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"Prosecutors were [already] looking into whether the committee misspent the $107 million it raised to stage events celebrating Trump's inauguration in January 2017, as well as whether donors made contributions in exchange for political favors." "Federal law prohibits foreign contributions to federal campaigns, political action committees and inaugural funds.”   [post_title] => President Trump's Inauguration Committee Issued Subpoena From Federal Investigators For Information Related To Donations Made To The Committee And Spending Of Inauguration Funds [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => president-trumps-inauguration-committee-issued-subpoena-federal-investigators-information-related-donations-made-committee-spending-inauguration-funds [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-10 13:31:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-10 13:31:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2751 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2714 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-23 12:01:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-23 12:01:35 [post_content] => Federal prosecutors are investigating if people from several countries in the Middle East, including Qatar, UAE, and Saudi Arabia "illegally funneled donations to President Trump’s inaugural committee and a pro-Trump super PAC in hopes of buying influence over American policy, according to people familiar with the inquiry." "Federal law prohibits foreign contributions to federal campaigns, political action committees and inaugural funds." The investigation is focusing also on whether or not any of these donations were misspent and if donations were "given in exchange for access to the administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions." [post_title] => Prosecutors Investigating Possible Illegal Foreign Donations To Trump Campaign And If Donations Were Misspent [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => prosecutors-investigating-possible-illegal-foreign-donations-trump-campaign-donations-misspent [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-23 12:01:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-23 12:01:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2714 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2702 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-08 18:09:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-08 18:09:52 [post_content] => While "the other members of the [G20] group reaffirmed their commitment to implement the Paris deal and tackle climate change" the United States and President Trump "remained the sole holdout" and reaffirmed the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords at a meeting of the G20 countries in Argentina in the fall of 2018. "The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world's major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States." [post_title] => United States Remains Only Member Of G20 Countries To Not Reaffirm Commitment To Fighting Climate Change At 2018 Summit [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => united-states-remains-member-g20-countries-not-reaffirm-commitment-fighting-climate-change-2018-summit [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-08 18:09:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-08 18:09:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2702 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2681 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-10-27 12:48:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-27 12:48:33 [post_content] => According to intelligence reports provided by U.S. officials to the New York Times, Chinese and Russian intelligence agents are listening to President Trump's phone calls.  "The Chinese have pieced together a list of the people with whom Mr. Trump regularly speaks in hopes of using them to influence the president, the officials said." "Mr. Trump’s aides have repeatedly warned him that his cellphone calls are not secure, and they have told him that Russian spies are routinely eavesdropping on the calls, as well." [post_title] => Russian And Chinese Intelligence Agents Are Listening To President Trump's Phone Calls On His Unsecured iPhones [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => russian-chinese-intelligence-agents-listening-president-trumps-phone-calls-unsecured-iphones [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-12 14:58:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-12 14:58:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2681 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2668 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-29 19:20:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-29 19:20:01 [post_content] => in June of 2018 President Trump issued new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) estimates that as a result of these tariffs "sales could plunge by as much as 2 million vehicles a year, resulting in the loss of up to 715,000 American jobs and a hit of as much as $62 billion to the U.S. GDP." CAR also "estimates that consumers will see the price of all new vehicles rise by $455 to $6,875 depending on the level of tariff or quota, where the vehicle was assembled, and whether the policy provides exemptions for automotive trade with Canada and Mexico." [post_title] => Tariffs On Steel And Aluminium Expected To Raise Prices On Cars And Trucks By Almost $7,000, Reduce Sales By As Much As 2 Million Per Year [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => tariffs-steel-aluminium-expected-raise-prices-cars-trucks-almost-7000-reduce-sales-much-2-million-per-year [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-29 19:20:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-29 19:20:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2668 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2667 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-23 13:57:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-23 13:57:43 [post_content] => On September 24, 2018, 10% tariffs will be levied on an additional $200 billion in Chinese products being imported to the United States.  The Trump Administration announced 25% tariffs to be levied on $50 billion worth of Chinese products (around 1,300 different products) in April of 2018. "The combined $250 billion in products facing levies is almost half the value of imports from China last year. Meanwhile, $110 billion of goods from the U.S. will become subject to Chinese tariffs around the same time, or about 70 percent of the value of goods it bought from America in 2017." Discussions between the Chinese and U.S. governments have stalled with no plans to reconvene and continue negotiations. [post_title] => 10% Tariffs On Additional $200 Billion In Chinese Imports To U.S. Take Effect September 24 2018; 70% Of U.S. Exports To China Subject To New Tariffs In Response [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 10-tariffs-additional-200-billion-chinese-imports-u-s [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-23 13:58:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-23 13:58:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2667 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2655 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-02 12:42:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-02 12:42:56 [post_content] => President Trump has negotiated a potential new trade deal between the U.S. and both Canada and Mexico.  If approved by congress, the new trade deal called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the original deal known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On Friday August 31, 2018 Trump formally notified "Congress that he would enter into a trade agreement with Mexico. He stipulated in a letter that Canada could be added 'if it is willing.'” "The United States runs an overall trade surplus with Canada, one of its biggest trading partners.  Trump wants Canada to end its steep tariffs on US dairy products, claiming they hurt US farmers. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to protect his country's dairy industry.  Trump on Friday also threatened new tariffs on Canadian cars if the country doesn't comply with US-terms of a new trade deal." The new USMCA deal was announced on Monday October 1, 2018 after coming to an agreement with Canada the previous day and Mexico in August. The most significant changes from NAFTA are as follows:
  • "Automobiles must have 75 percent of their components manufactured in Mexico, the US, or Canada to qualify for zero tariffs (up from 62.5 percent under NAFTA)."
  • "40 to 45 percent of automobile parts have to be made by workers who earn at least $16 an hour by 2023. Mexico has also agreed to pass laws giving workers the right to union representation, extend labor protections to migrant workers, and protect women from discrimination. The countries can also sanction one another for labor violations."
  • Canada's dairy market will now be more accessible to U.S. dairy farmers
  • "The terms of copyright [are extended] to 70 years beyond the life of the author (up from 50). It also extends the period that a pharmaceutical drug can be protected from generic competition."
  • "New provisions to deal with the digital economy [include] prohibiting duties on things like music and e-books, and protections for internet companies so they’re not liable for content their users produce."
  • Canada and Mexico did not get protection from section 232 tariffs (the trade loophole Trump used to impose steel and aluminum tariffs).
Congress still has to approve this new trade deal, which could take years. Be wary of fake news on this- a Fox News opinion piece notes that Trump had already replaced NAFTA with a new deal with Mexico in August of 2018. [post_title] => President Trump Creates New Trade Deals With Canada And Mexico Seeking To Replace "NAFTA" With "USMCA" (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement); Agreement Awaits Congressional Approval [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => president-trump-seeks-new-trade-deals-canada-mexico-nafta-signals-intent-negotiate-mexico-canada [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-11-11 14:37:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-11-11 14:37:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2655 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2653 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-01 12:51:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-01 12:51:48 [post_content] => On August 21, 2018 Facebook announced it has removed 652 accounts, pages, and groups originating in Iran that were "used for political disinformation and targeted at users in the Middle East, Latin America, the UK and the U.S." Twitter also "suspended 284 accounts [originating in Iran] 'for engaging in coordinated manipulation.'" "Facebook said it was tipped off by the cybersecurity firm FireEye, which said the network of accounts across social media platforms pushed 'narratives [that] include anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes, as well as support for specific U.S. policies favorable to Iran.'" [post_title] => Facebook Removes 652 Accounts Originating In Iran Used For "Political Disinformation"; Twitter Suspends 284 Accounts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => facebook-removes-652-accounts-originating-iran-used-political-disinformation-twitter-suspends-284-accounts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-01 12:51:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-01 12:51:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2653 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2648 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-19 15:26:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-19 15:26:44 [post_content] => On August 10, 2018 Trump announced through Twitter that tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey would be doubled to 50% and 20% respectively, more than any other country.  
Possible reasons for Trump targeting Turkey are Turkey's plans to acquire a Russian-made missile defense system and their detention of American Pastor Andrew Brunson.
[post_title] => Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Turkey To 50% And 20% Respectively [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-doubles-tariffs-steel-aluminum-turkey-50-20-respectively [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-19 15:26:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-19 15:26:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2648 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2634 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-28 14:11:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-28 14:11:07 [post_content] => "The federal government will dole out up to $12 billion in "temporary relief" to struggling farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump's tariffs and trade war, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday [July 24, 2018]." "The aid is designed to help farmers facing tariffs in China, Mexico and other countries that imposed the levies on U.S. products in response to Trump’s new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum."  U.S. farmers are selling less products abroad because of these tariffs on U.S. goods. "USDA officials say the aid will be available in three forms; direct payment to producers of soybeans, sorghum, wheat, cotton, dairy and hogs; government purchases of fruit, nuts, legumes, and some meats for distribution to food banks; and development of new export markets.  Officials [also] say they will be using a Depression-era program, the Commodity Credit Corporation, to secure money from the U.S. Treasury and will not need to ask Congress for the funds." [post_title] => Trump Administrations Announces $12 Billion In "Temporary Relief" For Farmers Impacted By Higher Tariffs On U.S. Products Resulting From Trump's Trade War [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-administrations-announces-12-billion-temporary-relief-farmers-impacted-higher-tariffs-u-s-products-resulting-trumps-trade-war [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-28 14:11:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-28 14:11:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2634 [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] => 2751 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-10 13:31:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-10 13:31:40 [post_content] => On Monday February 4 2019 President Trump's Inauguration Committee received a subpoena for information related to raising and spending inauguration committee funds. "Prosecutors were [already] looking into whether the committee misspent the $107 million it raised to stage events celebrating Trump's inauguration in January 2017, as well as whether donors made contributions in exchange for political favors." "Federal law prohibits foreign contributions to federal campaigns, political action committees and inaugural funds.”   [post_title] => President Trump's Inauguration Committee Issued Subpoena From Federal Investigators For Information Related To Donations Made To The Committee And Spending Of Inauguration Funds [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => president-trumps-inauguration-committee-issued-subpoena-federal-investigators-information-related-donations-made-committee-spending-inauguration-funds [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-10 13:31:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-10 13:31:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2751 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 42 [max_num_pages] => 5 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => a1c0ab52b7874a715bc8cad72e8efe93 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) ) [paged] => 1 )