US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

4 Jul 2018

Imran Awan: Congressional IT staffer reaches plea deal that debunks conspiracy theories about illegal information access

Federal prosecutors concluded an 18-month investigation into a former  congressional technology staffer on Tuesday by publicly debunking allegations — promoted by conservative media and President Trump — suggesting he was a Pakistani operative who stole government secrets with cover from House Democrats.
Federal prosecutors concluded an 18-month investigation into a former  congressional technology staffer...
21 Jun 2017

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat homelessness — with a notable exception: It leaves intact a type of federal housing subsidy that is  paid directly to private landlords.One of those landlords is Trump himself, who earns millions of dollars each year as a part-owner of Starrett City, the nation’s largest subsidized housing complex. Trump’s 4 percent stake in the Brooklyn complex earned him at least $5 million between January of last year and April 15, according to his recent financial disclosure.
President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat...
11 Jun 2017

Trump’s lawyer in Russia probe has clients with Kremlin ties

The hard-charging New York lawyer President Trump chose to represent him in the Russia investigation has prominent clients with ties to the Kremlin, a striking pick for a president trying to escape the persistent cloud that has trailed his administration. Marc E. Kasowitz’s  clients include Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who is close to  President Vladimir Putin and has done business with Trump’s former  campaign manager. Kasowitz also represents Sberbank, Russia’s largest  state-owned bank, U.S. court records show.
The hard-charging New York lawyer President Trump chose to represent him in the Russia investigation has prominent...

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