Trump Corruption

REPORT: Just Before Firing James Comey, Trump Was Screaming At The Television During Russian Reports

Politico reports: President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn’t call James Comey. He sent his longtime private security guard to deliver the termination letter in a manila folder to FBI headquarters. He had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers said, frustrated by …

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Russian Foreign Minister Chortles About James Comey’s Firing During Photo-Op With Rex Tillerson [VIDEO]

Of course the Russians are thrilled: Russia’s top diplomat on Wednesday appeared to joke about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey during a visit to the State Department. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson introduced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Washington visit. “I want to welcome foreign minister Lavrov to the state department and express my appreciation …

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New York Times Board: Trump’s Firing Of Comey Casts Grave Doubt On The Viability Of The Russia Probe

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The American people — not to mention the credibility of the world’s oldest democracy — require a thorough, impartial investigation into the extent of Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump and, crucially, whether high-ranking members of Mr. Trump’s campaign colluded in that effort. By firing …

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Trump Predictably Slams Comey Firing Backlash, White House Rejects Calls For Special Russia Prosecutor

From the right wing Washington Times: In the wake of President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, the White House is rejecting lawmakers’ calls for a special prosecutor to take over the agency’s probe of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. “There is clearly at this point no evidence of a reason to do that,” White …

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ACLU Blasts Firing Of James Comey: This Raises Serious Alarm Bells For Our System Of Checks And Balances

Via press release from the ACLU: The independence of the FBI director is meant to ensure that the president does not operate above the law. For President Trump to fire the man responsible for investigating his own campaign’s ties to the Russians imperils that fundamental principle. Regardless of how one judges the performance of James Comey in either the Hillary …

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BREAKING: Senate Investigators Ask Treasury Criminal Division For Financial Info About Trump And Russia

CNN reports: Senate Russia investigators have sent a request to the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information related to President Donald Trump, his top officials and his campaign aides, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee told CNN Tuesday. “We’ve made a request, to FinCEN in the Treasury Department, to make sure, not just for example vis-a-vis …

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Derelict Trump Casino Sold For 4¢ On The Dollar

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump wrote “The Art Of The Deal,” but it was Florida’s Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent casino built by the man who is now president. The Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino that the real estate mogul built for $1.2 billion in 1990, went for 4 cents …

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Sean Spicer: Trump Is Sending Out A “Certified Letter” Totally Proving That He Has No Connections To Russia

Oh, well then. A letter. That settles it, huh? Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump “welcomes” an investigation of possible ties between his businesses and Russia. “The President, obviously, was aware of Sen. Graham’s suggestion after he made it today and he’s fine with that,” Spicer said Tuesday. “He has …

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Hair Furor Freaks Out Over Sally Yates

Talking Points Memo reports: In the wake of long-awaited testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that neither had anything new to say. Yates made headlines by testifying that she warned the White House that Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “compromised …

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Noted Scientist Ivanka Trump To Head Review Of US Participation In Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Associated Press reports: Ivanka Trump will head a review of US climate change policy even as President Donald Trump considers pulling the US out of a global emissions-cutting deal. The United States says it it will continue attending United Nations climate change meetings next week in Bonn, Germany next week, but Trump’s advisers will meet Tuesday to discuss what …

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Kushner Real Estate Company “Apologizes” For Using Jared’s Name In Chinese Investment-For-Visas Scheme

Salon reports: The real estate development firm partly managed by the sister of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has issued an apology over a weekend event in Beijing in which Kushner’s name was used to attract wealthy Chinese to a cash-for-visa scheme commonly used by investment-hungry U.S. real estate developers. Kushner Companies “apologizes if that mention of [Kushner] was …

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Writer Claims Eric Trump Told Him: We Don’t Need US Banks, All The Funding We Need Comes From Russia

The Washington Examiner reports: Golf writer James Dodson claims Eric Trump told him in 2014 that all the funding for Trump golf courses comes from Russia while the two were at one of the family’s clubs. “As we were setting off, I said, ‘Eric, who’s funding? I know no banks — because of the recession, the Great Recession — have …

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BEIJING: Kushner Family Pitches Visas To The Wealthy In Return For $500K Investment In Their Business

The Washington Post reports: The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you. That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s sister to a ballroom full of wealthy Chinese investors, renewing questions about the Kushner family’s business …

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Trump Saves Nation Millions By Making 23rd Trip To One Of His Golf Resorts Since Becoming President

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday said he is staying at his golf club in New Jersey over the weekend because he wants to avoid causing a major disruption in New York City and save the country money. “Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. …

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Crazy Person Who Lied 488 Times In His First 100 Days Accuses Democrats Of Lying About Trumpcare

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump, ahead of the expected vote in the House on Thursday to partially repeal Obamacare, accused Democrats of defending an “Obamacare lie.” “I am watching the Democrats trying to defend the ‘you can keep you doctor, you can keep your plan & premiums will go down’ ObamaCare lie,” Trump tweeted. Trump, according to the White …

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Washington Post: Trump Has Lied 488 Times Since Taking Office, Sometimes 20 Times A Day [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The president’s speeches and interviews are so chock full of false and misleading claims that The Fact Checker often must resort to roundups that offer a brief summary of the facts that the president has gotten wrong. So here are the numbers for the president’s first 100 days. 488: The number of false or misleading claims …

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Trump Angrily Ends Interview After Questions About Wiretapping Claim: “I Have My Own Opinions” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump cut short an interview with the host of “Face the Nation” on CBS after being asked about his unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign, saying he was entitled to his own “opinions.” Mr. Trump, speaking during a prerecorded interview in the Oval Office with John Dickerson that was broadcast on …

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Casino Lawyer Got 2009 Phone Call: If You Don’t Stop Fucking With Mr. Trump, We’re Coming For Your Kids

This story is REALLY something. Buzzfeed reports: When Donald Trump’s casino business went bankrupt in 2009, a lawyer whose clients stood to lose more than a billion dollars told police and the FBI that he got a menacing phone call from a man with a thick New York accent who threatened his family. “My name is Carmine. I don’t know …

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Reince Priebus: We’ve Looked At Changing Libel Laws So Trump Can Sue Over News Items He Doesn’t Like

The Guardian reports: A day after Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward issued a stirring call for the press to hold Donald Trump to account, the president’s chief of staff said the White House is actively considering a change to libel laws affecting news reporting. “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at,” said Reince Priebus, appearing on ABC’s …

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Trump: I Couldn’t Care Less About Golf And All My Weekend Trips Don’t Cost Much Anyway [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday defended his frequent weekend trips to his luxury properties, saying he does not care about golfing as much as people might think he does. “I have a lot of property. So if I go to my clubs like in New Jersey, they’ll say, ‘Oh he is going to play golf.’ I am not …

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