Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)

After nine months of secret collaboration, a global team of over 380 investigative journalists released the findings of one of the largest troves of leaked documents in history last week: the Paradise Papers. The investigation, shepherded by the same team that released the Panama Papers, offers unprecedented insight into the clients and business activities relatedContinue reading “Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)”

Jared Kushner Says Farewell to U.S. Taxpayers With $24,000 Hotel Tab

About four weeks before Donald Trump vacated the White House to make way for President Joe Biden, presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner jetted off on his last official trip to Israel—and U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for $24,335 in room and board. “KUSHNER VISIT DEC 2020,” the expenditure is marked, which is filed under the categoryContinue reading “Jared Kushner Says Farewell to U.S. Taxpayers With $24,000 Hotel Tab”

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders propose 3% wealth tax on billionaires

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democrats on Monday proposed a 2% annual tax on wealth over $50 million, rising to 3% for wealth over $1 billion. The Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act would aim to close the U.S. wealth gap, which has grown wider during the Covid pandemic. A slew of Democrats on CapitolContinue reading “Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders propose 3% wealth tax on billionaires”

New Mexico Gov. Grisham used taxpayer funds to buy groceries, alcohol

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she regrets discretionary spending of taxpayer money that included $6,500 on groceries and alcohol. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that the Democratic governor over a six-month period in 2020 spent almost $13,500 from a taxpayer-funded expense account. Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, over a six-month period in 2020 spentContinue reading “New Mexico Gov. Grisham used taxpayer funds to buy groceries, alcohol”

Pompeo Spent Thousands on Custom Pens for Potential Donors: Report

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent $10,000 of taxpayer money on embossed pens for dinner guests, according to documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. When he was secretary of state, Pompeo and his wife held a set of dinners that were only loosely related toContinue reading “Pompeo Spent Thousands on Custom Pens for Potential Donors: Report”

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