Author Archives: Shanna Cleveland

Not So Fast Sheriff Joe

Ninth Circuit appoints special prosecutor in Arpaio Appeal of Criminal Contempt Conviction Today, the Ninth Circuit issued an order appointing a special prosecutor to defend the district court’s decision denying former sheriff Joe Arpaio’s attempt to vacate his conviction for … More »

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New FEC Complaint Alleges that American Media, Inc. and Trump Campaign Violated Federal Campaign Finance Laws With “Catch and Kill” Payment for Trump Adultery Story

Free Speech For People Files FEC Complaint Against American Media, Inc. and Trump Campaign calling for “an immediate investigation” WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 20, 2018 – On Friday, February 16, 2018, Free Speech For People filed a complaint before the … More »

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How Big Donors Drove Tax Reform

There was big news this week on the money in politics front. Recent Federal Election Commission filings show that less than two weeks after the House passed the tax bill, Charles and Elizabeth Koch each donated $247,700 to Paul Ryan’s super PAC, … More »

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Curbing Corruption One Step at a Time: Taking Trump out of Trump SoHo. A Victory for Divest Trump SoHo

After months of pressure, the private equity fund that owns Trump SoHo will buy out the Trump Organization’s contract to market and manage the troubled luxury condo/hotel, breaking a chain of illegal payments from state and local pension funds to the President. More »

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Free Speech For People Calls For Urgent Release of Government Information on Whether Trump is a Moron

We submitted a Freedom of Information Act request with the United States Department of State to obtain any records related to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comments about Trump’s mental capacity, including any references to the President as a moron or imbecile, to determine whether Cabinet members are attempting to cover up the diminished mental capacity of a President who is unfit to serve. More »

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