter account. Either way, he’s made a choice to let chaos reign in the closing days of a presidential campaign.

November 2, 2016
CNN and Fox News push baseless accusations about Hillary Clinton

WikiLeaks: Baseless ‘Pay To Play’ Accusation Against Clinton For Morocco Speech She Didn’t Give

The suggestion by CNN and Fox News that Clinton’s activities with regard to Morocco are a corrupt pay to play are dubious and baseless.

October 24, 2016
Trump Clinton

How False Equivalence Ruins Trump-Clinton News Coverage

News outlets covering the presidential election have made the mistake of treating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as two equally flawed candidates. That false equivalence has made it harder for voters to understand the categorical differences between their options on November 8.

October 22, 2016
Chris Wallace moderates third and final debate

‘Fair And Balanced’ Wallace Parroted Lies About Clinton Foundation

Contrary to the RNC press release, the notion that any Friend of Bill (or Hillary) got “taxpayer money” because they had donated to the Clinton Foundation is entirely untrue.

October 20, 2016

Whatever Mike Pence Won On ‘Style,’ He Lost By Shamelessly Lying

During the debate, Mike Pence repeatedly made statements that were easily checked and found to be false — including his banal slurs against the Clinton Foundation.

October 5, 2016

Attorney General Orders Trump Foundation To Stop Raising Funds In New York

The “notice of violation,” issued by the office of New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, followed a series of reports in The Washington Post that suggested improprieties by the Trump Foundation, including using the foundation to settle legal disputes.

October 3, 2016

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Teases Next Wikileaks Attack On Clinton

Roger Stone is claiming that Wikileaks will release documents on Wednesday intended to damage Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, the group released documents that experts say were obtained from Russian intelligence groups who illegally hacked the Democratic National Committee.

October 3, 2016
Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare crazy

Goodbye, CGI: A Moral Victory For Bill Clinton — And Many Others

With Hillary Clinton as the historic nominee of the Democratic Party, what Republicans once lauded as a font of good works is denounced as a sewer of venality. While scarcely a word is true, that doesn’t matter as much as the opportunity to smear the Clintons.

September 23, 2016
Trump Foundation

The Trump Organization’s Secretive Global Financial Web

A close examination by Newsweek of the Trump Organization, including confidential interviews with business executives and some of its international partners, reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals, although there is no evidence the Trump Organization has engaged in any illegal activities.

September 14, 2016
Joe Scarborough confirms he is advising Donald Trump

Morning Joe: Why Scarborough Is So Angry (And So Wrong) About Algeria

Pages 435-426 of Man of the World may suggest why Joe Scarborough was so irritated that he would attack me when I was no longer present to defend myself and my work — and it certainly shows why his verbal indictment of the Clinton Foundation was so wrong.

September 13, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stands on stage during a campaign town hall meeting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Still Waiting For Newspaper Editorials Demanding The Trump Foundation Be Shut Down

Conceding that recent news reports hadn’t proven any actual wrongdoing or lawbreaking with the foundation and its connection the State Department when Clinton was secretary of state, editorials from Washington Post, Boston Globe, and USA Today, among others, were nonetheless adamant: Shut it down.

September 6, 2016

How The Media’s Obsession With ‘Optics’ Is Ruining Campaign Journalism

Joining a long list of concerned media voices, The New York Times’ editorial page this week linked up with the Beltway chorus to express alarm over the Clinton Foundation and the “question” it presents for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

September 1, 2016
Clinton Foundation

Clinton Foundation Awarded Top Rating By Charity Watchdog Group

The Clinton Foundation been awarded four stars, the top possible rating, by charity watchdog group Charity Navigator.

September 1, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Pay For Play? The Scandal Is Judicial Watch Misleading Gullible Media

Bahrain’s 2005 Clinton Global Initiative commitment doesn’t fit any sane definition of “pay to play.” But it does reveal the deception behind those screaming press releases from Judicial Watch, an outfit whose claims deserve to be treated like anthrax by any journalist with integrity.

August 26, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tapes an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in Los Angeles, California, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

How The Clinton Foundation Became A ‘Scandal’

The Washington Post yesterday reported that on three occasions Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin was contacted by donors to the Clinton Foundation asking for favors. The outcome of one was a meeting. The outcome of the others was nothing. That’s it.

August 25, 2016

#EndorseThis: James Carville On The Clinton Foundation’s New Restrictions: ‘Somebody’s Going To Hell For This’

“As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good, but from strictly political standpoint…”

August 23, 2016
Steve Bannon, head of the news website Breitbart News, was named to the new position of campaign chief executive officer. Bannon, a conservative flamethrower was referred to by ousted Corey Lewandowski as "a street fighter" like himself. The campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon "the most dangerous political operative in America." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

From ‘Man Of The World’: Steve Bannon’s Nonprofiteering

Before Donald Trump appointed Stephen K. Bannon as his presidential campaign’s “CEO’ this week, he was known in media and political circles as the abrasive chief of Breitbart.com — the right-wing website that increasingly reflects white nationalist ideology. Over the past few several years, however, Bannon has also chaired a shadowy nonprofit group in Tallahassee, […]

August 20, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

How To Faceplant While Reporting On The Clinton Tax Returns

An embarrassing misreading of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s 2015 tax returns led The Daily Caller to publish an entire article based on the false premise that the couple had given almost all their charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation.

August 14, 2016