Tag Archives: Trump lies

Trump Confesses: I Totally Lied About Having Tapes

ABC News reports: Despite his foreboding warning in the aftermath of James Comey’s dismissal in May, President Donald Trump does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. In May, three days after Comey’s firing, Trump wrote: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to ...

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Trump Predictably Twists Testimony From Jeh Johnson

Unshockingly, Trump is twisting what Johnson said. Jeh Johnson, the former Homeland Security chief, says he wasn’t aware that the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, asked Johnson if former FBI Director Jim Comey would have opened such an ...

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SELF-DEALING: Trump To Host First Trump 2020 Re-Election Fundraiser At Trump’s Washington Hotel

The Associated Press reports: President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump’s roles converge next week as he holds his first re-election fundraiser at his hotel in Washington. Trump can see the Trump International Hotel from the White House lawn, making it a premier and convenient location for the June 28 major-donor event, his campaign director Michael Glassner said. But ...

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Spicer On Whether Trump Might Fire Mueller: Every Appointee Serves At The Pleasure Of The President

The Hill reports: The top White House spokesman on Monday did not directly answer a question about whether President Trump supports Rod Rosenstein amid speculation that the deputy attorney general may have to recuse himself from overseeing an investigation into Russian election meddling. “The president has confidence in everyone who serves in this administration,” press secretary Sean Spicer said when ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Didn’t Admit To Being Under Investigation When He Said He’s Under Investigation

Politico reports: When President Donald Trump wrote online last week that “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director,” it was not an admission that he is indeed being investigated, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Monday morning, but instead a Twitter-shortened reaction to media coverage of ongoing probes into his 2016 campaign. Conway’s insistence Monday morning that ...

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John Oliver Tees Off On Trump’s Coal Lies [VIDEO]

Romper recaps: As part of his campaign strategy, President Trump assured laid-off workers from some of the most environmentally destructive industrial jobs that he was committed to rolling back the EPA regulations that limited their work. Of course, reinvigorating the coal industry instead of investing in renewable energy sources could have devastating effects on the environment, so John Oliver addressed ...

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Russia Renewed Trump Trademarks On Election Day

The New York Times reports: Amid a broadening investigation of Russian contacts with his associates and his own role in trying to stop it, President Trump fired off another angry tweet this past week repeating his assertion that he has no business interests in Russia. But while no Trump Tower graces the Moscow skyline, the Russian authorities recently made sure ...

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Trump Lawyer: He’s Not Being Investigated, Period

The Hill reports: One of President Trump’s attorneys on Sunday insisted “there is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period.” He was responding to reports that a Justice Department investigation has expanded to obstruction of justice charges related to the president’s decision to fire an FBI director, as well as apparent confirmation by the president himself. ...

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Trump Lies About His Approval Ratings

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has claimed his approval rating is higher than that of Barack Obama – despite the data he is referring to suggesting the opposite is true. “The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating. That’s higher than O’s #’s,” he wrote in an ...

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Trump’s Financial Disclosure Reveals He Owes Hundreds Of Millions To Banks Currently Lobbying Congress

The International Business Times reports: Financial disclosure documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics shed new light on President Trump’s finances, even as he refuses to release his tax returns. The documents show that Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to major financial institutions — some with business before Trump’s administration. According to section 8 of the ...

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SAYS WHO: Trump Lawyer Hires His Own Lawyer

Citing an unnamed source, this afternoon NBC’s Katy Tur reports on Twitter that Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, he of “says who!” fame, has hired his own attorney to represent him in the ever-expanding Russia investigation. According to Tur, Cohen is now scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on September 5th. Tur’s source says the delay is due ...

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Trump Finally Admits He Is Being Investigated

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump confirmed Friday morning he is under investigation over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” he said on his Twitter account. News surfaced this week that Trump is being investigated for ...

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Trump Brags About His Social Media Followers

The Hill reports: President Trump assailed the ongoing probes of Russia’s role in the 2016 election on Friday, blasting Congress and the Justice Department for continuing the investigations despite not presenting “any proof” of collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin. Reports emerged this week that the government’s probe of last year’s election has expanded to included possible obstruction of ...

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Hair Furor Tweetstorm: Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel!

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump has mounted another Twitter attack on former election opponent Hillary Clinton, accusing her of having covert dealing with Russia, destroying her phones with a hammer, and “bleaching” her emails. The tweets come one day after The Washington Post reported that Mr Trump is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice. The Post reports Robert Mueller, ...

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Trump Slams “Phony” Obstruction Of Justice Probe

The Hill reports: President Trump early Thursday pushed back on a report that the special counsel leading the Russia probe is now looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. The president has in the past decried the investigation into the Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential race and pushed backed against reports of collusion. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported the ...

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Opens Obstruction Of Justice Probe Over Trump’s Firing Of James Comey

The Washington Post reports:  The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. The move by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s own conduct marks a major ...

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Nearly 200 House And Senate Democrats Sue Trump Over Profiting From Deals With Foreign Governments

The New York Times reports: Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress are expected to file a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from business dealings with foreign governments. The plaintiffs — believed to be the most members of Congress to ever sue a sitting president — contend that Mr. Trump has ignored a ...

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Sen. Ron Wyden Battles Sessions Over “Stonewalling” When Sessions Refuses To Answer Questions [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions denied “stonewalling” in his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee as Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pressed him on his refusal to answer questions. Sessions declined to elaborate about his conversations with President Trump concerning the handling of the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. But “I am not ...

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AG Jeff Sessions: Any Suggestion That I Colluded With Russia Is An “Appalling And Detestable Lie” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections. He vowed to defend his honor “against scurrilous and false allegations.” Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions said it was a “detestable and appalling lie” to suggest that he ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Panel

CNN reports: All eyes will be on Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he testifies before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday. The hearing will be focused on Sessions’ involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. This will be the first time Sessions has testified before Congress since he recused himself ...

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