‘One big crony boondoggle’: Trump’s border wall is now just a gigantic grift for his campaign donors

  • 02/17/2020 6:57 pm ET Samantha Weller
‘These actions raise concerns’: another case of Trump inappropriately persuading decisions for a border wall

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The latest dirt on Trump involves a multi-billion dollar steel border wall being built in Arizona by a company with Trump PAC ties.

The company, Atlas Tube, is run by Barry Zekelman, who donated $1.75 million to a pro-Trump PAC in 2018 to urge Trump to place tariffs and quotas on steel.

The New York Times says that there is enough evidence to suspect that he violated the law. Brendan Fischer, a lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center, put it simply:

“Foreign nations have no right to interfere in U.S. elections and certainly do not have the right to buy the policies that benefit them.”

The other company, Fisher Sand and Gravel, is under review by the Department of Defense, who says there are “concerns about the possibility of inappropriate influence on USACE’s contracting decision,” according to ABC News.

The Washington Post says Trump has continuously pressured the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall contracts to firms that are pro-Trump.

Is this another case of Trump conning America? According to Twitter, it is:

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