Trump Corruption

Another White House Lawyer Expected To Hit The Exit

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Emmet Flood, a veteran of the Clinton impeachment battles, is the leading candidate to replace the White House’s top lawyer, several people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The move would be an effort to prepare for the possibility that Democrats could regain control of the House after the November election ...

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Giuliani Claims Trump Only Recently Found Out Payment To Michael Cohen Was Reimbursement For Hush Money

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump only recently found out that he reimbursed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 nondisclosure agreement with adult performer Stormy Daniels just days before the 2016 election, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed today. In a telephone interview with NBC News, Giuliani insisted he only shared details of the payment with Trump about a ...

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Mueller Seeks 70 Blank Subpoenas In Manafort Case

Courthouse News reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday filed a request for 70 blank subpoenas in the Virginia court presiding over one of two criminal proceedings involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The two-page filing doesn’t offer much in the way of details, but each subpoena orders the recipient to appear at the federal courthouse in Alexandria on ...

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Giuliani Calls On Jeff Sessions To Investigate Mueller Team For “Gross Misconduct” In Michael Cohen Case

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in the Michael Cohen case and put the people behind the probe “under investigation” in a phone call with The Hill on Thursday. “I am waiting for the Attorney General to step in, in his role as defender of justice, and put these people under investigation,” Giuliani ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Gird your loins! NPR reports: President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn’t know about the payments. The issue is one that is expected to come up at Thursday’s White House press briefing. The money, paid just before the 2016 election to stifle Daniels’ ...

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Former Prosecutor: Giuliani Committed Murder-Suicide

The Hill reports: Former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg compared former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s legal strategy to a murder-suicide on Thursday after Giuliani said in an interview that President Trump reimbursed his attorney, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 he paid to adult-film star Stormy Daniels. “I liken it to a murder-suicide,” Wisenberg told CNN’s Dana Bash. “He metaphorically murdered ...

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REPORT: Feds Wiretapped Cohen’s Phones [UPDATED]

IMPORTANT: The report below has since been retracted. NBC News reports: Federal investigators have wiretapped the phone lines of Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump who is under investigation for a payment he made to an adult film star who alleged she had an affair with Trump, according to two people with knowledge of the legal ...

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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Trolls Trump On Stormy With Tweet About FEC Rules On Campaign Finance

Newsweek reports: The husband of a top White House counselor to President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday a Federal Election Commission law pertaining to gifts and loans to candidates. The tweet came following the revelation that Trump had repaid his personal lawyer the money given to an adult film actress for her silence about a brief affair. George Conway, spouse to ...

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Giuliani Tells State TV That Jeff Sessions Should Shut Down Mueller And “Say Enough’s Enough” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday morning in the wake of his bombshell interview with Sean Hannity — and called on the Attorney General to step in and shut down the Russia probe. “Everybody forgets, the basis of the case is dead,” Giuliani said. “Sessions should step in and close it. And say enough’s enough.” Host ...

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Avenatti Is “Speechless” After Giuliani’s Admission: Trump Will Not Serve Out His Term, No Way, No How

The Washington Examiner reports: The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels said the American people have been “lied to” after Rudy Giuliani claimed President Trump repaid his personal lawyer Michael Cohen the $130,000 he gave to Daniels as part of an agreement for her silence about her alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago. “I have to tell ...

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Ingraham On Giuliani’s Admission: That’s A Problem

The Hill reports: Fox News host Laura Ingraham said President Trump’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani contradicted Trump’s claims that he didn’t know about his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, calling the conflicting statements “a problem.” “Did Trump pay it after April 6th?” Ingraham asked, the day Trump denied knowing about the payment. “The left ...

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Glorious Leader Does Giuliani Damage Control

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump tried to clean up the mess from Rudy Giuliani’s self-immolation on Fox News in a series of Thursday morning tweets. Giuliani, who joined Trump’s legal team last month, admitted to Fox News host Sean Hannity that the president had repaid $130,000 to longtime attorney Michael Cohen for a hush money payout to porn actress ...

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Giuliani Contradicts Trump On Stormy Daniels, Says Trump Knew About Payoff, Reimbursed Cohen [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: President Donald Trump’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump had told reporters that he was not aware of the payment and that he didn’t know where Cohen had gotten the money. Giuliani made the revelation during an appearance on Fox ...

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Trump Organization Denies “Raid” On Doctor’s Office: He Gave Us Those Files Peacefully And Cooperatively

ABC News reports: The Trump Organization Wednesday disputed an account by the president’s former personal doctor that his office was “raided” in 2017 to collect President Donald Trump’s medical records while confirming its chief legal officer was involved in the seizure. The president’s former personal doctor, Harold Bornstein, said in an interview Tuesday with NBC News he felt “raped, frightened ...

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Rudy Giuliani: We’d Limit Trump’s Mueller Interview To Two To Three Hours Around A Narrow Set Of Questions

The Washington Post reports: In an interview with The Post, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — who is now serving as Trump’s lead personal attorney dealing with the special counsel — said the president did not force Ty Cobb to leave. “It was just time for him to go, but he’s still going to be available to us,” ...

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Trump Loses Yet Another Lawyer: Ty Cobb To “Retire”

The New York Times reports: President Trump plans to hire Emmet T. Flood, the veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, to replace Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation, who is retiring, according to two people briefed on the matter. In a phone interview, Mr. ...

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Trump Threatens To “Get Involved” With DOJ

Glorious Leader has spent his entire morning freaking out: President Trump has once again weighed in on Republican concerns that the DOJ is not providing documents in a timely manner. It’s gotten to the point where some Republicans have begun drafting articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein as a “last resort.” Rosenstein fired back yesterday by saying the ...

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REPORT: Cohen Represented Clients Who Staged Phony Car Crashes To Defraud Insurance Companies

Rolling Stone reports: A few years before he started working for Donald Trump, and long before he gave legal advice to people like Fox News personality Sean Hannity, Michael D. Cohen had a different kind of clientele. Cohen roamed the courthouses of New York City, filing lawsuits on behalf of people with little means who were seeking compensation for the ...

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Trump: I’m Being Setup For Obstruction Charges

The Hill reports: President Trump attacked the ongoing special counsel investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as well as the possibility of obstruction of justice charges in a tweet Wednesday morning. Trump has sought to allay accusations of both collusion and obstruction of justice over Twitter in recent months, despite Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation into both areas ...

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Trump Asks Federal Court To Dismiss Emoluments Suit

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause related to private payments from other governments. Trump is asking the judge to dismiss the complaint against him as an individual. He’s also being sued separately for violating the Emoluments Clause — which prohibits federal officeholders from receiving ...

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