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Bill Allison

Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238,000

President Donald Trump’s re-election committee paid almost $238,000 in the third quarter to the law firm representing Donald Trump Jr. in connection with ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to campaign finance disclosures.

Facebook ‘Embeds’ Helped Trump Win, Digital Director Says

Facebook Inc.’s platform was a crucial messaging tool for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to the campaign’s digital director -- who told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he hand-picked pro-Trump “embeds” from the company to help him use the platform in targeted ways.

Trump’s NFL Anthem Crusade Angers Billionaire Campaign Donors

President Donald Trump put NFL owners in an unwanted spotlight this weekend with his suggestion, starting at a rally in Alabama on Friday and continuing on Twitter, that they should fire players who protest during the national anthem and calling on fans to boycott the league.

Family of Former Trump Adviser Flynn Opens Legal Defense Fund

The family of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has set up a fundraising operation to help cover legal costs associated with investigations into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election and his interactions with Russian officials.

Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs Are Being Withheld, Ethics Group Says

A government transparency group vowed on Friday to continue a court battle to open up visitor logs at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, after the administration provided only the names of Japanese staff who attended a February visit from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Threat of Venezuelan Oil Ban Pits Oil Boss Hamm Against Refiners

The prospect of a U.S. blockade of crude oil imports from Venezuela has ignited fierce lobbying in Washington pitting domestic energy producers such as oil tycoon Harold Hamm, who favor a get-tough approach, against refiners that depend on those supplies.

Scaramucci Seeks Federal Tax Break on SkyBridge Sale

Anthony Scaramucci wants to put off a tax bill that could reach millions of dollars on the pending sale of his stake in SkyBridge Capital, according to people familiar with the matter. But the incoming White House communications director might have a problem.

Kushner Adds $10 Million in ‘Omitted’ Assets to Disclosure Form

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, filed an amended financial disclosure that included 77 items -- worth at least $10 million -- “inadvertently omitted” from a filing the White House released in March, including one that will require his recusal.

Trump Campaign Paid $50,000 to Firm Now Representing Son

President Donald Trump’s campaign committee paid $50,000 in late June to the law firm now representing Donald Trump Jr. in the matter of a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer while seeking damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump Reveals Flat Revenue at Controversial Washington Hotel

President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure indicates that his Washington, D.C., hotel hasn’t seen a major jump in monthly revenue since his election, amid critics’ concerns that it might draw spending from people seeking to win the president’s favor.

Singled Out by Trump, Qatar Hires Ashcroft’s Firm

The government of Qatar, blockaded by its neighbors and singled out for supporting terror in recent days by President Donald Trump, has hired the firm of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft for services that could include lobbying, according to disclosures released by the Justice Department.

Trump Administration Waived Ethics Rules for 10 Appointees

President Donald Trump’s administration has granted waivers or partial releases from ethics rules to at least 10 executive branch officials across five agencies, allowing them to weigh in on matters that could affect their former employers and clients.

White House Waivers Let Trump Appointees Work With Past Clients

President Donald J. Trump’s White House granted 14 waivers of its ethics rules, including to top advisers on politics and energy issues, allowing them to weigh in on matters that could affect their own financial interests and those of their former employers and clients, according to documents the administration released today.

Ted Cruz Failed to Show 2012 Loans From Goldman Sachs, FEC Says

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz improperly accounted for loans he received from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. during his 2012 campaign, saying the funds were his own personal contributions to the Senate race, the Federal Election Commission said Thursday.

Trump's Inauguration Committee Raised a Record $106 Million

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said Tuesday it raised $106.7 million for the celebration of his taking office in Washington, an amount that is roughly twice the previous record set by former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration.

Senate Democrats in Trump States Double Fundraising Pace

Senate Democrats who may face the most challenging 2018 re-election contests are building robust campaign bank accounts as they benefit from an outpouring generated by the party’s desire to challenge President Donald Trump.

The Trump Effect Propels House Campaigns to Record Fundraising

Political polarization in Washington produced a fundraising record as donors to both parties flooded U.S. House campaigns with $96.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to an analysis of filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Cohn's Goldman Shares Sold as He Touted Financial Overhaul

On the same day that President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, publicly promoted the administration’s plans to overhaul financial regulations, part of Cohn’s stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sold, according to federal financial-disclosure documents.

Democrats Take on Trump by Pouring Cash Into Georgia Race

Donors from across the U.S. have poured more than $8 million into a Georgia Democrat’s long-shot bid for a suburban Atlanta congressional seat, reflecting liberals’ frustration with Republican President Donald Trump’s election.

All the President's Millionaires: Trump Aides Unveil Assets

President Donald Trump’s White House began releasing personal financial information for scores of his staff members Friday night, offering the clearest view yet into the financial backgrounds of the wealthiest administration in modern history.

Kellyanne Conway Valued Polling Firm at $5 Million, Filing Shows

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said her consulting firm was worth as much as $5 million, with clients including a super-PAC funded by conservative mega-donor Robert Mercer, according to financial disclosures released Friday by the White House.

Ivanka Trump Joins White House Officially, Won’t Sell Brand

Ivanka Trump said she will become an official unpaid federal employee after Democratic lawmakers said her previously unspecified role advising her father, President Donald Trump, raised questions about how she’d avoid conflicts of interest.

Would-Be Trump Appointees Say ‘No Thanks’ Due to Lobbying Ban

One sign of how entrenched the revolving door has become in Washington: Experienced people are forsaking chances to fill key posts in President Donald Trump’s administration partly because of his executive order forbidding federal employees from lobbying for five years after leaving government service.

Puzder’s Hearing Finally Nears, But There May Be One More Hurdle

Andrew Puzder has agreed to divest an ownership stake worth as much as $50 million in the fast-food chain that includes Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants if he’s confirmed as the next U.S. labor secretary, according to his federal financial disclosure and ethics agreement.

Tillerson Ethics Plan Foreshadows Knotty Trump Confirmations

Rex Tillerson’s disclosure that he stands to receive a $180 million cash payout from Exxon Mobil Corp. if he becomes the next U.S. secretary of state offers a preview of the thorny ethical questions that may be raised this week over a presidential cabinet stacked with tycoons.