Trump Corruption

Tom Barrack Heckled As “Traitor” Outside Courthouse

Mediaite reports: Former Chair of the Trump Inaugural Committee Tom Barrack was greeted by an assembly of both press and local Brooklyn hecklers as he entered a Brooklyn Federal Court across from Cadman Plaza Monday morning. As Barrack entered the courthouse building surrounded by his attorneys, he was surrounded by many members of the press and received shouts of animus …

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Trump Encourages Cultist Crowd To Boo US Olympians

NBC Sports reports: The Tokyo Olympics crossed over with a Donald Trump rally Saturday night, as the former president encouraged a hyped-up Phoenix crowd to boo the U.S. Women’s soccer team. “Wokeism makes you lose,” Trump said, according to a video of the speech posted to Twitter by Turning Point officials. “The U.S. Women’s soccer team is a very good …

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Trump Inauguration Chief Released On $250M Bond

CNBC reports: A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday ordered the release on a $250 million bond of Thomas Barrack, the private equity investor charged with illegally lobbying his close friend ex-President Donald Trump for the United Arab Emirates. The order requires the release bond — which is among the highest ever set in the world — to be …

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Top Trump Ally Tom Barrack To Face Bail Hearing Today

Bloomberg reports: Colony Capital founder and Trump ally Thomas J. Barrack Jr. is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Los Angeles Friday to learn whether he will be released on bail, after his arrest this week on charges of illegally lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Barrack, 74, has been held in a federal jail in …

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Trump’s PAC Grifted $75 Million From His Cultists For “Ballot Reviews” But Has So Far Spent It On Himself

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump’s political PAC raised roughly $75 million in the first half of this year as he trumpeted the false notion that the 2020 election was stolen from him, but the group has not devoted funds to help finance the ongoing ballot review in Arizona or to push for similar endeavors in other states, …

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Politico Brutally Fact-Checks Trump’s AZ “Fraudit” Lies

Politico reports: TRUMP: “168,000 fraudulent ballots printed on illegal paper (unofficial ballots)” THE FACTS: All of that is false. The ballots were not unofficial or printed on illegal paper, and even [Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug] Logan never alleged they were fraudulent. TRUMP, citing “74,000 mail in ballots received that were never mailed (magically appearing ballots).” THE FACTS: No, there were …

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BOOK: Pence Aides Feared Secret Service Would “Fly Him To Alaska” To Stop Him From Certifying Election

Yet another excerpt from I Alone Can Fix It: At 2:26, after a team of agents scouted a safe path to ensure the Pences would not encounter trouble, Giebels and the rest of Pence’s detail guided them down a staircase to a secure subterranean area that rioters couldn’t reach, where the vice president’s armored limousine awaited. Giebels asked Pence to …

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BOOK: Ivanka Repeatedly Begged Trump To Stop Riot

Another excerpt from I Alone Can Fix It: As soon as she saw on the television in her second-floor office that the rioters were inside the Capitol, Ivanka Trump said to her aides, “I’m going down to my dad. This has to stop.” She spent several hours walking back and forth to the Oval trying to persuade the president to …

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BOOK: Joint Chiefs Chairman Warned Trump Against Air Strikes On Iran, “You’re Gonna Have A Fucking War”

The Hill reports: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley issued a stark warning to former President Trump against a possible strike against Iran in the final months of his presidency, telling him such a move could lead to a “fucking war,” according to a book set to be released next year. “If you do this, you’re gonna have …

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Trump: Some Of My Ex-Aides Are “Made Of Garbage”

“Nobody had ever heard of some of these people that worked for me in D.C. All of a sudden, the Fake News starts calling them. “Some of them — by no means all — felt emboldened, brave, and for the first time in their lives, they feel like ‘something special,’ not the losers that they are — and they talk, …

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Trump World Worried About Conway’s Coming Tell-All

Politico reports: Trump officials are anxiously awaiting the books set to be published by actual colleagues, chief among them counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner, who plan to write their own accounts of the Trump presidency. “I think it’s fraught right now as to who is telling the truth,” said a Trump adviser. “They’re all trying to …

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BOOK: Pelosi Feared “Maniac” Trump Would Use Nukes

The Hill reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was fearful former President Trump would launch nuclear weapons in his final days in the White House, according to a new book. Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker write in “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” that Pelosi called Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the …

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Top General Warned Of Trump’s “Reichstag Moment”

The Guardian reports: Shortly before the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Mark Milley, told aides the US was facing a “Reichstag moment” because Donald Trump was preaching “the gospel of the Führer”, according to an eagerly awaited book about Trump’s last year in office. Leonnig and Rucker …

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BOOK: Eric Trump Had Screaming Fit On Election Night

The Huffington Post reports: “The election is being stolen,” the Trump scion ranted, according to an excerpt from Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker’s new book “‘I Alone Can Fix It’: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” that the Post published Tuesday. “Where are these votes coming from? How is this legit?” Eric Trump demanded to know at …

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Banker Guilty Of Bribing Manafort For Top Trump Post

The Wall Street Journal reports: A federal jury in Manhattan convicted a former bank executive on charges that he helped arrange $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in exchange for help getting a high-level job in the Trump administration. Stephen M. Calk, the founder and former chairman of the Federal Savings Bank in Chicago, was …

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BOOK: Trump Wanted “Bunker Story” Leaker Executed

CNN reports: Then-President Donald Trump told a number of his advisers in 2020 that whoever leaked information about his stay in the White House bunker in May of that year had committed treason and should be executed for sharing details about the episode with members of the press, according to excerpts of a new book, obtained by CNN, from Wall …

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Supercut Clip Contrasts Trump’s Lies With Riot Footage

Raw Story reports: MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan on Monday showed a supercut video that contrasted Trump’s description of his supporters with brutal footage of the rioters beating police and vandalizing the Capitol. Another particularly jarring Trump statement was the claim that there was “a love fest” between Capitol Police and Trump supporters even as footage showed the Trump fans attacking the …

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BOOK: Trump Raged Against “Disgraced” Kavanaugh

Axios reports: Former President Donald Trump, in a book out Tuesday by Michael Wolff, says he is “very disappointed” in votes by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, his own hard-won nominee, and that he “hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice.” Driving the news: “There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted …

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Trump Org Demotes CFO From Dozens Of Subsidiaries

The Washington Post reports: The Trump Organization has removed indicted Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg from his leadership roles at more than 40 subsidiary companies, according to corporate filings in the U.S. and Scotland. The changes were made last Thursday and Friday, a week after a grand jury in Manhattan indicted Weisselberg on 15 felony counts, including grand larceny and …

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Fox Airs Legal Disclaimer During Liar’s CPAC Speech

The Insider reports: Fox News aired a legal disclaimer over former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday night. The message appeared on the chyron after Trump continued to push the lie that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from him. Trump said the election had been “rigged” against him and there’s “so much evidence” …

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