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Accountability | North Carolina

Thom Tillis Promotes Hydroxychloroquine While Holding Stock In Its Producer

By Cole Driver on April 30, 2020.

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis has been promoting a dangerous and untested ‚Äúmiracle‚ÄĚ drug, Hydroxychloroquine ¬†- which has not proven effective in remedying coronavirus - as he holds a major financial stake in several of its pharmaceutical producers, including Sanofi and Novartis.¬†

Accountability

Trump’s Economic Task Force Loaded With Conflicts of Interests, CEO Mega-Donors

By Cole Driver on April 16, 2020.

According to new FEC filings, several CEOs appointed by President Trump to help manage the White House task force to reopen the country previously donated millions to underwrite the president’s reelection campaign, raising questions about the ability of wealthy donors to buy access to influence federal policy during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Accountability | Virginia

Trump Hits the Links While Coronavirus Ravages America

By Cole Driver on April 8, 2020.

According to reporting by the Washington Post, in late March the Secret Service signed a $45,000 contract to rent fleet golf carts in Northern Virginia near one of the president’s frequently visited golf courses in Sterling. Although the contract does not list the president by name in the rental, it is a near carbon copy of the previous orders used by the Secret Service for Trump’s golf visits in Florida and New Jersey.

Corruption & Secrecy | New York

REPORT: While Downplaying Coronavirus Concerns Publicly, Trump Privately Urged Major Donor to Flee NYC

By American Ledger Team on March 27, 2020.

According to real estate sources as reported by the New York Post, President Donald Trump recently urged one of his major donors, 78-year-old real estate developer Stanley Chera, to¬† ‚Äúdecamp to Deal, ‚Ķsaying it would be ‚Äėsafer‚Äô than New York City,‚ÄĚ...

Accountability | New Hampshire

Sununu Keeps Family-Owned Ski Operation Open During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Cole Driver on March 18, 2020.

As New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered restaurants and businesses to close their doors amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, his family-owned ski operation has continued to keep its doors open as other ski slopes closed to prevent the spread of the highly infectious disease.

Accountability

Trump Properties Flouted Coronavirus Quarantine Guidelines

By Cole Driver on March 18, 2020.

Despite warnings by federal and local authorities, a litany of Trump-owned properties flouted Coronavirus guidelines days, even weeks, after the crisis had begun rapidly intensifying across the U.S.

Accountability | Colorado

Gardner’s Office Was A Revolving Door For Corporate, Pharma Lobbyists

By Cole Driver on March 16, 2020.

Over the course of Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s public career, a dozen of his staffers beelined from his office into high-paying corporate lobbying roles - including stints lobbying for pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca - raising suspicions about Gardner’s continued silence on issues like capping prescription drug prices.

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