Category / crony cabinet

  • Betsy DeVos, image via Gage Skidmore @ (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    July 9, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Suing Betsy DeVos (E31)

    Betsy DeVos just keeps getting sued!  We talk to Eileen Connor from the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law about just ONE of their lawsuits against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. We will also talk about the very strange and Kafkaesque story of how Boston law enforcement officials used a warrantless surveillance order to try […]

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  • Mike Pompeo former president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment company

    January 7, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Mike Pompeo, Conflict in the Crony Cabinet (E19)

    On the eve of the first round of confirmation hearings on Trump’s crony cabinet, we’re going to talk about how few of the members of this billionaire cabinet have submitted their required financial disclosure forms. I thought billionaires were proud of their riches! What are they hiding? We’re also going to take a close look at Mike Pompeo, Trump’s nomination to lead the CIA. Finally, we’re also going to talk about how confused we are by some of Trump’s choices for the cabinet, and there inherent contradictions.

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