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Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations

He was under intense pressure due to multiple probes of his conduct in office and personal dealings.

     washingtonpost.com  2018-12-15 14:49:58+00:00
Who's talking about this:  Philip RuckerMichael R. BromwichKeith BoykinJuliet EilperinGabe #DreamActNow OrtízCarol LeonnigCarl ZimmerPowerPostSean Sullivan
  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Ryan Zinke resigned under pressure as administration officials concluded he was the most vulnerable Cabinet member to congressional investigations when Dems take over in January, @eilperin & @jdawsey1 report. His tenure was plagued by ethics scandals. https://t.co/kdyl9l3seA

    Sat Dec 15 14:54:40 +0000 2018

  • Michael R. Bromwich
    Michael R. Bromwich @mrbromwich

    Another ethics-challenged cabinet member leaving town just ahead of the sheriff. The sheriffs need to move faster. The amount of sleaze and corruption at the highest levels of this Administration is unprecedented. #DrainTheSwamp https://t.co/ENeMhncdUE

    Sat Dec 15 15:12:07 +0000 2018

  • Keith Boykin
    Keith Boykin @keithboykin

    Ryan Zinke came under 15 investigations, including conflict of interest, Hatch Act violations, and $139,000 office doors. There were also questions about a two-person Montana firm that got a $300 million contract in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. https://t.co/YwMYjNdLeu

    Sat Dec 15 15:31:37 +0000 2018

  • Juliet Eilperin
    Juliet Eilperin @eilperin

    Trump made Zinke's departure official this morning. But his fate was sealed several weeks ago. With @jdawsey1 https://t.co/7P3gGbmAqy

    Sat Dec 15 14:53:48 +0000 2018

  • Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz
    Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz @TUSK81

    “Administration officials concluded weeks ago that ⁦@SecretaryZinke⁩ ranked as the Cabinet member most vulnerable to congressional investigations once Democrats took control of Congress in January.” https://t.co/91tTeFqHAd

    Sat Dec 15 15:20:40 +0000 2018

  • Carol Leonnig
    Carol Leonnig @CarolLeonnig

    Zinke resigned as @realDonaldTrump prepared for cold season of relentless investigation of his team for misconduct. @eilperin @jdawsey1 https://t.co/1IzawzRtOF

    Sat Dec 15 15:44:10 +0000 2018

  • Carl Zimmer
    Carl Zimmer @carlzimmer

    Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations - The Washington Post https://t.co/k36RemegB2

    Sat Dec 15 14:53:57 +0000 2018

  • PowerPost
    PowerPost @PowerPost

    Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations https://t.co/e2Y5RFEBaF

    Sat Dec 15 15:16:30 +0000 2018

  • Sean Sullivan
    Sean Sullivan @WaPoSean

    Zinke resigns: https://t.co/WcWFBztTo3

    Sat Dec 15 15:01:49 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act – A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand.

       cnn.com 2018-12-15 01:44:39+00:00
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  • CNN Breaking News
    CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk

    A federal judge in Texas rules that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional, saying the rest of the law must also fall https://t.co/ohKti9WCyZ https://t.co/62aG5MBtGC

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    BREAKING: A federal judge in Texas rules that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional, saying the rest of the law must also fall https://t.co/2Pz7vKtgSy https://t.co/Xxj82abT3G

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  • Jake Tapper
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    Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act @CNN https://t.co/JmZ5ZIpZyI

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  • Manu Raju
    Manu Raju @mkraju

    A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must also fall. https://t.co/23UHVSio8a

    Sat Dec 15 01:48:13 +0000 2018

  • Randi Rhodes
    Randi Rhodes @RandiRhodes

    Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act - CNNPolitics https://t.co/prfeGS0K7B Millions to lose Health Inurance #Obamacare

    Sat Dec 15 01:58:32 +0000 2018

  • CNN International
    CNN International @cnni

    A US federal judge in Texas ruled that the individual mandate of the country's Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- is unconstitutional, saying the rest of the law must also fall https://t.co/SoYp8RiVEZ https://t.co/RUJW1Tx8Th

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  • New Day
    New Day @NewDay

    Alison Chandra, mother who credits Obamacare with saving son’s life, on what she'd tell Pres. Trump: “I would want him to look at our children and really see them for who they are … These children with complex medical needs are not a drain on the system” https://t.co/qQDAEWbpgX https://t.co/x9kjxuGQjG

    Sat Dec 15 13:53:31 +0000 2018

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    BREAKING: Federal judge in Texas strikes down the Affordable Care Act https://t.co/XrsALM0JuH https://t.co/Ge58zaTM0Y

    Sat Dec 15 01:49:39 +0000 2018

  • S.E. Cupp
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    Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act https://t.co/bHdRI1j6lH

    Sat Dec 15 01:51:59 +0000 2018

  • Rebecca Buck
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    "The Court ... declares the Individual Mandate ... unconstitutional. Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA ... are inseverable and therefore invalid." https://t.co/Kpy3p7MmYk

    Sat Dec 15 02:12:36 +0000 2018

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     nytimes.com 2018-12-14 22:24:19+00:00
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     thedailybeast.com 2018-12-14 10:04:39+00:00

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     nytimes.com 2018-12-14 03:54:18+00:00
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  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Prosecutors with Mueller and other offices have questioned whether money from Qatar, Saudi and the UAE made its way to the inaugural committee or the super pac backing Trump https://t.co/OjLfcolxQ4

    Fri Dec 14 04:09:19 +0000 2018

  • Amy Fiscus
    Amy Fiscus @amyfiscus

    NEW: Prosecutors investigating whether foreigners illegally funneled donations to Trump's inaugural fund and a super PAC @SharonLNYT @maggieNYT @adamgoldmanNYT https://t.co/W9A4FShiry

    Fri Dec 14 03:54:32 +0000 2018

  • Kenneth P. Vogel
    Kenneth P. Vogel @kenvogel

    ALSO OF INTEREST TO PROSECUTORS: After MANAFORT was fired from the TRUMP campaign, TOM BARRACK worked to help him rebuild his finances. The pair took a Mediterranean cruise, during which they met Qatari billionaire Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. https://t.co/GTyr3IDIQf

    Fri Dec 14 04:30:51 +0000 2018

  • Frank Figliuzzi
    Frank Figliuzzi @FrankFigliuzzi1

    It wasn’t just Russia: Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations https://t.co/3iuZ6iBXa9 @MSNBC

    Fri Dec 14 04:54:51 +0000 2018

  • Daniel Coronell
    Daniel Coronell @DCoronell

    Los extranjeros no pueden hacer donaciones a partidos políticos en Estados Unidos. Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations https://t.co/9P4cfW3rVN

    Fri Dec 14 14:28:45 +0000 2018

  • Simon Rosenberg
    Simon Rosenberg @SimonWDC

    This story. Two entirely new investigations. The dive into the Inaugural is going to land people in jail. So now under formal investigation - Trump’s foundation, business, campaign, SuperPac, Inaugural Committee. Nation has never seen anything like it. https://t.co/CjqJAG9JTj

    Fri Dec 14 11:54:59 +0000 2018

  • Kenneth P. Vogel
    Kenneth P. Vogel @kenvogel

    BIG: Federal prosecutors are examining whether SAUDI, QATARI or UAE interests gave $$$ to TRUMP's inaugural committee AND @RebuildingAmNow, a pro-Trump super PAC run by TOM BARRACK, in the hopes of buying influence over American policy. https://t.co/GTyr3IDIQf

    Fri Dec 14 04:20:12 +0000 2018

  • Ken Olin
    Ken Olin @kenolin1

    After Trump is gone America is going to need a shower. https://t.co/rZZwVfMtlH

    Fri Dec 14 04:07:22 +0000 2018

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    The SDNY inquiry appears to have stemmed at least partly from information from Michael Cohen and a conversation recorded with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff that was seized by prosecutors https://t.co/nlFj1rLOxr

    Fri Dec 14 04:14:01 +0000 2018

  • Adam Goldman
    Adam Goldman @adamgoldmanNYT

    Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations https://t.co/iXoDfvOr5w

    Fri Dec 14 03:59:22 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Interior Secretary Zinke to leave by year's end Interior Secretary Zinke to leave by year's end – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave by the end of this year amid investigations into whether he misused his office for personal gain.

    politico.com 2018-12-15 09:24:32+00:00
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  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave by the end of this year amid investigations into whether he misused his office for personal gain https://t.co/9GCHWIJB5O https://t.co/ANuI6t33Mt

    Sat Dec 15 14:27:17 +0000 2018

  • Chris Lu
    Chris Lu @ChrisLu44

    From a policy perspective, Zinke's replacement will be no better. The environment will continue to suffer. But it does matter that people like Zinke, Pruitt and Price aren't allowed to profit from their government service. https://t.co/85GJrNBlWI

    Sat Dec 15 14:38:31 +0000 2018

  • Democratic Coalition
    Democratic Coalition @TheDemCoalition

    [email protected] will leave by the end of this year amid investigations into whether he misused his office for personal gain. The DOJ is considering an investigation into one of several serious ethics allegations being probed by Interior's inspector general. https://t.co/Ff9Av1Lh2G

    Sat Dec 15 14:32:35 +0000 2018

  • Nick Juliano
    Nick Juliano @nickjuliano

    Ryan Zinke is out at Interior amid investigations into questionable behavior that @bjlefebvre and I helped bring to light https://t.co/zVDmG03qVX https://t.co/r8bWNt4uLJ

    Sat Dec 15 14:53:23 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump’s Next Chief of Staff Called Him ‘A Terrible Human Being’ Just Before He Was Elected President Trump’s Next Chief of Staff Called Him ‘A Terrible Human Being’ Just Before He Was Elected President – Mulvaney left his House seat the next year to serve Trump as both director of the Office of Management and Budget and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    thedailybeast.com 2018-12-15 02:59:49+00:00
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  • Harry Siegel
    Harry Siegel @harrysiegel

    From calling Trump "a terrible human being" to serving as his chief of staff in two years flat https://t.co/jrZM9xpD35 https://t.co/f3VaNq794d

    Sat Dec 15 03:25:53 +0000 2018

  • fake saint nick ramsey🎅🏻🎄
    fake saint nick ramsey🎅🏻🎄 @nick_ramsey

    ... @thedailybeast: two years ago mick mulvaney, the new acting white house chief of staff, called trump a "terrible human being." https://t.co/TAtWzEenD3 https://t.co/IMEHxG11dC

    Sat Dec 15 03:34:51 +0000 2018

  • S.E. Cupp
    S.E. Cupp @secupp

    Awkward... https://t.co/8127t89h69

    Sat Dec 15 04:18:55 +0000 2018

  • Noah Shachtman
    Noah Shachtman @NoahShachtman

    Trump’s next Chief of Staff called him ‘a terrible human being’ https://t.co/egj4WD9QdD

    Sat Dec 15 03:11:01 +0000 2018

  • Robert Picardo
    Robert Picardo @RobertPicardo

    “Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I’m doing so despite the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being,”— Mike Mulvaney https://t.co/OTU23lJgcV

    Sat Dec 15 05:00:54 +0000 2018

  • Jeff Greenfield
    Jeff Greenfield @greenfield64

    I'm sure the President will chuckle indulgently at this news ... https://t.co/scWExAbpX3

    Sat Dec 15 07:08:23 +0000 2018

  • Timothy Burke
    Timothy Burke @bubbaprog

    Trump’s new chief of staff called him a “terrible human being” https://t.co/e9dSGMIFHQ

    Sat Dec 15 03:08:22 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional – The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general. A group of intervening states led by Democrats promised to appeal the decision.

    nytimes.com 2018-12-15 01:49:03+00:00
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  • Eric Holder
    Eric Holder @EricHolder

    You have those Republican Governors and AG’s who brought suit for this ridiculous decision. They lied when they said they wanted to keep protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Remember this when it comes time to vote again-throw them out https://t.co/mIDYWKMI20

    Sat Dec 15 04:20:47 +0000 2018

  • Neal Katyal
    Neal Katyal @neal_katyal

    This is what happens when you have a Trump Admin and Solicitor General that blatantly disregards its Oath to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. It is preposterous and grievously wrong. Those who lose health insurance have only Trump to blame. https://t.co/iMwh6fbtAm

    Sat Dec 15 03:26:51 +0000 2018

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    Sat Dec 15 02:03:42 +0000 2018

  • Andrew Cuomo
    Andrew Cuomo @NYGovCuomo

    The ACA insures millions of Americans who would otherwise suffer. New York will fight to save our healthcare especially for those with pre-existing conditions. https://t.co/L2VIRezUPE

    Sat Dec 15 02:31:14 +0000 2018

  • Charles M. Blow
    Charles M. Blow @CharlesMBlow

    HERE WE GO AGAIN… >>> Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional via @NYTimes https://t.co/aJLcnkbIom

    Sat Dec 15 01:53:42 +0000 2018

  • Danica Roem
    Danica Roem @pwcdanica

    A national disaster: - “The Kaiser Family Foundation... estimates that 52 million adults from 18 to 64, or 27 percent of that population, would be rejected for coverage under the practices that were in effect in most states before the Affordable Care Act.” https://t.co/uubldK3Q4E

    Sat Dec 15 03:08:06 +0000 2018

  • Hakeem Jeffries
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    Republican-appointed Judge declares ACA unconstitutional. Healthcare protection for more than 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions may be lost. We. Must. Stop. Them. #ForThePeople https://t.co/vhMvkhXIC4

    Sat Dec 15 04:57:31 +0000 2018

  • Eric Lipton
    Eric Lipton @EricLiptonNYT

    The politics of this is going to be fascinating (even through human consequences much more real) as wonder if GOP can truly celebrate after losing House because it turned out health care is popular. No more pre existing conditions coverage if this sticks https://t.co/TYSYzsz3u9

    Sat Dec 15 04:08:54 +0000 2018

  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional ⁦@abbygoodnough⁩ https://t.co/z6Wqk6Zkjl

    Sat Dec 15 02:18:47 +0000 2018

  • Xavier Becerra
    Xavier Becerra @XavierBecerra

    Our fight to save Obamacare is far from over. We will continue to fight these efforts to take Americans' health care away. https://t.co/vCAPeidfe5

    Sat Dec 15 03:34:08 +0000 2018

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      bloomberg.com 2018-12-15 00:00:00+00:00
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  • Jennifer Jacobs
    Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs

    BREAKING: Zinke’s impending departure emerges as Trump grapples with other changes to his Cabinet and staff that underscore the challenges of filling vacancies in a tumultuous administration. Story by me and @jendlouhyhc https://t.co/mdXLNnjEXK

    Sat Dec 15 14:18:38 +0000 2018

  • Scott Lincicome
    Scott Lincicome @scottlincicome

    Congratulations to Acting Interior Secretary Mulvaney. https://t.co/rsJekh3g5i

    Sat Dec 15 14:09:57 +0000 2018

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving amid a typhoon of ethics investigations into his travel, political activities and conflicts of interest. https://t.co/AKeY1cug8A https://t.co/lytbfs1GW5

    Sat Dec 15 14:23:21 +0000 2018

  • Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Jennifer A. Dlouhy @jendlouhyhc

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has notified the White House he intends to step down amid federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, according to three people familiar with the matter. https://t.co/99ex3a9tI7

    Sat Dec 15 14:13:34 +0000 2018

  • Ari Natter
    Ari Natter @AriNatter

    🚨Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has notified the White House that he intends to step down amid federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest https://t.co/fHk7TkN3dm

    Sat Dec 15 14:35:36 +0000 2018

  • Bloomberg Environment
    Bloomberg Environment @environment

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the White House he plans to step down, three people familiar with the matter said https://t.co/TqThxiLEl3

    Sat Dec 15 14:07:45 +0000 2018

  • CREDO Mobile
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    Good! Thank you to the 114,000 CREDO members and everyone else who demanded that scandal-plagued Ryan Zinke resign. https://t.co/xRmEXuWaPD

    Sat Dec 15 14:41:54 +0000 2018

  • Sean Patrick Maloney
    Sean Patrick Maloney @RepSeanMaloney

    Zinke’s under 13 investigations. That has to be a record. He’s somehow more corrupt than Scott Pruitt and he wanted to auction off our natural heritage to big polluters. Terrible ideas, even worse ethics. We won’t miss you, Ryan. ✌️ https://t.co/kdhMz3o8t8

    Sat Dec 15 15:30:49 +0000 2018

  • The People of Reason & Progress
    The People of Reason & Progress @TheOfficialPORP

    @realDonaldTrump @RyanZinke He's under scrutiny for ethical infractions. https://t.co/f55IygOpYn

    Sat Dec 15 14:18:46 +0000 2018

  • Tom Coates
    Tom Coates @tomcoates

    @realDonaldTrump @RyanZinke For some context: https://t.co/mnvcWiQHcI https://t.co/hjJfvFt7cD

    Sat Dec 15 14:19:57 +0000 2018

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    politico.com 2018-12-14 23:03:06+00:00
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  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

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    Sat Dec 15 04:19:30 +0000 2018

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    Sat Dec 15 04:20:16 +0000 2018

  • Bradley P. Moss
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    Sat Dec 15 04:23:23 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    James Comey has said he used the memo as a reference when briefing President Trump on the dossier, which U.S. intelligence officials feared Russia might try to use as blackmail. https://t.co/YQtfQwP842

    Sat Dec 15 04:08:01 +0000 2018

  • Mark S. Zaid
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    Our pro bono #FOIA efforts for @joshgerstein of @politico and @JMadisonProject just resulted in partial release of two page @FBI summary of the #SteeleDossier briefed to @realDonaldTrump by FBI Director @Comey. https://t.co/UEAY3nB4JV

    Sat Dec 15 04:37:06 +0000 2018

  • Bradley P. Moss
    Bradley P. Moss @BradMossEsq

    No one tell him that we helped get released a redacted part of the dossier summary on which he was briefed back in January 2017. https://t.co/Qz8cECY2lt https://t.co/mUwVwOApLh

    Sat Dec 15 15:41:18 +0000 2018

  • Josh Gerstein
    Josh Gerstein @joshgerstein

    ICYMI: Late Friday #FOIA release in suit from @politico and @JMadisonProject prompts release of synopsis used to brief Trump and Obama on so-called dirty dossier. Legal fight continues as doc remains heavily redacted https://t.co/7pbJDDVYHD

    Sat Dec 15 15:05:44 +0000 2018

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    sfchronicle.com 2018-12-14 22:46:43+00:00
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  • Jon Cooper
    Jon Cooper @joncoopertweets

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  • Robert Maguire
    Robert Maguire @RobertMaguire_

    That time Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev bought Trump's Palm Beach mansion for $54 million more than Trump had paid to buy it just four years earlier. Rybolovlev made the purchase without conducting an inspection or obtaining an appraisal 🤔 https://t.co/NcEHKw131e

    Fri Dec 14 21:36:59 +0000 2018

  • John Diaz
    John Diaz @JohnDiazChron

    Check this out: @RepSpeier offers vivid details of @realdonaldtrump financial entanglements with Russia. In @sfchronicle print edition Sunday. https://t.co/aUybj0AH7R https://t.co/FM48wHdKkT

    Sat Dec 15 00:11:52 +0000 2018

  • Gabriel Snyder
    Gabriel Snyder @gabrielsnyder

    “He’s exercised a degree of self-control with respect to Russia that he doesn’t with anything else.” https://t.co/j78tiEu4Oj

    Sat Dec 15 05:29:27 +0000 2018

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    abcnews.go.com 2018-12-14 12:41:00+00:00
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  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    “Nothing at the Trump Organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump. He directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters. He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth.” — Michael Cohen https://t.co/uOE0QFRg42

    Fri Dec 14 13:50:08 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Cohen refutes Trump's contention that he never directed Cohen to do anything wrong. "Nothing at the Trump Org. was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump. He directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters." https://t.co/WxZFStYejD

    Fri Dec 14 11:40:09 +0000 2018

  • World News Tonight
    World News Tonight @ABCWorldNews

    EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen tells @ABC News that Pres. Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments during 2016 presidential campaign. https://t.co/S1k5xHZYUE https://t.co/f5uN6cyhpY

    Fri Dec 14 16:06:53 +0000 2018

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments during campaign - ABC News https://t.co/iaDJKDWEY1

    Fri Dec 14 11:01:39 +0000 2018

  • World News Tonight
    World News Tonight @ABCWorldNews

    “I gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty,” Michael Cohen tells @ABC News' @GStephanopoulos. Watch the exclusive interview only on @GMA. https://t.co/aCNwcHoWjq https://t.co/2jBf4Q89az

    Fri Dec 14 11:17:35 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Michael Cohen: "There's a substantial amount of information that [the special counsel] possessed that corroborates the fact that I am telling the truth." https://t.co/WxZFStYejD

    Fri Dec 14 11:45:05 +0000 2018

  • Emily Jane Fox
    Emily Jane Fox @emilyjanefox

    [email protected]: “Nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump. He directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters.” https://t.co/q9XLDccsg9

    Fri Dec 14 12:40:42 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Michael Cohen says that Trump directed Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal because then-candidate Trump "was very concerned about how this would affect the election" if their allegations of affairs became public. https://t.co/WxZFStYejD

    Fri Dec 14 11:30:04 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    When asked if Trump knew it was wrong to make the hush money payments, Michael Cohen replied, "Of course," adding that the purpose was to "help [Trump] and his campaign." https://t.co/WxZFStYejD

    Fri Dec 14 11:35:16 +0000 2018

  • ABC News Live
    ABC News Live @ABCNewsLive

    “I followed a bad path.” Michael Cohen spoke exclusively with ABC News' @GStephanopoulos, saying that Pres. Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. https://t.co/ueV33oDqeN https://t.co/BmKKCjnh0K

    Fri Dec 14 17:25:37 +0000 2018

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors – A federal probe is looking into whether Trump’s inaugural committee misspent funds and whether top donors gave money in exchange for access to the administration.

    wsj.com 2018-12-13 21:27:00+00:00
Philip Rucker Walter Shaub Rebecca Ballhaus Chris Hayes Chuck Woolery Michael R. Bromwich Carol Leonnig Clint Watts Norm Eisen Malcolm Nance
  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Big story via WSJ --> Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations https://t.co/ALavHZ7SLw

    Thu Dec 13 21:43:35 +0000 2018

  • Walter Shaub
    Walter Shaub @waltshaub

    Can’t one solitary thing be on the up and up with these guys? One lousy single thing, just once? “Federal probe is looking into whether Trump’s inaugural committee misspent funds and top donors gave money in exchange for access to administration” https://t.co/oEeWbUa7Dr

    Thu Dec 13 21:32:47 +0000 2018

  • Rebecca Ballhaus
    Rebecca Ballhaus @rebeccaballhaus

    The probe of the inaugural fund partly arises out of materials seized in the Cohen raid. Prosecutors obtained a recorded conversation between Cohen & Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, an ex-FLOTUS adviser, in which she expressed concern about the fund's spending. https://t.co/wVercQWNVg

    Thu Dec 13 21:30:32 +0000 2018

  • Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes @chrislhayes

    I mean this, in and of itself, is a pretty big red flag, no? "The inaugural committee has publicly identified vendors accounting for $61 million of the $103 million it spent" https://t.co/QFMXW4LDZy

    Fri Dec 14 00:02:41 +0000 2018

  • Chuck Woolery
    Chuck Woolery @chuckwoolery

    WHAT A STUPID STORY. Federal probe is looking into whether Trump’s inaugural committee misspent funds and top donors gave money in exchange for access to administration https://t.co/lsSOIrqZli via @WSJ

    Thu Dec 13 22:30:02 +0000 2018

  • Michael R. Bromwich
    Michael R. Bromwich @mrbromwich

    There is simply no end to the tsunami of corruption associated with POTUS. He taints everyone and everything he touches. His new chief of staff should look into buying criminal liability insurance. https://t.co/rrxOau8zz7

    Thu Dec 13 22:17:29 +0000 2018

  • Carol Leonnig
    Carol Leonnig @CarolLeonnig

    I'm struck right now by how many times Trump's team said that @MichaelCohen212 had nothing on POTUS.... yet he fingered Trump in hush payments to women and secret pursuit of a deal in Moscow in 2016, and now just sicced feds on Trump's inaugural committee. https://t.co/TRrxqYGyHp

    Thu Dec 13 22:17:37 +0000 2018

  • Clint Watts
    Clint Watts @selectedwisdom

    Wow this story is bad news - Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors - WSJ https://t.co/rmYo3GnlvG

    Thu Dec 13 22:25:46 +0000 2018

  • Norm Eisen
    Norm Eisen @NormEisen

    No surprise here—Trump set the tone of ”grab everything you can” when he broke with law & norms & decided to keep his businesses. Is it any wonder others may have followed his example of crooked greed? https://t.co/eaNhExT2os

    Thu Dec 13 21:51:18 +0000 2018

  • Malcolm Nance
    Malcolm Nance @MalcolmNance

    Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors - WSJ https://t.co/DZkyDqaLzi

    Thu Dec 13 21:46:14 +0000 2018

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department – Mr. Zinke is the latest Trump administration official to exit his position facing questions of ethical conflict.

   nytimes.com 2018-12-15 14:21:59+00:00
Peter Baker Campaign Legal Center Wolf Conservation Center
  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    Zinke had become the subject of several federal investigations, one of which his department’s top watchdog has referred to the Justice Department, a potential step toward a criminal investigation. ⁦@julieturkewitz⁩ ⁦@CoralMDavenport⁩ https://t.co/oqZf0zQmpX

    Sat Dec 15 14:30:02 +0000 2018

  • Campaign Legal Center
    Campaign Legal Center @CampaignLegal

    #Zinke had been operating in an “ethical Wild West,” says CLC's @DelaneyMarsco. “There are these laws and these ethical norms that are being blown to bits by these cabinet secretaries. And that’s the pattern, the problem, that keeps us up at night.” https://t.co/L6foA9laXy

    Sat Dec 15 15:09:24 +0000 2018

  • Wolf Conservation Center
    Wolf Conservation Center @nywolforg

    Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department https://t.co/dtx39j9Ucn

    Sat Dec 15 15:00:18 +0000 2018

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke steps down Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke steps down – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned Saturday amid growing controversy over allegations that he violated ethics rules.David Bernhardt, the deputy Interior secretary, is expected take over as acting…

   thehill.com 2018-12-15 14:17:29+00:00
Jon Cooper The Hill The Hill The Hill
  • Jon Cooper
    Jon Cooper @joncoopertweets

    The widely despised and totally corrupt Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart amid growing controversy over allegations that he violated ethics rules, Trump announced Saturday. #LockHimUp #FireZinke https://t.co/yPMwIxm5Vk

    Sat Dec 15 14:33:00 +0000 2018

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    #BREAKING: Trump Interior Secretary Zinke steps down https://t.co/bAvBjbPXUz https://t.co/Y6l5hGna2j

    Sat Dec 15 14:18:54 +0000 2018

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    JUST IN: Trump Interior Secretary Zinke steps down https://t.co/6KC2A1IHAH https://t.co/b8ivTtwfhO

    Sat Dec 15 14:25:06 +0000 2018

  • The Hill
    The Hill @thehill

    JUST IN: Trump Interior Secretary Zinke steps down https://t.co/vMOugTKMB6 https://t.co/V01tPANj9P

    Sat Dec 15 14:53:02 +0000 2018

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Lindsey Graham Has No Problem With Trump 'Lying About Sex' Lindsey Graham Has No Problem With Trump 'Lying About Sex' – "I think most people would lie to protect their family,” the Republican senator told Fox News.

     huffingtonpost.com 2018-12-15 01:48:05+00:00