Lachlan Markay
Lachlan Markay
@thedailybeast reporter. @VikingBooks author. Trying not to be part of the problem. lachlan.markay@thedailybeast.com / markay@protonmail.com #LGD👹Source
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Trump Ally: Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump $50 Million to Help Get Her Opponent Out of the Race

Trump Ally: Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump $50 Million to Help Get Her Opponent Out of the Race

A leading congressional ally of President Donald Trump alleged last week that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) threatened to withhold financial support for the president’s re-election effort unless he helped get her top Republican opponent out of the race.According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Loeffler or her representatives approached the Trump campaign and offered to spend tens of millions of dollars on Trump’s behalf. But that financial support would only come, Loeffler’s team supposedly said, if Trump helped convince Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to drop his Senate bid. Gaetz supports Collins and...

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‘Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden’ Group Has Trump Fanatics, a Psychic, but No Actual Dems

‘Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden’ Group Has Trump Fanatics, a Psychic, but No Actual Dems

A new advocacy group ostensibly comprised of Democrats opposed to the election of Joe Biden appears to have the backing of few, if any, actual Democrats. Those involved, however, do include a Republican operative whose group illicitly funneled millions into political contests, a longtime Trump fan whose son works for the president’s campaign, and a self-described celebrity psychic who’s taught best practices for exorcisms. Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden is a project of an existing nonprofit advocacy group called Americans for Responsible Government, meaning it can engage in limited...

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Sen. David Perdue Says His Perfectly Timed Stock Trades Are Completely Innocent

Sen. David Perdue Says His Perfectly Timed Stock Trades Are Completely Innocent

STONKS TO HIGH HEAVENThe Georgia senator pushed to roll back regulations on prepaid debit cards. Then he acquired stock in an industry leader.wo weeks after helped to dilute a rule that governed the prepaid debit card industry, he reported acquiring stock in a company that stood to benefit from the rollback of those regulations.In early 2017, Perdue was pushing to overturn a recent measure that, among other things, imposed new regulations on the growing prepaid debit card industry—including requirements that they be more transparent about fees and penalties, and extend the fraud and theft...

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Ex-Pols Took Your Cash. They Used It to Help the Saudis and the Qataris.

Ex-Pols Took Your Cash. They Used It to Help the Saudis and the Qataris.

In the summer of 2018, congressman-turned-lobbyist Jim Moran was trying to recruit his former colleagues to put pressure on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Moran was doing so on behalf of one of his clients, the government of Qatar. And he had a pot of money, left over from years of donations to his reelection campaigns, that he could steer to his lobbying targets.Throughout June and July, Moran, a “senior legislative advisor” at the firm McDermott Will & Emery, reached out to at least a dozen House and Senate members of both parties as part of the effort. He for the letter, which he hoped the...

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists

Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists

The Hawaii congresswoman is quickly becoming the top candidate for Democrats who think the Russian leader is misunderstood.Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is being underwritten by some of the nation’s leading Russophiles. Donors to her campaign in the first quarter of the year included: Stephen F. Cohen, a Russian studies professor at New York University and prominent Kremlin sympathizer; Sharon Tennison, a vocal Putin supporter who nonetheless found herself detained by Russian authorities in 2016; and an employee of the Kremlin-backed...

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