Corruption bombshells are exploding with ear-splitting frequency in Washington, D.C.
In the past few weeks, we’ve learned:
- AT&T and the pharmaceutical company Novartis made payments to Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, supposedly seeking “advice.”
Not so incidentally, they contributed to the same shell company used to make hush payments to Stormy Daniels.
- Just days after a state-owned Chinese business said it would loan $500 million to an Indonesian resort development that features Trump-branded properties, Trump in a tweet announced a sudden change on sanctions against a Chinese corporation.
- Jared Kushner’s distressed family business is expected to receive a bailout from a Qatar-backed investment fund.
Qatar officials say they believe Kushner has pushed anti-Qatar positions in part because the country previously declined to assist the family business.
Pause for a moment and consider any one of those outrages and what they tell us about the peril we face.
And then reflect on how important this shared project called Public Citizen is — in calling out these abuses, demanding investigations and accountability, and winning reforms to prevent them from recurring.
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