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Tue May 5, 2020, 03:40 PM

Holy Shit: HHS whistleblower was pressured to steer millions of dollars to a buddy of Jared Kushner

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Trump corruption is straight up on another level.....

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/us/coronavirus-live-news.html#link-73b6797d

An ousted federal scientist said that he was pressured to steer contracts to clients of a well-connected lobbyist.

A federal scientist who says he was ousted from his job amid a dispute over an unproven malaria drug promoted by President Trump said on Tuesday that a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services repeatedly pressured him to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the clients of a well-connected lobbyist, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports.

Dr. Rick Bright, who was the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority until his removal in April, said in a formal whistle-blower complaint that since 2017 he has been protesting “cronyism and award of contracts to companies with political connections to the administration,” including a drug company executive who is close to Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

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Reply Holy Shit: HHS whistleblower was pressured to steer millions of dollars to a buddy of Jared Kushner (Original post)
SouthernCal_Dem May 2020 OP
Nikki28 May 2020 #1
duforsure May 2020 #58
BComplex May 2020 #2
AtheistCrusader May 2020 #30
doc03 May 2020 #3
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #5
doc03 May 2020 #7
dixiechiken1 May 2020 #8
MontanaMama May 2020 #9
pandr32 May 2020 #10
Celerity May 2020 #19
librechik May 2020 #31
dixiegrrrrl May 2020 #54
Pause May 2020 #17
lastlib May 2020 #39
procon May 2020 #4
Lonestarblue May 2020 #6
Marie Marie May 2020 #11
diva77 May 2020 #28
crickets May 2020 #12
iluvtennis May 2020 #13
PufPuf23 May 2020 #14
Laura PourMeADrink May 2020 #35
PufPuf23 May 2020 #38
BadGimp May 2020 #15
iluvtennis May 2020 #16
NBachers May 2020 #37
Frustratedlady May 2020 #60
rurallib May 2020 #18
Joinfortmill May 2020 #20
BigmanPigman May 2020 #21
Peregrine Took May 2020 #22
Celerity May 2020 #23
RVN VET71 May 2020 #24
Volaris May 2020 #34
malaise May 2020 #25
Walleye May 2020 #26
ouija May 2020 #27
Beartracks May 2020 #56
ibegurpard May 2020 #29
Hav May 2020 #32
plimsoll May 2020 #33
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MerryBlooms May 2020 #53
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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 03:47 PM

1. It is about time

we the public blow up the phone lines of every elected official and the news,social media and called for this thug to resign today.Nixon did not go this far. Time for him to go.

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Response to Nikki28 (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2020, 05:07 AM

58. I agree totally!

Calls should be starting for his resignation at once.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 03:48 PM

2. Oh boy!!! We've got him again! Can we PLEASE impeach him again?

Maybe this time the republicans will see the writing on the wall and vote to get rid of his ass!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:34 PM

30. Republicans won't eat their own over graft and cronysim.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 03:50 PM

3. Jared is one evil looking SOB. If I was making

a movie about Satan or a vampire he would play the leading role.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:06 PM

5. Slender Man . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:11 PM

7. If he was on Gunsmoke Matt would tell

him to get out of Dodge on first sight.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:12 PM

8. In a Skinny Suit... n/t

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:14 PM

9. Robert The Doll.

Equally evil.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #9)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:19 PM

10. +1

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #9)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:05 PM

19. +2

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:36 PM

31. Victorian Ghost--(via Seth Meyers) nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:32 PM

54. YES!! Exactly who he reminds of. n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:58 PM

17. Damian

 

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Response to Pause (Reply #17)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:03 PM

39. Hellboy?

Begat of Satan, surely.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 03:51 PM

4. And the next question is how much money did all

those "well connected companies" shell out to Trump and his cronies in exchange for juicy govt contracts for their faux cures?

Is this another quid pro quo with Trump, the creepy Snake Oil conman? Has always more interested in filling his own pockets than saving the people who are dying from corona virus.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:08 PM

6. There's a reason the Trump Organization has around 500 businesses.

Most of them are secret and own nothing and have no employees, but they’re quite helpful for hiding money and making it difficult to trace transactions. We need a law forbidding the establishment of secret businesses like this. So far as I know, they serve only one purpose, and that's to evade the law or evade taxes.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:33 PM

11. The number of corruption cases against Trump, his family and his cronies

will soon outnumber the cases of Covid. And, Like the virus, they keep climbing upward.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #11)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:28 PM

28. +1000!!! This should be printed on T shirts, bumperstickers & mugs

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:37 PM

12. There's a reason trump doesn't like whistleblowers.

They keep getting him in trouble. Oh please, let this blow wide open. The money grifting is bad enough, but thousands of people have died, many who shouldn't have, because of their criminal behavior. NO MORE.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:40 PM

13. They've been playing Dr Bright's recorded statements on Nicole Wallace's show today. Hope the House

brings Dr Bright in to testify.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:45 PM

14. The House should impeach Trump (again) ASAP.

Trump and pals are a danger to the Nation and are essentially murderers still trying to grift off every penny possible.

There is something extremely rotten in Congress and the media.

Act now to rid us of the Trump Plague.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #14)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:57 PM

35. Every week! Just take turns writing the articles up and take 15 to vote. Something about the

Declarations of federal emergency - does that allow him to bypass fed bid process? Know he handpicked vendors based on politics/personal gain.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #35)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:03 PM

38. I was an "Impeach Trump Every Week" guy

months before Trump was actually impeached.

No shortages of reasons Trump should be removed from POTUS.

If Trump had a shred of humanity, he would have resigned already.

Sad and frustrating.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:51 PM

15. What a Shock!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:51 PM

16. Dr Bright will testify before the House on May 14th.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #16)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:58 PM

37. Keep him away from fourth story windows.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #16)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:59 AM

60. I just hope he's being protected.

We've cringed each time someone is called to testify and we can't put our guard down. Things are getting serious and the closer the election is, the more danger surrounds us.

Bright is being very brave to file this complaint and we need to stand with him.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:03 PM

18. TV worth watching!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:06 PM

20. Covid19 response may bring Trump to his knees.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:07 PM

21. So who is investigating this?

Which committee?

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:14 PM

22. Half formed pod person ("Invasion of the Body Snatchers.") n/t

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:16 PM

23. MAGATs all think they are just ONE lucky break away from being oligarchs or at least extremely

Billy Big Bollocks-level rich.

They vicariously look at every dollar Kushner, Trump and their vulture squads steal as validation of their own greed and a continuance of their hopes to do the same someday.

Plus, they LOVE to see any out-group they hate get fucked and/or killed, and believe that their own hard times (done unto them by the Trumps of the world that they SO aspire to be) are worth it as long as a PoC or a lib is crushed or at least pwned harder than they are.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:17 PM

24. To quote Kenan Thomas of SNL:

"Ain't nuthin' gonna happen."

No charges will be placed. Or charges will be placed and mysteriously dropped. Or charges will be placed, pursued in Federal court and a Trump-McConnell judge will dismiss them.

Besides, didn't you know that Dr. Bright cheated on his MCATs and lied about his experience when he was hired by the Federal government, and had numerous sexual encounters with sedated female patients, and hadn't paid income taxes since 1997, and no one knows what happened to the body of his neighbor's wife but he had a suspicious oversized cooler in his garage that disappeared about the same time she did, and his Haitian son was arrested for dealing drugs, etc., etc. (Did I skip anything?)

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #24)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:55 PM

34. An allegation from Tara Reade.

But other than that, your bases seem covered.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:18 PM

25. Was that drug company Exec with Jared on that trip to India?

Follow the money

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:21 PM

26. AhHA! I knew it. When he was talking about the success of the federal response

You could see the dollar signs in his eyes.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #26)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:27 PM

27. Shocked

Said no one ever.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #26)

Wed May 6, 2020, 01:11 AM

56. If a Republican makes money on a crisis, they call it a success.

If they make a LOT of money, then it's a HUGE success!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:29 PM

29. Someone call Susan Collins STAT!

Wasn't he supposed to have learned his lesson or something?

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:41 PM

32. Not that I need to mention this

but what are the chances Trump only tried this for this specific department? And this person had to fight this since 2017 and still we only hear about this now? If it becomes an avalanche, who knows, maybe this time two Repubs will vote with the Dems...

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:43 PM

33. I know where' where supposed to avoid Trump fatigue, but

Let's just take it as given that Trump is a hood.
Let's just take it as given that Trump is surrounded by hoods.

Naturally they tried to steer graft to their cronies.

The question is no longer "Is Trump a criminal?" The question is "Which of the GOP leadership are not involved?"

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:57 PM

36. We need Ronan Farrow on this, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, et al.

I don't want to wait until May 14th.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:16 PM

40. Grifters gotta grift. Warren Harding was a piker compared to

Trump.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:19 PM

41. resign. resign. resign. resign. lock Kushner up.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:23 PM

42. That's a black market of sorts

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:24 PM

43. Like father, like son....


... Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:29 PM

44. But if there's an investigation, Trump can block anyone from testifying...

apparently.

All he has to do is say no one can testify and the investigation fizzles out.
I don't know why he has this power but he seems to and uses it over and over again and no one can do anything about it.



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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:34 PM

45. Not exactly a surprise, but good to have corroboration. nt

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 06:40 PM

46. Blame it on Floyd

 

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:07 PM

48. Most interesting will be the GOP statements and questioning. Will they be in the bag as much

as they have been the last three years? Or will the list of Trump corruption and incompetence finally be so long that they finally have to act like they care? Will they say 'Well I personally wouldn't have awarded contracts in quite the same way, but he has the right to award contracts in any manner he wishes and it doesn't matter if it's corrupt.' ?

If the GOP pulls the same act as they did with impeachment, Kavanaugh, Ukraine, Russia, emoluments, embezzlement for the wall, children in cages etc etc then we know they believe they have a lock on the election, one way or the other, and that they think there's a pathway through this.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:16 PM

49. We want you to do us a favor, though.

Cue the defense "team":








(I love Ann Telnaes and thank JHB for posting the Toons throughout the reign of The Liar).

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:37 PM

50. I don't know why anyone is surprised

Everything he does is to line his and his family's pockets.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:48 PM

51. If there was a Stepford husband

Jared would be it. The evil drone strikes again

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:11 PM

52. The Swamp Also Rises...

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:17 PM

53. So, where does this shitstorm leave Fauci and Birx?

They sure as fuck knew all along what was going on. I'm just home from work, but my God, how many damn headlines can one deal with? Everywhere I look, there is one Major headline after another. omg, I think I'm going to throw up.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 12:05 AM

55. The GOP is the American mob..

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 01:13 AM

57. Nero fiddled while Rome Burned.. What wil Trump do?

Go play golf?

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 05:35 AM

59. Corruption! Investigate this blatant misuse of government funds!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:08 AM

61. My advice to this fine American: don't go near any windows in high rise buildings!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:01 AM

62. I hope this guy has an excellent security detail.

Hope drumpf doesn't enlist PUtin for his special way of handling inconvenient people and truths.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 12:31 PM

63. Kick me

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