During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump regularly railed against Goldman Sachs, the powerful Wall Street firm that has delivered a steady stream of executives to serve as government officials in the White House.
Now that Trump has won the presidency, however, he’s appointed three current or former Goldman bankers to his cabinet.
Trump transition adviser Anthony Scaramucci was asked by CNN to comment on the disconnect between Trump’s campaign rhetoric on Goldman and his willingness to embrace the firm to be part of his administration — and he said that inviting the Goldman crew aboard the Trump Train was his way of helping heal America’s wounds.
“I think the cabal against the bankers is over,” Scaramucci said. “And I think what Mr. Trump is really trying to do right now is put the country together. We’ve had a rough campaign, as the president-elect has said, but he has said most graciously in his speech, and you can see it in his actions in terms of his outreach to so many different people, we really want to bring the country together.”
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Trump picks Antonin Scalia’s son to replace disgraced former Labor Secretary: report
On Thursday, NPR reported that President Donald Trump is naming Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to take over as Secretary of Labor.
Scalia, who served on the court from 1986 to his death in 2016, was known as one of the staunchest conservatives on the bench. His seat was deliberately kept vacant by Republicans for over a year to deny President Barack Obama the ability to make an appointment to it.
The Department of Labor was until this month run by former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta, who resigned in disgrace amid renewed questions about his role in brokering a potentially illegal sweetheart plea agreement with hedge fund manager and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
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"The president said there would be these mass raids. Described as thousands of arrests," said Melber. "Were there mass raids, yes or no?"
"First of all, I don’t actually call this a raid," said Morgan. "I think words matter."
"Words matter, so I’m going to get to your response," said Melber. "Were there mass raids as promised?"
DOJ policy blocking Trump from being indicted ‘factored into’ the end of the Stormy Daniels case: report
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Michael Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the violation of campaign finance law. He said that he carried out the effort in coordination with and at the direction of then-candidate Donald Trump in order to increase his chances of victory in the 2016 presidential election.