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

2 Jul 2019

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.
Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants,...

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26 Jun 2018

I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5

The gang is not invading the country. They’re not posing as fake families. They’re not growing. To stop them, the government needs to understand them. Congressional Research Service said that it could be misleading to call MS-13 a transnational criminal organization at all, because it has no central leader or global ambitions. The gang is made up of sometimes competing cliques, often led by teenagers most interested in wielding power over other young people in their immediate circles.
The gang is not invading the country. They’re not posing as fake families. They’re not growing. To stop them, the...
20 Dec 2017

Trump’s Dark Deregulation

An agency can’t regulate blind. Deprive a regulator of information, and it can’t do much. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces workplace discrimination laws. In September 2016, it announced that it would require certain larger employers to report  wage and hour data by gender, ethnicity and race. This August, the White House budget office suspended the plan indefinitely while the office reviews it.
An agency can’t regulate blind. Deprive a regulator of information, and it can’t do much. The Equal...
14 Jul 2017

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’

Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia  case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night.The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica’s story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: “Resign Now.’’
Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia  case, threatened a stranger in a...
5 Apr 2017

Trump Can Pull Money From His Businesses Whenever He Wants — Without Ever Telling Us

In an interview with ProPublica, Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten confirmed that President Trump can withdraw profits and underlying assets from his trust at any time.He also said the president has been able to withdraw money since Trump took office on Jan. 20. That language was not included in a Jan. 26 summary of the trust — what’s known as a trust certification — but was included in a Feb. 10 version of the document.
In an interview with ProPublica, Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten confirmed that President Trump can withdraw...

Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government

We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media. While President Trump has not moved to fill many jobs that require Senate confirmation, he has quietly installed hundreds of officials to serve as his eyes and ears at every major federal agency, from the Pentagon to the Department of Interior. Unlike appointees exposed to the scrutiny of the Senate, members of these so-called “beachhead teams” have operated largely in the shadows, with the White House declining to publicly reveal their identities.
We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from...

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