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Corruption & Secrecy | Arizona

McSally Embraced Trump, but Not His Pledge to ‘Drain the Swamp’

By Chad Smith on October 18, 2018.

Since Donald Trump was elected, Rep. Martha McSally has voted to protect Trump and his political appointees from scrutiny while obstructing efforts to overturn Citizens United and stop the flow of dark money into politics, a review of her voting record showed. McSally, R-Ariz., now running for an open Senate seat, has even boasted that she votes with Trump more than any other Arizonan in Congress.

Corruption & Secrecy | California

Hunter’s Taxpayer-Funded Spokesman Asks GOP Activists to Back Indicted Congressman

By Chad Smith on September 21, 2018.

The spokesman for Rep. Duncan Hunter told a group of GOP activists they should support the indicted congressman despite the risk that he “vacates the seat” -- either by criminal conviction or forced resignation -- in order to make it easier to keep the district in Republican hands.

Corruption & Secrecy | California

Dismissing Russia Investigation, Rohrabacher Charges U.S. with Election Interference, Too: ‘We Meddle in Theirs, They Meddle in Ours’

By Chad Smith on August 31, 2018.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher doesn’t see anything special about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.