“Republicans are just a few steps away from accomplishing a decades-long dream — overhauling the tax code. But with the Senate hoping to vote on its tax bill in just days, at least nine Republicans may still need convincing about their party’s proposal.” MORE
“The truth that the Trump family has been trying to hide is finally coming out as a Trump building in Panama has ties to drug trafficking and Russian organized crime.
NBC News reported, “Ventura said the Trumps never asked about his clients, the people who were buying the condo units, and he never told them. To cite one example, he said that he sold seven to 10 units in the Trump Ocean Club to a man named David Murcia Guzmán, founder of a large Colombian marketing company. Guzmán is now in U.S. custody, awaiting extradition to Colombia after being convicted by a U.S. federal court of laundering money for drug cartels, including through real estate.” MORE
“National security experts have asserted that RT is a propaganda arm of the Russian government. A report by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence argued that RT played an influential role in the 2016 presidential election, sowing distrust in Hillary Clinton while portraying Donald Trump as a martyr.” MORE
“Sources familiar with the proposed merger told POLITICO that the DOJ issued an ultimatum to the companies Monday — that they either sell Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN as well as networks like TBS and TNT, or shed satellite television provider DirecTV. The sources said it’s clear the real sticking point for the government is CNN, whose coverage of the administration has become a frequent target of Trump’s anger.” MORE
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s company was pursuing a Moscow real estate deal while he was running for U.S. president in late 2015 and early 2016, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
The Post report cited people familiar with the proposal and records viewed by Trump Organization lawyers.
The newspaper said investors and Trump’s company had signed a letter of intent to build a Trump Tower in Moscow but the project, lacking land and permits, was abandoned at the end of January 2016, just before the U.S. presidential primaries began, according to several people familiar with the proposal.” MORE