Trump Corruption

MAGA Rep’s Bill Would Backfire On Glorious Leader

The Daily Beast reports: It’s almost certain that Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) did not intend to prohibit the president from steering campaign funds to his own hotels, resorts, and golf clubs. He introduced a bill this month explicitly designed to target campaign spending by a House colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). But the language of his legislation would very likely …

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SCOTUS Justices Appear Divided On Trump’s Financials

Unsurprisingly. Reuters reports: U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided as they weighed President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent Democratic-led congressional panels from getting his financial records, with its conservative majority appearing to be concerned about improper harassment of the president by lawmakers. In a major showdown over presidential powers, justices asked tough questions of an attorney for Trump …

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LIVE AUDIO: SCOTUS Hears Case On Trump’s Financials

The New York Times reports: It seems that every 23 years, or about once in a generation, the Supreme Court considers whether presidents must abide by the rules that govern other citizens. In 1974, it unanimously required President Richard M. Nixon to turn over tapes of conversations in the Oval Office. Twenty-three years later, in 1997, it unanimously required President …

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Senate Republicans Break With Trump On “Obamagate”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s aggressive campaign to encourage sweeping investigations of his predecessor Barack Obama met a unanimous response from Senate Republicans: No thanks. “I’m not anticipating calling President Obama,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation, even as he vowed to bring in former senior Obama administration …

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Trump Won’t Name Crime He Says Obama Committed

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday declined to name the crime he believes former President Obama committed, as he was pressed on a string of critical tweets he sent over the weekend accusing his predecessor of committing the biggest political crime in history. “You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have …

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Trump: “We Have Met The Moment And Prevailed”

Boing Boing reports: Donald Trump, on the day the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed 80,000, declared success in the war on coronavirus: “We have met the moment and we have prevailed.” One week ago today, the impeached and manifestly unfit president of the U.S. said it was too soon to declare “mission accomplished.” But today, victory has been declared, …

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Tomorrow: SCOTUS Hears Case On Trump’s Financials

Roll Call reports: Trump’s personal lawyers and the DOJ have warned the justices that Congress needs to be stopped. They say lower court rulings that allow the House to demand Trump’s personal and business financial information from an auditing firm and two banks will open up a new political weapon for Congress to harass a president and keep him from …

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2000 Former DOJ Officials Call For Barr’s Resignation

ABC News reports: Nearly 2000 former Justice Department officials have signed onto a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign over what they describe as his improper intervention in the criminal case of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Last week, the DOJ moved to drop charges against Flynn who had pleaded guilty twice to lying to …

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Pence Would Welcome Return Of “Patriot” Michael Flynn

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told “Axios on HBO” that he welcomes the idea of bringing Michael Flynn back into government, after the Justice Department moved last week to drop its criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser. Trump said April 30 that he would “certainly consider” bringing Flynn back into the administration. Since Flynn had been …

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80K Dead And Trump Pimps His Reopening Golf Course

Raw Story reports: Donald Trump was off and running on Twitter on Sunday morning after a night of the president harping on the Russia investigation, and kicked off the day by re-tweeting an announcement that his Los Angeles golf course is re-opening from his official White House Twitter account. As commenters were quick to point out, the coronavirus pandemic is …

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NYT Editorial Board Blasts Bill Barr’s “Abuse Of Power”

From the editorial board of the New York Times: “History is written by the winners,” William Barr, the attorney general, said Thursday when asked how he thought future generations would assess his decision to drop all criminal charges against Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, who had pleaded guilty twice to breaking the law. “So it largely depends …

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Emails Show Top WH Officials Buried CDC Guidelines

The Associated Press reports: The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according to internal government emails obtained by The Associated Press. The files also show that after the AP reported Thursday that the guidance document had been buried, …

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Feds: Vaccine Doctor Was Retaliated Against By Trump

The New York Times reports: A federal investigative office has found “reasonable grounds to believe” that the Trump administration was retaliating against a whistle-blower, Dr. Rick Bright, when he was ousted from a government research agency combating the coronavirus, and said he should be reinstated for 45 days while it investigates, his lawyers said Friday. Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports that …

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Trump Lied About Secret Service Wanting His Hotel

From the Washington DC watchdog group CREW: Yet again, the president used the Secret Service as an excuse for his profiteering, and yet again Secret Service records suggest he’s not telling the truth. In February, President Trump traveled to the West Coast for a multi-day trip through four states. But instead of staying locally, President Trump traveled each evening to …

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Trump: “I Learned A Lot From Richard Nixon” [VIDEO]

“Jeff Sessions was a disaster. I didn’t want to make him Attorney General but he was the first senator to endorse me, so I felt a little bit of an obligation. He came to see me four times, just begging me to be Attorney General. He wasn’t, to me, equipped to be Attorney General but he just wanted it, wanted …

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Trump Team: Michael Flynn Is Our Nelson Mandela

The Daily Beast reports: Of the nine senior Trump administration officials, campaign staff, outside advisers, and longtime associates of the president reached on Thursday, all said that they wanted Flynn to assume some public-facing role, including potentially as an official Trump surrogate. One even compared the ex-general, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian …

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Bill Barr Defends Dropping Case Against Michael Flynn: An Easy Decision, “History Is Written By The Winners”

Talking Points Memo reports: Attorney General Bill Barr defended the Justice Department’s bombshell move to drop its case against Michael Flynn Thursday, telling CBS News that it was an “easy decision.” “I think easy because once I saw all the facts and some of the tactics used by the FBI in this instance and also the legal problems with the …

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Nadler Erupts Over DOJ’s “Outrageous” Move To Drop Flynn’s Charges, Vows To “Demand Answers” From AG

“This is outrageous! Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to lying to investigators. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Now, a politicized DOJ is dropping the case. “The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and warrants an immediate explanation. “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, I worked with DOJ to postpone our scheduled hearing with AG Barr as attentions and …

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BREAKING: DOJ Drops Criminal Case Against Flynn

The Associated Press reports: The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for Trump and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Russia investigation. The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Block Release Of Mueller Docs

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block a ruling that requires the Justice Department to give Congress certain secret grand jury material from the investigation conducted by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in March cleared the way for Congress to access secret …

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