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Trump's Swamp - the Appointments

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

Alex Azar, Trump's nominee for HHS chief, is a former top executive at Eli Lilly, which tripled the price of a top-selling insulin drug while he led the U.S. operation http://politi.co/2jt71wz 

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It works out for the 1% who are billionaires and that's the only people trump cares about --

people who are rich just like him.

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9 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

It works out for the 1% who are billionaires and that's the only people trump cares about --

people who are rich just like him.

 

Yup. Draining the swamp...............

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Lawmaker Seeks Records of Lobbyist Contacts with Agriculture Official

A House Democrat wants more information on the contacts and testimony of Rebeckah Adcock, who leads the Department of Agriculture’s deregulation team.

" A House Democrat demanded on Tuesday that a former pesticide lobbyist who was appointed to the Department of Agriculture by the Trump administration release all emails she has exchanged with lobbyists or other representatives from her former industry. .....

Adcock leads the deregulation team at the Department of Agriculture. In February, President Trump ordered major federal agencies to set up deregulation teams to cut red tape for businesses, but critics have faulted their secrecy and accused them of having deep industry ties.

The Times and ProPublica reported Monday that Adcock had refused in September to release the names of her deregulation teammates to congressional aides. On Tuesday morning, before she testified to two subcommittees of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about deregulation, the Department of Agriculture provided the committee with a full list of names, Watson Coleman’s letter said.

But the letter said that the list was initially shared only with Republicans on the committee. ...

https://www.propublica.org/article/lawmaker-seeks-records-of-lobbyist-contacts-with-agriculture-department-official?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1510715797

-still DROWNING in the 'swamp'!

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11 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Find someone who looks at you the way Louise Linton looks at Steve Mnuchin holding a sheet of dollar bills with his name on them

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Vulgar, crude, materialistic, inappropriate, unprofessional--  to be expected with the kind of people that trump surrounds himself with

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18 hours ago, jakeem said:
 
#BREAKING: Top Trump Homeland Security official resigns after racially disparaging remarks revealed http://hill.cm/c5ViE27 
 
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Jamie Johnson 's comments were typical of the attitude of trump and Friends-- so much so that you have to be the President of the United States or a retired 4-Star General to get away with it.

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Koch Lobbyists and Opus Dei — Who’s Dropping in on Trump Budget Czar Mick Mulvaney?

The influential OMB director’s door is open to corporate and conservative interests, according to logs that the White House fought to keep secret.

 

https://www.propublica.org/article/whos-dropping-in-on-trump-budget-czar-mick-mulvaney?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1511308028

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Richard Cordray Sets Up Titanic Struggle for Control of the Consumer Protection Bureau With Last-Minute Move

 

".... If Trump decides to appoint Mulvaney or another interim director anyway, it could set up a titanic battle, with effectively two different people claiming leadership of the agency — one who expressly opposes its mission, and one who supports it. The courts would have to sort out the aftermath, determining whether Trump’s appointee or Deputy Director English hold actual control.....

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/24/richard-cordray-sets-up-titanic-struggle-for-control-of-the-consumer-protection-bureau-with-last-minute-move/

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On 11/25/2017 at 6:01 PM, mr6666 said:

Richard Cordray Sets Up Titanic Struggle for Control of the Consumer Protection Bureau With Last-Minute Move

 

".... If Trump decides to appoint Mulvaney or another interim director anyway, it could set up a titanic battle, with effectively two different people claiming leadership of the agency — one who expressly opposes its mission, and one who supports it. The courts would have to sort out the aftermath, determining whether Trump’s appointee or Deputy Director English hold actual control.....

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/24/richard-cordray-sets-up-titanic-struggle-for-control-of-the-consumer-protection-bureau-with-last-minute-move/

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Senator Dick DurbinVerified account @SenatorDurbin 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Remember the @CFPB was the agency that fined @WellsFargo $100 million for defrauding its own customers creating phony accounts.

#WallStreet hates it like the devil hates holy water.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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White House Memo Justifying CFPB Takeover Was Written By Payday Lender Attorney

 

Steven A. Engel wrote the memo for OLC, which has been criticized by academics for seeking a conclusion and working backward to justify it.

“Let’s be honest, this is an argument where you get the answer, and then you go to the other side of the equation,” said former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., a lead author of the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the CFPB. Engel was confirmed as an assistant attorney general earlier this month by a voice vote in the Senate.

But in July 2015, Engel was one of two lead counsels for NDG Financial Corp., a Canadian payday lender that CFPB cited for running a nine-year scheme to use its foreign status to offer U.S. customers high-cost loans that were at odds with state and federal law. “........

 

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/27/white-house-memo-justifying-cfpb-takeover-was-written-by-payday-lender-attorney/

:rolleyes:-_-

 

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The Associated PressVerified account @AP

 
 
 
 

Trump pick Mick Mulvaney imposes freeze on hiring, new rules as he moves to take control of consumer protection bureau;

Dems meet with interim bureau head, English

https://apnews.com/73b8fc5db5ef41e392100484be75784a/The-Latest:-Senate-Dems-meet-with-interim-leader-amid-fight?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

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Why the CFPB has become one of Washington's biggest battlegrounds

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What does the agency do?

The Dodd-Frank Act, the landmark law that rewrote the rules for the financial industry, gave the CFPB director unilateral authority to set fines and enforce a broad range of laws governing mortgages, credit cards, student loans and other consumer financial products. The agency says it has returned $12 billion to consumers. Cordray, a former attorney general of Ohio, has been the CFPB's first and only chief since its inception.

Why is it controversial?

Republicans fought for about two years to keep Cordray from being confirmed by the Senate as director. GOP lawmakers have railed against the tough regulations for financial companies that the CFPB has imposed. They also object that the CFPB is not subject to the congressional appropriations process, but is funded by the Fed. That was done by design by the Democrats so future Congresses wouldn't have leverage to rein in the agency. Republicans say that makes the consumer agency unaccountable.....

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/27/consumer-financial-protection-bureau-fight-democrats-republicans-190614

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VoteVetsVerified account @votevets 4h4 hours ago

 
 

When Tom Cotton led 46 Senators to directly engage a foreign entity in 2015, retired Maj Gen Paul Eaton called the action "mutinous". Cotton's eagerness to breach protocol and undermine diplomacy is proof that he should never, ever head our top spy agency.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/13/tom-cotton-picked-apart-by-army-general-over-mutinous-iran-letter/?utm_term=.985cdd68826d

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In the Age of Trump, Tom Cotton May Be America’s Most Dangerous Senator

 

https://theintercept.com/2017/10/18/is-there-a-more-dangerous-member-of-congress-than-tom-cotton/

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7 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

VoteVetsVerified account @votevets 4h4 hours ago

When Tom Cotton led 46 Senators to directly engage a foreign entity in 2015, retired Maj Gen Paul Eaton called the action "mutinous". Cotton's eagerness to breach protocol and undermine diplomacy is proof that he should never, ever head our top spy agency.

In this administration, that's what they are looking for...the least qualified and least compatible with the agency's intended purpose.

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On 1/3/2018 at 11:51 AM, jakeem said:

NEW: ”Jared & Ivanka had made an earnest deal between themselves: if sometime in the future the time came, she’d be the one to run for president (or the first one of them to take the shot)..." 

"...The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton, it would be Ivanka Trump.”  

Source: Fire & Fury, by Michael Wolff (page 69)

 

trump's whole family is delusional! But I've got to agree with Steve Bannon on this one: " Dumb as a Brick. " LOL

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On 1/4/2018 at 8:07 AM, jakeem said:

Wolff on Trump’s aides: “my indelible impression of talking to them and observing them through much of the first year of his presidency, is that they all — 100 percent — came to believe he was incapable of functioning in his job.”

It's hard to get sycophant help nowadays.

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3 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

So much for the dedicated, dutiful daughter front

desperation time? hit trump on a personal front since all other methods are failing.

ivanka makes fun of daddy's hair.:o

 

that'll bring 'em down.:lol:

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57 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

desperation time? hit trump on a personal front since all other methods are failing.

ivanka makes fun of daddy's hair.:o

 

that'll bring 'em down.:lol:

Ms. trump is the president's personal White House aide and has represented the United States abroad in diplomatic circles. 

With a security clearance, she is a Washington bureaucrat and is,  therefore, open to discussion by any American citizen or their representative American Media.

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4 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Ms. trump is the president's personal White House aide and has represented the United States abroad in diplomatic circles. 

With a security clearance, she is a Washington bureaucrat and is,  therefore, open to discussion by any American citizen or their representative American Media.

Very well said.  It would be in bad taste just to dredge up tacky matters for tacky's sake.

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

Straight white men over the age of 45 make up roughly 16% of the U.S. electorate. They make up 100% of the folks Trump has surrounded himself with to decide the 2018 legislative agenda.

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54 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

I think that it is much lower than 16% because most straight white men over 45 in this country are not millionaires-- much less billionaires.

These men don't even represent straight white men over 45 who voted for trump-- they could care less about those men who are struggling with psychological, financial, and physical issues. They're always bragging about killing Obamacare, I wonder how many  trump voters in impoverished Red States need Obamacare and an extension of Medicaid. Yet, these ignorant, misled voters go on voting for their own nemesis.

 

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