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Jul 26, 2018

Trump Swamp Weekly Primer: Stats Show Trump Is Giving Corporate Wrongdoers A Break

A new report by the watchdog group Public Citizen found that, in 11 of the 12 federal agencies led by a Trump-appointed official in 2017, penalties on corporate wrongdoing decreased. At Scott Pruitt’s EPA, penalties decreased by over 90 percent. The majority of agencies Public Citizen looked at saw penalties decrease by at least 50 percent. The Office of Management and Budget official nominated to replace Mick Mulvaney atop the Consumer Financial Protection BureauĀ admitted in congressional testimony that she had never worked in financial regulation or consumer protection. Mulvaney, meanwhile, is reportedly being considered to replace John Kelly as the President’s chief of staff. The Department of Education is planning to weaken its “borrower defense” rule, which would make it harder for students who were scammed by for-profit colleges to get help. The Republican-appointed chairman of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, which is tasked with protecting workers at nuclear weapons facilities and residents of nearby communities, is urging the…

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