David Rothkopf

It is impossible to read this exceptional @nytimes  story on Trump's taxes & not conclude he is a crook, his kids are crooks, his companies are badly mismanaged & his financial future is precarious. His creditors own him. We need to know who they are.

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@jacobsoboroff  on his report that lawyers are unable to locate parents of 545 migrant children separated in 2017: The Trump admin. was warned by officials that "record keeping wasn't there, they wouldn't be able to track these families down."

Analysis: Trump’s farmer bailout has given $21 billion to red counties and $2.1 billion to blue ones

More than 20 progressive groups are urging House Democrats to impeach Bill Barr next week, an impeachment that would have to be dealt with on the Senate floor ahead of ACB. Letter:

"If I was going to undermine public trust in the mail, one of the first things I would do is pull postal police off the street..."

Another big scandal — and huge conflict of interest — has surfaced from the tax returns obtained by the New York Times

Starting next month, San Francisco will deploy new unarmed teams of professionals from the fire and health departments — not police — to handle most calls for people in a mental health or behavioral crisis.

"I asked the vice president directly if he could help to bring down the rhetoric because it's dangerous," Gov. Whitmer says of attacks by the Trump admin. "We see that it culminated in a plot that was to kidnap, and try, and execute me. These words have consequences."

From @Breakingviews : Joe Biden says he won’t slap new taxes on people who earn less than $400,000 a year if he becomes president. But if carried through, his tax plan could create losers among those who fall far short of that symbolic income threshold

Alice Roberts, who lost her husband to Covid-19, joins @Lawrence  to discuss why she is speaking out against Trump’s handling of the pandemic, including his “deplorable” actions failing to warn Americans about the dangers of the virus after he got sick.

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“People understand, at least the majority do, that he’s wrecked the country,” Steve Schmidt says of Pres. Trump. “He’s the leader of a faction that’s at war with the majority of the country, he’s stoked a cold civil war.”