FROM David Goldstein
City Housing Commissioner Faces Scrutiny for Alleged Conflicts District Attorney Steve Cooley is investigating possible conflicts of interest on the part of the chairwoman of LA Mayor Villaraigosa's housing commission , which grants roughly a billion dollars in federal rent subsidies to needy families. Beatriz Stotzer also works for developers of low income housing, which receive the subsidies in the form of Section 8 vouchers. She is the president of one such developer, which manages apartments where two of her sons live. The story was first uncovered by CBS2 News , where David Goldstein is an investigative reporter. Note: We contacted Ms. Stotzer's office, but she did not respond to requests for an interview.)
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
Should we 'hack the climate' to fight global warming? The Paris Agreements won't be enough to reverse global warming, whether President Trump pulls the US out or not. Is it time to try altering the atmosphere by what's called "geoengineering?" We hear about unintended consequences, international relations… and ethics.
Trump's Russia ties intensify with Comey firing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe contradicted the Trump White House today, insisting the Bureau had not lost faith in former Director James Comey. He promised to notify the committee of any interference into investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Vladimir Putin's Russia. What do we know about those contacts… and how they relate to Trump's business interests and those of his family?