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Maddow explains how Trump’s Transportation Sec. used her position to score big cash for her husband Mitch McConnell

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow began her Monday show with a series of crazy current events that erupted over the weekend. One was that one of the few secretaries left in President Donald Trump’s cabinet to not be accused of wrongdoing has been outed for a corruption scandal.

In her explanation of the latest cabinet scandal, Maddow noted that Elaine Chao was caught using her position to score bigger profits for her family’s business, which ultimately paid her and her family.

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“They will spin out scandals every day they are in office,” Maddow said of this latest example.

Chao makes a habit of doing events with her father, who is in control of their family’s shipping company. As she and her father sit in front of American flags and seals of the Department of Transportation, Maddow said that it’s almost like her father works there too. “Or he’s officially sponsored by them somehow.”

“She has also brought her father onto Air Force One,” Maddow continued. “She has talked in interviews about her father and President Trump having such a good relationship, which is nice, you know, aw, it’s her dad. But it’s also been awesome and very highly capitalized on by the family business that her dad runs. As they have been trying to project their international reach, their apparent endorsement by the U.S. government, they’ve been turning that into their own business interests.”

According to reports, Chao tried to arrange for her family to meet with the Chinese government as part of her official trip as transportation secretary. The State Department was told to set up the meetings, and that’s when they intervened, and it was ultimately canceled.

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“It’s also worth noting that as Elaine Chao has used her public position to boost her family’s business over the past few years, her family has also reportedly given millions of dollars to her and her husband, the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell,” Maddow explained. “Which means that if she has been using her public position to boost the fortunes of her family business, well, her family’s fortune has been in an immediate sense, turned right around and parceled out to her and her husband while she has been doing that.”

It’s expected that Chao will likely deny any cooperation, just like the other secretaries that were outed for their scandals.

Watch the Maddow opener below:

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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.

"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"

The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.

"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.

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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him

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Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.

In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.

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The faith of Fox News: How the network’s propaganda warps viewers’ sense of reality

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A longtime sticking point among Fox News employees is their insistent differentiation between its news division, where employees practice actual journalism, and its opinion division, where employees practice actual nativism, spew misinformation, and have been actively campaigning for Donald Trump’s re-election since 2016.  Inside the organization, they claim to believe that the news side is separate from the opinion side, and insist that the audience can tell the difference.

News anchor Shepard Smith once characterized comparing the two as “apples and teaspoons.”

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