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GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy’s shady Trump inaugural scheme probed by federal grand jury

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A federal grand jury is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy over allegations that he used his position on President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to help him strike deals with foreign officials.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn recently supoenaed Trump’s inaugural committee seeking records related to 20 individuals and businesses connected to Broidy, including the current president of Angola and two politicians in Romania, reported the Associated Press.

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Investigators want to determine whether Broidy violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits U.S. citizens from offering foreign officials “anything of value” to gain a business advantage.

The 61-year-old Broidy invited several Angolan and Romanian officials to inaugural events, and introduced some of them to multiple members of Congress, after the Angolan government agreed to pay his company $6 million.

Broidy’s lawyers argue the GOP fundraiser did not have a contract or exchange money with any Romanian government politicians, and claimed the dealings Angola had no connection to Trump’s inaugural committee.

The grand jury is also seeking records related to George Nader, a Broidy associate who served as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates, and also testified to special counsel Robert Mueller and was recently jailed on federal child pornography charges.


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Ex-cops indicted in fatal shooting of Black woman and ‘public torture’ of Black man in separate incidents

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Two former Mississippi police officers were indicted in the brutal beating of a Black motorist, and one of them was also charged in an unrelated fatal shooting.

Wade Robertson, 28, and Bryce Gilbert, 27, were charged with aggravated assault in the 2018 beating of James Barnett, and Robertson was also charged with manslaughter in the 2019 shooting death of Dominique Henry, reported The Laurel Leader-Call.

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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Trump’s psychiatric disturbance could destroy democracy if he wins a second term: clinical psychologist

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I’m not being hyperbolic or melodramatic when I say that democracy itself is on the line on November 3. Donald Trump has been on a mission to subvert our democracy and to push it toward an autocracy. No president has ever disavowed democracy like Trump. No president has ever wanted to change our democratic way of life like Trump.

Trump has shown little interest or intent in following our Constitution. He is not abiding by the emoluments clause. He breaks norms and rules at will. He does not recognize that the three branches of government are co-equal. He operates as if the executive branch has total power. Our democracy is not based on the executive branch having absolute power. It requires that the three branches have separate powers in a check-and-balances system. Trump impugns democracy because it limits his power and requires him to be held accountable.

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