Trump Corruption

New Trump Lie: CNN Claimed I Had A Heart Attack

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump repeatedly denied during a raucous Thursday night campaign rally in Pennsylvania that he suffered a stroke last year — even though it hasn’t been reported by any major news outlets that he ever did. Adding to the confusion surrounding the 74-year-old president’s health, Trump also told the largely maskless crowd in the …

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Pentagon To Shutter 170 Year-Old Stars & Stripes

USA Today reports: Even for those of us who are all too wearily familiar with President Donald Trump’s disdain for journalists, his administration’s latest attack on the free press is a bit of a jaw-dropper. In a heretofore unpublicized memo, the Pentagon delivered an order to shutter the Stars and Stripes, a newspaper that has been a lifeline and a …

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Trump Tells Pennsylvania Rally Crowd To Vote Twice

The Hill reports: “Sign your mail-in ballot, OK? You sign it and send it in and then you have to follow it. And if on Election Day or early voting, that is not tabulated and counted, you go vote,” Trump told the crowd. “And if for some reason after that — it shouldn’t take that long — they’re not going …

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Trump Ads Doctor Photo To Make Biden Look Older

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign launched a series of Facebook ads on Thursday featuring a manipulated photo of his presidential opponent Joe Biden edited to make the former vice president appear older. The ads, which label Biden “Sleepy Joe,” show him gazing out against a dark background with his mouth slightly agape. It’s among the latest examples …

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Twitter Slaps Warning On Trump’s “Vote Twice” Tweets

CNET reports: Twitter said Thursday that it labeled two of President Donald Trump’s tweets “for encouraging people to potentially vote twice” because the remarks violated the site’s rules about civic integrity and elections. In the pair of tweets, Trump said that voters should mail in their ballots as soon as possible and “go to your Polling Place to see whether …

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Trump’s “Vote Twice” Command Could Sow Chaos

Slate reports: Supporters of his, in North Carolina and elsewhere, could follow his advice and try to vote twice. The comments are going to put a strain on an election system stretched to its limits by trying to conduct a presidential election in the midst of a pandemic. Again, this is probably Trump’s real intent. North Carolina, like other states, …

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Trump Tries To Walk Back “Vote Twice” Command

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday sought to clarify remarks in which he suggested voting twice, saying in tweets that he was instead urging those who vote by mail to follow up at their polling place to make sure their mail-in ballots have been counted. During a trip to North Carolina on Wednesday, Trump suggested that those who …

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Trump: Cuomo’s Prosecutors Are “Illegally After Me”

The New York Post reports: President Trump demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell state prosecutors, who he said are “illegally after me,” to investigate the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, as the two continue their feud after the president proposed cutting off federal funding to New York City. Trump ordered the federal government to study the process of cutting off …

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White House: Trump Never Said To Vote Twice [VIDEO]

Nothing you see or hear is real: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted Thursday that President Trump was not suggesting people “do anything unlawful” when he encouraged voters to test the system by voting both by mail and in person. In an interview on Fox News, McEnany said that Trump was telling voters to “verify” that their mailed ballot …

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USPS Paid $286M To DeJoy’s Ex-Employer Since 2013

The Washington Post reports: The United States Postal Service has paid about $286 million over the past seven years to XPO Logistics, the former employer of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. He still holds at least a $30 million stake in the company, which has ramped up its business with the Postal Service since he took the helm at the agency. …

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Trump Campaign Sues Montana Over Mail-In Voting

Reuters reports: Republican President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sued the Democratic governor of Montana on Wednesday in an attempt to halt an expansion of mail-in voting in the run up to November’s election. The lawsuit comes as Trump frequently alleges – without providing evidence – that voting by mail is riddled with fraud, and as a record number of Americans …

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Trump Orders Federal Agencies To Begin Process Of Defunding “Anarchist Cities” Seattle, Portland, NYC, DC

The New York Post reports: President Trump is ordering the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City and three other cities where officials allowed “lawless” protests and cut police budgets amid rising violent crime, The Post can exclusively reveal. Trump on Wednesday signed a five-page memo ordering all federal agencies to send reports to the White …

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Bill Barr Denies Police Brutality, Attacks Voting By Mail

CNN reports: Attorney General William Barr, in an exclusive interview on CNN, broadly defended the actions of police, saying shootings of Black Americans often weren’t racially motivated and weren’t as common as public demonstrations have made them seem. “I don’t think there are two justice systems,” Barr said in a sometimes contentious interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf …

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Trump Tells North Carolina Supporters To Vote Twice

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump suggested that people in North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once by mail and once in-person, escalating his attempts to cast confusion and doubt on the validity of the results. “So let them send it in and let them go vote, and if their system’s as good as they say it …

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HHS Spox Praised Far-Right Extremists In His Podcast

Media Matters reports: On his now-defunct show Still Standing with Michael Caputo, the current HHS spokesperson pushed the debunked conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was invented “in a bioweapons facility in Wuhan,” used racist terms to refer to the virus, and said Democrats are calculating how long they can “actually keep the coronavirus concern ball in the air” in order …

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CDC To States: Be Ready For Vaccine By Late October

The New York Times reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November. The documents were sent out on the same day that President Trump …

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Trump Campaign Spox Defends Kenosha Killer: If You Don’t Let The Cops Do Their Job, This Is What Happens

Talking Points Memo reports: When CNN anchor John Berman asked if President Donald Trump supported out-of-state vigilantes coming in to act as law enforcement, Gidley said Trump “doesn’t” support them, but also Democratic state leaders have “let these looters continue to criminalize our communities” and Trump “doesn’t want that.” “It does make sense just logically, if you don’t allow police …

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Federal Food Aid Now Arrives With Trump Branding

ProPublica reports: Millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on the table may discover a new item in government-funded relief packages of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat: a letter signed by President Donald Trump. The message, printed on White House letterhead in both English and Spanish, touts the administration’s response to the coronavirus, including aid provided …

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Kanye’s Own Electors Sue To Take Him Off VA Ballot

Law & Crime reports: Two of the people who signed Elector Oaths submitted in support of Kanye West filed a lawsuit in Virginia Circuit Court on Tuesday. They claim there is 1) evidence showing that at least three of the signatures were obtained “under false pretenses”; and 2) they believe “at least eleven of the thirteen” oaths are invalid. “As …

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Trump Faked Photo Op With “Owner” Of Kenosha Store

Milwaukee’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Kenosha business owner is accusing President Donald Trump of using his destroyed store for political gain. Tom Gram’s century-old camera shop burned to the ground a week ago during the unrest in Uptown Kenosha. Gram said he declined President Trump’s request to be a part of his tour of damage Tuesday in Kenosha. Instead, …

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