Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Cory Booker: I’m Not Rushing To Impeachment [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker preached patience in the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference and potential ties to the Trump campaign, saying he was not ready yet to entertain talks of impeachment charges. “I’m not going to rush to impeachment,” Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday on CNN’s “Face the Nation.” “I think we need to deal with this in ...

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Trump Unleashes Yet Another “Fake News” Rant

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that many of the leaks from the White House were “fake news,” following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday ...

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Trump Only G7 Leader Not To Hold Press Conference

The Hill reports: President Trump was the only world leader not to give a press conference following the G7 summit Saturday, adding to already existing tension between the president and the press. The Trump administration did offer a press briefing after the summit by the president’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. The briefing, ...

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Lawyer: Kushner Is Ready To Talk To The FBI

The Associated Press reports: If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. ...

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McMaster “Not Concerned” With Kushner Revelations

Politico reports: National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster said he’s “not concerned” following reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner may have discussed setting up diplomatic backchannels to Moscow during the presidential transition. McMaster told American reporters traveling with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily that the U.S. frequently sets up backchannels to countries for discreet ...

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REPORT: White House To Establish “War Room” To Battle Incessant Reporting On Russian Collusion

Reuters reports: Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency. Trump’s aides are preparing to establish a “war room” to combat mounting questions about ...

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ITALY: Melania Trump Flaunts $51,000 Jacket

I only use the word “flaunts” in tribute to the countless times Teabagistan lost their fucking minds over the gowns Michelle Obama sometimes wore to state dinners. The Associated Press reports: Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the ...

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John Boehner: Trump Has Been A “Complete Disaster”

NBC News reports: Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster.” Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. “Everything ...

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Kushner To Cooperate With FBI’s Russia Probe [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued Thursday amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. “Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with ...

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Trump: This Foreign Trip Has Saved Millions Of Jobs

As usual, nobody has any idea what he’s talking about: President Trump on Friday morning said his first foreign trip has “made and saved” the U.S. “billions of dollars and millions of jobs” as he arrived at his final stop before returning home. Trump has landed in Sicily, Italy, for a G-7 summit after earlier visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, ...

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FBI’s Russia Probe Focuses On Jared Kushner

The Washington Post reports: Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker ...

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Trump Denies He Backed Fascist Leader Marine Le Pen, Tells French President Macron “You Were My Guy”

Politico Europe reports: U.S President Donald Trump congratulated newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for his “tremendous victory” and “incredible campaign” as they met for the first time over lunch in Brussels on Thursday. Speaking alongside Macron at the U.S. embassy, Trump said: “It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France, who ran an ...

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DOJ REVEAL: Jeff Sessions Did Not Disclose Meetings With Russian Officials On Security Clearance Form

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday. Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn’t note those interactions on the form, which requires him to list “any contact” he or ...

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Trump’s Approval Rating Tumbles In FOX Poll

Fox News reports: American voters disagree with President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, think the dismissal was for self-serving reasons, and approve of a special counsel being appointed to investigate Russian government efforts to influence the election and the Trump campaign. In addition, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. That’s according to a new Fox ...

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Israel Changes Intelligence-Sharing Protocols With US In Wake Of Trump’s Blabby Leak To Russian Officials

Foreign Policy reports: Donald Trump disclosure of top secret Israeli intelligence to top Russian officials during a meeting in the Oval Office is not without repercussions. On Wednesday, Israeli Defense chief Avigdor Lieberman said his country tweaked its intelligence-sharing protocols with the United States after Trump’s off-script remarks. “I can confirm that we did a spot repair and that there’s ...

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Nate Silver: Donald Trump’s Base Is Eroding

Nate Silver writes at FiveThirtyEight: A widely held tenet of the current conventional wisdom is that while President Trump might not be popular overall, he has a high floor on his support. Trump’s sizable and enthusiastic base — perhaps 35 to 40 percent of the country — won’t abandon him any time soon, the theory goes, and they don’t necessarily ...

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Game Of Thrones Author: Joffrey Is Now America’s King

Business Insider reports: “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin and star of the HBO series Kit Harington don’t think highly of President Donald Trump. In a new profile of Harington for Esquire, the two men weighed in on comparisons between the HBO hit fantasy drama and today’s politics. “I think Joffrey is now the king in America,” Martin told ...

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Trump Vowed To Give US Treasury All His Profits From Foreign Governments So Of Course He Isn’t Doing That

NBC News reports: Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury. But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking all possible payments it receives from foreign governments, according to new admissions by Trump representatives. By failing to track foreign payments it receives, the company will ...

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DOJ: The Special Counsel’s Office Is “Up And Running”

Politico reports: Special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s office is now operating from an office in Washington, beginning its work of probing the impact of Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election, Justice Department officials said Tuesday. “The special counsel’s office is up and running now,” Assistant Attorney General for Administration Lee Lofthus told reporters at an annual briefing on the Justice ...

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REPORT: Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Russia Collusion After Comey’s Revelations

The Washington Post reports: President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the ...

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