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Trump unleashes political termites on the federal government

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Roughly Speaking episode 348:

"Political termites" is a term from investigative reporter and best-selling author David Cay Johnston. It refers to what Johnston calls the serious damage being done to many aspects of the federal government in the Trump administration. From worker safety to water and air pollution, Johnston describes government in retreat on regulation of industry and co-opted by corporate interests.

Johnston is a longtime journalist and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize who has covered Donald Trump since the late 1980s. In fact, he wrote a widely-published book about him, called "The Making of Donald Trump." Johnston is a specialist in finance and tax issues. His DCReport is a nonprofit, online news service that “reports what the President and Congress DO, not what they SAY.”

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