Trump Corruption

Trump Threatens To “Get Involved” With DOJ

Glorious Leader has spent his entire morning freaking out: President Trump has once again weighed in on Republican concerns that the DOJ is not providing documents in a timely manner. It’s gotten to the point where some Republicans have begun drafting articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein as a “last resort.” Rosenstein fired back yesterday by saying the …

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REPORT: Cohen Represented Clients Who Staged Phony Car Crashes To Defraud Insurance Companies

Rolling Stone reports: A few years before he started working for Donald Trump, and long before he gave legal advice to people like Fox News personality Sean Hannity, Michael D. Cohen had a different kind of clientele. Cohen roamed the courthouses of New York City, filing lawsuits on behalf of people with little means who were seeking compensation for the …

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Trump: I’m Being Setup For Obstruction Charges

The Hill reports: President Trump attacked the ongoing special counsel investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as well as the possibility of obstruction of justice charges in a tweet Wednesday morning. Trump has sought to allay accusations of both collusion and obstruction of justice over Twitter in recent months, despite Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation into both areas …

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Trump Asks Federal Court To Dismiss Emoluments Suit

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause related to private payments from other governments. Trump is asking the judge to dismiss the complaint against him as an individual. He’s also being sued separately for violating the Emoluments Clause — which prohibits federal officeholders from receiving …

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Pro-Trump PAC Attacks Dem Senator For “Disgraceful” Role In Taking Down VA Pick: Tester Must Go [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s political operation is intensifying its offensive against Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), launching a new TV ad labeling him “disgraceful” and “dishonest” for his role in taking down a Trump Cabinet pick. “In Montana, we value integrity and support our president,” says the ad from the pro-Trump America First Action super PAC. “But Jon Tester spread …

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Mueller Threatened Trump With Grand Jury Subpoena

The Washington Post reports: In a tense meeting in early March with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, President Trump’s lawyers insisted he had no obligation to talk with federal investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But Mueller responded that he had another option if Trump declined: He could issue a subpoena for the president to appear …

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Doctor: Trump Dictated My Entire Medical Letter

CNN reports: When Dr. Harold Bornstein described in hyperbolic prose then-candidate Donald Trump’s health in 2015, the language he used was eerily similar to the style preferred by his patient. It turns out the patient himself wrote it, according to Bornstein. “He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday. “I just made it …

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Manafort Files Motions Claiming That Media Leaks Have Invalidated Indictments, Violated His Right To Fair Trial

Courthouse News reports: In a series of motions filed Monday night, an attorney for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort argued that media reports featuring leaks from anonymous government officials have spoiled his chances at a fair trial and violated his constitutional rights. Over eight separate filings, Manafort lead attorney Kevin Downing requests U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III consider …

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Former Trump Doctor Says Trump’s Bodyguard “Raided” His Office And Confiscated All Trump’s Medical Records

NBC News reports: In February 2017, a top White House aide who was Trump’s longtime personal bodyguard, along with the top lawyer at the Trump Organization and a third man, showed up at the office of Trump’s New York doctor without notice and took all the president’s medical records. The incident, which Dr. Harold Bornstein described as a “raid,” took …

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Former Mueller Assistant: Grammatical Errors In Leaked Mueller Questions Show They Came From White House

The Hill reports: Michael Zeldin, a CNN legal analyst and former assistant to Robert Mueller, said Tuesday he believes President Trump leaked the list of nearly 50 questions the special counsel allegedly wants to ask Trump. “I think these are notes taken by the recipients of a conversation with Mueller’s office where he outlined broad topics and these guys wrote …

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Trump Erupts Over “Disgraceful” Mueller Leak

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller’s questions for him, calling the leak “disgraceful.” Mueller is interested in asking Trump a variety of questions related to the 2016 campaign and people from Trump’s personal life, business interactions and administration, according to Mueller’s list of questions for Trump obtained and reported on by …

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LEAKED: Robert Mueller’s Questions For Trump

The New York Times reports: Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s election interference, has at least four dozen questions on an exhaustive array of subjects he wants to ask President Trump to learn more about his ties to Russia and determine whether he obstructed the inquiry itself, according to a list of the questions obtained by The …

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REVEALED: Trump Campaign Pays Cohen’s Legal Bills

ABC News reports: The Trump campaign has spent nearly $228,000 to cover some of the legal expenses for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, sources familiar with the payments tell ABC News, raising questions about whether the Trump campaign may have violated campaign finance laws. Federal Election Commission records show three payments made from the Trump campaign to a …

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Paul Manafort Loses Challenge To Mueller’s Authority

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s civil lawsuit challenging the authority of the special counsel who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort had asked the court in his Jan. 3 lawsuit to dismiss the criminal charges pending against him in Washington, alleging that Acting Attorney General …

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Court Grants 90-Day Stay In Case Against Cohen/Trump

The Associated Press reports: A judge on Friday delayed a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and his personal attorney. Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, asked for the delay after FBI agents raided his home and office earlier this month. The FBI was seeking records about a nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed days before the 2016 presidential election. …

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NRA Braces For Probe Into Ties With Kremlin Banker

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association is setting aside years of documents related to its interactions with a Kremlin-linked banker, as the gun-rights group appears to be bracing for a possible investigation, according to sources familiar with the situation. The NRA has faced fresh scrutiny from congressional investigators about its finances and ties to Alexander Torshin, one of the 17 …

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Russian Lawyer Who Offered Dirt On Hillary To Trump Team Admits Ties To Kremlin: I Am Their Informant

The New York Times reports: The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election. But newly released emails show that in at least …

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REPORT: Cohen Bragged He’s In The Russian Mob

Business Insider reports: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s embattled personal lawyer, once bragged that he was part of the Russian mob, The Wall Street Journal reported. Cohen is currently in the midst of a legal firestorm as the FBI investigates him for possible wire fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in connection to his work for Trump. Cohen is …

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Court Appoints “Special Master” From Giuliani’s Old Law Firm To Oversee Seized Files In Michael Cohen Case

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge appointed an independent special master Thursday to make sure that no files seized by the FBI from embattled attorney Michael Cohen qualify for attorney-client privilege. The appointment of former federal judge Barbara Jones caps off weeks of wrangling between attorneys for President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, Cohen and federal prosecutors over how to …

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Trump Tries To Back Away From Cohen After Admitting That Cohen Represented Him On Stormy Daniels

Politico digs into this morning’s scream-a-thon: President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to distance himself from longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, claiming the New York attorney currently under federal criminal investigation is “really a businessman” who handles only “a tiny, tiny little fraction” of his legal work. “Let me just tell you, Michael is in business — he is really …

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