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June 14, 2021
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“Trump Leaks and Tax Cheats.” (with Rep. Val Demings!)

In This Episode

Florida Congresswoman Val Demings joins to talk about the news that Donald Trump’s Justice Department targeted House Democrats and her bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio. Then, Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss how new reports about rich people avoiding taxes should shape the Democratic agenda, and take a look at some of the highlights and funny moments from Joe Biden’s first foreign trip.


Show Notes



  • NYT: Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress
  • NYT: CNN Lawyers Gagged in Fight With Justice Dept. Over Reporter’s Email Data
  • Axios: Trump Justice Department obtained phone records of WashPost reporters 
  • Politico: Barr distances himself from Trump-era subpoenas of Democratic lawmakers 
  • NYT: Justice Dept. watchdog and Senate Democrats promise to investigate secret seizure of lawmakers’ data. 
  • Axios: Schumer demands Barr and Sessions testify over DOJ’s targeting of House Democrats 
  • NYT: Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism
  • WaPo: Opinion: Three big takeaways from the explosive new Trump-DOJ revelations
  • The Atlantic: Trump’s DOJ Was More Dangerous Than We Knew 
  • The Atlantic: What’s the Justice Department Actually For?
  • Slate: Biden’s Justice Department Is Walking Into a Trap Set by Trump Appointees 
  • The Atlantic: The Man Who Should Be Merrick Garland’s Role Model 
  • The Atlantic: How to Corrupt the Justice Department 
  • The Atlantic: The President Humiliates His Own Department of Justice 
  • NYT: Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump’s White House Counsel in 2018 
  • Politico: Garland declares voting rights expansion ‘central’ to democracy
  • WaPo: Opinion: The Biden team is making terrible excuses for keeping Trump’s secrets buried 
  • NYT: Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial 



  • ProPublica: The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax
  • NYT: Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System
  • NYT Opinion: Fat Cats on a Hot Tin Roof 
  • NY Mag Intelligencer: Biden’s Biggest Danger Is Democrats Afraid to Tax the Rich 
  • NBC: ProPublica’s report on tax inequality could hurt Biden’s push to make the system better 
  • Mother Jones: It’s Not Just Income Taxes. Billionaires Don’t Pay Inheritance Taxes Either. 
  • NYT Opinion: The Real Tax Scandal Is What’s Legal
  • WaPo Opinion: A shocking exposé of superrich people’s tax bills should prompt a big rethink 
  • Reuters: U.S. senators push for infrastructure plan that avoids tax hikes
  • NYT: An Exposé Has Congress Rethinking How to Tax the Superrich
  • NPR: Republicans Pledge Unified Fight To Protect 2017 Trump Tax Cuts 
  • Politico: Tax the rich? Executives predict Biden’s big plans will flop 
  • NY Mag Intelligencer: Biden’s Tax Hike on the Wealthy Is Incredibly Popular 
  • CNBC: Biden wants to raise $1.5 trillion by taxing the rich. Here’s how
  • IBD/TIPP poll: Most Americans Favor Corporate, Capital Gains Tax Hikes 
  • Reuters: Pelosi says new Senate infrastructure plan could be a hard sell 
  • Bloomberg Opinion: Negotiate Now, Build Soon, Pay Later
  • Forbes: AOC Calls Out Senate Democrats Blocking Progressive Legislation: ‘We Need To Talk About The Elephant In The Room’ 
  • AP: Go green or go bipartisan? Biden’s big infrastructure choice
  • WaPo Opinion: The latest bipartisan infrastructure deal is likely dead on arrival. Biden should reconsider. 
  • NYT: Bipartisan Group of Senators Say They Reached Agreement on Infrastructure Plan



  • Politico: 5 takeaways from Britain’s G7 summit
  • WaPo Opinion: Biden travels abroad to reassure allies U.S. is committed to acting like nothing happened
  • Business Insider: G7 Summit takeaways: The US is back on top, the Queen cut a cake with a sword, and world leaders promised 1 billion COVID-19 doses


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