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Judge calls Devos student loan forgiveness process 'disturbingly Kafkaesque'

..........DeVos approved only 789 applications, denying 95 percent of the requests. Alsup noted in his ruling that the education secretary had previously approved 62 percent of applications in the first few months of her term.

The judge said that in most of the cases DeVos had not given sufficient explanation for rejecting the application.

"All may not be entitled to relief, but all are entitled to a comprehensible answer," Alsup wrote in the court order.  "For  eighteen months, the Secretary refused, largely on the grounds that such answers required backbreaking effort and, thus, substantial time. Now, the Secretary has begun issuing decisions at breakneck speed. But most are a perfunctory 'Insufficient Evidence' — without explanation."......

"The Secretary’s perfunctory denial notice does not explain the evidence reviewed or the law applied," Alsup wrote. "It provides no analysis. And, the borrower’s path forward rings disturbingly Kafkaesque."

The judge determined the manner in which the applications were processed violated the Administrative Procedure Act that requires her denial notices to not only include a decision, but "a meaningful statement of reasoning that could actually be reviewed for error."..........

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/521971-judge-calls-devos-student-loan-forgiveness-process-disturbingly

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Judge calls Devos student loan forgiveness process 'disturbingly Kafkaesque'

..........DeVos approved only 789 applications, denying 95 percent of the requests. Alsup noted in his ruling that the education secretary had previously approved 62 percent of applications in the first few months of her term.

The judge said that in most of the cases DeVos had not given sufficient explanation for rejecting the application.

"All may not be entitled to relief, but all are entitled to a comprehensible answer," Alsup wrote in the court order.  "For  eighteen months, the Secretary refused, largely on the grounds that such answers required backbreaking effort and, thus, substantial time. Now, the Secretary has begun issuing decisions at breakneck speed. But most are a perfunctory 'Insufficient Evidence' — without explanation."......

"The Secretary’s perfunctory denial notice does not explain the evidence reviewed or the law applied," Alsup wrote. "It provides no analysis. And, the borrower’s path forward rings disturbingly Kafkaesque."

The judge determined the manner in which the applications were processed violated the Administrative Procedure Act that requires her denial notices to not only include a decision, but "a meaningful statement of reasoning that could actually be reviewed for error."..........

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/521971-judge-calls-devos-student-loan-forgiveness-process-disturbingly

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8 minutes ago, ElCid said:

I couldn't find her salary and it is a very difficult site to follow.  What is her salary and what did she make at Fox News?

I assume the  White House Press Secretary is a U.S. government job.     Therefore I assume there are salary min and maxes for the position like other government jobs.    OR,  can the Executive branch pay as much as they want from their annual budget?   (which I assume is an appropriation from the US government budget).

Sorry for so many assumptions but it is these inner workings of the government that interest me.      

E.g.  the paid government staff for the spouse of the President:     other than security personal I don't think taxpayers should paid a dime for such staff.     (I don't mean the cooks and others that are required to maintain the White House that service the President and their family).

As for Kayleigh:   She is earning every dime.    She is one of the best straight face liars of all time and that is job-requirement 101 when working for Trump!

 

 

 

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NEWS: Trump’s top campaign strategist has been hiding payments from a Steve Bannon nonprofit under investigation & taking campaign salary through another firm — pulling in up to $99,000 in one month but paying as little as $500 in child support. Me, @Salon https://salon.com/2020/11/03/trumps-top-campaign-strategist-jason-miller-is-hiding-payments-from-steve-bannon/
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Corey Lewnadowski to the Pentagon ?   .... Now?

UPDATE: The Pentagon just announced the new appointments, which include David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski
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SCOOP: Several members of the Defense Business Board were fired on Friday, marking the latest effort by the Trump administration to clean out the Pentagon in the final weeks of the president's term https://politico.com/news/2020/12/04/pentagon-fires-business-advisory-board-members-442892 @laraseligman @dlippman @jacqklimas @politico
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Trump Pentagon Nominee Boosted Calls For Martial Law This Week https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-pentagon-nominee-boosted-calls-for-martial-law-this-week
 
 
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 I can't wait to see what Colin Powell and all the generals do to him.

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Former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is expected to launch an investment fund with backing from the sovereign wealth funds of Persian Gulf countries

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Mnuchin, left, who served as Treasury Secretary in the Trump administration, has already started hiring and is expected to receive backing from investment funds managed by Middle East nations.

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On 12/4/2020 at 3:16 PM, Bogie56 said:
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Trump Pentagon Nominee Boosted Calls For Martial Law This Week https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-pentagon-nominee-boosted-calls-for-martial-law-this-week
 
 
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Another useless post that is a tweet and therefore has no substance that can be accessed here.

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Corey Lewandowski is fired AGAIN by Trump after allegation by Super Pac donor that the married father of four 'stalked' her and repeatedly touched her during a fundraiser in Las Vegas

Corey Lewandowski is fired AGAIN by Trump after allegations by ex-president's donor

A spokesman for former President Donald Trump announced that Corey Lewandowski (left) had been removed as head of pro-Trump super PAC MAGA Action hours after a donor alleged he made unwanted advances against her at a charity event in Las Vegas over the weekend. Trashelle Odom, the wife of construction company executive John Odom, claimed in a statement that the married father of four touched her repeatedly while seated next to her, followed her around, touched her leg and buttocks, and 'stalked' her at a charity event held at a Las Vegas Benihana.

Gov. Kristi Noem DENIES having an affair with ex-Trump aide Corey Lewandowski and calls allegations published on conservative website 'total garbage' 

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem dismissed rumors that she was having an extramarital affair with Trump confidant Corey Lewandowski as 'total garbage' and a 'disgusting lie' rooted in sexism.

Trump donor claims former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski 'stalked', kissed and repeatedly touched her and showed her his hotel room key during a fundraiser at a Las Vegas Benihana

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A Trump donor claims former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made repeated unwanted advances and 'stalked' her at a Vegas foundation event over the weekend.

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Corey Lewandowski is fired AGAIN by Trump after allegation by Super Pac donor that the married father of four 'stalked' her and repeatedly touched her during a fundraiser in Las Vegas

Corey Lewandowski is fired AGAIN by Trump after allegations by ex-president's donor

A spokesman for former President Donald Trump announced that Corey Lewandowski (left) had been removed as head of pro-Trump super PAC MAGA Action hours after a donor alleged he made unwanted advances against her at a charity event in Las Vegas over the weekend. Trashelle Odom, the wife of construction company executive John Odom, claimed in a statement that the married father of four touched her repeatedly while seated next to her, followed her around, touched her leg and buttocks, and 'stalked' her at a charity event held at a Las Vegas Benihana.

Gov. Kristi Noem DENIES having an affair with ex-Trump aide Corey Lewandowski and calls allegations published on conservative website 'total garbage' 

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem dismissed rumors that she was having an extramarital affair with Trump confidant Corey Lewandowski as 'total garbage' and a 'disgusting lie' rooted in sexism.

Trump donor claims former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski 'stalked', kissed and repeatedly touched her and showed her his hotel room key during a fundraiser at a Las Vegas Benihana

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A Trump donor claims former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made repeated unwanted advances and 'stalked' her at a Vegas foundation event over the weekend.

Donald Trump’s history of serial predatory unwanted sexual assaults, yet to have consequences for him, allowed this behavior throughout his campaign and administration.  Any woman working for him should have known this.

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Married Trump donor files police report against Corey Lewandowski claiming he 'bragged about his giant genitals to her', then groped and stalked her during Las Vegas event 

Trashelle Odom statement police Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski unwanted sexual

A Donald Trump super PAC donor who claims former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made unwanted sexual advances towards her last weekend has sent a statement to police outlining the allegations. Trashelle Odom, of Boise, Idaho, (bottom with her husband and Trump) the wife of construction company executive, claims in the police report that the married Lewandowski touched her repeatedly while seated next to her at an event, followed her around, touched her leg and buttocks, and 'stalked' her throughout the evening. According to her statement to Idaho cops, Lewandowski repeatedly remarked about the size of his genitals. He also 'described his sexual performance and showed Odom his hotel room key.'  She said the Lewandowski swore while speaking about sex as he repeatedly approached her. 'Those statements, coupled with his demeanor and aggressive behaviors,' made Odom 'intimidated and frightened and fearful for my safety and that of my family members,' Odom said in a statement to police. 'It was as if he thought he had a sense of ownership over me, from the start,' she added.

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I like the term "American Rasputin" ...

 
Colleague @JenSeniorNY dazzles again with this brilliant profile of Steve Bannon in @TheAtlantic
I'd say somebody should option her movie rights, but maybe better should be an opera
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Michael Flynn cited for unauthorized foreign payments

Retired general and former Trump adviser was notified by the Army that it was seeking to recoup nearly $40,000 from him

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Michael Flynn, the retired Army general and onetime adviser to President Donald Trump, was cited by the Defense Department inspector general for failing to disclose lucrative speaking engagements and other business arrangements with foreign entities, prompting the U.S. government to pursue tens of thousands of dollars in penalties against him, according to documents.

Investigators determined that Flynn received nearly $450,000 from Turkish and Russian interests in 2015, including for an appearance in Moscow alongside President Vladimir Putin, but found no records that he had sought government approval beforehand. Their findings are detailed in a January 2021 memo to the Army released through the Freedom of Information Act on Thursday.

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Michael Flynn cited for unauthorized foreign payments

Retired general and former Trump adviser was notified by the Army that it was seeking to recoup nearly $40,000 from him

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July 8, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. EDT

Michael Flynn, the retired Army general and onetime adviser to President Donald Trump, was cited by the Defense Department inspector general for failing to disclose lucrative speaking engagements and other business arrangements with foreign entities, prompting the U.S. government to pursue tens of thousands of dollars in penalties against him, according to documents.

Investigators determined that Flynn received nearly $450,000 from Turkish and Russian interests in 2015, including for an appearance in Moscow alongside President Vladimir Putin, but found no records that he had sought government approval beforehand. Their findings are detailed in a January 2021 memo to the Army released through the Freedom of Information Act on Thursday.

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So sad.  It is hard to determine due to variables, but Flynn's Army retirement in 2014 could have been about  $170,000 per year.

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