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Scott Pruitt's biggest lie blown wide open: He requested 24/7 security on his very first day

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/15/1764338/-Scott-Pruitt-s-biggest-lie-blown-wide-open-He-requested-24-7-security-on-his-very-first-day

Scott Pruitt has one all-purpose excuse for his first-class flights, his 20-man security team, his taking over an entire floor of the EPA building, and his hiding of many facets of his schedule and activities: Threats. He’s claimed that he was subject to threats that were so bad, so “unprecedented” that it justified surrounding the EPA administrator with $3 million in personal security, taking military jets across the country, first-class flights around the world, and in every way making sure he never has to associate with the people who are paying his bills.

Every last word of it has turned out to be a lie.

  • The letter Pruitt showed to Congress, supposedly proving that the inspector general ordered up his special security precautions, was nothing of the sort
  • The “threats” that Pruitt actually accumulated over the last year were not even a handful—and were so ridiculous, they wouldn’t have frightened a nervous child. 
  • To keep hiding the fact that there are no genuine threats, Pruitt has forced out employees who dared to challenge his “unprecedented threat” narrative.

And now it’s absolutely clear: No one demanded Pruitt’s kid-glove treatment except Pruitt, and he made that demand from the moment he came in the door. In response to a letter sent by Democratic Senators Sheldon WhiteHouse and Thomas Carper, the inspector general gave the actual timing of Pruitt’s security and the actual origin of the request:


Every last word of it has turned out to be a lie.


is there even one single decent honest person in the Trump Cabinet ???


a fish rots from the head down


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I think you answered your own question there, Satori - with the last statement. 

I wondered what it was I could smell.
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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/bannon-cambridge-analytica-planned-suppression-223007334.html


and what relationship did Bannon have with Trump ???

draining the swamp ???


LOL !!!


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The 'President' And The Pedophile

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/05/president-and-pedophile

Trump "family values" ???LOL

Make AMuRiKa greaaaaat agin Dead

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EPA’s Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/33b8b32e-9b24-38b8-bb53-ee7116916094/ss_epa%E2%80%99s-pruitt-spent-%241%2C560-on.html

remember kids

MAGA!!!LOL

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OOOH! Customised fountain pens!  That is a great use of rescources!  "Swamp draining" at its best!

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At least with fountain pens you can use their suction mechanism to drain a little at a time Wacko
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Which would work (slowly but that is ok - Rome was not built in a day) if industrial pumps were not pumping the other way!
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State Dept. Spox Cites D-Day As Example Of 'Strong' Relationship With Germany


https://crooksandliars.com/2018/06/state-dept-spox-cites-d-day-example-strong

"Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that announced the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government of Germany," she said.

Does she really not know which side we were on? She worked for Fox, so it's possible.



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teh stoopid

it burns LOL

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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/13/1771625/-Rudy-Giuliani-s-soon-to-be-third-ex-wife-says-he-was-cheating-again-And-where-is-Rudy


LOL !!!

yer known by the company you keep

ANOTHER sleazy slimeball Trump appointee
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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/14/1771902/-New-York-state-sues-Trump-along-with-Ivanka-Eric-and-Junior-over-illegal-use-of-charity-funds


LOL !!!

AmERiKaS First Family=grifters allLOL

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Charity funds!  How low can you sink?!
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And when Daddy found out how much money the charity was pulling in at fundraisers held at his golf courses, he started to charge them. All heart.




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New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging 'extensive' lawbreaking

Mr Trumps children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuitImage copyrightAFPImage captionMr Trump's children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuit

New York's attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging "extensive and persistent" lawbreaking.

Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in "unlawful political co-ordination" designed to influence the 2016 election.

The lawsuit seeks to dissolve the foundation and $2.8m (£2.1m) in restitution.

The foundation denied the charges, calling them politically motivated.

The president hit back at the lawsuit on Twitter, saying that "sleazy New York Democrats" were "doing everything they can to sue me". He vowed he would not settle the case.

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The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I won’t settle this case!...

End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump

The attorney general is also seeking to bar the president and three of his adult children, Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka, from serving on the board of any New York-based charity, "in light of misconduct and total lack of oversight".

She has referred the case to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, she says.

What is the state attorney general alleging?

Ms Underwood filed a petition at the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday, Mr Trump's 72nd birthday.

It accuses the foundation and its directors - Mr Trump and his three eldest children - of unlawfully co-ordinating with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated self-dealing transactions, and violating laws under which non-profit organisations must operate.

In a statement, Ms Underwood said Mr Trump had illegally instructed the foundation to provide support to his presidential campaign by using the foundation's name and funds it raised to promote the campaign.

The petition also claims that Mr Trump used charitable assets to pay off legal obligations, to promote his own businesses and to purchase personal items, including a painting of himself.

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We are suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its directors @realDonaldTrump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump for extensive and persistent violations of state and federal law. https://on.ny.gov/2JGcVag 

End of Twitter post by @NewYorkStateAG

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What have the Trump Foundation and the Trumps said?

The Trump Foundation issued a statement denying the charges and accusing the attorney general of holding its $1.7 million in remaining funds "hostage for political gain".

Ms Underwood is a Democrat.

The president described the suit as "ridiculous".

The younger Trumps have yet to comment publicly.

How did this come about?

The lawsuit announced on Thursday is the culmination of a two-year investigation, which began under the previous New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, Ms Underwood said.

Mr Schneiderman resigned last month after several former girlfriends accused him of physical abuse.

In October 2016 Mr Schneiderman ordered the Trump Foundation to stop fundraising in New York, after finding it had no proper registration.

President-elect Trump vowed to shut the charitable foundation down in December 2016, to avoid "even the appearance" of any conflict of interest.

The Trump Foundation lawsuit adds to Mr Trump's legal challenges, which include a wide-ranging special counsel investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted several of Mr Trump's associates and raided the home and office of the president's long-time lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.

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'A new front opened up'

Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has opened a new front in the ongoing criminal investigations into Donald Trump and his empire. Allegations of misdeeds connected to the Trump Foundation had swirled during the 2016 presidential elections, but the topic had been overshadowed during the early days of the Trump presidency. That may be about to change.

Administration officials, from the president on down, will certainly attempt to brand this as yet another politically motivated investigation of an ideological adversary - new witches but the same hunt.

Nevertheless, as New York Attorney General, Ms Underwood has significant investigatory and prosecutorial power, and if she starts looking into some of Mr Trump's more questionable charitable activities, there's no telling what she might turn up.

At the very least, it appears the Trump world's celebrations of former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's disgrace were a bit premature. Ms Underwood may not be as outspokenly anti-Trump as her predecessor, but she appears to be equally - or more - aggressive where it counts, in the courtroom.

What details emerged in the court filing?

Thursday's 41-page document filed with the NY Supreme Court spells out a range of alleged violations of laws concerning non-profit organisations, dating back more than a decade.

The investigation apparently found that the foundation was "little more than an empty shell that functions with no oversight by its board of directors". The board had not met since 1999, despite being legally required to meet annually, and did not oversee the foundation's activities "in any way", the document says.

Mr Trump, who has not contributed any personal funds to the foundation since 2008, was the sole signatory on the foundation's bank accounts and approved all of its grants.

Several pages of the document focus on a charity fundraiser for veterans in Iowa in January 2016, which Mr Trump chose to hold instead of taking part in a TV debate with other Republican presidential hopefuls ahead of the influential state's caucuses.

More than $2.8m was donated to the Trump Foundation at that event. The petition alleges that those funds raised from the public were used to promote Mr Trump's campaign for the presidency, in particular in the Iowa nominating caucuses.

The lawsuit also claims that the foundation paid $100,000 (£75,000) to settle legal claims against Mr Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort, $158,000 to settle claims against one of his golf clubs, and $10,000 to purchase a painting of Mr Trump to hang at another of his golf clubs.

The purchase of the painting was an example of one of "at least five self-dealing transactions" which violate tax regulations on non-profit charities, the statement said.

"As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a cheque book for payments from Mr Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose of legality," Ms Underwood said.

"This is not how private foundations should function."

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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carbon20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2018 at 3:00pm
    posted this ,its the same story as above ,but from the BBC ,just to show the Chump sicophants that its the WORLD watching Chump ,not just a bunch of Chump haters,

    Chump always looks a right idiot with that Stupid look he puts on when being photographed,and his sons with their weak chins ,look even more stupid...............

    they make me feel like i want to vomit..........

    compared to this Bunch Obama looks Saintly................

    just saying...........Wink
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Technophobe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2018 at 3:59pm
    Yeah!  Then again, that is no compliment to Obama.  Old Nick would look good stood there.
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EdwinSm, Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2018 at 10:57pm
    Naw....all the charges are TRUMPED UP.


    BTW, why does Donald keep referring to himself as a witch (as in "its a witch hunt")?   That shouldn't go down with the religious part of his supporters.

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