Meet the Trump administration’s newest hire: a lobbyist for pro-Russian separatists

Pro-Russian separatists in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) scored a major victory earlier this summer when they hired a pair of Trump campaign officials to help them lead their efforts to crack up BiH. Now, one of these lobbyists, Mike Rubino, has decided to take his…

Trump profits off of Republican fundraising efforts at his hotel

Twice in the past week, major Republican fundraisers have held their events at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. — putting money in the president’s pocket as he provides access to Republican leaders and helps the party raise money for its candidates. On Monday night,…

YEP: Manafort Flips on Trump, Will Cooperate

–In major news from the Trump Russia investigation, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will plead guilty and agree to cooperate with Robert Mueller https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-trump-campaign-manager-pleads-guilty-mueller-court-133908465–sector.html BREAKING: Manafort Plea Deal Includes Cooperation With Prosecutors -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter:…

Second Round of House GOP Tax Cuts Would Have Massive Long-Run Cost

In December 2017, Congress passed major tax legislation that is informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). By reducing revenues and increasing debt service costs, it will increase federal deficits by approximately $1.9 trillion over the next 11 years—from fiscal years 2018…

RELEASE: Post-Trump U.S. Foreign Policy Must Embrace Democratic Values, CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. — In a major new report, the Center for American Progress lays out the case for a democratic values-based U.S. foreign policy that makes defending democracy a national security priority. The report urges the U.S. to adopt bold new policies to regain the…

Here’s the problem with Trump trying to change the rules on how often corporations report earnings

Ten days after meeting with over a dozen CEOs of major American corporations, President Donald Trump announced on Friday he has an idea he claimed would make “business (jobs) even better.” But his proposal, if enacted, could have huge ramifications for consumers, transparency, and the…