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Never Fear, Jared’s Here

April 3, 2017

President Trump, has appointed son-in-law Jared Kushner to run his new Office of American Innovation. And what could be more innovative than giving your daughter’s husband a job? The goal of this new biz exec “SWAT team” is to run the federal government “like a great American company.” Would that be like the four companies Donald Trump bankrupted, or the one that landed Jared Kushner’s daddy in prison?

Trump in-law Kushner may have little time to spearhead SWAT raids. He’ll be talking to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meeting with Sergey Gorkov, head of the Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB), sanctioned by the U.S.in 2014 after Russia seized the Ukraine. The meeting was in December, while Mr. Kushner still ran the family business, the multibillion-dollar Kushner Companies. He still owns some Kushner Company assets.

The Intelligence Committee inquiry isn’t a fishing expedition. Last year a New York VEB employee, Evgeny Buryakov, admitted he was actually a Russian SVR spy. Mr. Buryakov is serving two and a half years in a US prison.

More:

“America’s government can’t be run like a business. That’s a feature, not a bug.” Jeff Spross, The Week

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Just Another DC Weekend

October 30, 2010

 Just Another DC Weekend

The District of Columbia hosts several events this weekend, as you may have heard. This city of 600,000 will be the location of the Rally to Restore Sanity, the March to Restore Fear, and dozens of counter-protests, spin-off rallies, and after-parties for each.

That’s not all. We have The Marine Corps Marathon, Howard University Homecoming (including the Military Bowl), Washington International Horse Show, Red Bull Soundclash, sports events, and countless Day of the Dead events and Halloween parties (including Zombie Lurches and a drunken mob scene in Georgetown.).

In order to better accommodate the expected weekend millions, the Chain Bridge will be closed, the subway system will undergo repairs, and dozens of streets will be closed.

In short, just another DC weekend.

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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