Trump Corruption

Trump Goes ALL CAPS On House Collusion Probe

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday touted the Republican-majority House Intelligence Committee’s conclusions on its probe into Russian election meddling after the panel said it found no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who is overseeing the Moscow hacking probe, announced on Monday the committee would stop interviewing witnesses and was in the process …

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House Republicans Issue Russia Verdict: No Collusion

The New York Times reports: Even as the special counsel expands his inquiry and pursues criminal charges against at least four Trump associates, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said Monday they have found no evidence of collusion between Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 election. Representative K. Michael Conaway of Texas [photo], who is leading the …

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Ivanka Being Paid At Least $1.5M/Year By Trump Org

McClatchy reports: Donald Trump isn’t the only Trump with potential conflicts of interest in the White House. Ivanka Trump — a senior White House adviser who is doing everything from lobbying the Senate on tax policy to representing her father at a G20 summit of world leaders — will pull in more than $1 million a year from the family …

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Junior Partners With Donor Who Pitched Feds

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father’s 2016 presidential campaign and has had special access to top government officials since the election, records obtained by The Associated Press show. The president’s eldest son and Texas hedge fund manager Gentry Beach …

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Mueller Weighs Putting Off Trump Obstruction Decision

Bloomberg reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice is said to be close to completion, but he may set it aside while he finishes other key parts of his probe, such as possible collusion and the hacking of Democrats, according to current and former U.S. officials. That’s because Mueller may calculate that if he …

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Trump Lies Once Again About His Approval Ratings

Axios fact-checks the bullshit: RealClearPolitics’ polling average places Trump’s approval at 40.9%, significantly lower than Obama’s approval (48.5%) at the same time during his presidency. Rasmussen Reports’ latest numbers, from Friday, put Trump’s approval rating at 44% — not “around 50%.” Rasmussen, whose “likely voter” model tends to favor Republicans, also had Obama at 44% on the same day in …

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REPORT: Trump Lawyers May Seek Injunction To Stop 60 Minutes From Airing Interview With Stormy Daniels

Buzzfeed News reports: Lawyers associated with President Donald Trump are considering legal action to stop “60 Minutes” from airing an interview with Stephanie Clifford, the adult film performer and director who goes by Stormy Daniels, BuzzFeed News has learned. “We understand from well placed sources they are preparing to file for a legal injunction to prevent it from airing,” a …

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Trump Rages Over Report That He’s Considering Hiring Lawyer That Defended Clinton During Impeachment

Here’s the report that spawned this morning’s freak out: President Trump is in discussions with a veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during the impeachment process about joining the White House to help deal with the special counsel inquiry, according to four people familiar with the matter. The lawyer, Emmet T. Flood, met with Mr. Trump in the Oval …

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Sam Nunberg After Testifying: This Isn’t A Witch Hunt

So much for his vow to lay low, huh? ABC News reports: After testifying before a grand jury in the Russia probe, a former political adviser to Donald Trump told ABC News exclusively that he believes the investigation is “warranted.” “No, I don’t think it’s a witch hunt,” Sam Nunberg told ABC News. “It’s warranted because there’s a lot there …

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Cohen: I Paid Stormy From My Home Equity Line

ABC News reports: The lawyer for Stormy Daniels says emails show President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen was using his Trump Organization email just days before the 2016 election as he arranged the wire transfer of a $130,000 payment to the adult film star to remain silent about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump. Michael Avenatti, who provided the …

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Trump’s Lawyers Offer To Trade Mueller An Interview With Trump In Return For Ending Russia Investigation

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking to negotiate a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The president’s legal team is considering telling Mr. Mueller that Mr. Trump would agree to …

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REVEALED: Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Used Trump Organization Email To Arrange Payoff To Stormy Daniels

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney used his Trump Organization email while arranging to transfer money into an account at a Manhattan bank before he wired $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels to buy her silence. The lawyer, Michael Cohen, also regularly used the same email account during 2016 negotiations with the actress — whose legal name …

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First Trial For Paul Manafort Set To Begin July 10th

CNN reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of bank fraud and tax crimes in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Judge TS Ellis set the trial to begin July 10. Prosecutors told said in court they planned to call 20-25 witnesses and said their arguments could last up to two weeks. …

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Conway Dodges On Hatch Act Punishment [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Kellyanne Conway said Thursday she had spoken to President Donald Trump about a watchdog report that found her past remarks on the Alabama special election to be in violation of federal law, but the counselor to the president declined to say whether she would face disciplinary action over the ethics breach. “The president and I have spoken about …

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REPORT: Mueller Has Evidence That Erik Prince Set Up Secret Meeting To Establish Back Channel To Kremlin

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently contradicting statements made to lawmakers by one of its participants, according to people familiar with the …

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SURE JAN: Trump Yanks Presidential Seals From Golf Courses, Claims They Were Gifts From “Incredible Fans”

ABC News reports: The Trump Organization says it has removed replicas of the presidential seal from one of its golf courses a day after a report that the private company’s use of the seal could be illegal. “The plaques were presented to the club by a small group of members, who are incredible fans of the President, in honor of …

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SAYS WHO: Mueller Probe Turns To Michael Cohen

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has requested documents and interviewed witnesses about incidents involving Michael Cohen, the longtime lawyer for President Trump whose wide-ranging portfolio has given him a unique vantage point into Trump’s business, campaign and political activities. There is no indication that Cohen is a subject or target of the investigation into Russian …

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Trump: There’s No CHAOS In The White House!

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump reacted to another round of reporting about White House “chaos” by pretending to be the pragmatic businessman he played on “The Apprentice.” Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg repeatedly self-immolated Monday on live TV as he challenged a subpoena to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, as the president’s …

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Sam Nunberg Continues Cable News Meltdown, Tells CNN That Hope Hicks Was Screwing Corey Lewandowski

Mediaite reports: HE’S STILL GOING ON TV! After delivering lengthy, wild interviews to MSNBC’s Katy Tur and CNN’s Gloria Borger on Monday, ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg appeared on Jake Tapper’s show to AGAIN dish about the Russia investigation. And the former Trump campaign adviser kicked off his wide-ranging interview with the CNN host by claiming that former campaign manager Corey …

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Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Tells MSNBC: Trump May Have “Done Something” During Election [VIDEO]

The Week reports: President Trump’s former campaign adviser, Sam Nunberg, openly flaunted the fact that he is refusing to comply with a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, telling MSNBC’s Katy Tur: “I think it would be funny if they arrested me.” Nunberg nevertheless suggested to Tur that “Trump very well may have done something during the election,” …

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