White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon could face criminal charges for monies received from PAC during campaign.
A campaign ethics watchdog and a political group are now calling on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the FBI to investigate those connections because they believe the entanglements between the Mercers, the super PAC and the Trump campaign are illegal.
The FEC complaint could result in a monetary penalty—if its six commissioners decide to investigate, which Fischer says they rarely do. That could be why the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, part of the super PAC Keep America Great, is pursuing criminal charges instead of an FEC wrist slap. The coalition said in a November 15 statement that it had reported Bannon to the FBI over his allegedly receiving PAC money during the course of the campaign. The full amount from the super PAC to Glittering Steel was $950,090. “What we uncovered was almost a million dollars’ worth of payments that went to Bannon’s company,” the coalition’s Scott Dworkin tells Newsweek. “That in its own right is a felony.” (In his response, Gidley reiterated that Bannon was not associated with the super PAC.). Read the full article from Newsweek here.
Steve Bannon helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. Trump himself has admitted to FEC violations. Is it any wonder that these two people have colluded in their attempts to bring forth a Trump victory at any cost? Please add your comments below.
Trump National Security continued staffing delays create a vacuum which could harm US – positions remain vacant despite the inauguration!
Still, the N.S.C. staffing delays have raised questions about who will run day-to-day operations once Trump is sworn in. “This isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Who will run and implement policy? Right now there is a big vacuum,” Max Boot, a fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and a military historian, wrote on Twitter. One senior administration official echoed the sentiment, telling Foreign Policy that Flynn’s appointees, generally, aren’t practiced in formulating policy. “They don’t understand the basics of how decision-making works at this level,” the official said. And the suspension could be detrimental for the incoming administration. Read more from Vanity Fair here.
Trump’s National Security Director Michael Flynn has failed to Staff up the department in preparation for the administration in order to continue to keep America safe. What does this say about General Flynn, and President Trump’s choice for Flynn as National Security Director? Add your comments below.
Trump boasts about his education but lies to America because he’s a “smart person.”
Trump likes to tout his intellect. He’s said:
“Is Donald Trump an intellectual? Trust me, I’m like a smart person.”
Trump often boasts about having a world class education having “attended the Wharton School of Finance.” It’s simply not true, another Trump fabrication of sorts.
President Trump attended the University of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia and participated in classes offered through the Wharton Finance program. He graduated with an Economics Degree. He does not have a Masters Degree in finance from the Wharton School of Pennsylvania.
Is it smart to lie to the American public about your education? Please add your comments below.
Massive crowds worldwide march against Trump on historic day following Trump’s inauguration.
Organizers planned for thousands and many more showed up in cities around the country and worldwide today. Women and men joined together and marched in cities from the East Coast to the West Coast celebrating women’s rights and human rights. Celebrities, politicians and everyday Americans came together without incident to attend the women’s march to speak out about what is important to them so President Trump would take notice. It was estimated 500,000 people attended the march in Washington DC.
Read more from the New York Times here.
Trump promised to relinquish control of his companies but that has not happened — another broken campaign promise, slap in the face and lie to America!
At Trump’s first January press conference, his lawyer said he would relinquish control of his companies to his adult children.
Sheri Dillon, the Trump attorney who presented the plan, said that Trump “has relinquished leadership and management of the Trump Organization.” Everything would be placed in a family trust by Jan. 20, she said. That hasn’t happened. Follow this story from ProPublica.
Mr. Trump is President of the United States, and as of today, January 21, 2017, no paperwork has been filed to relinquish his control as he promised. He lied to the American people.
Trump attempts to gaslight the CIA on first visit while on hallowed ground!
“In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has upbraided the intelligence community for leaks and questioned its conclusion that Russia meddled in the United States election on his behalf. On Saturday, he said journalists were responsible for any suggestion that he was not fully supportive of intelligence agencies’ work.” (From New York Times, January 21, 20217)
At his visit to the CIA Saturday, President Trump said:
“I have a running war with the media,” Mr. Trump said. “They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth, and they sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community.”
“The reason you’re the No. 1 stop is, it is exactly the opposite,” Mr. Trump added. “I love you, I respect you, there’s nobody I respect more.”
Mr. Trump within the last week accused the CIA agency of behaving like Nazi Germany. Now he’s ignoring his feud with the CIA over the Russian hacking, the leaked CIA memo from the intelligence briefing blaming the media for his feud with the CIA without taking any responsibility.
The New York Times has posted an article on Trump’s visit to CIA today which turned out to be another stop on Trump’s self-aggrandizement tour and continued war with the media in front of a wall of unknown deceased CIA officers who gave their lives for the safety and security of our country. All we can say is “Wow!” What do you think?
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blasts media for reporting truth about lack of inauguration audience.
In his first appearance as White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer made a statement to the press:
“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said, contradicting all available data.”
Aerial photos have indicated that former president Barack Obama’s first inauguration attracted a much larger crowd. Nielsen ratings show that Obama also had a bigger television audience.
Spicer went on to further lecture the media about what they should be covering. Read more from CNN Money here.
It seems the new White House shall continue its war with the press. Now it’s directing the press what it should cover. If it’s not satisfied with the coverage, Sean Spicer is sent out to attack the media and no questions are allowed from the press. Is this really freedom of the press under the Constitution?