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'Can You Say Corruption?' Trump-Connected Firm for Puerto Rico Contract Raises Concerns


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'Can You Say Corruption?' Trump-Connected Firm for Puerto Rico Contract Raises Concerns

Julia Conley, staff writer

Tiny company financed by a major donor to the Trump campaign and the Republican Party awarded no-bid contract to rebuild energy grid


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Perhaps secy of interior, Zinke is the person to ask about the how and why… He is a Montana insider who knows all the secrets…


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Any wonder why the wealthy deny global warming? It’s because disaster means more tax dollars their way, more government contracts to clean up, gentrify and rebuild giant shopping malls, luxury homes and apartment complexes. They love global warming, it warms their dark hearts.


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Does anyone know if Zinke has any financial connections to the small electric company in Whitefish, Montana that was just given a huge contract in Puerto Rico?

Suspicions confirmed! Just read of Zinke’s corrupt connections on another Common Dreams thread.


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How do you spell Corruption?

T-R-U-M-P


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Richard Spencer has claimed Whitefish as his hometown.


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Its an entire crime family, steeped in corruption and cronyism, bathed in contempt for others and our Mother Earth, sustained by wealth, greed and self-interest, and committed to destruction of America the Beautiful…with lots of treason thrown-in…as despicable a bunch of scum as ever was…the place for these rotten-to-the-core swine is in prison for the rest of their natural worthless lives!


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And when Mar-a-Lago is ankle deep, we can sell him hip waders.:swimming_man:


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Must pay to spew hate…Whitefish is a resort town filled with very wealthy elites…the Aspen/Sun Valley of the North revisited. He laughs all the way to the bank…not unlike Hanity, Carlson, Limbaugh, and Beck (to name a few hate-speech purveyors).


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zinke LIAR of the first order.


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In reality the charge is $513/hr for supers and slightly less for workers; NOT $300/hr!!!

From the original article in the Wash Post:
“462 per hour for a supervisor and $319.04 for a lineman. Whitefish also charges nightly accommodation fees of $332 per worker and almost $80 per day for food”


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Over 20,000 workers went to Florida for assistance on the power grid----and PR gets 300 workers and at what cost. Guess the swamp just got deeper.

Isn’t it also ironic that these 4 military men just killed in Niger–no one in the military or leaders of Congress and forget the Donald know what these men where doing???


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Why aren’t we given the name of the donor, the equity fund owner?

How can we boycott or divest funds from these filthy excuses for human beings if we don’t get their names and companies?

As for the swamp dwellers being sent to prison… I’d rather see them thrown into shark infested waters.


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Our politicians hard at work looking after the interests of their owners and refilling the swamp. Ain’t America just somethin’?


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I think I can remember another article here citing numerous ways Trump has profiteered from being president. Much of that was getting government contracts for his own companies or for his donors and their companies

Here are some recent polls from the Real Clear Politics.website.

https://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

President Trump Job Approval Gallup Approve 36, Disapprove 58 Disapprove +22

Direction of Country Rasmussen Reports Right Direction 33, Wrong Track 61 Wrong Track +28

Congressional Job Approval Gallup Approve 13, Disapprove 80 Disapprove +67


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Thanks. Yes, no doubt about it. Great business decision by Trump to become POTUS!


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The emperor, his generals, the DoD, Pentagon, and the WH staff have adopted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to clandestine operations totally devoid of practiced psyops. Not one of the four deceased soldiers had EVER served in combat missions…none had earned the combat medals/badges…yet they were dispatched WITHOUT backup or cover into a potentially hostile environment (plus the eight others who survived…thus an entire platoon was dispatched). SNAFU (in military-speak)…Situation Normal All Fxxxed Up, which also applies to the US/emperor’s approach to the disaster in Puerto Rico. Guess it pays to be white, well-off, living in gated communities or resorts ala Florida, where 20,000 workers (not including several hundred utility workers from around the country) are sent to make everything all “pretty and nice” again…post-haste!


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This Whitefish-Puerto Rico deal absolutely reeks of probable corruption, and I’d love to see both Trump & Zinke take a criminal/impeachment-grade hit for it, if they’re guilty.
BUT OBVIOUSLY, the ‘probabilities’ must now be translated into, and prosecuted as, hard evidence of criminal wrongdoing (not merely partisan rumor and gossip) – lest these two snakes manage to slither out of yet another lie, and then claim that it’s just "…another example of the Liberal press persecuting them…"
How is it possible, e.g., for a $300m gov. contract to be approved with zero competitive bidding…?? – (this, just for starters…)
For Dems in congress to now fail to vigorously pursue this virtually-certain case of Trump Administration corruption would be an ever bigger scandal than the likely original. Yet at this point in our dissolving Republic, it wouldn’t be surprising.


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Please don’t feign wonder or surprise. “Corruption” is a platform of the Trump Administration but shouldn’t be the grounds for impeachment. After all, it isn’t as if the public didn’t know this predilection of his. His whole business enterprise had something of this within its foundation and we all knew it.


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when the sea level rises enough, the swamp will have sharks!