What Had Happened Was… (Sept. 2nd-8th, 2019)

Here’s a catch-up of the major events of the week of September 2, 2019. You can check in with a minimal time commitment, read about the big stuff and stay in the know before we’re on to the next. This week we saw Parliament step-up to defeat Boris Johnson, an ongoing attempt by Trump to defend altering a map with a Sharpie, four states canceling GOP primaries and the Taliban at Camp David… on the week of September 11th…supposedly. There’s a lot to cover, let’s dig right in.
— Read on shero.substack.com/p/what-had-happened-was-sept-2nd-8th

The No Good, Very Bad News Day For tRUmp

On the day the New York Times story on Fred Trump’s decades-long tax fraud comes out, PBS Frontline drops a major investigative report on the Trump-Russia connection

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father – The New York Times

In the end, the transfer of the Trump empire cost Fred and Mary Trump $20.5 million in gift taxes and their children $21 million in annuity payments. That is hundreds of millions of dollars less than they would have paid based on the empire’s market value, The Times found.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html