The Trump administration has brought its brand of corruption and self-dealing to every agency in the federal government, and it’s hard for anyone to keep on top of it all.

We’ve mapped it out for you. —  @theprospect 
exhibit b

The debt includes $211 million from the state-owned Bank of China — its first loan of this kind in the U.S. — which matures in the middle of what could be Trump’s second term, financial records show.
it’s practically policy at this point
on and on
and another
'time after time'
here we go again
the list goes on
quiet removal
elections are key to keeping the corruption alive
that's quite the ROI
adding another to the pile
can't wait for this thread to end
fits right in
The conclusion marked the second time in six months that the internal investigator has admonished the official, Douglas W. Domenech, an assistant interior secretary for the office that oversees the nation’s oceans and coasts, for serious ethics violations. 
no surprise there
a good start
where does it end?
taxpayers have a right to know
all part of the same playbook
part of a pattern
how much more egregious will it get?
actions vs words
huge if true
at the voice of america
This spring, lawmakers learned Pack was under investigation by the Washington, D.C., attorney general's office over concerns he had improperly transferred millions of dollars from his not-for-profit outfit to his for-profit production company. 
the pattern continues
a few more examples
another excellent thread from @AshaRangappa_
a curious thread from @WendySiegelman
“What I heard — repeatedly — was that Roger Stone was being treated differently from any other defendant because of his relationship to the president,” the prosecutor, Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, said in a statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee 
‘egregious’ doesn’t do it justice
it certainly appears that way
40 lobbyists with ties to Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them 5 former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump’s own ethics policy, according to a report.

an industry unto itself 
that'll ease quite a bit of 'economic anxiety'
a longer-term thread
more quid pro quo
what is the public benefit?
'It is not unusual for CDC guidelines to be changed or amended during a clearance process that moves through multiple agencies and the White House. But it is extraordinary for guidelines to be undermined after their release.' 
The contracts, which were directed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief Seema Verma, were only halted after a @politico investigation raised questions about their legality and the agency had paid out more than $5 million to the contractors. 
Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me - The New York Times
Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including @ProPublica. 
Four senior aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been subpoenaed over accusations they stonewalled an investigation into State Department Inspector General Steve Linick’s firing by Trump. 
subpoenaed: Brian Bulatao, the undersecretary of State for management and a longtime Pompeo associate, as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mike Miller, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Marik String and senior adviser Toni Porter. 
The Trump administration is hiring consultants with drug industry ties to steer its effort to find a coronavirus vaccine under a contract that allows them to avoid disclosing potential conflicts of interest.

'very close to announcing extortion'
Stephen Akard's ties to Pence and the fact that he maintained his role as the head of the State Department's Office of Foreign Missions when he went over to lead the State IG's office rankled diplomats and Democratic lawmakers 
an important detail about postmaster general dejoy
maintaining the postal service is a constitutional requirement
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin met with the US Postal Service Board of Governors in February to discuss the search for a new Postmaster General as part of his larger campaign to exert influence over the USPS, according to documents obtained by @CREWcrew 
sensing a theme
'... the scheme is also quintessentially Trumpian — a faithful copy of the president's knack for trading on the hopes of disaffected Americans. We Build the Wall, in other words, was basically a Trump tribute band.' —  @nytopinion 
swamp the grift
something about this smells not quite right
what are the odds?
at DHS
The second episode of @publicintegrity's podcast The Heist traces Mnuchin's path from a Porsche-driving teenager to foreclosure king to Hollywood producer — to the man who promised the tax law wouldn't make the wealthy even richer.
big if true
anyone else detecting a pattern?
an excellent thread on how trump’s corruption has been normalized
a thread on corruption closer to home
corruption large or small is still corruption
grift is the only constant in this administration
like a cancer, corruption spreads to corrode everything in its path
stand by
four stories, one day
how did this not lead every news broadcast?
massive conflict of interest
a coronavirus 'rebranding'
'blurred lines' — a common theme
a new day, a new allegation
icymi, from last week
might as well add to this thread
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