Russian Agenda

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Jimmy Margulies)

In other news, Britain's Labour Party is backing a second public referendum on the so-called "Brexit" or break from the European Union. What could go wrong?

Meanwhile, the Trump Organization reported higher profits from foreign governments in 2018.

Finally, the Washington Post reports that federal prosecutors have presented evidence to a grand jury that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to investigators about his decision to block a tribal casino opposed by MGM Resorts.

The closed-door deliberations are focused on Zinke’s decision not to grant a petition by two Indian tribes to operate a commercial casino in Connecticut, according to these individuals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because grand jury proceedings are not public.

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ push to run a gambling facility in East Windsor, Conn., had sparked a lobbying campaign by MGM Resorts International, a competitor that opposed the planned casino. The proposal was the subject of intense scrutiny at Interior and the White House during President Trump’s first months in office.

The tribes allege that Zinke decided not to grant their application because of political pressure, and Interior’s Office of Inspector General opened an investigation into the matter a year ago.