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The Trump Kleptocracy

The presidency is officially a cash grab — and a pitstop on the way to autocracy

  • Tobias Stone
  • Medium

The convictions of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen this August shined a light on the type of people Trump chooses to work with.

He said he’d employ the “best people”; instead, he employed crooks.

Behind all the outrage, the Manafort and Cohen convictions show that Trump’s government is building an American kleptocracy.

The Washington Post has described how kleptocracy, or “rule by thieves,” arises when a country’s elite begin to systematically steal from public funds on a…

This is where the…

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