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Extreme Transparency & Discretionary Disclosure

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Extreme Transparency & Discretionary Disclosure

These are tough times for transparency. But let’s be honest: does anyone care? The concept has an “eat your vegetables” feel to it. Deep down we know it’s good for us, but, meh. If you think transparency and sunshine laws don’t matter, consider these recent items: despite enormous public interest,…

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The Ukraine Connection

In January, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, met with a most unusual peace envoy: a former mobster and government informant named Felix Sater. They were joined by a third man, Andrii Artemenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament with alleged ties to organized crime figures. Mr. Artemenko and Mr.…

INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN

Trump v. Mueller

“The President went on to say that if there were some ‘satellite’ associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong and hoped I would find a way to get it out that we weren’t investigating him.”…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Phoenix Trump Nazi Billboard Funded with Taxpayer Dollars

A controversial billboard depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi was funded with taxpayer dollars and was commissioned by an “arts advocate” paid by a U.S. city to “diminish barriers,” records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The massive billboard caused a ruckus when it was unveiled in downtown Phoenix, Arizona…

IN THE NEWS

Video: Opinion Journal – De-Trumping the Trump Business

From the Wall Street Journal: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton evaluates the president-elect’s plan to avoid conflicts of interest.

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Statement on Trump’s Plan to Address Business Conflicts of Interest

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today made the following statement regarding the announcement by President-Elect Donald J. Trump that he had officially handed “complete and total” control of his business empire to his sons, Don Jr and Eric, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest once he…

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Liberals cribbing from conservatives’ playbook to attack Trump

From Politico: Activists and donors on the left looking to avenge Hillary Clinton’s loss have zeroed in on how the conservative watchdog peppered the Democratic nominee with lawsuits over her use of a private email server and managed to drag out the damaging story through much of the election year.…

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Video: Trump Transition on Watch for Obama Loyalists Burrowing in Government

From OAN: When a White House changes parties, some of the 4,000 political appointees switch to permanent civil servants. It’s referred to as “burrowing in” to the government. The consequences of President Obama’s staff burrowing in are serious for incoming President Trump.

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Israel in the Trump Era

From Real Clear Politics: The positions that Trump struck during the presidential campaign were sometimes inconsistent and even contradictory. So it is impossible to forecast precisely what he will do in office. But not everything is shrouded in mystery. Indeed, some important characteristics of his administration are already apparent.

IN THE NEWS

Hopes, fears for transparency in Trump White House

From Start Tribune: Indeed, Trump won while defying decorum in just about everything, including his decision to withhold his tax returns — something no other presidential candidate has done in 40 years. Once he takes office in January, however, he becomes subject to laws and policies designed to force all…

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Clinton: Republican field shares Donald Trump’s views

Democrat Hillary Clinton tried to tie Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the country to the entire Republican presidential field last night, embracing a controversy that overshadowed the release of another batch of 
emails from her time as Secretary of State yesterday.


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