In Trump’s Pardons, Disdain for Accountability

January 20, 2021 ☼ trumpshenanigans

Source: The New York Times - Link

Randy “Duke” Cunningham maintained a “bribe menu” on his congressional office stationery that featured different levels of payments he required from military contractors if they wanted his help to win corresponding levels of federal contracts.

As mayor of Detroit, Kwame M. Kilpatrick turned City Hall into what prosecutors called “a private profit machine,” taking bribes, fixing municipal contracts and even using hundreds of thousands of dollars from a city civic fund to spend on friends and family, as well as campaign expenses.

Kwame appealed to Trump a couple of years ago. The suck-up letter he sent was famous.