Trump Corruption

LIVE VIDEO: Michael Cohen Takes Plea Deal From Feds

CNN reports: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has surrendered to the FBI ahead of a 4 p.m. court proceeding, where the government is expected to disclose a plea deal, according to a law enforcement source. As part of the deal, Cohen is expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank …

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Michael Cohen Surrenders To FBI, Now In Custody

Multiple outlets are reporting that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has surrendered to the FBI at their Manhattan office. He is expected to plead guilty this afternoon to multiple charges, including campaign finance violations. Jail time is expected. ABC News reports: The deal could be a significant blow for Trump. Cohen was part of Trump’s inner circle for more than …

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REPORT: Plea Deal For Cohen Could Come Today

NBC News reports: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is discussing a possible guilty plea with federal prosecutors in Manhattan in connection with tax fraud and banking-related matters, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News. Those sources stress no deal has been reached but do say the potential deal could be reached as early as today. The …

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CNN Host John Berman: It’s Not Monday, Water Isn’t Wet, The Sky Is Not Blue, And Truth Isn’t Truth [VIDEO]

“I’m declaring it is not Monday, and it’s not because I say it’s not. I’m giving myself this new presidential power that Rudy Giuliani just created yesterday. Monday isn’t Monday. The sky is not blue. Water isn’t wet. And truth is not truth. The President’s lawyer actually declared this in the latest edition to the ‘Things Said Out Loud’ file. …

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Glorious Leader Rages About “Democrat Thugs”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Monday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of “ruining people’s lives” by looking for evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia where there is none. In a few tweets, Trump said Mueller spent more than 30 hours with White House counsel Don McGahn and got nothing, which shows Mueller is only interested in hindering the …

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Watergate’s John Dean Blasts Glorious Leader: You Don’t Have Any Idea What McGahn Has Told Mueller

When one of Watergate’s masterminds calls you out: Former White House counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, ripped President Trump on Sunday, saying he doubts Trump has any idea what White House counsel Donald McGahn has told special counsel Robert Mueller as McGahn cooperates with Mueller’s Russia investigation. Trump tweeted early Sunday morning calling a New York Times “FAKE” that …

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WUT: Rudy Giuliani Declares “Truth Isn’t Truth” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: “Truth isn’t truth,” Rudy Giuliani told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning. Giuliani, speaking as a lawyer for President Donald Trump, was trying to clarify why the president should not testify for special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of being trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge. “When you tell …

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Giuliani: The McGahn Leak Proves Mueller Is Panicking

From the far-right Washington Times: Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani suggested Saturday that investigators with the special counsel’s office are “panicking” by leaking information about White House counsel Donald McGahn’s cooperation in an effort to prod the president into testifying. “I think the best analysis would be that the Mueller team is panicking, they know they don’t have a case, there …

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Trump Unleashes Wild Tweetstorm Over Don McGahn

Glorious Leader’s is freaking out over Don McGahn: President Trump early Sunday attacked the “failing” New York Times for a report that he said implied White House counsel Don McGahn must be a “John Dean type RAT.” Trump said late Saturday that McGahn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on questions about possible obstruction of justice because Trump …

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BOMBSHELL: White House Counsel Don McGahn Has “Cooperated Extensively” With Robert Mueller’s Team

The New York Times reports: The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and …

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Mueller Wants Six Month Sentence For Papadopoulos

Reuters reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing late on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents and is scheduled to …

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DOJ Investigates Whether GOP Fundraiser Tried To Sell Influence With Trump To Foreign Officials For Millions

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is investigating whether longtime Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy sought to sell his influence with the Trump administration by offering to deliver U.S. government actions for foreign officials in exchange for tens of millions of dollars, according to three people familiar with the probe. As part of the investigation, prosecutors are scrutinizing a plan …

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Trump Vows To Strip Security Clearance Of Current DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Over Ties To Mueller Probe [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Friday that he plans “very quickly” to strip the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official he said is “a disgrace” who is tied to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump has repeatedly targeted Ohr as a source for Mueller and …

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John Brennan: Trump’s Collusion Denials Are “Hogwash”

From his op-ed just published by the New York Times: Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash. The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of “Trump Incorporated” attempted to defraud the …

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Manafort Defense Rests Without Calling Witnesses

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for Paul Manafort say they’ll rest their case without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s trial. The decision in the bank- and tax-fraud case comes after Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a defense motion to acquit Manafort as his lawyers argued the special counsel had failed to prove its case at the …

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Kushner Agreed To Help Manafort Land Trump Job For Banker, Who Provided Crazy List Of Desired Positions

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort turned to Jared Kushner for help in an attempt to secure a Trump administration job for a Chicago banker at the center of Manafort’s fraud trial. Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016, got a quick response. “On it!’’ Kushner replied on Nov. 30, 2016, according to an email submitted by prosecutors into evidence Monday at …

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White House Waives Federal Ethics Laws So Bill Shine Can Meet With His Former Colleagues At Fox News

The Daily Beast reports: It is “in the public interest” for the White House’s top communicator to be excused from federal ethics laws so he can meet with Fox News, according to President Donald Trump’s top lawyer. Bill Shine, Trump’s newly minted communications director, and Larry Kudlow, the White House’s top economist, who worked at CNBC before his White House …

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Giuliani: Obstruction Requires An Extreme Action Such As Trump Putting A Gun To Someone’s Head [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that if the President sits down for questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump will say he never discussed easing up on a probe of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn with former FBI Director James Comey. “There was no conversation about Michael Flynn. The President didn’t find …

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Stone Aide Found In Contempt For Refusing To Testify

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge has found a witness in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell made the ruling Friday after a sealed hearing to discuss Andrew Miller’s refusal to appear …

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Roger Stone: I’ll Never Testify Against Trump [VIDEO]

“He has yet to prove actual Russian collusion between the Trump campaign or Trump associates or Trump family members with the Russian state. We’ve talked about that before. I know of no evidence of it. I don’t think Mr. Mueller has proven that case yet. But I’m also mindful of any prosecutor’s ability to squeeze underlings to get them to …

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