Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The striking similarity between a newly released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs and a 2017 list of wealthy Russians published in Forbes magazine is no coincidence. On Tuesday, a Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the unclassified annex of the report was derived from Forbes' ranking of the "200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017." The revelation is likely to invite criticisms of the thoroughness of the Treasury Department's report and reinforce the notion that the list is primarily a who's who of the Russian elite rather than an official accounting of Kremlin-linked political corruption as some US lawmakers intended. Congress mandated the report in a law President Trump grudgingly signed in August. At the time, the president called the legislation "seriously flawed."





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Trump still trying to protect his Russian buddies.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-31 05:42 PM | Reply

This is what we want to cut the government down to. People who don't have more resources to get the job done than Google searches.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-31 05:49 PM | Reply

Sooooo... a list of all the oligarchs Trump laundered money for?

Almost as long as the list of all the oligarchs Trump cut taxes for.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-31 06:10 PM | Reply

Trump is running the government like he did his casino. Like a shithole.

Good job GOP.

The other answer is Treasury did it this way to cover up the real facts. Which is worse than just plain negligence.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 09:54 AM | Reply

It appears more and more that Munchkin is only interested in using his treasury position for free government travel for him and his wife and not interested in doing any real work.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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