Trump Corruption

REPORT: Mueller Likely Has Trump’s Tax Returns

US News reports: It now appears likely FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed what President Donald Trump has said is a clear “red line” by gaining access to the president’s tax returns as part of a broadening investigation looking for links between Trump’s business interests, his presidential campaign and Russia. In fact, it seems almost certain the FBI special ...

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Trump Lawyers Overheard Arguing About Russia Probe

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s legal team is wrestling with how much to cooperate with the special counsel looking into Russian election interference, an internal debate that led to an angry confrontation last week between two White House lawyers and that could shape the course of the investigation. The debate in Mr. Trump’s West Wing has pitted Donald ...

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Feinstein: Junior Will Testify Publicly This Fall [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Donald Trump Jr. will give public testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as this fall, to discuss the meeting he held with a Russian lawyer who allegedly promised him damaging information on Hillary Clinton. According to Senator Diane Feinstein, who was interviewed by CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Trump Jr.’s testimony will be taken ...

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Charities Are Still Waiting For Promised Donations Of Leftover Money From Trump’s $107M Inauguration Fund

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be “workmanlike,” and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. Nearly eight months later, the group has helped pay for redecorating at the White House and the vice president’s residence in Washington. But nothing has yet gone ...

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Trump Administration Withholds Mar-A-Lago Visitor Logs

Bloomberg reports: A government transparency group vowed on Friday to continue a court battle to open up visitor logs at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, after the administration provided only the names of Japanese staff who attended a February visit from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, one of three government transparency groups that sued ...

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Manafort Spox Testifies Before Grand Jury On Russia

Politico reports: A spokesman for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Jason Maloni, spent about two-and-a-half hours testifying Friday before a federal grand jury probing potential collusion between the campaign and Russia. Maloni arrived at the courthouse just before 9 a.m. and disappeared behind the frosted glass doors of the grand jury suite on the third floor of the federal ...

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Roger Stone Claims He Will Testify Before US House In Closed Hearing Despite Demanding Public Hearing

The Associated Press reports: A longtime adviser to President Donald Trump says he will appear before the House intelligence committee on Sept. 26. The adviser is Roger Stone, a Republican strategist who has known Trump for many years and informally advised him during the 2016 campaign. The panel’s proceedings typically are closed, though Stone asked previously for his appearance to ...

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Sen. Chuck Grassley To Subpoena FBI Agents Blocked By DOJ From Testifying On Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Raw Story reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is “in the process” of drafting subpoenas for the two FBI agents the Department of Justice blocked from testifying before the committee, ABC’s Ali Rogin reports. Grassley’s statement comes after CNN reported Wednesday the DOJ is refusing to cooperate with Senate investigators probing Donald Trump’s decision to ...

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Ethics Agency Changes Rules To Allow Anonymous Donations To White House Legal Defense Funds

Politico reports: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds. The little-noticed change could help President Donald Trump’s aides raise the money they need to pay attorneys as the Russia probe expands — but raises the potential for hidden conflicts of ...

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Michael Flynn’s Conspiracy Nut Son Now Subject Of Federal Probe Into Russian Meddling In US Election

NBC News reports: Michael G. Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, according to four current and former government officials. The inquiry into Flynn is focused at least in part on his work ...

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Trump Campaign Begins Handing Over Documents

The Daily Beast reports: The Trump campaign has begun handing over documents to Bob Mueller as his investigators probe potential interference by Russia in the 2016 election. A team of attorneys at Jones Day, the firm representing the Trump campaign, is finding the documents that relate to Mueller’s queries of the campaign, sources have told The Daily Beast. And John ...

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REPORT: Trump Overrode Legal Team’s Advice That Kushner Should Step Down Over Russian Probe

The New York Daily News reports: Members of President Trump’s legal team recommended in June that Jared Kushner step down as a senior White House adviser because of his implication in the Russian probe — but Kushner’s doting father-in-law disagreed, according to a report. The President believed that Kushner, his trusted confidant and husband to his daughter Ivanka Trump, had ...

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Mueller To White House: I’ll Probably Need To Interview Sean Spicer And Reince Priebus About Russian Collusion

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has alerted the White House that his team will probably seek to interview six top current and former advisers to President Trump who were witnesses to several episodes relevant to the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the request. Mueller’s interest in the ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sends Out Statute On Lying To Congress After Trump Junior’s Testimony

SNAP: Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) emailed the U.S. statute outlining punishments for lying or withholding information from Congress on Thursday just hours after Donald Trump Jr. testified before the committee. “Below is a statue to keep in mind in regards to Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony today,” Coons wrote in the email before sharing the rules of ...

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Junior Tells Senate That He Only Sought Russian Dirt On Hillary To Determine Her “Fitness” To Be President

The New York Times reports: Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators on Thursday that he set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because he was intrigued that she might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, saying it was important to learn about Mrs. Clinton’s “fitness” to be president. But nothing came of the Trump Tower meeting, he ...

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Junior Testifies Privately Before Senate Panel As Dem Senator Warns He Could Face “Years In Prison” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The oldest son of President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for a private interview with congressional staff about a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr. made an opening statement of about 15 to 20 minutes before taking questions behind closed doors from staff members ...

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REPORT: GOP Leaders “Visibly Annoyed” When Ivanka Crashes Oval Office Meeting On Debt Ceiling Plan

The Hill reports: Republican leaders on the Hill were “visibly annoyed” that Ivanka Trump joined an Oval Office meeting to “say hello” during their Wednesday meeting with President Trump on a must-pass spending bill, according to reporters who spoke with an aide. Democrat and Republican Congressional leaders met with Trump on Wednesday to discuss a plan to increase the debt ...

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PEE TAPE: Far-Right Russian Politician Threatens To “Hit Trump” With Dirty Intel, Claims “Of Course We Have It!”

The Independent reports: A Russian politician has threatened to “hit Donald Trump with our Kompromat” on state TV. Speaking on Russia-24, Nikita Isaev, leader of the far-right New Russia Movement, said the compromising material should be released in retaliation over the closure of several Russian diplomatic compounds across the US. When asked whether Russia has such material, Mr Isaev, who ...

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Trump Again Repeats Debunked Tax Rate Claim

The Week reports: President Trump is traveling to North Dakota on Wednesday, where he will visit an Andeavor oil refinery to discuss tax reform. “We are the highest taxed nation in the world,” Trump added to this announcement on Twitter, an entirely false statement that he has made at least three times. “By all metrics we looked at, the United ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Gifts To Trump Include Cheetah And Tiger Fur Robes, Daggers, Swords, Paintings Of Himself

The Daily Beast reports: During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton for accepting money from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, complaining during one of the debates, “These are people that kill women and treat women horribly and yet you take their money.” That was, of course, before he made his first foreign visit as president to Saudi Arabia—and ...

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