Welcome to the Checks & Imbalances newsletter. Today we look at Trump’s deals with the Saudis and Tiffany, lobbying that helped seal the gun-control deal and the Biden administration’s hypocrisy on legal cannabis.
“With LIV Golf, the former president returns to hosting high-profile tournaments after his post-January 6 banishment by the PGA of America,” reports Justin Birnbaum:
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“Tiffany & Co. has delayed its departure from Donald Trump’s 6 East 57th Street in New York City, a property the jewelry company has occupied for the last few years while it renovates its flagship Fifth-Avenue location next door,” reports Dan Alexander:
The flagship store for Tiffany & Co., currently undergoing renovations, rests at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City, surrounded by Trump buildings. Trump Tower stands to its right while 6 East 57th Street sits on its left.
Updates on Checks & Imbalances’ previous reporting
As of Saturday, the Secret Service police were still maintaining a presence outside of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s suburban D.C. home. Iran is plotting to assassinate Bolton, reported the Washington Examiner in March. The Secret Service has been protecting Bolton since at least January.
“The American Medical Association praised the proposed bipartisan deal reached Sunday in the U.S. Senate to improve gun safety through better background checks and mental health, saying it will save lives,” reports Bruce Japsen:
Parkland survivor and activist David Hogg speaks to the crowd during in the second March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control on Saturday in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
“For those applying to President Joe Biden’s White House intern program for the fall, prior cannabis use—even in a state where it is legal—could be a disqualifier,” reports Will Yakowicz:
– Deep Blue Something, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”