Daily Archives: July 23, 2016

Wasserman-Schultz’s to Sanders wanting her out as DNC leader if elected President: “A silly story. He isn’t going to be President.”

From Wikileaks leaked DNC email:

Re: Sanders: If I’m elected, DNC leader would be out

To: MirandaL@dnc.org
Date: 2016-05-21 18:31
Subject: Re: Sanders: If I’m elected, DNC leader would be out
Gotcha!

Watchdog Groups Call on DOJ to Investigate Donald Trump’s Campaign

In a letter sent on Friday, several watchdog groups called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whetherDonald Trump‘s campaign is “engaging in knowing and willful violations of federal campaign finance laws.” The complaints stem from allegations that the Trump’s campaign continues to solicit illegal donations from foreign nationals.

Last month, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the FECafter Trump’s campaign reportedly sent dozens of prominent Icelandic, Scottish, Australian and British politicians fundraising emails seeking donations. Trump was trying to drum up support after the recent ‘Brexit’ vote in which the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. Only thing is that federal law is pretty clear that soliciting donations from foreign nationals is illegal.

“This is an open and shut case of the Trump campaign illegally soliciting foreign contributions,” said Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer in a statement.  “It is striking and inexplicable that these solicitations brazenly continued after the Trump campaign was informed they were prohibited by law. As apparent knowing and willful violations of the law, the foreign money solicitations by the Trump campaign raise the issue of criminal conduct and require a Justice Department investigation.”

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CFPB again finds loan servicers routinely violate federal laws causing injury to homeowners

In the final days of June, 2016 the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its eleventh Supervisory Highlights report. The Report offers a summary of findings from CFPB regulatory investigations on loan servicing practices and compliance with federal statutes including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The report is a devastating critique of the loan servicing industry, providing the general public a look into the continued systematic abuses of law and institutional incompetence of the companies that oversee collection of mortgage payments nationwide.

For homeowners who have been victims of loan servicing errors, the report offers a small bit of relief knowing that “you are not alone.” For attorneys representing homeowner victims, the report is a new arrow in the quiver because it details industry wide patterns of practices in violation of federal law. RESPA specifically awards statutory damages where a pattern and practice of wrongful behavior is exhibited and now consumers have government backed research to show industry wide patterns of abuse.

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Trump University Judge Says He Plans to Let Lawsuit Go to Trial

  • Tentative ruling means Trump could face two trials over school
  • Trump argues real estate seminar puffery can’t be called fraud

Just hours after Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, a federal judge in San Diego said he plans to allow former students who claim to have been cheated by Trump University to take the billionaire candidate to trial.

Trump’s lawyers argue that sales “puffery” doesn’t amount to racketeering in an attempt to end one of two class-action lawsuits by former Trump University enrollees who claim they were cheated with false promises into paying as much as $35,000 for real-estate seminars and workshops.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said at the start of Friday’s hearing that his tentative ruling is to reject Trump’s request and let the case go forward. Curiel said he will issue a final ruling later. He’s set a Nov. 28 start date for the other trial.

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New Leak: Top DNC official wanted to use Bernie Sanders’s religious beliefs against him

Democratic Party Charter Article 5 Section 4:

In the conduct and management of the affairs and procedures of the Democratic National Committee, particularly as they apply to the preparation and conduct of the Presidential nomination process, the Chairperson shall exercise impartiality and evenhandedness as between the Presidential candidates and campaigns.

Here is a May 2016 email message from DNC CFO Brad Marshall that was leaked by Wikileaks suggested that the party should “get someone to ask” Sen. Bernie Sanders about his religious beliefs:

Hillary Clinton chose Tim Kaine as VP

No more waiting.. Clinton chose a very safe Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. Will be interesting how Clinton-Kaine ticket will unite the entire Democratic party and as well as the progressive Bernie Sanders’ supporters. Kaine has a good record. However, he was for TPP and more recently, he is pushing to deregulate banks in an article that I posted this week. How Kaine connects and energizes the milleniums that voted for Sanders is uncertain.

Bernie Sanders hasn’t response yet. Sanders will be on Sunday talk shows this weekend. It will be interesting what he will say. But, here is Jill Stein’s response:

 

All eyes will be on the speeches of Sen. Sanders and Sen. Warren. On a side note: When Sen. Warren was on Steven Colbert show last night, she told Colbert that she will be speaking on Monday night at the DNC event. That told me that Warren was not going to be Clinton’s VP pick.

New York unveils $13 million program for cities’ fight against zombie homes

The state of New York is taking its next steps in its ongoing battle against neighborhood blight caused by abandoned foreclosures by unveiling a new program designed to help cities throughout the state fight back against the rise of zombie homes.

Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed what the state called “sweeping” legislation to reform the state’s foreclosure process and address the state’s issues with zombie homes.

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