This is so corrupt!
In normal times, it would be a shocking scandal for a president to raise a major donor’s business deal in talks with a foreign leader https://t.co/MblVO2117K
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 10, 2018
Trump told the Japanese Prime Minister "to let GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson build casino" https://t.co/FIDPFewMbH
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 10, 2018
When @justinelliott called the White House about how Trump has been advancing casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s biz, the WH suggested Justin contact Trump Org
Justin explained we’re asking about Trump the prez, not the biz man
The WH declined to commenthttps://t.co/9QhXcv2Km6
— Eric Umansky (@ericuman) October 10, 2018
Our campaign finance system is inherently corrupting. But, it's wrong to say the Trump/Adelson "kind of pay-to-play corruption…has always dogged our politics.“ Trump's single-minded, public-be-damned, level of corruption is unprecedented for a president. https://t.co/gbNa2Tnibg pic.twitter.com/edGSOwX4WT
— Larry Noble (@LarryNoble_DC) October 10, 2018
Highlights of @ProPublica piece on Adelson's $ getting access to Trump and saving him a fortune:
—-Trump pushed Adelson's casino in Japan with Abe
—-Trump has casino exec at embassy in Japan
—-Provisions in tax law saved Adelson $1.2 billion (!) https://t.co/UYaznv3aDe
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) October 10, 2018
Another aspect of the Adelson story:
After he got Israeli startup company a meeting with Scott Pruitt, internal emails show Pruitt scrambling to get the EPA to do a deal with the company — over career staff objectionshttps://t.co/zuok5mJARF pic.twitter.com/IfWAjMQ62Z
— Justin Elliott (@JustinElliott) October 10, 2018
“Adelson’s tens of millions in donations to Trump have already been paid back many times over by the new tax law.” https://t.co/b2pAqBHa32
— Seth Hanlon 🌊 (@SethHanlon) October 10, 2018
“While there are times that it is appropriate for the president to promote business interests, it must be for the benefit of the American people, not his personal relationships” https://t.co/Zj0WMJcwXk
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 10, 2018
It wasn't the timing of the Trump taxes story, its length, or the fact that it wasn't cut up into bite-sized pieces that dampened impact.
The great @ProPublica story on Trump/Abe is getting similar "we knew this."
Trump overload/cynicism is a growing threat to good journalism.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) October 10, 2018
Can we just go back to the protesters? I'm hearing many never got paid…. https://t.co/Ni891B7dEW
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiPrzybyla) October 11, 2018
More on Adelson:
Mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is getting things done. An example:
– He helped a friend’s company get a research deal with the EPA.
– Agency lawyers “seemed scared” about the arrangement.
– Internal objections were overruled.
— ProPublica (@ProPublica) October 14, 2018