Trump Corruption

Trump To Have “Highly Unusual” Dinner With SCOTUS

Law Newz reports: The White House announced Sunday that President Donald Trump will have dinner Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court. “That evening, the President will have dinner with the Justices of the Supreme Court, including his successfully confirmed nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch,” the announcement read. Judging by the wording, it seems like all nine are expected show up, though ...

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SURE JAN: Trump Vows That Mexico Will Eventually Pay For The Border Wall In Some Form At A Later Date

The Huffington Post reports: Senior White House officials on Sunday urged Democrats not to shut the government down over partial funding for President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Lost in their appeals, however, was the president’s oft-repeated promise that Mexico would pay for it. Trump vowed that Mexico would pay for a “big, beautiful ...

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Trump Announces “BIG” Pennsylvania Rally To Compete With White House Press Correspondents Dinner

Business Insider reports: President Trump announced on Twitter that he will be holding a rally in Pennsylvania on April 29. “Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon. The rally will be held on the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner, which the president said ...

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Trump Fires Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Known For Labeling Gun Violence As Threat To Public Health

The New York Daily News reports: Continuing its federal shakeups, the Trump administration dismissed Obama-appointed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Friday. Murthy was relieved of his duties effective immediately, and his position will be temporarily filled by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams as the White House looks for a replacement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said ...

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Carter Page: I’m The Real Victim Here [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Trump advisor Carter Page defended himself during a CNN appearance on Saturday, amidst mounting reports about his alleged contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “I was never, nothing I was ever asked to do or no information I was ever asked for, was anything beyond what you could see on CNN,” Page told CNN’s ...

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REPORT: FBI Intel Suggests Russian Spies Worked To Infiltrate The Trump Campaign Via His Advisors

CNN reports: The FBI gathered intelligence last summer that suggests Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials. The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election, not only through email hacks and propaganda but also by trying to infiltrate ...

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House Intel Committee Asks John Brennan, James Tapper, Sally Yates To Testify Publicly On Trump/Russia

Business Insider reports: The House Intelligence Committee announced on Friday that it had extended invitations to three former officials with knowledge of Russia’s interference in the US election to testify in an open hearing in May, over a month after the committee’s chairman first scrapped the session. “Yesterday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent two letters related to ...

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Exxon Seeks Waiver From US Sanctions On Russia

The Independent reports: Exxon Mobil has reportedly applied to the US Treasury Department for a waiver from US sanctions on Russia, which – if granted – would mean that it can resume its joint venture with Russian-state owned oil giant PAO Rosneft. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that Exxon had been seeking US permission ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Camp Is Spending Millions On Legal Fees To Defend Against Allegations Of Illegal Behavior

Politico reports: During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pay the legal bills of supporters who beat up protestors at his rallies, but a POLITICO analysis found that Trump’s campaign hasn’t always paid its own legal bills in a timely or transparent fashion. The analysis of court and campaign filings found that Trump’s campaign committee is still spending heavily to ...

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Trump Signs “Hire American” Executive Order Despite Hiring Dozens Of Foreign Workers At Mar-A-Lago

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump promoted his “buy American, hire American” policy again Tuesday — but his family’s companies haven’t always followed that pledge themselves. After touring a Snap-on tools plant in Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon, Trump signed an executive order pushing the hiring of domestic workers by American companies. “We are sending a powerful signal to the world. We ...

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REPORT: China Awarded Three New Trademarks To Ivanka On Day She Dined With Chinese President

The Associated Press reports: On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for ...

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Spicer: When Obama Released White House Visitor Logs, That Was Just “Faux Transparency” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: When the Trump administration initially announced last Friday that it would not release a log of visitors to the White House, reversing a practice begun by former President Barack Obama, White House communications director Michael Dubke said the move would protect the nation’s national security interests as well as the privacy of those visiting the Trump administration. But ...

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Trump: Yesterday’s Tax Return Protesters Were “Paid”

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has accused protesters who took to the streets of cities across the US to demand he publish his tax returns of being part of an organised conspiracy paid for by persons unknown. The billionaire said his election as US President meant the release of tax returns was irrelevant, writing on Twitter: “Someone should look into ...

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FLORIDA: Trump’s Motorcade Takes Detour To Evade Hundreds Protesting His Hidden Tax Returns [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday reportedly took a longer route than usual on his way back to his Mar-a-Lago resort in what reporters said appeared to be an attempt to avoid large crowds of Tax March protesters. According to pool reports, Trump’s motorcade made a long loop to get back to Mar-a-Lago after leaving Trump International Golf Club ...

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SO MUCH WINNING: Federal Appeals Court Upholds $335K Award To Miami Painters Stiffed By Trump

The Read Deal reports: A Miami-based paint company stiffed three years ago by President Donald Trump’s Doral golf resort may finally get paid. The Third District Court of Appeals on Friday rejected the Trump National Doral Miami’s petition to throw out a lower court’s prior ruling affirming a nearly $35,000 construction lien The Paint Spot placed on the property, and ...

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White House Refuses To Release Visitor Logs

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will not release records of visitors to the White House, his administration announced Friday, breaking with President Barack Obama and raising concerns about transparency. The Obama administration had posted the visitor logs online. But White House communications director Michael Dubke said in a statement Trump had decided to withhold them because of “the grave national ...

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TEXAS: Private Prison Corporation Celebrates $110M ICE Contract After Huge Donation To Pro-Trump PAC

Last year the Justice Department declared that it would no longer contract with private for-profit prisons after widespread reports of corruption and mistreatment of prisoners by the global private prison company GEO Group. Back in February that decision was reversed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the GEO Group donated six figures to a pro-Trump super PAC. Which brings us ...

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REPORT: Feds Have “Specific Concrete Evidence” Of Collusion Between Russian Officials And Trump Advisers

Slate reports: Buried in the last paragraph of a Guardian story about British intelligence alerting the U.S. to contact between Trump advisers and Russian officials is this sort-of bombshell: One source suggested the official [American] investigation was making progress. “They now have specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion,” the source said. “This is between people in the Trump campaign ...

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Campaign Finance Watchdog Group Claims Steve Bannon Got Illegal Payments From Pro-Trump PAC

Fast Company reports: A campaign finance watchdog said today that chief White House strategist Steve Bannon may have illegally benefited from spending by a pro-Trump super PAC while he led Trump’s presidential campaign. The Campaign Legal Center believes Make America Number 1, a super PAC that backed Trump, may have improperly subsidized Bannon’s salary. In a letter to regulators on ...

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Paul Manafort Registers As Foreign Agent

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is registering as a foreign agent. Paul Manafort’s spokesman says he was in talks with the government about registering before the 2016 election and is now “taking appropriate steps” in response to “formal guidance” from the government. The spokesman says Manafort’s lobbying work was not conducted on behalf of the ...

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