Trump Corruption

Cultist Who Faked Resume Again Tapped As Spy Chief

The Hill reports: President Trump has tapped Rep. John Ratcliffe to serve as his next Director of National Intelligence (DNI), reviving an appointment of the Texas Republican that previously derailed last year. Trump had initially appointed Ratcliffe to serve as his intelligence chief last July, but the Texas congressman withdrew from consideration weeks later amid media scrutiny that he padded …

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Pompeo Won’t Say Coronavirus Isn’t A Hoax [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s response to the spreading coronavirus and faced contentious questions from Democrats about an attack that killed Iran’s most powerful general. Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee expressed frustration that the panel was afforded only two hours to question Pompeo, who until Friday had gone months without a public …

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Giuliani Ally Battles House Panel On “Stalking” Probe

NBC News reports: A House committee investigating potential surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is struggling to get records and text messages from Robert Hyde, the GOP congressional candidate who claimed to have her under surveillance. Hyde, in response, is accusing the House Foreign Affairs Committee of “trying to set me up.” House Foreign Affairs Chairman …

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Scottish Lawmakers Seek “Unexplained Wealth Order,” Suspect Trump Organization Of Money Laundering

The Scotsman reports: Patrick Harvie MSP, co-leader of the Scottish Greens, said there were reasonable grounds for suspecting that the US president, or people he is connected with, “have been involved in serious crime.” He has called on ministers to apply to the Court of Session to seek answers as to how Mr Trump’s bankrolled his multimillion acquisitions of land …

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Obama Demands SC Stations Pull Deceptive Trump Ad

The Washington Post reports: Former president Barack Obama is calling on South Carolina television stations to stop running an ad from a pro-Trump super PAC that uses his words out of context in a misleading attack on former vice president Joe Biden. The Committee to Defend the President, a group devoted to supporting Trump, reported to the Federal Election Commission …

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Trump Campaign Sues NYT For Libel Over 2019 Op-Ed

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign sued The New York Times for libel over a March 2019 opinion article, saying the newspaper published its allegedly false claims with the “intentional purpose” of damaging Trump’s chances for reelection this year. The campaign, which is seeking millions of dollars in damages, said The Times falsely reported “as fact a conspiracy with Russia” …

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Trump: RBG And Sotomayor Should Recuse Themselves

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Monday night called for Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from any cases involving his administration after a recent stinging dissent by Sotomayor. Trump was responding to a statement from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who said Sotomayor accused “GOP appointed Justices of being biased” in …

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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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