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The FCPA Is Not an All-Purpose Anti-Foreign-Illegality Law

A few months back, Adam Davidson did a terrific New Yorker piece on the Trump Organization’s shady business dealings in Azerbaijan, focusing on evidence of corruption, money laundering, and sanctions evasion in connection with the Trump Organization’s licensing deal for a Trump Tower in Baku, the country’s capital. 1,903 more words


Trump's dismantling of good governance (1)

Adam Davidson in The New Yorker looks at how under Trump the USA is abandoning any claims to global moral leadership.

The example he selects for review is very interesting. 11 more words

When we of the resistance start calling our US Senators and / or our US Congress representatives, it is helpful to know the real reason they are pushing this supposed tax cut bill for the middle class, while they cut taxes for the rich, bigly. 676 more words


In this week's New Yorker

During this deeply disheartening week in American life, I have nourished myself with the feast that is this week’s issue of The New Yorker, with its stellar if dismaying contents. 621 more words

In This Week's New Yorker

Trump in Azerbaijan - Adam Davidson's Follow Up

I blogged earlier about Adam Davidson’s revelations in The New Yorker 494 more words

Did the Trump Organization's Azerbaijan Deal Violate the FCPA?

Adam Davidson’s New Yorker piece from earlier this month, “Donald Trump’s Worst Deal,” has been getting a lot of attention, and deservedly so. The article, which focuses on the Trump Organization’s involvement in a hotel deal in Baku, Azerbaijan, does a very nice job highlighting the troubling background of the Trump Organization’s Azeri business partners and the Trump Organization’s casual approach (to put it charitably) to due diligence. 1,482 more words