By Jeff Goertzen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterApril 9, 2018 at 10:15 am Some days, President Donald Trump’s White House feels a little bit like his reality TV show, “The Apprentice.” There have been a series of staff resignations and “You’re fired!” moments from Trump during his time in office. Take our quiz to see if you know who of these 25 staffers quit and who was told to leave. The current list of 52 people who formerly worked in the Trump White House appears below. Here’s the complete list of staffers who are gone. 2017 Michele Bond, Assistant secretary of state for consular affairs (Jan. 1) Gentry O. Smith, Director of the Office of Foreign Missions (Jan. 1) Patrick Kennedy, Undersecretary of state for management (Jan. 1) Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant secretary of state for administration (Jan. 1) Sally Yates, Acting attorney general (Jan. 29) Michael Flynn, National security … [Read more...] about Quiz: Do you know which White House staffers quit and which Donald Trump fired?
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Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) is pushing for the FBI to investigate former Donald Trump adviser Carl Icahn for potentially being in violation of federal law. In a letter she wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday, Duckworth alleged that Icahn illegally used his government position for hundreds of millions of dollars in personal gain.“It appears Mr. Icahn potentially violated the principal criminal conflict of interest statute … by participating personally and substantially … on a government matter that directly affects his own financial interests.” Specifically, Duckworth was referring to the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.The law in question is 18 USC Section 208, which forbids employees of the Executive Branch from participating in matters where they have a financial stake, unless they disclose the interest in advance and receives a determination that it is not significant enough to harm the government’s … [Read more...] about Senator Calls for FBI Probe of Carl Icahn for Possible Corruption
Intercreditor agreements between first and second lien lenders are created all the time and are therefore not usually glitzy topics for client updates. But the recent intercreditor dispute between Donald Trump and corporate raider Carl Icahn over control of Trump's Atlantic City casinos had all the drama and glamour of the gambling dens and billionaires involved, including two competing but confirmable plans and senior and junior creditors vying for ownership of a gaming empire and its attendant upside. In the end, the parties got an important precedent on the enforceability of intercreditor agreements in chapter 11 cases.IntroductionAs a result of the recent filings by companies with second lien debt, issues about the enforceability of intercreditor agreements between senior and junior lenders have become more commonplace in chapter 11 cases. Until recently, these issues have revolved around the ability of a junior lender to waive fundamental bankruptcy rights in an … [Read more...] about Intercreditor Agreements Get Trumped
President Donald Trump propagated the term “extreme vetting.” But his immigration policies and hiring practices are beginning to show how far the walk can stray from the talk. As a candidate, Trump vowed a more careful examination than before of who would be allowed into the U.S. Once elected, he ordered what were billed as interim curbs on travel from several mostly Muslim nations. His directives drew court challenges. After more than a year of controversy, the Supreme Court is due Wednesday to hear arguments on the matter. In February Trump ordered up the creation of a “national vetting center” for immigration. But he and his aides have yet to explain exactly what the center would do that isn’t already done. Nor have they said if the new creation removes a need for the travel ban. So for the time being, “extreme vetting” may just as well describe a thrill sport like blood-soaked wrestling as anything the government is doing. And when it … [Read more...] about Trump administration vetting shows holes in the screening
(AP)—The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market.The justices will review a lower court ruling against the state, which is hoping to capture some of the estimated $150 billion that is illegally wagered on sports each year.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and supporters in the state Legislature have tried for years to legalize sports gambling to bolster the state’s casino and horse racing industries. The casino industry, after a period of job losses and closings, has lately been doing better.New Jersey state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a Democrat who has led the state’s effort to legalize sports gambling, said a win for the state would give an additional boost to casinos.“Atlantic City is going to be packed when we win this case,” said Lesniak, who first introduced legislation to overturn the ban in 2009. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court To Review New Jersey Bid For Legal Sports Betting