Trump Corruption

Game Of Thrones Author: Joffrey Is Now America’s King

Business Insider reports: “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin and star of the HBO series Kit Harington don’t think highly of President Donald Trump. In a new profile of Harington for Esquire, the two men weighed in on comparisons between the HBO hit fantasy drama and today’s politics. “I think Joffrey is now the king in America,” Martin told ...

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Trump Vowed To Give US Treasury All His Profits From Foreign Governments So Of Course He Isn’t Doing That

NBC News reports: Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury. But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking all possible payments it receives from foreign governments, according to new admissions by Trump representatives. By failing to track foreign payments it receives, the company will ...

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REPORT: Trump Praised Filipino Leader’s “Unbelievable Job” In Murdering Thousands Of Suspected Drug Users

Politico reports: President Donald Trump congratulated his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, during a phone call last month for doing “an unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the Philippines, where the government has sanctioned the extrajudicial killing of suspects. A transcript of the April 29 conversation published online by The Intercept and reported by multiple media outlets, including The New ...

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DOJ: The Special Counsel’s Office Is “Up And Running”

Politico reports: Special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s office is now operating from an office in Washington, beginning its work of probing the impact of Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election, Justice Department officials said Tuesday. “The special counsel’s office is up and running now,” Assistant Attorney General for Administration Lee Lofthus told reporters at an annual briefing on the Justice ...

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REPORT: Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Russia Collusion After Comey’s Revelations

The Washington Post reports: President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the ...

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REPORT: Flynn Lied To Federal Investigators About Having Been Paid By Russia To Attend Putin Gala

NBC News reports: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn appears to have lied to security clearance investigators by telling them he was paid by “U.S. companies” when he traveled to Russia in December 2015, according to a letter released Monday by the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. “The Oversight Committee has in our possession documents that appear to ...

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Flynn’s Attorneys Cite “Escalating Public Frenzy Against Him” In Senate Letter Invoking Fifth Amendment

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee , Flynn’s attorneys justified the decision by citing an “escalating public ...

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Roger Stone And Paul Manafort Turn Over Documents To Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia Investigation

NBC News reports: Two former associates of President Trump — Paul Manafort and Roger Stone — have turned over documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee in its Russia investigation, a congressional source with direct knowledge told NBC News. Earlier this month, the committee sent document requests to Manafort and Stone, as well as Carter Page and Mike Flynn, officials said ...

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Michael Flynn To Defy Senate Subpoena, Will Invoke Fifth Amendment Protection Against Self-Incrimination

The Associated Press reports: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private interactions ...

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Chaffetz: Jail The White House Leakers [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Sunday said individuals leaking information to the press should go to jail. “You cannot have that happen,” Chaffetz told ABC’s “This Week,” referencing the information leaking to the press about President Trump and the probe into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. The New York ...

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Arab States Pledge $100M To Ivanka’s Foundation

The Wall Street Journal reports: The World Bank plans to announce Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million collectively toward a fund for women who own or want to start businesses, according to people familiar with the announcement. The money ...

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REPORT: White House Lawyers Consult Experts In Impeachment Procedures, You Know, Just In Case

CNN reports: White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office, two people briefed on the discussions tell CNN. White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in ...

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REPORT: Jared Kushner Is The “Person Of Interest”

The Independent reports: Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been identified as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign. The Washington Post said that a senior advisor to Mr Trump had been identified as someone that investigators wanted to speak to. A New York magazine reporter then reported that ...

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BREAKING: Current White House Official Identified As “Significant Person Of Interest” In Russia Probe

The Washington Post reports: The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone ...

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Government Ethics Letter Reveals Trump’s Lawyer Didn’t Want Him To Sign Financial Disclosure Form

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But OGE director Walter Shaub ...

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REPORT: Embassies Court Ivanka To Get To Daddy

The Washington Post reports: The president of the Czech Republic is eager to have Ivanka Trump visit his country and he believes he has a compelling case to make. By a “happy coincidence” her mother is half Czech and President Miloš Zeman hopes that’s the opening he needs to secure a high-profile visit from the first daughter as he tries ...

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Trump: The Appointment Of A Special Counsel Is A “Pure Excuse For Democrats Having Lost The Election”

“I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country. And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether it’s trade deals, whether it’s military, whether it’s stopping nuclear — all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country. It also happens to ...

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Trump Drops In On GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy One Day After Tape Revealed Him Saying “Putin Pays Trump”

The Hill reports: President Trump dropped by a meeting Thursday with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), one day after a report that that lawmaker privately accused Trump of being on Russia’s payroll. Trump and Vice President Pence made an unscheduled appearance at a meeting of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s innovation initiative. McCarthy was participating in the Roosevelt ...

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Third Candidate For FBI Director Withdraws

Can you blame any of them? The Hill reports: A former Justice Department official has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace former FBI Director James Comey, according to multiple reports. Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, has removed herself from the White House’s shortlist. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was ...

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Trump: This Is The Greatest Witch Hunt Of All Time!

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday said there was never a special counsel appointed when illegal acts were committed during the administration of former President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In another tweet, Trump appeared to refer to the probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia as the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” With ...

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