From Sen. Joe Manchin: The Chinese are supposedly making an investment in W. Virginia larger than the state’s GDP. Their Senator wants to know why, and can’t get a straight answer. Here’s what appears to be happening.
From the Daily Beast: Rand Paul is working to protect Russia’s investment in a European gas pipeline, against the interests of the US and our European allies.
From Politico: On a related note, Richard Burt, Paul’s main foreign policy advisor, is a registered foreign lobbyist paid to promote the pipeline.
From Politico: Donating money to right-wing causes is like giving money to TV preachers. It’s a well-organized scam.
From the Texas Tribune: The grifters behind the “Build the Wall” GoFundMe last year held a carnival on the border next to their amusement park wall. A kid there was selling $10 Patriot Lemonade.
From Instagram: Brian Kolfage, the guy behind the wall scam, bought a million-dollar yacht. Good for him, I guess.