Trump Corruption

House Intelligence Committee Gives Roger Stone 24 Hours to Name Wikileaks Contact Or Face Subpoena

CNN reports: The leaders of the House intelligence committee are warning that President Donald Trump associate Roger Stone will be slapped with a subpoena Friday if he does not reveal the name of his intermediary with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “We’ll give it until tomorrow,” Rep. Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican who is running the House panel’s Russia investigation, told …

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Carter Page Pleads The Fifth In Russia Probe

The New York Daily News reports: Former Trump adviser Carter Page is pleading his Fifth Amendment right and refusing to hand over documents to a Congressional inquiry into Russian election-meddling. Page, a former financier in Moscow who was name-dropped as a foreign policy adviser by the future President last spring, told CNN that he would still like to testify publicly. …

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Champion DOMA Attorney Roberta Kaplan Leads New Legal Group To Challenge Trump’s Business Corruption

Politico reports: A new organization aiming to step up the legal pressure on President Donald Trump’s business empire is launching this week with the backing of several liberal icons, including the lawyer who scored the first big Supreme Court win for same-sex marriage and a TV producer best known for a hotly-disputed story about President George W. Bush’s National Guard …

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Treasury Department: Steve Mnuchin’s $800K In Military Flights Were Totally Shady But Not Illegal

The Los Angeles Times reports: Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin took military aircraft on at least seven occasions without adequate justification, his department’s inspector general said in a report. The inspector general said that Mnuchin’s use of the planes was not illegal but that he had failed to meet rules that require that military flights be used only if the …

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PISSGATE: “Trump Dossier” Now Part Of Mueller’s Probe

Reuters reports: The special counsel investigating whether Russia tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election has taken over FBI inquiries into a former British spy’s dossier of allegations of Russian financial and personal links to President Donald Trump’s campaign and associates, sources familiar with the inquiry told Reuters. A report compiled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele identified Russian businessmen …

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REPORT: Ivanka And Junior Were Nearly Indicted On Felony Fraud Charges Until Donation By Trump Lawyer

Pro Publica and the New Yorker jointly report that in 2012, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were about to be indicted on felony fraud charges related to real estate claims until a Trump attorney made a campaign donation to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat and the son of the late Cyrus Vance Sr., who served as Secretary …

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Trump On His Tax Plan: It’s Not Good For Me [VIDEO]

Trump today unveiled his tax reform plan before an adoring Indianapolis crowd, where he out and out lied about the plan’s impact on his own taxes. The Week reports: The plan — which proposes shrinking the seven individual tax brackets down to three at 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent — is being promoted as a win for the …

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Mueller Almost Ready To Interview White House Staffers

CNN reports: Special counsel investigators could start interviewing current and former White House staff as soon as later this week regarding the Russian probe, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. One source cautioned it is still being worked out with Robert Mueller’s office and said it might be delayed until next week. As CNN previously reported, among the …

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Roger Stone Calls Congress “Cowards And Liars” In Statement Released Ahead Of Today’s House Testimony

Yahoo News reports: In a feisty statement to be delivered to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime political adviser, denies any collusion with Russia during last year’s presidential election and accuses panel members of “cowardice” for insisting that he testify behind closed doors rather than in a public session. While acknowledging that he is “no …

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LOCK HIM UP: Jared Kushner Exposed For Using Private Email Account To Conduct White House Business

Politico reports: Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business. Kushner uses his private account alongside his official White House email account, sometimes …

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Sean Spicer Threatens To Sic Cops On Reporter Who Texted To Ask About His White House Note-Taking

Axios reports: The Watergate resonance of the Bob Mueller probe rose this week with a CNN report that the special counsel has details of wiretaps of “former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election.” Now we can tell you about another potential honey pot for Mueller. Former colleagues of Sean Spicer tell Axios …

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REPORT: Manafort Offered To Give Kremlin Billionaire “Private Briefings” On 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an overseas intermediary, asking that a message be sent …

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Trump Uses Campaign Donations For Russia Defense

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Following Reuters exclusive report on Tuesday, CNN reported that the Republican National Committee paid in August more …

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Senate To Cohen: Now You Must Testify Publicly

CNN reports: The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday they want President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and longtime associate to testify in public after Michael Cohen released to the media his opening statement he planned to give at a closed door meeting. Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia …

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Senate Investigators Abruptly Cancel Testimony By Michael Cohen After He Violates Media Gag Agreement

NBC News reports: Senate investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election canceled an interview on Tuesday with longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen because they believe Cohen broke an agreement by speaking with the media. The committee will now subpoena Cohen, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News. By mutual agreement, according to the source, …

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TODAY: Michael Cohen Testifies In Russia Probe

ABC News reports: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime confidant, will appear Tuesday before Senate investigators in the ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, where he will face questions about a once-confidential proposal to build Trump Tower Moscow. Cohen will meet behind closed doors with investigators for the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is one of …

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NYT: Paul Manafort Warned To Expect Indictment

The New York Times reports: Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret …

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REPORT: Mueller Likely Has Trump’s Tax Returns

US News reports: It now appears likely FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed what President Donald Trump has said is a clear “red line” by gaining access to the president’s tax returns as part of a broadening investigation looking for links between Trump’s business interests, his presidential campaign and Russia. In fact, it seems almost certain the FBI special …

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Trump Lawyers Overheard Arguing About Russia Probe

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s legal team is wrestling with how much to cooperate with the special counsel looking into Russian election interference, an internal debate that led to an angry confrontation last week between two White House lawyers and that could shape the course of the investigation. The debate in Mr. Trump’s West Wing has pitted Donald …

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Feinstein: Junior Will Testify Publicly This Fall [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Donald Trump Jr. will give public testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as this fall, to discuss the meeting he held with a Russian lawyer who allegedly promised him damaging information on Hillary Clinton. According to Senator Diane Feinstein, who was interviewed by CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Trump Jr.’s testimony will be taken …

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