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Trump continues to deepen the swamp

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:51 AM

click to enlarge GOOD TERMS: In Whitefish contract. - THE DAILY BEAST
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  • GOOD TERMS: In Whitefish contract.

A review of overnight headlines produces more evidence of Donald Trump's enlargement of the Washington swamp. To name just two:

* SMELLY DEALS: The tiny energy company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown, the outfit that got a $300 million no-bid contract to restore electrical power in Puerto Rico and began its work with nasty Twitter comments to local officials? It's smellier than you thought. A copy of the contract with Whitefish has been leaked. Among its provisions: the government "in no event shall ... have right to audit or review...cost & profit elements." No-bid, no-audit. Those are terms any business would like. Democratic representatives want an investigation. Republicans prefer to investigate HIllary.

* PRESIDENTIAL SELF-DEALING: This from The HIll:

A private prison group moved its annual conference to the Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami this year, in an apparent ongoing effort to align more closely with President Trump.
No, the president hasn't released his tax returns. Yes, he continues to profit from government-related business at properties around the world, despite the Constitution's emoluments clause.

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