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Rahm Emanuel is why we can’t have nice things.

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Trump Corruption Index

Some acts were criminal, others impeachable. But it’s important to remember the little things.


Joe Biden should create a truth commission to get to the bottom of the past four years

Jared Kushner with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

This week, we saw a judge throw out the case against Michael Flynn, plus another failed attempt by Trump to overthrow election results

A Keystone State groaner


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

Cashing in on claims of election fraud, plus some sketchy pardon practices

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Trump’s defense fund is really a piggy bank


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

The president’s attempted coup hit a few snags, plus shady consulting fees in the Trump Organization

Trump Corruption Index
Trump Corruption Index

Trump’s fall from gracelessness


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

New revelations about business connections, plus taxpayers shelling out for Secret Service lodgings on Trump properties

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The Value of a Handshake


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

This week takes us from the attorney general’s pressure campaign against a Fox News personality to more weirdness with Trump’s wall

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The muzzler-in-chief


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

This week, the saga of Trump’s tax returns continues, as do allegations of foul play in the White House’s coronavirus task force

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Letting the virus run wild to own the libs


TRUMP CORRUPTION INDEX

From mayhem in the Rose City to country club shenanigans, it was a week to remember

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Parscale’s wager

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