Trump Corruption

Security Official Was Told Not To Speak Of Ukraine Call

Politico reports: The senior White House lawyer who placed a record of President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s president in a top-secret system also instructed at least one official who heard the call not to tell anyone about it, according to testimony heard by House impeachment investigators this week. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a decorated Army officer who …

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WH: We’re “Prepared” That Impeachment Will Happen

Politico reports: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Friday that the White House is “prepared” for Trump to be impeached by the House of Representatives. “We are prepared for an impeachment to happen,” Grisham said in an interview on Fox News. “Nancy Pelosi has made it very, very clear that the House Democrats are going to vote.” When pressed, …

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Videos Show Giuliani Henchman At 2018 Trump Rally

CNN reports: News footage from an October 20, 2018, midterm election rally in Nevada shows indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas standing behind President Donald Trump. Parnas and his business partner and fellow Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, are alleged by prosecutors to have illegally funded donations from foreign nations to Republican political campaigns in attempts to buy influence. They are …

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Special Interest Groups Have Held 100+ Lavish Events At Trump Properties: Private Prisons, Big Oil, And More

Just in from the watchdog group CREW: Private prisons, payday lenders, fossil fuel companies, and dozens of other special interests have learned one important truth about influence in the age of Trump: If you want to gain favor with the president and his administration, it doesn’t hurt to hold lavish events at the properties he still owns and profits from. …

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Former WH Ethics Lawyer: Trump Is Bribing Senators

Newsweek reports: Attorney Richard Painter, who served as the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, warned on Thursday that President Donald Trump appeared to be committing “felony bribery” by giving Republican senators fundraising cash ahead of an increasingly likely impeachment trial in the Senate. The lawyer shared an article published by Politico on Thursday morning. …

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Trump Changes Official Residency To State Of Florida

The New York Times reports: In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document.Each of the Trumps filed a “declaration of domicile” saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, …

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Trump To Test Federal Law With DHS Appointment

Politico reports: The White House has imminent plans to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf acting secretary, according to three people familiar with the situation. Wolf will replace acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, whose last day in the job was Thursday. No successor was named as darkness fell on Washington. President Donald Trump called Wolf a few days ago and …

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Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Corrects Cultists: This Was A Coordinated Campaign, Not Just A Phone Call

Courthouse News reports: Fox News anchor Chris Wallace rejected an argument from President Donald Trump’s defenders — claiming say there is nothing controversial to be gleaned from the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine — as the impeachment inquiry progresses and gathers evidence. Wallace appeared on America’s Newsroom Thursday, where he pushed back on conservative pundit Bill Bennett …

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Impeachment Witness: Trump Didn’t Break Law On Call

The Daily Beast reports: Tim Morrison, a senior White House official who listened to President Donald Trump’s controversial call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, said he did not worry Trump broke the law on the call. He also said he was not aware of any meaningful material being left out of the White House’s memo on the call. “I want …

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Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Ballot

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, sent a letter to the Minnesota Secretary of State on Oct. 24 outlining its “determination of candidates” …

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Ivanka: My Dad Is “Surrounded By Enemies And Spies”

The Hill reports: President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump quoted Thomas Jefferson about being “surrounded by enemies and spies” in Washington, D.C., after the House voted to approve procedures for an impeachment inquiry into her father. She posted the quote along with the message, “Some things never change, dad!” The president’s daughter took to Twitter shortly after the resolution in the …

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Trump Campaign Asked UF Student Body President To Invite Junior And His Mistress For Paid $50,000 Speech

The Florida Alligator reports: Emails show a Donald Trump re-election campaign official personally asked UF Student Body President Michael Murphy in September to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus the following month. Caroline Wren, the national financial consultant of Trump Victory, the president’s 2020 re-election committee, said she was looking to bring Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Next Impeachment Step

NPR reports: The impeachment inquiry enters a new open phase with a House vote on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry. The measure drafted by House Democrats lays out the ground rules for public hearings, provides procedures for the president and his counsel to respond to evidence and sets out the process for considering articles of impeachment in the Judiciary …

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Junior: I’d Be Rich If My Daddy Were Joe Biden [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump Jr. told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he would be ‘really rich’ if only his dad were former Vice President Joe Biden: “I could go abroad and make millions off my father’s presidency.’ “I wish my name was Hunter Biden because I could go abroad and make millions off of my father’s presidency,” the son of …

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Giuliani Attacks Trump’s Nominee For Ambassador To Russia: He’s Trying To “Hinder Me” As Trump’s Lawyer

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday swiped at President Trump’s nominee to serve as ambassador to Russia after he said in a confirmation hearing that Giuliani was involved in a “campaign” opposing the administration’s former ambassador to Ukraine. Asked about the administration’s dealings with Ukraine during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing, John Sullivan told lawmakers Wednesday that he was aware of …

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Top Russia Official To Quit National Security Council

NPR reports: Tim Morrison, the top Russia official on President Trump’s National Security Council, who is scheduled to testify in the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, is expected to leave his White House post imminently, three sources familiar with the plan told NPR. Morrison, a conservative hawk who has served as the senior director for European and Russian affairs on the …

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Junior Boasts: Daddy Will Be Reelected In A Landslide

“I’ve said it many times and it’s an unfortunate truth, but many Democrats in Washington hate the President more than they love our country. When you see the attacks on conservatives, online and even physically, you realize that the hatred is not only targeted at my dad, it’s targeted at all of us — at anyone who disagrees with the …

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House Sets Date For Ukraine Testimony By John Bolton

CNBC reports: House investigators want President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in their impeachment probe on Nov. 7, it was reported Wednesday. Whether Bolton will be there that day is another question. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Bolton’s deposition in the impeachment inquiry is tentatively set for Nov. 7. The reports came five days …

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Trump Lied 96 Times Last Week, Broke One-Day Record

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: President Donald Trump was relentlessly dishonest last week about the scandal over his dealings with Ukraine, making false claims about just about every component of the story. Trump made 96 false claims last week, the second-highest total of the 16 weeks we’ve counted at CNN. He made 53 false claims last Monday alone — a remarkable …

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Schumer Seeks Army Protection For Security Official

Bloomberg reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to top Army officials Wednesday demanding to know what protections will be afforded to Army officer Alexander Vindman after the National Security Council aide’s patriotism was questioned by critics as he testified as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Although he has served our country for more than 20 years and is …

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