Trump Lies

REPORT: Manafort Offered To Give Kremlin Billionaire “Private Briefings” On 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an overseas intermediary, asking that a message be sent ...

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Senate To Cohen: Now You Must Testify Publicly

CNN reports: The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday they want President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and longtime associate to testify in public after Michael Cohen released to the media his opening statement he planned to give at a closed door meeting. Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia ...

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Senate Investigators Abruptly Cancel Testimony By Michael Cohen After He Violates Media Gag Agreement

NBC News reports: Senate investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election canceled an interview on Tuesday with longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen because they believe Cohen broke an agreement by speaking with the media. The committee will now subpoena Cohen, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News. By mutual agreement, according to the source, ...

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TODAY: Michael Cohen Testifies In Russia Probe

ABC News reports: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime confidant, will appear Tuesday before Senate investigators in the ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, where he will face questions about a once-confidential proposal to build Trump Tower Moscow. Cohen will meet behind closed doors with investigators for the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is one of ...

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NYT: Paul Manafort Warned To Expect Indictment

The New York Times reports: Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret ...

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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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Sean Spicer: I Regret Lying About The Inauguration

The New York Times reports: During his surprise comedy skit at the Emmys on Sunday, Sean Spicer may have made light of his six-month tenure as the White House press secretary, but a message was also embedded in his performance. In an interview on Monday morning, Mr. Spicer said he now regrets one of his most infamous moments as press ...

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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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Trump Again Complains That His Hands Are Too YUGE To Wear Rubber Gloves During Hurricane Relief Stop

The New Yorker reports: President Trump, who’s been dealing with smart alecks making fun of his gerbil hands since he was a fixture in Spy magazine, made a show of not being able to fit into a pair of rubber gloves on Thursday, the second time he’s done so in as many weeks. During his trip to hurricane-ravaged Naples, Florida, ...

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Twitter Snorts After Trump Blames Weeklong Delay In Contacting Mexican President On “Cell Phone Reception”

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has claimed the reason he did not reach out to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto immediately after the country’s huge earthquake was because there was no cellphone reception in Mexico. The president was asked why he had not yet contacted Peña Nieto following last Thursday’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico that left at least 96 ...

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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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