Trump Corruption

Manufacturing Group To Honor “Job Creator” Ivanka

Reuters reports: Ivanka Trump, the president’s jobs czar, is being credited with boosting the creation of permanent and well-paying positions by the nation’s leading manufacturing group. On a day when the administration recorded another good jobs report, the National Association of Manufacturers said that President Trump’s daughter has led the way in expanding unemployment “like no one in government has …

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Lev Parnas Releases More Damning Photos Of Giuliani

CNN reports: Stored in devices seized from Lev Parnas by law enforcement, there’s a 34-second cell phone video of Rudy Giuliani relishing a bullfight. There are also photos of Donald Trump’s personal attorney posing with two matadors, a flamenco dancer twirling her skirt and an image of the father of Venezuela’s opposition leader beside a tray of hors d’oeuvres on …

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Collins Warns Against Retribution For Trump’s Critics

The Portland Press-Herald reports: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, appearing in Maine for the first time since her vote not to impeach President Trump, said Friday that she disapproves of retribution against anyone who came forward with evidence during the process. Trump is expected to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council aide who testified against him during the …

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Appeals Court Tosses Emoluments Suit Against Trump

CNN reports: A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by congressional Democrats alleging President Donald Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by refusing to allow lawmakers to review and approve his financial interests. The ruling is a major triumph for the President, who’s intensely sought to keep his business affairs in private, just days after the …

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Illinois Probes Shady Trump Org Tax Refund Appeal

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Mired in delays for seven years, President Donald Trump’s appeal for a refund of at least $1 million on his Chicago skyscraper is now the subject of two state of Illinois investigations that center on whether a Republican state official pressured his staff to cut the president a break. Trump’s appeal of the 2012 property taxes …

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Trump Charges Secret Service Up To $650 Per Room

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night, according to federal records and people who have seen receipts. Those charges, compiled here for the first time, show that Trump has an unprecedented — …

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Trump To Oust Top Aide Who Testified On Ukraine

Bloomberg News reports: The White House is weighing a plan to dismiss Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after he testified in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, preparing to position the move as part of a broader effort to shrink the foreign policy bureaucracy, two people familiar with the matter said. The White House intends to portray any house-cleaning …

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WH To Press: Leak This Memo Attacking Your Leaks

Mediaite reports: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has not held a public press briefing during her entire eight-month tenure, slammed the press in a memo sent to network TV anchors for leaking details of their off-the-record, pre-State-of-the-Union luncheon with President Donald Trump—and then strongly encouraged the press to leak said memo. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple released …

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New Rule: Barr Must Now Approve New Investigations

NPR reports: Attorney General William Barr has issued new restrictions on opening investigations into politically sensitive individuals or entities, including a requirement that he approve any inquiry into a presidential candidate or campaign. Barr outlined the new policies in a three-page memo obtained by NPR as the Democratic primaries are underway and the country gears up for November’s presidential vote. …

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Kevin McCarthy Trashes “Ineffective” Romney After Trump Predicts McCarthy Will Be Next House Speaker

Politico reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday took a shot at Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah — the lone Republican to vote to convict President Donald Trump. “I don’t think Romney is effective in any shape or form,” McCarthy told a group of reporters outside the House chamber. But McCarthy dodged questions about whether Romney should be …

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GOP Vermont Gov: Trump Should Have Been Convicted

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump abused his power and shouldn’t be in office, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a fellow Republican, said Thursday in a rare dissent from within party ranks. The U.S. Senate should have been allowed to hear from more witnesses who could have provided evidence about the charges against the president, Scott, a frequent Trump critic, …

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Leaked Fox Doc Rips Giuliani For Lying About Ukraine

The Daily Beast reports: Fox News’ own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the network’s top commentators’ claims about Ukraine. An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.” The document also accuses …

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Sen. Rick Scott Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Require House Supermajority To Impeach Presidents

Fox News reports: Fresh off the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in President Trump’s acquittal, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make it more difficult for presidents to be impeached. Scott’s amendment would require a super-majority of three-fifths of the House of Representatives in order to approve articles of impeachment, instead of …

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Treasury Dept Gives Hunter Biden Docs To Republicans

Yahoo News reports: The Treasury Department has complied with Republican senators’ requests for highly sensitive and closely held financial records about Hunter Biden and his associates and has turned over “‘evidence’ of questionable origin” to them, according to a leading Democrat on one of the committees conducting the investigation. For months, while the impeachment controversy raged, powerful committee chairmen in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Glorious Leader Boasts About Acquittal

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is set to respond to being acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial at high noon Thursday at the White House and all indications are that he will lash out. He gave a preview of what he can be expected to say when he appeared at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier Thursday, rejecting calls from …

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Trump Attacks Mitt Romney’s Faith At Prayer Breakfast: “I Don’t Like People” Who Use Religion To Oppose Me

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump blasted “dishonest and corrupt” people Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, bashing his impeachment before the nonpartisan event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just steps away. Entering the stage, Trump lifted up a copies of USA Today and The Washington Post with headlines reading “ACQUITTED” and “Trump Acquitted” splashed across the front pages, …

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Fox Analyst: Trump Is Clearly Guilty Of High Crimes

 Andrew Napolitano’s writes for Fox News: The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump ended not with a bang but a whimper. What different outcome could one expect from a trial without so much as a single witness, a single document, any cross-examination or a defendant respectful enough to show up? Because the solicitation that Trump committed was a crime against …

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Trump Cultists Flooded Hotline To Delay Iowa Results

Bloomberg News reports: Supporters of President Donald Trump flooded a hotline used by Iowa precinct chairs to report Democratic caucus results after the telephone number was posted online, worsening delays in the statewide tally, a top state Democrat told party leaders on a conference call Wednesday night. According to two participants on the call, Ken Sagar, a state Democratic central …

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Collins Takes Back Claim Trump “Learned His Lesson”

The Huffington Post reports: Hindsight is 20/20 for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Collins said Tuesday that she would vote to acquit President Donald Trump and that he had learned a lesson from the Ukraine scandal and his impeachment. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case. When Trump was asked to comment on Collins’ assertion, he once again declared he’d …

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Dem Senator: GOP Senators Said They Fear Revenge

From an op-ed just published by Sen. Sherrod Brown: Not guilty. Not guilty. In the United States Senate, like in many spheres of life, fear does the business. For the stay-in-office-at-all-cost representatives and senators, fear is the motivator. They are afraid that Mr. Trump might give them a nickname like “Low Energy Jeb” and “Lyin’ Ted,” or that he might …

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