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The Heist, Season 1

The Heist is the story of a huge political swindle, how it happened and how power works in a Donald Trump presidency. Reporters spent months behind the scenes: We got to know a big Republican donor, a senator who caves to political pressure, and the enigmatic Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, who led the charge for these laws.

The Dallas Piggy Bank

Episode 1 of The Heist: In June 2017, a group of 400 conservative donors was wrapping up a conference organized by the Koch Brothers at the five-star Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs.  The 450-acre retreat…

Mnuchin’s world

Episode 2 of The Heist: When then-candidate Donald Trump was running for president, he made three big promises: build a border wall, repeal Obamacare and cut taxes. He didn’t deliver on the first two. But…

Buyer’s remorse

Episode 3 of The Heist: Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration spent most of 2017 claiming the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would not add to the nation’s debt. It might even go down, they…

Better off?

Episode 4 of The Heist: In November 2017, The Wall Street Journal held its annual networking event for CEOs at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had just…

The virus

Episode 5 of The Heist: In March, the telephones stopped ringing at HVAC Guys, a Southern California heating and air conditioning business. The owners, Luis and Ana Rivera, worried that the quick spreading COVID-19 virus…

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