Trump Corruption

Today’s Insane Lie: “Obama Played More” Golf Than Me

Trump is now gaslighting on how much he plays golf:  President Trump defended his golfing in a Sunday morning tweet, calling the activity his “‘exercise.’” His tweet comes a day after Golf News Net reported that Trump’s Saturday visit to the Trump National Golf Club in northern Virginia was the 275th time he visited a golf club as president and …

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Mueller: Roger Stone Rightly Remains A Convicted Felon

Robert Mueller writes from the Washington Post: The work of the special counsel’s office — its report, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions — should speak for itself. But I feel compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper, and to specific claims that Roger Stone was a victim of our office. …

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Trump: I Never Wanted That Shoddy Private Border Wall Which Was Only Built “To Make Me Look Bad”

Trump is now claiming that he opposed the privately-built border wall that engineers say is in danger of falling into the Rio Grande. A reminder from ProPublica: Tommy Fisher’s New Mexico and South Texas private fence projects have gone up with financial and political help from We Build the Wall, an influential conservative nonprofit that counts former Trump political strategist …

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Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Says Trump Discussed Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

From a New York Times interview with former Acting Homeland Security Sec. Elaine Duke: She said that as Hurricane Maria approached Puerto Rico and Ms. Duke argued for an emergency declaration before its landfall, Mick Mulvaney, then the president’s budget director, resisted. The next day, Ms. Duke said she was pleased when the president himself expressed concern about the people …

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REPORT: Bill Barr Opposed Clemency For Roger Stone

The Hill reports: U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr recommended that President Trump not grant associate Roger Stone clemency, administration officials told NBC News. Sources told NBC that Barr and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows recommended against the move over concerns of political blowback. In an interview released July 8, Barr said that he felt Stone’s prosecution was “righteous.” …

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Quarantined Junior Writes Book On “Liberal Privilege”

Axios reports: Donald Trump Jr., in quarantine since girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tested positive for the coronavirus, says he’s used the time to finish a book that he’ll self-publish the week of the Republican convention, at the end of August. What he’s saying: Don Jr., whose controversial blasts connect with President Trump’s base, told me in a phone interview that “Liberal …

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Romney: Stone Commutation Is “Historic Corruption”

Time Magazine reports: On Saturday morning, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney became the first Congressional Republican so far to speak out against President Donald Trump’s Friday night decision to commute the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone. Stone had been sentenced to 40 months in prison for multiple felonies including lying to Congress and attempting to obstruct the Congressional investigation …

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BREAKING: Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty of seeking to thwart congressional and FBI investigations into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. A senior administration official confirmed to POLITICO that Trump commuted Stone’s sentence. Stone, 67, was sentenced in February to three years and four months in …

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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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