The Art Of Self-Dealing & Pay-For-Plays: Pence Still Defends Trump The Con Artist

Pence wants to talk charitable foundations and pay-to-play schemes? There’s only one foundation at issue that’s under investigation.

Mike Pence has lost all credibility by defending Donald Trump’s serious legal issues over bribing elected officials with his Trump Foundation. Only one presidential candidate has been fined by the IRS for using his Foundation in a pay to play scheme, and that’s Donald Trump.

On Monday, the Trump Foundation was ordered to cease fundraising by the New York attorney general. This latest development is unsurprising, considering that Trump’s used it as a slush fund. The GOP nominee has been taking other people’s money and spending it on personal giftspolitical pay-to-play bribes, and his for-profit company’s legal settlements for years.

Then there’s the presidential campaign that Mike Pence is second in command on. Once again, fueled by other people’s money that Trump used it to fill his […]

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Watch Trump Brag About Bribing Politicians Again And Again… And Again

Donald Trump has a record of bribing politicians to get what he wants — he’s even said so himself. Trump has spent decades scamming working Americans out of their hard earned money and getting away with it by paying off politicians. Now we know that Trump bribed Attorneys General in Florida and Texas to make their investigations into Trump University disappear. We can’t trust Trump to lead the country when he so brazenly breaks the law and illegally bribes politicians to get his own way.

Here’s Trump in his own words describing how he pays off politicians:

Clear Lake, IA, 1/9/16:

CNN interview, 7/18/15:

Akron, OH, 8/22/16

Fox News Primary Debate, 8/6/15

Fox News Primary Debate, 9/16/15

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Take The Quiz: Rep. Gary Miller Or A Bluth?

WASHINGTON – There’s always money in the banana stand government land. At least, that seems to be the case for Rep. Gary Miller (CA-31). His actions may fall short of light treason, but Miller’s shady real estate deals are still reminiscent of a certain California family. Theirs is the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. His is the story of a real estate development family, and their favorite son who made no choices but to make them rich together. American Bridge wonders if you can tell the difference, at MillerOrBluth.com.

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What is Ken Hiding? Cuccinelli Refuses to Answer Key Questions

WASHINGTON — American Bridge 21st Century today called on Virginia Attorney General to stop stonewalling and answer key questions regarding his handling of a case involving Star Scientific and its CEO. Cuccinelli has refused to answer repeated questions about whether he discussed an ongoing tax case with CEO Jonnie Williams.

5/14: “Cuccinelli’s PR people, both in the office and with the campaign, never would give a yes or no answer to our (much repeated) question about whether he and Williams had ever discussed the tax issue.”

5/11: “Through their spokespeople, Bob McDonnell and Cuccinelli repeatedly declined to comment when asked whether they had ever discussed the tax liability with Star CEO Jonnie Williams, who gave McDonnell and Cuccinelli gifts ranging from $15,000 for the wedding of McDonnell’s daughter to the use by Cuccinelli of the Smith Mountain Lake home.”

“Cuccinelli’s stonewalling on very serious ethical issues is inexcusable,” said American Bridge communications director Chris Harris. “It took Cuccinelli nearly two years and a boatload of bad headlines to finally admit that he had a conflict of interest in the ongoing case involving Star Scientific and his good friend Jonnie Williams. Now he’s continuing to withhold key information from Virginia’s taxpayers by repeatedly refusing to disclose whether he discussed the tax lawsuit with his buddy. What else is he hiding?”

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Ken Cuccinelli: What else is he hiding?

As details continue to trickle out in what the Washington Post called “a rapidly thickening ethical morass,” American Bridge 21st Century released a new web ad today asking what else Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is hiding in the case of Star Scientific.

After finally admitting that his office had a conflict of interest in the prosecution of Star Scientific, the matter grew even more complicated for Cuccinelli when it came to light that he failed to disclose thousands of dollars in gifts from embattled Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams. Last Friday, his office recused itself from prosecuting embezzlement charges pursued by Cuccinelli against whistle-blower and former Executive Mansion chef Todd Schneider. Now, reports have surfaced that Governor and Mrs. McDonnell are under investigation by the FBI for their relationship with Williams.

Later today Cuccinelli’s office is expected to defend his motion to recuse himself. Will Cuccinelli come out of hiding and argue the case himself, or stay in his bunker and continue to avoid facing Virginia voters?

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American Bridge Launches GiftsForKen.com

This past week has been one Ken Cuccinelli would like to forget. But unfortunately for him, what he actually forgot was $13,000 in previously undisclosed gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams.

After finally admitting that his office had a conflict of interest in the prosecution of Star Scientific, the matter grew even more complicated for Cuccinelli when it came to light that he failed to disclose thousands of dollars in gifts from the embattled CEO.

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Cuccinelli Comes Clean, Finally Admits Conflict of Interest

WASHINGTON — After weeks of obscuring, denying and hiding, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli finally admitted what was painfully obvious to the rest of us: he has a conflict of interest in the prosecution of Star Scientific.

In a legal filing seeking recusal from a case involving Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr., Cuccinelli’s office wrote that “the Office has a conflict of interest in the continued investigation and prosecution of this matter.”

Screenshot from the filing:

Just last week, however, Cuccinelli said there was no conflict.

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