Trump Corruption

Dems Plan “Subpoena Cannon” For Trump And Cronies

Axios reports: House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings, the Space Force and his tax returns to possible “leverage” by Russia, top Democrats tell us. One senior Democratic source said the new majority, which takes power in January, is preparing a “subpoena cannon,” like an arena T-shirt cannon. Adam Schiff …

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Mike Pence’s Brother Spent $21K At Trump’s DC Hotel

Forbes reports: For President Donald Trump, elections don’t just decide who he can count on in Congress, they also determine who he can count on as customers. And after Tuesday night, Trump’s most loyal new customer appears to be Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence. Greg Pence’s congressional campaign, which resulted in an easy victory, listed expenses …

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WH Was Unaware Of Acting AG’s Link To Scam Outfit

The Washington Post reports: Whitaker’s connection to World Patent Marketing came as a surprise to both senior Justice Department and White House officials, several officials said. In their investigation, FTC staff had sought to learn more about the role played by the company’s advisory board members, including Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney whose role was prominently highlighted by the company …

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FBI Investigates Scam Company Linked To Whitaker

MarketWatch reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from customers during the period that Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. attorney general, served as a paid advisory-board member, according to an alleged victim who was contacted by the FBI and other people familiar with the matter. The investigation is …

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Trump’s Acting AG Won’t Recuse From Russia Probe

The Washington Post reports: Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special-counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation. Since stepping into his new role Wednesday, Whitaker …

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Pelosi Demands Acting AG Recuse Himself On Mueller

Yahoo News reports: House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called on newly appointed acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling. Whitaker, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, succeeded Sessions Wednesday after the one-time Alabama senator resigned at Trump’s direction. Whitaker criticized Mueller for …

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MONACO: Russian Billionaire Targeted By Mueller For Links To Trump Gets Arrested On Corruption Charges

Radio Free Europe reports: A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was arrested Tuesday in Monaco on corruption charges. Dmitri Rybolovlev, president of AS Monaco, was taken into custody by Monacan authorities on Tuesday and is under investigation for charges of …

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Roger Stone Blasts “Treacherous” Steve Bannon

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone has written a column for the far-right Daily Caller titled “The Treachery Of Steve Bannon.” An excerpt: The Washington Post reported that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon testified for the Grand Jury yesterday regarding his communications with me regarding the Wikileaks disclosures in October 2016. Bannon’s animus toward me stems from a column …

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Mueller Summons Jerome Corsi Again For Grand Jury

ABC News reports: Self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi returned to Washington, D.C., again this week for more closed-door meetings with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, and on Friday is scheduled to make a second appearance before the federal grand jury probing Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, ABC News has learned. Corsi, who until recently served as the …

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Mueller Grills Bannon On Roger Stone/Wikileaks Link

The New York Times reports: When the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, appeared on a video link from Europe a month before the 2016 presidential election and vaguely promised to release a flood of purloined documents related to the race, the head of Donald J. Trump’s campaign, Stephen K. Bannon, was interested. He emailed the political operative Roger J. Stone Jr., …

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Carter Page To Host Midterms Election Special

The Hill reports: Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page has been awarded his own program on the conservative cable outlet One America News Network (OAN). Page, 47, who has appeared on the network before, will launch “America in the World With Carter Page” this Saturday with a focus on the upcoming midterm elections. The one-off special will have to two …

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REPORT: Mueller Grills Witnesses On Whether Roger Stone Coordinated Wikileaks With Trump Campaign

The Washington Post reports: The special counsel investigation is pressing witnesses about longtime Trump ally Roger Stone’s private interactions with senior campaign officials and whether he had knowledge of politically explosive Democratic emails that were released in October 2016, according to people familiar with the probe. As part of his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign, special counsel …

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Another Mar-A-Lago Member To Get Ambassadorship

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump is said to be ready to nominate couture handbag designer and Palm Beach resident Lana Marks to become ambassador to South Africa, making her the fourth member of the Mar-a-Lago Club that the president has tapped for an ambassadorship. The potential nomination of yet another Mar-a-Lago member to a top post in …

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Dems Accuse Trump Of Scrapping Plan To Move FBI Headquarters So There’d Be No Hotel Across From His

Roll Call reports: Key House Democrats pressed the head of the General Services Administration to provide more information Thursday about President Donald Trump’s role in the proposal to rebuild the FBI headquarters building on its current footprint on Pennsylvania Ave. “As a direct result of President Trump’s clear conflict of interest on this matter, we are now requesting information and …

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Eric Trump: We Have Zero Investments In Russia, Zero In Saudi Arabia, Nothing To Do With Either Country

Media Matters has the transcript: BRIAN KILMEADE: Every time there’s an international incident, they say, well, the president is too nice to Vladimir Putin, that’s because he has so many investments in Russia. Then he says, he’s too open to letting this investigation play out, that’s because he has investments in Saudi Arabia. You’re running the Trump Organization. What’s the …

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Michael Cohen Meets With New York State And Federal Investigators About Trump’s Businesses And “Charity”

CNN reports: Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump’s family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting. The group, which included the federal prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York who charged Cohen …

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Dems Call On Trump To Unmask Financial Ties To Saudis

The Daily Kos reports: In a letter sent today, eleven Democratic senators have demanded Trump account for financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter notes that the Trump Organization “for decades has maintained business relationships with the government of Saudi Arabia and with members of the Saudi royal family.” The letter notes some …

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Judge Forces Manafort To Wear Orange Jumpsuit

Well, this is just a shame: A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Paul Manafort’s request to wear a professional suit during a hearing later this week about his sentence, noting the former Trump campaign chairman is now a convicted felon who has lost the right to wear street clothing in all his court proceedings. “This defendant should be treated no …

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REPORT: Mueller To Issue Key Findings After Midterms

The Chicago Tribune reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials. Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of …

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REPORT: Cohen Has Spent 50 Hours With Investigators

Vanity Fair reports: Robert Mueller’s special investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice continues apace. So does the Southern District’s probe into campaign-finance violations. Despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government, Cohen has willingly assisted and provided information critical to several ongoing investigations, according to two sources familiar with the situation, in a string of meetings that have …

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