Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Lewandowski: If Manafort or Roger Stone Colluded With Russia, I Hope They’re Jailed For The Rest Of Their Lives

The Washington Examiner reports: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Tuesday that if Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, or anyone else within the campaign colluded to influence the 2016 election, he hopes they “go to jail for the rest of their lives.” Lewandowski was responding to reports that Manafort, who became campaign manager after Lewandowski was fired, was wiretapped as ...

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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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Trump Uses Campaign Donations For Russia Defense

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Following Reuters exclusive report on Tuesday, CNN reported that the Republican National Committee paid in August more ...

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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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Manafort Spox: Release The Wiretapping Transcripts

CBS News reports: A spokesman responding on behalf of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort issued a rare response, after CBS News confirmed Manafort was wiretapped during an investigation of the efforts of Russian operatives to influence the election. “If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ...

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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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Breitbart: Trump Vindicated On His Wiretapping Claim

Late yesterday CNN reported that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was wiretapped by the feds starting in 2014 over his murky financial dealings with Ukraine. And even though that started long before anybody dreamed that Trump would run for president, today Breitbart claims this vindicates his claim of being wiretapped himself. They write: President Trump had tweeted on March ...

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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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Michael Flynn’s Family Sets Up Legal Defense Fund

Politico reports: The family of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has set up a legal defense fund for him, soliciting donations to ease the “tremendous financial burden” from the ongoing investigations into his actions and the 2016 presidential campaign. “The enormous expense of attorneys’ fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to pay,” Flynn’s brother ...

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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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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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FBI Investigates Russian State News Agency As Part Of Pro-Trump “Influence Campaign” During 2016 Election

Yahoo News reports: The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). As part of the probe, Yahoo News has learned, the bureau has obtained a thumb ...

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