GOP Donor Gets $400 Million Sweetheart Deal | All In | MSNBC

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Honestly i am surprised that this kind of corruption scandals didn’t pop up before. The next step will be to discover that Fisher gave back some of this money to tRump.

  2. Chicago and Mayor Daley, both parties do it. Politicians go in as middle class and come out multi-millionaires thats just the way it is. Trump is just playing the game. But his treatment of the Kurds, and Ukraine have weakened our security. He must go. Victory to the Resistance!!

  3. What's the matter MSNBC, didn't the sweetheart deal go to the guy you wanted. This all started because you won't tell people the truth.

  4. How are we going to pay for it? Nigh half a billion for a few dozens miles of 'wall'? Need to begin asking where this money is coming from. Everyone poos their wee pants over how to pay for food/housing assistance, medicaid, or anything remotely aimed at helping a human being. Where is the green gonna come from Trumpists? How are we going to pay for this bit of corruption?

  5. Fisher is a stupid businessman! By the time he he starts "building " that wall, he'll have to deal with a President Bernie sanders administration!
    I bet he'll spend jail time for this!

  6. I've been expecting exactly this for over a year, now. Trump, as genius as he considers himself, will think he can engineer a "perfect" kickback scheme, now. I hope he gets caught. I'm dying to see how Republican Congressmen react to it and what Barr has done about it. Of course, just what Chris has mentioned in this report should be enough for an investigation, but Barr will slow-walk or secretly squash it — if he hasn't already.

  7. Mexico was forced to sell cheap to Kushner the rights for exploiting some oil wells, Kushner is reselling the contract with a big profit . Mexico is waiting for the orange wacko be kicked of the WH to annul the deal on the grounds of extortion.

  8. This is OUTRAGEOUS, who is going to do something about all these CORRUPTION, I cannot believe these CROOKS are getting away with this. This is money laundering by any other name. the federal government is paying this CROOKED firm to build the wall and the CROOKED firm is donating 400 MILLION to the GOP, is nothing but MONEY LAUNDERING.

  9. What a "surprise"…

    Last week, when it came out that kushner was going to "oversee" the fabled wall, I predicted that these things will happen – or have happened. And to top it off, I'll say that down the road we'll learn about kickbacks to trump from this guy and others. To them, the presidency is nothing but a five-finger-discount opportunity.

  10. Every government transaction involving money you can bet it goes to the bidder willing to give trump a kickback, every policy signed you can bet he required to be paid for it. The entire White House into trump family enterprise sales center

  11. Boss said concrete shoes for Schiff. extra heavy. and Laura, i'm here to tell you for sure, no doubt, we make the best concrete shoes for all the people Boss don't like, Laura. youknowatImean? Just like Tom Brady, we go in and don't come out till shoes are fitted and Boss is happy

  12. Trump, spending other people's money (American taxpayers as it turns out this time) on substandard garbage over the objection of the contracting professionals in the military. Sounds like just another Tuesday in America at this point.

    Can the damage Donnie has done to the military, democratic institutions, norms and the rule of law ever be undone?

    I'm beginning to doubt…

  13. What happened to draining the swamp??
    According to the orange ape-in-chief everybody in his government is fighting corruption… Hmm, could he be LYING???

  14. I'm sure Don the Con gets a piece of the action. By the time he leaves office he might have grifted his way to the fantasy $10B he claimed he had.

  15. What's the finder's fee on $400 million (you can see this ballooning to a BILLION) 5% 10% ?? You get the picture.

  16. How about that contract awarded to the company in Montana which only has 2 employees who were awarded the contract to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical system after the hurricane strike? A 2 man company, awarded a job that would actually take hundreds of manpower to rebuild the entire country's infrastructure? AND GUESS WHAT? PR still doesn't have their electrical infrastructure back up and running to this day! I wonder why????
    It's because that company took the money, bailed on doing the work and you KNOW Trump got his hands on some of that money through other connections which were discovered ties from the company to Trump.
    NOW Trump is just doing it again. Trump just took some of the money he STOLE from the American tax payers, through that bogus "national emergency fund" scam; and applied it to only a small area of the border wall, then he's now taking the rest of the money and pulling the same scam he did with the PR electrical company scam and siphoning money from that contract as well!!
    All these Republicans are doing is robing the American public BLIND!!! They are the biggest thieves in American history!!!
    Remember, while the Republicans are ripping off the the American tax payers, the American tax payers in the middle class are the ones who are suffering for it by being stuck with the bill and debt!!!

  17. Paying 400,000,000 for 31 miles of steel wall is absolutely ridiculous . The cost of the steel and the labour would be less than half. If a fraction of that money was spent on the betterment of the countries from which these ppl come from, they would not come in the first place. The wall can be conquered many ways, as simply as a knotted rope.

  18. Sick of it all… the republican party is now akin to the Nazis… I know i know but seriously the USA is in a precarious spot especially those americans who aren't wealthy enough to afford the massive inflation and depression coming our way. It will take a Democratic administration to once again dig us out of right wing conservative political messes. And the fox (murdoch et al) will spin it so that all the 40% stupid or evil americans will forget that it was what it is now…. not looking good….

  19. This stinks to high heaven! Fisher Industries is a private, family-held company with reported annual revenues in the $100M range. Fisher Industries/Fisher Sand and Gravel is an aggregate producer (sand, gravel, etc.). They also fabricate equipment for the aggregate and mining industries. They have no expertise in or experience with barrier construction. I predict massive cost overruns should FS&G maintain this contract.

    Moreover, dig into this company's history and you'll find that it's paid $1,812,620 in tax, environmental, employment, and workplace safety or health violations since 2000 ( Family members who own the company also have very checkered pasts, including:
    • Child pornography conviction and 10-year prison sentence in 2005 (David Fisher).
    • Tax evasion and fraud conviction, and 37-month prison sentence in 2011 (Michael Fisher). Current company president, Tommy Fisher, was implicated in, but not tried for, the crimes.

    The President of the United States has no business interjecting himself in the Army Corps of Engineers' contracting process.


  21. Biden saying "Fire son (Hunter Biden) Ukranian prosecutor or you won't get $1 billion in aide" You hypocrits! Biden is done! John Kerry's son is a partner with Hunter Biden.

  22. Didn't the guy who took the bullet for trump's mistress getting knocked up, Elliot (David Dennison) Broidy, also get huge multi-million dollar contracts?

  23. Republican corruption looms at every corner and taxpayers are paying every cent. Republicans love Trump bc he allows them to be corrupt. In fact Trump insists corruption.
    Bernie 2020 USA 🇺🇸

  24. Same company was awarded a contract in Texas, where the US Army Corps said no fence was actually needed, due to the rough terrain…. but Fisher got the contract anyway.And its NOT a wall, it's steel fence, same as before.  Trump was looking to build a concrete wall, so he could pay off his buddies, but Congress saw thru that BS.  Not an inch of WALL has been authorized or built under Trump….  The fence is more than adequate, but Trump is lying (What a shock) when he says he's building a wall.

  25. Laura Ingraham, Tucker, Hannity, etc are all repeating Russian propaganda talking points and touting themselves as the biggest American patriots is strangely unpatriotic and even treasonous… what do we do with these people???

  26. Why hide it, Trump's got it all wrapped up. No one on the Republican's side, will ever stand up for our country. This is why we need term limits.

  27. I've been drinking vodka and eating carrots for two weeks straight, and the huge bloody dump that I just took doesn't stink HALF as bad as the corruption coming from the orange @sshole administration.

  28. “REPROBATE MINDS”Donald trump and GOP have reprobate minds, marked by immorality and deviating from what is considered right or proper or good.

  29. Is it 'full face corruption' or 'in our face corruption'? What's the right term for what traitor-trump is doing????

  30. Your tax payer dollars being spent by Trump. Sounds like the company that bid on the Puerto Rico electric job and never finished it.

  31. The House will investigate this. In 2020, vote Blue, to remove the corruption in the Senate so that we can involve all of Congress to check into all of this.

  32. God's chosen to corrupt the government, Machiavellian Evangelical falsehood Gospel of lies, corruption and betrayal

  33. Finally! I've been saying this for the last year this is not the only one there's hundreds… but it's not the prime contractor its the subcontractors… that's where all the money laundering and corruption is happening.

  34. I am sick of the corruption. The Pentagon can't account for trillions. Now this administration is the most corrupt in the history of modern America. No more bribes! No more corporate money. Tom Brady???? Lara loves it! Time to fill out house with progressives!n

  35. The rest of this is online at the committee's .gov address:

    United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations, Washington

    DC, January 10, 2018 Dear Colleagues: For years, Vladimir Putin's government has engaged in a relentless assault to undermine democracy and the rule of law in Europe and the United States. Mr. Putin's Kremlin employs an asymmetric arsenal that includes military invasions, cyberattacks, disinformation, support for fringe political groups, and the weaponization of energy resources, organized crime, and corruption. The Kremlin has refined the use of these tools over time and these attacks have intensified in scale and complexity across Europe. If the United States fails to work with urgency to address this complex and growing threat, the regime in Moscow will become further emboldened. It will continue to develop and refine its arsenal to use on democracies around the world, including against U.S. elections in 2018 and 2020.

    Following attacks like Pearl Harbor and 9/11, U.S. presidents have rallied the country and the world to address the challenges facing the nation. Yet the current President of the United States has barely acknowledged the threat posed by Mr. Putin's repeated attacks on democratic governments and institutions, let alone exercised the kind of leadership history has shown is necessary to effectively counter this kind of aggression.

    Never before in American history has so clear a threat to national security been so clearly ignored by a U.S. president. The threat posed by Mr. Putin's meddling existed before the current U.S. Administration, and may well extend beyond it. Yet, as this report will demonstrate, the Russian government's malign influence operations can be deterred. Several countries in Europe took notice of the Kremlin's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election and realized the danger posed to their democracies.

    They have taken steps to build resilience against Mr. Putin's aggression and interference, and the range of effective measures implemented by European countries provide valuable lessons for the United States. To that end, this report recommends a series of actions that the United States should take across government, civil society, and the private sector–and in cooperation with our allies–to push back against the Kremlin's aggression and establish a set of long-term norms that can neutralize such efforts to undermine democracy. Yet it must be noted that without leadership from the President, any attempt to marshal such a response will be inherently weakened at the outset.

  36. Right………There are now two new amendments that needs to be added to the US Consitution.
    1/ All political parties are banned, period. Actually this is what the framers wanted, they feared political factions as they called parties would have loyalty to the party rather than to the nation. With no political parties people could not vote along party lines as they do now.

    2/ All political campaign donations are banned. Every election there is a campaign pool which is evenly distributed to the candidates and there shall be no private political rallies. Media is to make free time available for candidates for them to outline their position on key issues and that's it, no clever marketing, or slogans allowed. Political campaigns have devolved into marketing extravaganzas like selling laundry soap.

  37. § 2635.702 Use of public office for private gain.
    An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations. The specific prohibitions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section apply this general standard, but are not intended to be exclusive or to limit the application of this section.

    (a) Inducement or coercion of benefits. An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office in a manner that is intended to coerce or induce another person, including a subordinate, to provide any benefit, financial or otherwise, to himself or to friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.

    Example 1:

    Offering to pursue a relative's consumer complaint over a household appliance, an employee of the Securities and Exchange Commission called the general counsel of the manufacturer and, in the course of discussing the problem, stated that he worked at the SEC and was responsible for reviewing the company's filings. The employee violated the prohibition against use of public office for private gain by invoking his official authority in an attempt to influence action to benefit his relative.

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