Corruption

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    Anonymous Trump official rooting for long shutdown

    Reminiscent of the New York Times, the Daily Caller has published an op-ed from an anonymous senior Trump administration official. Unlike the NYT piece from last summer, which outlined a plan to fight the Trump team, the Daily Caller writer supports Trump’s moves to “drain the swamp.” As…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s sped-up departure and the uncertain fate of the Silent Sam monument. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights disturbing questions surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper and the permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    Nope, no pay-to-play scheme here

    Carolina Journal was the first media outlet to raise questions about the curious timing of an unusual $57.8 million fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina. A memorandum of understanding between Gov. Roy Cooper and pipeline operators created the fund. Now, WBTV adds another piece to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    Shifting goalposts in the Russian collusion narrative

    Sumantra Maitra asks Federalist readers to pay attention to changes in the narrative surrounding President Trump and Russian “collusion.” This is fascinating. Ever since Trump won the election, there has been a sustained assertion in liberal sophisticate circles about active collusion between his campaign and the Russian FSB.
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    Columnist urges Trump to tweet about actual Russian collusion … with U.S. environmentalists

    Kevin Mooney explains in the Washington Examiner why a few well-placed presidential tweets could help raise awareness of a real Russian collusion controversy. The Institute for Energy Research, a nonprofit free-market group based in Washington, D.C., filed suit on Wednesday against the Treasury Department after the agency failed to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    Russians and U.S. environmentalists

    This should come as no surprise to the John Locke Foundation’s Donald van der Vaart: A lawsuit seeks to uncover facts involving covert Russian support of U.S. environmental groups. Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller reports. An open records lawsuit filed against the State Department is attempting…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    Shining a light on legal corruption

    While allegations of illegal government corruption are generating headlines, Derek Hunter reminds us at TownHall.com that some forms of corruption remain legal. What I don’t like is when people whose salaries we’re all paying use more of our tax dollars to pay off people they’ve harassed and keep…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legislative committee investigating North Carolina’s controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund wants to know “Who is Doug?” John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights multiple ways to address the problem of increased political polarization.
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2018