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"On Tuesday August 21, 2018 Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court to “five counts of tax evasion, one count of falsifying submissions to a bank and two counts involving unlawful campaign contributions.” [post_title] => Longtime Chief Financial Officer Of Trump Organization Granted Immunity By Federal Prosecutors For Testimony In Case Against Trump's Longtime Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => longtime-chief-financial-officer-trump-organization-granted-immunity-federal-prosecutors-testimony-case-trumps-longtime-personal-lawyer-michael-cohen [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2661 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2658 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_content] => On Friday August 31, 2018 American lobbyist Sam Patten "pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent for a Russia-aligned Ukrainian political party, and to helping the Ukrainian oligarch who had funded that party illegally purchase four tickets to Mr. Trump’s inauguration." "Mr. Patten [allegedly] arranged for the purchase of four tickets for $50,000 by funneling the oligarch’s money through an American 'straw' purchaser in violation of rules barring the inaugural committee from accepting money from foreign nationals." Trump’s former Presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort was removed from his job after documents revealed he had been hired to promote the interests of the Russian government and had received payments for this work through the same Russia-aligned Ukrainian political party. [post_title] => American Lobbyist Sam Patten Pleads Guilty For Failing To Register As Agent Of Pro-Russian Political Party In Ukraine After Helping 4 People Secure Tickets To Trump's Inauguration [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => american-lobbyist-sam-patten-pleads-guilty-failing-register-agent-pro-russian-political-party-ukraine-helping-4-people-secure-tickets-trumps-inauguration [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2658 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2649 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_content] => On August 8, 2018 Republican Congressman Chris Collins was charged by federal prosecutors with insider trading after using private information to help family and friends avoid massive stock losses. Collins, who sits on the board of Innate, an Australian biotech pharmaceutical company, learned of a failed drug trial from the company's CEO and shared this information with others before the news went public to help them avoid more than $768k in stock losses. "In October, the Office of Congressional Ethics found 'substantial reason to believe' that Collins violated federal law and House rules by meeting with government researchers in his congressional capacity allegedly to benefit the firm. The office also said that he shared private information about the firm to solicit investors among friends, family and other lawmakers." [post_title] => Republican Congressman Chris Collins Charged With Insider Trading [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => republican-congressman-chris-collins-charged-insider-trading [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2649 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2647 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-18 19:59:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-18 19:59:57 [post_content] => President Trump has visited golf courses (mostly owned by himself) 138 times over the first 575 days of his Presidency, an average of one visit every 4.2 days.  Some visits are unconfirmed as to whether or not Trump was actually playing golf due to limited public access to the courses. Trump routinely tweeted attacks about President Obama and his travel and golf habits, and noted on the campaign trail that he "wouldn't have time to play golf." President Obama played golf 306 times during his 8 years as President.  At this rate Trump is projected to play golf 691 times over 8 years. [post_title] => Trump Visited Golf Courses 138 Times Over First 575 Days (Once Every 4.2 Days) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-visited-golf-courses-138-times-first-575-days-every-4-2-days [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-18 19:59:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-18 19:59:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2647 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2625 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_content] => "The Treasury Department and IRS announced today [July 16 2018] that the IRS will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations to file personally-identifiable information about their donors as part of their annual return." "The decision means groups [that have a high level of influence over elections] such as the National Rifle Association, Planned Parenthood, and the AARP will no longer have to tell the IRS who’s giving them money."  It will be harder to determine if any tax exempt organization is being overly influenced by an outside group such as Russia or if they are receiving foreign contributions which are illegal. [post_title] => IRS Removes Requirements For Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations To Report Donors [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => irs-removes-requirements-certain-tax-exempt-organizations-report-donors [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2625 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2624 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_content] => Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), resigned on Thursday July 5, 2018 amid several ethics scandals.   Some of these scandals include "first-class travel at taxpayer expense, lavish spending on security, the installation of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office and accusations that he used his position to receive favors, such as a discounted rental on a high-end condo from an energy lobbyist’s wife." Pruitt also reportedly used his staff to perform personal tasks and other non-work related errands and failed to adhere to government record keeping standards by using private email and phones for government business.  Read the full list of scandals here. Under Pruitt, the EPA aggressively sought to roll back environmental protection regulations, including the Clean Power Plan to limit air pollution and the Clean Water Plan (both in progress before he resigned).  Pruitt also publicly stated CO2 is not a primary contributor to climate change.     [post_title] => Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Resigns Amid Multiple Ethics Scandals [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => environmental-protection-agency-epa-chief-resigns-amid-multiple-ethics-scandals [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2624 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2617 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-06 20:29:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-06 20:29:10 [post_content] => 7 Republican Senators and 1 Republican Congresswoman visited Russia over July 4th, 2018.  The trip included "a multiday tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow [and] meetings with Russia’s foreign minister and parliamentarians."   Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, the leader of the trip, stated at the Federation Council "We know that we need a new beginning, that we can go over recriminations on both sides for days in...But I believe Russia and the United States and the world will be a lot better off if we improve our relationship. Perhaps it won't be a utopia. Most marriages are not utopia. But an improvement, gosh, I hope so."   In addition to Senator Shelby, "the official congressional delegation featured Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), and Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas)."   President Trump and President Putin will be holding a joint summit in Helsinki, Finland on July 18. 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Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!" "The U.S. government initially penalized ZTE in 2017, requiring it to pay $1.19 billion to settle charges that it violated U.S. sanctions in selling equipment to Iran and North Korea. As part of the settlement, ZTE also was required to punish employees involved in the matter and tighten its internal monitoring."   [post_title] => After Promising To "Bring Jobs Back To Our Country", President Trump Vows To Help Cellphone Manufacturing Company In China Bring Back Jobs [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => promising-bring-jobs-back-country-president-trump-vows-help-cellphone-manufacturing-company-china-bring-back-jobs [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-19 12:58:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-19 12:58:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2587 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2586 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-05-19 12:50:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-05-19 12:50:20 [post_content] => Donald Trump Jr. met with several Russians in Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 seeking "'potential information about an opponent,' he told congressional investigators, according to documents released Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee." That information he was seeking was about Hillary Clinton, which would help his father's campaign for President. "Instead, lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya droned on about a 2012 law known as the Magnitsky Act that had imposed sanctions on Russia for human rights abuses and has been a particular vexation of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin." While President Trump at first denied the purpose of this meeting as seeking information on Clinton from the Russians, he later admitted it on Twitter.   [post_title] => Donald Trump Jr. Met With Russians At Trump Tower In June Of 2016 Expecting Dirt On Hillary Clinton But Did Not Receive Any, According To Senate Hearing Testimony [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => donald-trump-jr-met-russians-trump-tower-june-2016-expecting-dirt-hillary-clinton-not-receive-according-senate-hearing-testimony [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-18 19:41:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-18 19:41:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2586 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2584 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-05-05 16:07:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-05-05 16:07:04 [post_content] => Scott Pruitt, the Chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently visited the country of Morocco at a cost to taxpayers of over $100,000. "Richard Smotkin, a former Comcast lobbyist who has known the EPA administrator for years, worked for months with Pruitt’s aides to hammer out logistics, according to four individuals familiar with those preparations. In April, Smotkin won a $40,000-a-month contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, with the Moroccan government to promote the kingdom’s cultural and economic interests. He recently registered as a foreign agent representing that government."   [post_title] => Former Lobbyist Richard Smotkin Guides EPA Chief Scott Pruitt On $100k+ Tour Of Morocco, Later Wins Contract From Moroccan Government [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => former-lobbyist-richard-smotkin-guides-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-100k-tour-morocco-later-wins-contract-moroccan-government [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-05 16:07:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-05 16:07:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2584 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2661 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_content] => Allan Weisselberg, the longtime Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for his testimony in the case against Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer. 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