Trump Corruption

How The Trumps Stole From Kids With Cancer

This morning Forbes published a rather lengthy analysis of how the Trump family siphoned away money meant for a children’s cancer charity supposedly supported by Eric Trump. An excerpt: The Donald J. Trump Foundation, which has come under previous scrutiny for self-dealing and advancing the interests of its namesake rather than those of charity, apparently used the Eric Trump Foundation to …

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SQUIRREL: Trump Schedules Speech To Right Wing Christian Group During Comey’s Senate Testimony

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has scheduled a speech addressing religious conservatives around the same time that former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify before Congress. The Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference announced Tuesday that the president had agreed to address the annual gathering Thursday. Faith and Freedom spokesman Lance Lemmonds says the …

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Eric Trump: The Investigation Into Collusion With Russia Is Totally “The Greatest Hoax Of All Time” [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: In a new ABC News interview aired Tuesday morning, Eric Trump called the Trump-Russia collusion allegations the “greatest hoax of all time.” During his interview, Donald Trump Jr. echoed his father in calling the investigation into possible coordination between his father’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin’s election meddling a “witch hunt.” The president’s eldest sons, who …

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Sebastian Gorka Screams “Fake News” When CNN’s Chris Cuomo Calls Out Trump’s Tweets [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: In a heated interview, Sebastian Gorka blasted CNN as “fake news” when “New Day” host Chris Cuomo hammered the deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. Cuomo began by asking how Trump managed to unravel months of the White House ‘spinning’ that Trump’s ban on immigrants coming into the United States is not a “Muslim ban” or a …

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Putin Denies “Really Talking” To Michael Flynn [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Michael who? Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that he had limited personal interaction with former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, when asked by NBC’s Megyn Kelly in an exclusive interview about the nature of their relationship — and a widely circulated December, 2015 photo that shows the two sitting next to each other at dinner during …

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Robert Mueller Broadens Trump/Russia Investigation To Include Paul Manafort (And Maybe AG Jeff Sessions)

The Associated Press reports: The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press …

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Carter Page Evades Questions On Colluding With Russia, Claims Trump Is Standing Up For His “Civil Rights”

CBS News reports: Carter Page, President Trump’s former campaign policy adviser, says that reports on his interactions with Russian entities are “completely false and misleading” but refused to provide a clear answer on whether the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election. Page, speaking to “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, denied having contacts with any Russian agents, adding that people …

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How Jared Kushner’s Company Exploited A Program Meant For The Poor To Build Another Luxury Complex

The Washington Post reports: Jared Kushner and his real estate partners wanted to take advantage of a federal program in 2015 that would save them millions of dollars as they built an opulent, 50-story residential tower in this city’s booming waterfront district, just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. There was just one problem: The program was designed to …

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Trump Administration Moves To Hand Back Russian Compounds Confiscated By Obama For Espionage

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds, near New York City and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that its officials were ejected from in late December as punishment for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. President Barack Obama said Dec. 29 that the compounds were being “used by Russian personnel …

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REPORT: Nigel Farage Now “Person Of Interest” In FBI’s Investigation Into Kremlin-Trump Campaign Collusion

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to …

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REPORT: Congressional Investigators Request Details On Another Possible Sessions-Russia Meeting

CNN reports: Congressional investigators are examining whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had an additional private meeting with Russia’s ambassador during the presidential campaign, according to Republican and Democratic Hill sources and intelligence officials briefed on the investigation. Investigators on the Hill are requesting additional information, including schedules from Sessions, a source with knowledge tells CNN. They are focusing on whether …

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Hair Furor Retreats To “Crooked Hillary” Insult, Claims He’ll Unveil Climate Accord Decision In Rose Garden

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is accusing his former rival Hillary Clinton of blaming everyone but herself for her election loss. Trump revived an old nickname for the Democrat Wednesday, tweeting that, “Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate.” Trump was likely responding to Clinton’s appearance Wednesday at Recode’s …

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REPORT: Trump Called Roger Stone After Firing James Comey Then Lied About Having Called Roger Stone

The New Yorker reports: On May 11th Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again political adviser for several decades, had just wrapped up a pair of morning television appearances when, according to two sources with direct knowledge, he received a call from the President. Just a night earlier, Trump claimed that he was no longer in touch with Stone. In the …

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White House Will Refuse To Answer Any Future Questions On Investigation Into Collusion With Russia

The Hill reports: President Trump’s administration will cease answering questions from reporters about the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. In an off-camera press briefing, Spicer told reporters that any future questions about the investigation would be addressed by Trump’s personal lawyer. “We are focused on the president’s agenda …

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Former FBI Director James Comey To Publicly Testify That Trump Pressured Him End His Russia Probe

CNN reports: Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday. Final details are still being worked out and no official date …

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Trump Again Rants In Reaction To Fox & Friends

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning published a short series of tweets about former campaign aide Carter Page following a report on “Fox and Friends” about claims from Page that the House Intelligence Committee had delayed a planned session with him. Trump used the “Fox and Friends” report to blast the Russia probe and the attention …

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SAYS WHO: Congressional Russia Investigation Expands To Include Trump’s Personal Attorney Michael Cohen

ABC News reports: One of President Donald Trump’s closest confidants, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, has now become a focus of the expanding Congressional investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 campaign. Cohen confirmed to ABC News that House and Senate investigators have asked him “to provide information and testimony” about any contacts he had with people connected to …

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Trump Retweets Fox Story Citing Anonymous Source Days After Blasting Use Of Anonymous Sources

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday retweeted a Fox News report citing an anonymous source which pushes back on another article that White House aide Jared Kushner tried to establish backchannel communications with Moscow. Trump’s retweet comes just days after the president blasted the use of anonymous sources in news reports. The Fox News report Trump shared is titled …

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Trump: Russia Is Laughing At Our “Fake News”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning that “Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S.” over the ongoing investigations into Russia’s efforts to interfere in last year’s election and the significant amount of media coverage those probes have generated. Russia’s campaign of cyberattacks targeting the 2016 election, as well as the possibility of collusion between the …

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Trump Unleashes Yet Another “Fake News” Rant

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that many of the leaks from the White House were “fake news,” following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday …

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