Trump Corruption

SCOTUS Wife Helping Compile Trump’s Enemy List

From the conservative Washington Examiner: The wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is spearheading an effort to remove officials suspected of undermining President Trump. A network of conservative activists led by Ginni Thomas is helping compile detailed memos of disloyal government officials they want fired. Trump’s distrust of people inside the White House and the federal government has …

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Axios: WH Has Assembled “Deep State” Enemies List

Axios reports: The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios. Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body …

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Judge Rejects Roger Stone’s Demand For Recusal

NPR reports: The U.S. district judge presiding over Roger Stone’s case swatted down his request to disqualify herself over further proceedings because of alleged bias. In a strongly worded order issued Sunday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed the Stone defense team’s claims, arguing that the motion to have her recuse herself lacked “any factual or legal support.” “At bottom, given …

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Trump Security Advisor Denies Intel On Russian Help

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said he’s seen no intelligence to show that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump. Robert O’Brien’s comments come after conflicting accounts emerged from a recent closed-door briefing by intelligence officials, who spoke to lawmakers about Russian interference in the 2020 campaign. …

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Trump’s Vegas Stay Cost US Public At Least $1 Million

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s choice to stay at his own Las Vegas hotel each night during the western states swing that wrapped up Friday likely cost taxpayers a million extra dollars as well as diverted thousands of them into his own cash registers. Previous presidents on extended trips away from the White House typically stayed in the …

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Trump Wants To Block “Traitor” John Bolton’s Book

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has directly weighed in on the White House review of a forthcoming book by his former national security adviser, telling his staff that he views John Bolton as “a traitor,” that everything he uttered to the departed aide about national security is classified and that he will seek to block the book’s publication, according …

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Trump Pushes Fox News To Fire Another Daytime Host

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump attacked Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Friday, mocking his “very bad ratings” and “Fake guests.” President Trump previously called out Cavuto on Thursday for hosting a guest who was critical of his debate skills. Trump also attacked Fox News during his Thursday campaign rally. “They had a crazy person on today, on one of …

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Adam Schiff: Pardoning Stone Would Be Impeachable

Raw Story reports: Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense. Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump — and Schiff sent a warning against a …

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Trump Claims He Won’t Pardon Roger Stone For Now

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday he won’t act to grant clemency to his friend and former associate Roger Stone right now, saying he wants the process to play out before making a decision. “I’m not going to do anything in terms of the great powers bestowed upon a president of the United States, I want the process play …

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Trump Admin Backs Oracle In Court Battle On Day Oracle’s Founder Holds High-Ticket Trump Fundraiser

Axios reports: The Trump administration is siding with Oracle in the database giant’s dispute with Google before the Supreme Court — a move that comes as Oracle’s founder hosts a high-dollar fundraiser for the president. Billions of dollars — and, Google argues, the future of software innovation — are at stake as a long-running copyright dispute between the two giant …

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Ex-GOP Rep: I Did Offer Pardon To Julian Assange

Yahoo News reports: Former California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed in a new interview that during a three-hour meeting at the Ecuadorian Embassy in August 2017, he told Julian Assange he would get President Trump to give him a pardon if he turned over information proving the Russians had not been the source of internal Democratic National Committee emails published …

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Roger Stone Heckled As “Traitor” Outside Courthouse

Mediaite reports: Roger Stone was greeted with jeers and heckling as he entered a federal courtroom in Washington D.C. Thursday morning for sentencing after being found guilty of seven counts including witness tampering and lying to Congress. The notorious and ostensibly self-described dirty trickster — and once President Richard Nixon ally turned President Donald Trump 2016 campaign sideman — could …

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John Bolton: My Testimony Wouldn’t Have Mattered

The Associated Press reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as ”grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump’s acquittal in the Senate, as he continued to stay quiet on the details of a yet-to-be-released book. Bolton contended that the House “committed impeachment malpractice,” drawing some …

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WH Accuses DNC Of Fabricating Assange/Pardon Claim

The Washington Post reports: A day after President Trump issued executive clemency to 11 people including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, another potential Trump pardon is in the news. This one: For Julian Assange. Assange’s lawyers claimed in a London court Wednesday that they would provide evidence that then-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) promised Assange a pardon or some other favor …

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Woman Convicted In $205M Medicare Kickback Fraud Scheme: President Trump Has Given Me My Life Back

NBC News Miami reports: A woman who served nearly a decade behind bars for her role in a health care and money laundering scheme returned to Miami-Dade County early Wednesday morning. President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Judith Negron, who was serving time for her role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme back in 2011. …

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Assange: Trump Offered Pardon To Lie About Russia

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if he agreed to cover up the involvement of Russia in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee, which were later published by WikiLeaks, a London court was told Wednesday. Lawyers acting for Assange have argued that the Australian should not be extradited to the U.S. because the case …

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Trump Pushes Out Official Who OK’d Aid To Ukraine

The Military Times reports: The Pentagon’s top policy official is reportedly being pushed out of the department, as part of the fallout from the Ukraine military aid issue at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Trump confirmed that John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, is departing―a move that leaves yet another significant vacancy at the top …

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Children’s Hospital Extorted By Blago: No Comment

Forbes reports: Executives at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and pediatric doctors there had no comment Tuesday following word President Donald Trump was commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich, who has been serving eight years in federal prison following a conviction in a campaign corruption scheme was accused, among other things, of trying to sell …

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Parscale Hires Former Top Cambridge Analytica Staffer

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is bringing on an alum of the controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, a move likely to raise alarms among Trump critics and data privacy advocates who worry the president will push the technological envelope to get reelected in 2020. Matt Oczkowski, who served as head of product at Cambridge before it went bankrupt and …

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Trump’s Blago Move Was Another Win For “Fox Cabinet”

Media Matters reports: Blagojevich’s team followed in the footsteps of other would-be pardon-seekers by pursuing a Fox-centric PR strategy. His wife, Patti Blagojevich, made the rounds on Fox beginning in April 2018, appearing at least seven times on the network’s programming to date. She received a sympathetic platform from Fox hosts including Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Martha MacCallum, and Jeanine …

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