Trump Lies

Giuliani Preps Report To Delegitimize Mueller Probe

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump’s legal team is crafting a “counter-report” that will seek to delegitimize Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and present countervailing arguments. Trump’s personal attorney, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, told The Daily Beast in an interview on Thursday that part of his report would examine whether the “initiation of ...

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FBI Rejects Trump’s Claim That China Hacked Hillary

The Washington Post reports: The FBI on Wednesday pushed back on an unfounded claim by President Trump that Hillary Clinton’s emails were hacked by China, saying it had found no evidence that the private servers she used while secretary of state had been compromised. Trump asserted early Wednesday, without citing evidence, that China had hacked Clinton’s emails, and he said ...

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David Pecker Bolts Board Of Canadian Media Giant

The Huffington Post reports: David Pecker, the chairman and CEO of American Media Inc., has resigned from the boards of the Canadian media company Postmedia effective immediately, according to a press release. “David noted that it is important for him to focus his efforts on ensuring that his businesses are best positioned for continued growth,” Peter Sharpe, the lead director ...

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Roger Stone Claims Mueller Will Indict Junior, Denies Coming Report He Tipped Off Trump On Hillary’s Emails

The New York Daily News reports: Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone on Monday preemptively pushed back on reports alleging he tipped the President off about WikiLeaks’ pre-election releases of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In a video posted to Instagram, Stone vehemently denied the assertion, which he claimed several news outlets are pursuing. “Somebody has been pushing a fake ...

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Kushner Company Fined $210K For False Documents Claiming Its Buildings Had No Rent-Regulated Tenants

The Associated Press reports: The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it, in fact, had hundreds. The false documents allowed the company to escape extra scrutiny during ...

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Trump Lies About Approval Rating, Ignores Shooting

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump took time out of his busy schedule Sunday for golf and self-praise, but failed to publicly mention a mass shooting at a Jacksonville video game tournament that left three dead, including the gunman. Trump tweeted twice after news of the shooting broke around 2 p.m., once quoting a Washington Times aggregation from ...

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Former Watergate Prosecutor: Immunity For CFO Could Lead To “Downfall Of The Trump Organization” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A former Watergate prosecutor said Friday that the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization receiving immunity could lead to the “downfall of the Trump Organization.” Assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks made the comments on MSNBC just hours after reports broke that Allen Weisselberg was granted immunity as part of federal prosecutors’ investigation into Trump’s ...

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POLL: 20% Of GOP Voters Back Pardon For Manafort

Politico reports: A clear majority of voters say it would be inappropriate for President Donald Trump to pardon Paul Manafort or Michael Cohen, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Six-in-10 voters, 60 percent, say it would be inappropriate for the president to pardon Manafort, his former campaign chairman. Only 11 percent say a pardon for Manafort would be appropriate. ...

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Rudy Giuliani: No, Flipping Should Not Be Illegal

The New York Daily News reports: When it comes to flipping, Rudy Giuliani won’t budge. The former federal prosecutor — famous for coaxing New York mobsters into spilling the beans on their bosses — took a jab at President Trump on Friday over his claim that the longstanding legal tactic of “flipping” ought to be “outlawed.” “The President is not ...

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Michael Cohen’s GoFundMe Raises $150K In 48 Hours

The Associated Press reports: By Friday morning, the GoFundMe page dubbed the “Michael Cohen Truth Fund” had raised more than $149,000 from about 2,770 donations. Most reaction on social media was incredulous and unsympathetic, but one $5 donor was encouraging, writing: “The USA would love you for your honesty.” Confusion over the web address for the fundraising page, michaelcohentruthfund.com, led ...

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Manhattan DA Considers Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization & Two Senior Company Officials

The New York Times reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s office is considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Michael D. Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter. A state investigation would center on how the company accounted for its reimbursement ...

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National Enquirer’s Pecker Kept Trump Docs In Safe

The Associated Press reports: The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail came as several media outlets reported on Thursday that federal prosecutors ...

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Giuliani: Trump Asked About Pardoning Paul Manafort Weeks Ago, Was Advised Against Doing So For Now

The Washington Post reports: President Trump asked his lawyers several weeks ago for their advice on the possibility of pardoning his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his lawyer said Thursday. The subject of pardoning Manafort came up as he faced multiple charges of bank fraud and tax evasion in an Alexandria court and the president was expressing his anger at ...

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Glorious Leader Loses His Pecker To Prosecutors

The New York Times reports: The tabloid executive David J. Pecker has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors investigating payments during the 2016 campaign to two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed on Thursday. Mr. Pecker is chief executive and chairman of American Media Inc., the nation’s biggest tabloid ...

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Washington Post: Trump Lies 7.6 Times Daily [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: One of the distinguishing characteristics of Donald Trump’s presidency has been his loose relationship with facts. As of the beginning of this month, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker had documented 4,229 false or misleading claims from the president — an average of nearly 7.6 a day. Trump’s allies have defended the president by suggesting that facts ...

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Trump: Flipping Almost Ought To Be Illegal [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump has complained that Michael Cohen flipping on him to get a better plea deal isn’t fair and should be made illegal. In an interview with Fox & Friends broadcast Wednesday morning, the president went on a rant about “flippers” two days after his longtime attorney implicated him in a federal crime in his guilty ...

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New York State Subpoenas Cohen In Trump Probe

The Associated Press reports: Investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Foundation. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax department confirmed the subpoena to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The subpoena was issued after Cohen’s attorney said the longtime lawyer for President Donald Trump has ...

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White House Lies: Trump Did Nothing Wrong, Nothing Wrong, Nothing Wrong, Also Nothing Wrong [VIDEO]

Pull her string and the lie is always the same: The White House on Wednesday said President Trump “did nothing wrong” in his dealings with Michael Cohen, pushing back on his onetime lawyer’s claim Trump conspired with him to violate campaign-finance law. He did nothing wrong. There are no charges against him,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ...

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Trump Denies Advance Knowledge Of Payoffs [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt sat down for an exclusive interview with the president in the wake of Cohen pleading guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges. Cohen implicated the president in the crimes, stating Trump directed him to payoff the women — porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal — during the 2016 campaign. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Today’s briefing will be a special kind of entertainment: The White House has added a press briefing at 2:15 p.m. ET to the schedule. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters a day after President Trump’s former campaign chairman was found guilty on eight counts in his criminal trial, and Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to eight felony counts.

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