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In the latest of a short but prolific history of trumpy corruption ...

 

Pompeo's elite taxpayer-funded dinners raise new concerns

 

WASHINGTON — As federal workers file out of the State Department at the end of a Washington workday, an elite group is often just arriving in the marbled, flag-lined lobby: Billionaire CEOs, Supreme Court justices, political heavyweights and ambassadors arrive in evening attire as they're escorted by private elevator to dinner with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Until the coronavirus shut them down in March, the gatherings were known as "Madison Dinners" — elaborate, unpublicized affairs that Pompeo and his wife, Susan Pompeo, began in 2018 and held regularly in the historic Diplomatic Reception Rooms on the government's dime.

State Department officials involved in the dinners said they had raised concerns internally that the events were essentially using federal resources to cultivate a donor and supporter base for Pompeo's political ambitions — complete with extensive contact information that gets sent back to Susan Pompeo's personal email address. The officials and others who attended discussed the dinners on condition of anonymity.

The records show that about 29 percent of the invitees came from the corporate world, while about a quarter of them hailed from the media or entertainment industries, with conservative media members heavily represented. About 30 percent work in politics or government, and just 14 percent were diplomats or foreign officials. Every single member of the House or the Senate who has been invited is a Republican.

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Unable to deal with factual citation of trumpy corruption, but frustrated by his inabiliity, TBHWT flailed a limp-wristed "Fuck You," too stupid to see how he merely put his impotence in neon.

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Oh, a brief review of trumpy sleaze and his efforts to stock the swamp with the most slimy and corrupt:

 

Of course, we have the impeachment over trump using taxpayer dollars to extort a foreign country for dirt on a political opponent.  And, people tend to forget all the scumbags trump has pardoned.  A partial list includes defiant bigots like Arpaio, corrupt politicos like Blagojevich, traitors like the Hammonds, and fellow run-of-the-mill business thieves like Milken.  Mostly, though, I am talking about administrative sleaze and corruption on a level that has Harding and St. Raygun giving a standing ovation from beyond.

 

From Wikipedia ...

 

Scott Pruitt (R) Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned citing increasing numbers of investigations into his administration. The EPA's own Chief Ethics Official had been pushing for independent studies into Pruitt's actions and 13 other separate investigations were under way, including alleged corruption for personal gain, salary increases without White House approval, use of government staff on personal projects and unnecessary spending on offices and security. He resigned July 5, 2018[675][676][677]
Albert Kelly (R) EPA Superfund Task Force Director and top aide to EPA Chief Scott Pruitt (R), resigned amid scrutiny of his previous actions as leader of a bank in Oklahoma which led to $125,000 fine and lifetime ban from banking. (2018)[678][679][680]
Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, EPA Security Administrator, resigned after allegations of lavish spending and improper contracts (2018)[681]
Samantha Dravis (R) EPA Associate Administrator and Senior Counsel in the Office of Policy resigned abruptly after allegations of being a no show employee. (2018)[682][683][684]
George Papadopoulos (R) Foreign policy advisor, pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents relating to contacts he had with agents of the Russian government while working for the Trump campaign. He was sentenced to 14 days in prison, 12 months probation, and 200 hours community service.(2017)[685][686][687][688][689]
Michael Flynn (D) National Security Advisor, was forced to resign on February 13, 2017, over conversations he had with Russian envoys about sanctions during the transition. On December 1, 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI as a plea bargain. (2017)[690][691]
William C. Bradford resigned from the United States Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy amid reports that he had made racial slurs directed at Barack Obama on Disqus and Twitter. Bradford had claimed that some of the comments were the result of identity theft and not his. (2017)[692]
Tom Price (R) Health and Human Services Secretary, was forced to resign on September 29, 2017, after it was discovered that he spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on private flights.[693]
Brenda Fitzgerald (R) Director of the Centers for Disease Control, was forced to resign on January 31, 2018, after it was discovered that she bought stock in tobacco, the leading cause of preventable death in the US, creating a conflict of interest.[694]
Taylor Weyeneth (R) Deputy CoS at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, resigned when it was revealed the 24 year old had no qualifications for the position and no related work history other than working on President Trump's campaign (2018).[695][696]
David Sorensen (R) White House speechwriter, resigned after his ex-wife Jessica Corbett came forward with abuse allegations. (2018)[697][698]
Vivieca Wright Simpson, Chief of Staff to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin (I) resigned after an inspector general report charged that she altered an email to make it appear Shulkin was getting an award during a trip to Europe in order to gain approval to use taxpayer dollars to pay for Shulkin's wife to accompany him.[699] Six weeks later, Trump fired Shulkin via Twitter.[700]
Rob Porter (R) White House Staff Secretary, resigned from the position on February 7, 2018, following public allegations of spousal abuse from his two ex-wives.[701][702] The allegations were supported by photographs of a black eye and a restraining order.[703][704]
Tony Tooke, Chief of the US Forest Service, resigned after a series of sexual harassment and retaliation accusations. (2018)[705]
Rick Gates (R) 2016 Deputy Campaign Chairman to President Donald Trump (R), pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to investigators concerning his work lobbying with Ukraine as well as tax and bank fraud. He was sentenced to 45 days in prison and three years probation. (2018)[706][707][708]
Michael Cohen (R) Personal Attorney to President Donald Trump (R) and vice – president to the Trump organization, pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and illegal campaign contributions. He also helped arrange non-disclosure agreements to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal who allegedly had affairs with Trump. Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax evasion and making false statements.(2018)[709][710][711][712][713][714]
Paul Manafort (R) Campaign Manager for President Donald Trump (R), was charged with 18 counts of tax and bank fraud which involved keeping $65 million in foreign bank accounts and spending $15 million on himself. He was found guilty on 8 counts.,[715][716][717] March 18, 2019: Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison.[718] On March 13, 2019, Manafort was sentenced to another 43 months for charges of federal conspiracy and obstruction.[719]
Ryan Zinke (R) Secretary of the Interior, after the Interior Department inspector general referred one of several investigations about Zinke to the Justice Department. He was being investigated for his conduct in office and questionable real estate dealings in Montana when he resigned in December 2018.[720]
Roger Stone (R) Trump Campaign Adviser, was indicted in January 2019, on "one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering" during the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Trump election campaign.[721] Stone was found guilty by the jury of nine women and three men, who deliberated for seven hours over two days before convicting Mr. Stone on all seven counts.[722][723]
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta (R) resigned on July 12, 2019, "after defending himself in a contentious news conference over his role as a U.S. attorney,"[724] in 2008, in dismissing federal charges against Jeffrey Epstein, "that allowed the financier to plead guilty to lesser offenses in a sex-crimes case involving underage girls."[724][725] Epstein allegedly committed suicide on August 10, 2019 out of view of any guards and cameras,[726] in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York City.[727] After Price, Pruitt, Shulkin and Zinke, Acosta became the fifth Trump Cabinet member to resign or be fired amid a scandal.[724]
Thomas Modly (R) acting Secretary of the Navy resigned after insulting the captain of the USS Roosevelt.
 

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3 hours ago, RickyTavy said:

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Fucking get over it, you pathetic whiny BITCH

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1 hour ago, SixShooter said:

 

 

Fucking get over it, you pathetic whiny BITCH

Uh huh.  I post a long list of proven trumpy sleaze and corruption, and you post a sad meme you hope will make your sissy ass look like a manly man.  Being a moron, you were too stupid to see how you showed you only that you are untroubled by rampant sleaze and corruption, but you were too intellectually impotent to defend or counter any of it.  In other words, feeb, while you attempted to pose macho, you forgot to take off your pink tutu.

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2 hours ago, SixShooter said:

 

 

Fucking get over it, you pathetic whiny BITCH

Learn to do more than post memes, you mindless impotent bitch.

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5 hours ago, RickyTavy said:

In the latest of a short but prolific history of trumpy corruption ...

 

Pompeo's elite taxpayer-funded dinners raise new concerns

 

WASHINGTON — As federal workers file out of the State Department at the end of a Washington workday, an elite group is often just arriving in the marbled, flag-lined lobby: Billionaire CEOs, Supreme Court justices, political heavyweights and ambassadors arrive in evening attire as they're escorted by private elevator to dinner with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Until the coronavirus shut them down in March, the gatherings were known as "Madison Dinners" — elaborate, unpublicized affairs that Pompeo and his wife, Susan Pompeo, began in 2018 and held regularly in the historic Diplomatic Reception Rooms on the government's dime.

State Department officials involved in the dinners said they had raised concerns internally that the events were essentially using federal resources to cultivate a donor and supporter base for Pompeo's political ambitions — complete with extensive contact information that gets sent back to Susan Pompeo's personal email address. The officials and others who attended discussed the dinners on condition of anonymity.

The records show that about 29 percent of the invitees came from the corporate world, while about a quarter of them hailed from the media or entertainment industries, with conservative media members heavily represented. About 30 percent work in politics or government, and just 14 percent were diplomats or foreign officials. Every single member of the House or the Senate who has been invited is a Republican.

I'm certain that he is limiting himself to the People's Business...

 

No reason to suspect prostitution...

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9 hours ago, IcebergSlim said:

Learn to do more than post memes, you mindless impotent bitch.

 

Unlike you sorry worms I have a life outside this shithole you call home, and only have time for drive by insults so enjoy them while I'm out being essential and making sure your pathetic life can continue as you cower in your basement like QuidPro™ LMFAO

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10 hours ago, RickyTavy said:

I post a long list of proven trumpy sleaze and corruption,

 

 

Its a bunch of shit crap that had nothing to do with Trump.  You don’t even get that.   

 

10 hours ago, RickyTavy said:

t you are untroubled by rampant sleaze and corruption, but you were too intellectually impotent to defend or counter any of it.

 

 

That is not what is going on in your dumb ass post.  Rampant sleaze and corruption?   Show the corruption involving Trump... 

 

lets see the links...  

 

@SixShooter

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15 hours ago, RickyTavy said:

ery single member of the House or the Senate who has been invited is a Republican.

 

 

Why would he ever invite a Democrat? 

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5 minutes ago, EltonJohnson said:

Its a bunch of shit crap that had nothing to do with Trump.  You don’t even get that.   

 

 

 

That is not what is going on in your dumb ass post.  Rampant sleaze and corruption?   Show the corruption involving Trump... 

 

lets see the links...  

 

@SixShooter

 

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TickyTacky posts a bunch of "sleaze" tags Trump and thinks he scored, then his buttbuddy IceholeSlime comes in with the high five. Hilarious faceplant threadfail of epic proportions.

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10 hours ago, RickyTavy said:

Uh huh.  I post a long list of proven trumpy sleaze and corruption, and you post a sad meme you hope will make your sissy ass look like a manly man.  Being a moron, you were too stupid to see how you showed you only that you are untroubled by rampant sleaze and corruption, but you were too intellectually impotent to defend or counter any of it.  In other words, feeb, while you attempted to pose macho, you forgot to take off your pink tutu.

 

This faceplant thread was perfectly encapsulated in that meme. It was like looking in the mirror eh Ticky?

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1 minute ago, SixShooter said:

p and thinks he scored, then his buttbuddy IceholeSlime comes in with the high five. Hilarious faceplant threadfail of epic proportions

 

 

Exactly.   Morons

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If only Hillary & her team of lilly-whites stepped into power, we would have been fast tracked to utopia. How sad. A democrat would have never been influenced by No photo description available.

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2 minutes ago, AnotherJim said:

If only Hillary & her team of lilly-whites stepped into power, we would have been fast tracked to utopia. How sad.

 

There's no Utopia, and no one is seeking one, Jim.

 

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2 minutes ago, Pengwin said:

 

There's no Utopia, and no one is seeking one, Jim.

 

Where ya been, everyone is seeking utopia. Obama's gonna pay my mortgage & buy my gas.

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4 minutes ago, AnotherJim said:

Where ya been, everyone is seeking utopia. Obama's gonna pay my mortgage & buy my gas.

 

Don't forget the phone.

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10 minutes ago, Pengwin said:

 

Don't forget the phone.

We hadn't even remotely recovered from LBJs 22 trillion Dollar fiasco, and up steps Obama, and the beating just continued.

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17 minutes ago, Pengwin said:

 

There's no Utopia, and no one is seeking one, Jim.

 

 

How has Trump affected your  life negatively?

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Just now, AnotherJim said:

We hadn't even remotely recovered from LBJs 22 trillion Dollar fiasco, and up steps Obama,

 

A decent person follows a dude, that's American political history.  Sorry, can't help you there.

 

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Just now, EltonJohnson said:

 

How has Trump affected your  life negatively?

 

In general, he hasn't effected me at all.  I was set to outlive that bastard long ago.

 

And he did one thing I very much wanted - getting the rest of the world to ignore the U.S. which is run by a bunch of mindless teenagers.

 

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1 minute ago, AnotherJim said:

up steps Obama

 

 

I remember when  he  said, "there comes a time when  you've made enough  money"  and the  audience  cheered

 

Then  he buys  this and they  cheer!!

 

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Then he buys this  and they  cheer!!!!

 

 

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Then he  buys this and they  cheer!!!  You earned it....!!!!!

 

 

 

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Now he is getting  this  in CA

 

and they will cheer!!!!

 

 

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A man  who bashed wealth  to  gain  power  now  has bigly wealth and  the  fucking  idiots who  support him   can't see the  hypocrisy

 

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5 minutes ago, Pengwin said:

he did one thing I very much wanted - getting the rest of the world to ignore the U.S.

 

LOL    that  never   happened,    Trump did stop the  blind gravy train  though

 

6 minutes ago, Pengwin said:

In general, he hasn't effected me at all.

 

 

Exactly...    he is the  most  liberal  GOP  president  ever.   So  what policies  do you not like  about  him  being  President?

 

 

7 minutes ago, Pengwin said:

I was set to outlive that bastard long ago.

 

What ever that means.

 

meanwhile  you  love  the corrupt  Obama who enriched himself in  office, and   despise the  man  who lost  money  trying to  help  the  American  people

 

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