Trump Corruption

FBI Director James Comey Confirms Investigation Into Links Between Russia And Trump Campaign [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government — and whether there was any coordination, Mr. Comey said. Mr. Comey said that it was unusual for the F.B.I. to confirm or deny the existence of any investigations, but that in unusual circumstances …

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CNN Counts Down Trump’s Most Famous Lies [VIDEO]

Hair Furor joined Twitter eight years ago today and to mark the occasion CNN this morning counted down what they believe to be his most outrageous lying tweets. Some of you likely have other candidates for the list. Watch below.

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REPORT: Russians Own $100M In Trump Properties

Reuters reports: During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals …

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White House Lashes Out At Maddow Over Taxes Leak: You Are Desperate For Ratings And Breaking The Law

The Guardian reports: The White House preemptively criticized the Maddow show before it aired, releasing a statement claiming Trump paid $38m in taxes on an income of more than $150m. The statement said he also paid “tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes”. Here’s the full statement from a Trump …

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OPEN THREAD: Rachel Reports “Trump Tax Returns”

Rachel Maddow blew up Twitter tonight with the report that her team has “Trump tax returns.” Which returns, which years, and even which Trump have not been disclosed. Sooooo, let’s all watch Rachel together tonight and use this post as an open thread. I’ve embedded a bootleg live stream below.

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REPORT: Rex Tillerson Used Email Alias To Cloak Climate Change Talk From Exxon’s Public Records

Talking Points Memo reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias to discuss issues related to climate change while he was an executive at ExxonMobil, according to the New York attorney general. Attorney General Eric Scheiderman made the claim in a letter Monday asking a New York state judge to enforce a subpoena for documents in the state’s …

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Ethics Group Accusation: Trump Aide Held Millions In Stock For Major Companies He’s Meeting With

Politico reports: The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is accusing a top White House official of potentially violating criminal conflict of interest laws by playing a role in meetings with major companies in which he also appeared to have held millions of dollars in stock. The group filed its complaint Tuesday against Christopher Liddell, a former …

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Chris Wallace Calls Out Trump Team On Michael Flynn: It’s “Inconceivable” They Didn’t Know [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Fox News reporter Chris Wallace on Friday said it was “inconceivable” that Donald Trump was unaware of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lobbying work with a company connected to the Turkish government while serving as an adviser on his campaign. Reporters, including Fox’s John Roberts, grilled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer over reports that a …

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White House Admits Trump Team Was Told Michael Flynn Needed To Register As Foreign Agent For Turkey

NBC News reports: The White House has confirmed the president’s transition team was informed before Inauguration Day that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might need to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Department. That’s according to a White House official and a person with direct knowledge of discussions between transition lawyers and Flynn representatives. The White House …

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Sean Spicer Gets Testy When Asked About Nigel Farage Meeting Julian Assange: “I Don’t Keep His Schedule”

Mediaite reports: Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a flummoxed moment on Thursday when he was asked about today’s news that Trump ally Nigel Farage went to the embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lives. “I have my own concerns here keeping track of what everyone is doing. I generally don’t worry about what’s going on across the pond,” Spicer said. …

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Documents Reveal Ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Lobbied For Turkey After Election

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn wrote an op-ed on Election Day calling for the U.S. to kick out an anti-government Turkish cleric without disclosing he was being paid by a firm linked to the Turkish government, according to documents newly filed with the Justice Department. POLITICO reported in November that Flynn’s consulting firm, Flynn …

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POLL: Slim Majority Want AG Jeff Sessions To Resign For “Lying Under Oath” About Secret Russia Meetings

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters say 52 – 40 percent that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings and say 51 – 42 percent that he should resign, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Voters disapprove 54 – 32 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. policy …

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China Moves To Grant Trump 38 Business Trademarks: Massage Parlors, Escort Services, Golf Clubs, Hotels

The Associated Press reports: China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his family to potentially develop a host of branded businesses from hotels and golf clubs to bodyguard and concierge services, public documents show. Trump’s lawyers in China applied for the marks in April 2016, as Trump railed against …

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Homocon Bloggers Lead Trump By The Nose Into Denouncing Sen. Chuck Schumer As A “Hypocrite”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday attacked Democratic calls for a probe into his contacts with Russia, tweeting a photo of Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The 2003 photo shows Schumer and Putin eating doughnuts in 2003 during Putin’s trip to New York to attend the opening of a Russian gas company’s station. …

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Trump: AG Jeff Sessions “Probably” Testified Truthfully About Russia And He Has My Total Confidence

So this happened right before Sessions recused himself. The Hill reports: President Trump said Thursday that he has “total” confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, dismissing bipartisan calls for Sessions to recuse himself from federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters he “wasn’t aware” of Sessions’ conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., …

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LIVE VIDEO: AG Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Into Russian Interference In Election

From the Daily Beast: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, amid a firestorm over The Washington Post’s report that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice last year while also serving in a senior surrogate role on President Donald Trump’s campaign. During his confirmation hearing on …

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REPORT: Trump Jr. Paid $5OK For Speech To Group Whose Leader Nominated Putin For Nobel Peace Prize

Nothing is surprising anymore. Nothing. Via Mediaite: Back on October 11th of last year, exactly four weeks before his father’s victory in the presidential election, Donald Trump, Jr. spoke at an event in Paris held by the Center of Political and Foreign Affairs (CPFA), a French think tank. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal published a report further scrutinizing the …

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Sean Spicer: There’s Nothing For AG Jeff Sessions To Recuse Himself Over, He Been “100% Straight” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The White House is dismissing calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “There’s nothing to recuse himself,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview with Fox News that aired late Thursday morning. “He was 100 percent straight with the committee, and …

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Kremlin Spox Slams Scrutiny Of “Normal Meetings” Between AG Jeff Sessions And Russian Ambassador

The Associated Press reports: The intense attention being given to the new U.S. attorney general’s meetings with Russia’s ambassador could obstruct improved Washington-Moscow relations, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters he did not know about the meetings last year between Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and Jeff Sessions, who at that time was …

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Sessions: These Accusations Are Unbelievable [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: NBC caught up with Attorney General Jeff Sessions this morning, just hours after a Washington Post report said that Sessions did not disclose contact he had with the Russian ambassador during the campaign when he was going through his Senate Judiciary hearing to become the nation’s top prosecutor. “Well I have not met with any Russians at any …

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