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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:32 AM

New Progressive Oversight Group Wants to Make Trump's Cabinet Miserable

Source: The Daily Beast



Restore Public Trust says it will unearth and publicize corruption in the administration. Its first targets are under-the-radar Trump officials.

Sam Stein
11.08.18 8:44 AM ET

Top Democratic operatives and open-government activists are launching a new group designed to make life miserable for Trump Cabinet officials.

The group, Restore Public Trust, is formally a nonpartisan public-interest group with designs on promoting accountability and transparency in government. But its immediate purpose is to unearth and publicize instances of corruption—or ethically dubious behavior—by members of the president’s team who have largely avoided public scrutiny. Chief on the list, according to Restore Public Trust Executive Director Caroline Ciccone, is Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue right out of the gate.

“Corruption has infected the Trump administration,” Ciccone said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “And there are a lot of folks, high-level government officials and appointees, who have the benefit of not being in the spotlight. We will be making sure that if there is a there-there, it is exposed.”

In announcing its formation, Restore Public Trust joins a constellation of progressive-oriented accountability groups that have launched in response to Donald Trump’s presidency. Among the list are American Oversight, Protect Democracy, and The Moscow Project. But whereas those other organizations either have a specific topical focus or are geared toward litigation, Restore Public Trust is designed primarily as a communications arm.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:41 AM

1. Cool. But I already read about those names they listed, on Twitter.

They've already been exposed. All over twitter & media outlets.

So this group is just for reporting purposes, right?
Like Twitter or FB or any online news outlet.

They don't take it any further than that?
Hmm. Ok guess there's room for yet one more media messaging source.

I don't get what's so impressive about this group. They're pretty much just another messaging outlet.
But ok, good for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:54 AM

2. GOOD! Democrats need a megaphone to highlight all the corruption frought with this administration

Yes, many of us here have heard these names before. The voting public has not. We always say that R's are good at messaging, because they are. They have groups like this to spread their message (whether that message is accurate or not). We need the same. The voting public needs to know what a bunch of crooks are in this administration.

Public scrutiny has done some good already, think of that ass-wipe that oversaw the EPA, Scott Pruitt. He'd still be wanking off in his sound-proof booth all over his $1000 tactical pants right before boarding his private jet to some oil-rich country to gut our laws. But he had to resign after enough public scrutiny forced him to.

More of that please!!!

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:01 AM

3. One thing is for sure...

They will be kept busy

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