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Kleptocracy Now

  1. Federal Ethics Agency Trolls Trump Over Business ConflictsThe Office of Government Ethics praised the president-elect for divesting from his business, which Trump isn’t doing.
  2. Trump Won the Presidency, Then Approval on a Tax Subsidy for His HotelAfter the election, the federal government approved the second phase of Trump’s application for a massive tax break on his D.C. hotel.
  3. Trump Says He Will ‘Leave His Business.’ That Probably Means Nothing.Trump says the move will eliminate all conflicts of interest. But if he’s still planning to transfer control of the company to his kids, he is lying.
  4. Bahrain to Hold Celebration at President-Elect’s D.C. HotelThe oil kingdom will ring in the seventeenth anniversary of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s rule by channeling money to Donald Trump.
  5. Even When He Plays the Moderate, Trump Reasons Like a KleptocratIn a new interview, Trump strikes centrist notes — while suggesting that his definition of a good policy is one that benefits him personally.