Trump Corruption

Trump Calls NYC “A Hellhole That Everybody’s Leaving” After Manhattan DA Wins SCOTUS Tax Case [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump, arms folded tightly across his chest, called a Supreme Court ruling that likely will hand his tax and financial records to a Manhattan district attorney “purely political,” and called his hometown of New York a “hellhole” that “everybody is leaving.” The president’s comments came when he was asked about a Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning …

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Fox Analyst: Today Was A “Defeat For The President”

Mediaite reports: Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision on Donald Trump’s tax returns by pronouncing their verdict “a defeat for the president.” Napolitano reacted to the decision on America’s Newsroom by emphasizing that Trump and his successors are “not immune from criminal prosecution and is not immune from complying with the ordinary process of …

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Trump Wins Second Delay On 2020 Financial Disclosure

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has been granted a second 45-day extension to submit his annual financial disclosure form, a White House official told CNN on Wednesday. “The President has a complicated report and he’s been focused on addressing the coronavirus crisis and other matters. As a result, he’s been given an additional 45 days, but the President intends to …

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Trump’s Losing Lawyer Vows Battle In “Lower Courts”

The Insider reports: In a blockbuster ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down President Donald Trump’s efforts to stop New York investigators from obtaining his financial records. In Trump v. Vance, the court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Though both rulings are a major blow to the president’s longrunning efforts to shield his financial …

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Trump Has Screeching Meltdown After SCOTUS Rulings

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave President Donald Trump a chance to beat back House Democrats’ efforts to obtain his financial records but ruled he is not immune from Manhattan district attorney’s attempt to get his taxes. The Manhattan district attorney’s office wanted to obtain Trump’s tax returns as part of its probe into hush-money payments …

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SCOTUS Punts In Second Case On Trump’s Financials

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Trump can for now block the release of his financial records to Congress but that prosecutors in New York may see them, a stunning defeat for Mr. Trump but a decision that probably means the records will continue to be shielded from public scrutiny until after the election …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Rules Trump Must Disclose Taxes

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a New York prosecutor is entitled to see President Trump’s private and business financial records, ending an intense legal battle waged by the president to keep them secret. The court said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. had the authority to subpoena the records from Trump’s private accounting firm. …

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Mnuchin’s Ritzy LA Country Club Got Millions In Bailout

The Daily Beast reports: An exclusive California golf course that has counted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin among its members is seeing plenty of the taxpayers’ green. The Riviera Country Club, located in a posh enclave of Los Angeles, received $2 million to $5 million in assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program—a multibillion-dollar initiative intended to carry small businesses and their …

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Vindman Retiring Over Trump’s “Campaign Of Bullying”

CNN reports: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, is retiring from the US Army after more than 21 years of military service because he determined that his future in the armed forces “will forever be limited” due to political retaliation by the President and his allies, his lawyer told CNN Wednesday. Vindman has …

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Conway Blasts Reporters For Stories On Mary Trump’s “Fictional” Book: “Family Matters” Should Stay Private

Mediaite reports: In an interview on Fox News Tuesday, Harris Faulkner asked Conway for her response to an anecdote in which Ms. Trump and her aunt blasted the president’s “blatant racism” and lack of principles. Conway responded by disputing Mary Trump’s claim that the president and his sister have a negative relationship with each other. After that, she quickly turned …

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Christian Grifters Scoop Up Millions In SBA Bailouts: Jim Bakker, Liberty Counsel, Paula White, And Jay Sekulow

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Conservative evangelical churches and advocacy groups led by vocal boosters of President Donald Trump have received millions of dollars in coronavirus relief funds, marking a new milestone in the religious​ right’s long campaign to take a wrecking ball to the wall separating church and state. The American Center for Law and Justice, part …

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Niece’s Book: Trump Paid Someone To Take His SAT

The New York Times reports: As a high school student in Queens, Ms. Trump writes, Donald Trump paid someone to take a precollegiate test, the SAT, on his behalf. The high score the proxy earned for him, Ms. Trump adds, helped the young Mr. Trump to later gain admittance as an undergraduate to the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business …

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“Explosive” Tell-All Coming From Ex-Melania Gal Pal

The Daily Beast reports: Following months of legal drama, threats, and public controversy surrounding multiple books published by former Trumpworld insiders, yet another blockbuster Trump book is set to hit shelves this summer and contain “explosive” revelations about first lady Melania Trump, written by her once close adviser and friend of 15 years. According to people familiar with the project, …

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Trump Cultist Megachurch Got Up To $5M SBA Bailout

Reuters reports: A Dallas megachurch whose pastor has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump was approved for a forgivable loan worth $2 million to $5 million, according to long-awaited government data released on Monday. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a rally last month at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, whose pastor, Robert Jeffress, has been on …

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GOP Congress Members Got Millions In SBA Bailouts

The Washington Post reports: At least seven members of Congress or their spouses received loans, including lawmakers who were directly involved in shaping regulations and also benefited from a blanket waiver of ethics concerns. Among the loan recipients disclosed is KTAK Corp., a Tulsa-based operator of fast food franchises owned by Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.). KTAK reported receiving between $1 …

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Kanye West’s Clothing Company Got Up To $5M Bailout

Billboard Magazine reports: Kanye West’s Yeezy company received more than $2 million through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration disclosed on Monday (July 6). Yeezy, an LLC formed by the musician and clothing designer, received a loan between $2 million and $5 million, according to the SBA. The company disclosed that it saved 160 jobs because of the …

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Niece’s Book: For Trump, “Cheating Is A Way Of Life”

The New York Daily News reports: A forthcoming book by President Trump’s estranged niece describes him as a “toxic” bully who practices “cheating as a way of life” and made fun of his own father when his health began to deteriorate, according to a Monday press release. Having spent much time at the sprawling Queens home where President Trump and …

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Multiple Trump Cronies Got “Small Business” Bailouts

The Wall Street Journal reports: The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program designed to help small businesses weather fallout from the coronavirus pandemic helped a broad swath of organizations, including prominent restaurant chains, law firms and non-profits. Among the recipients the Trump administration disclosed Monday: Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, the law firm headed by antitrust litigator David Boies; Newsmax Media Inc., …

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Mary Trump’s Book Release Moved Up To Next Week

USA Today reports: The publisher of a book on President Donald Trump and his family announced Monday they are moving up the publication date to July 14 due to “high demand and extraordinary interest” in the tell-all tome by Mary Trump. The president’s niece, embroiled in a legal battle over the book with her uncles, including the president’s brother Robert …

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Trump Rages That Fox Promotes “Suppression Polls”

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump said he’s done with Fox News after the network on Sunday showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls. Trump claimed he was leading in “real polls” but did not cite any. Trump has repeatedly attacked news agencies for reporting on polls unfavorable to him and even sent a “cease …

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