US ‘now a full-fledged banana republic’ after Mitch McConnell wife $78m grants revelation

Posted on June 10, 2019 8:01 pm
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Donald Trump‘s transport secretary designated a special liaison to help with grant applications from her senator husband’s state, paving the way to fund projects worth $78m (£62m), it has been reported. Elaine Chao personally asked a Department of Transportation aide to serve as an intermediary and advisor to Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and his Kentucky state officials, according to emails seen by Politico. The projects funded – as Mr McConnell prepared to campaign for re-election – reportedly included road improvements in Republican political strongholds for which grant applications had previously been rejected. Ms Chao and her aide, Todd Inman, have reportedly met annually…

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