Trump Corruption

Trump Wails: Dems Were “Vicious” To Matt Whitaker

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday ripped congressional Democrats after a tense House hearing with Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker the previous day. Whitaker appeared in front of the Judiciary Committee for nearly six hours on Friday, where he was grilled by Democrats about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and other topics. He repeatedly refused to discuss his conversations …

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Today’s Fiery Hearing Was Just A Taste For Trumpworld

Axios reports: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker put on a performance today that’s likely to leave plenty of top Trump officials even less excited about the prospect of their day on Capitol Hill. After two years of being left alone by Republicans, Trumpworld is staring down the barrel at two grueling years of no-win situations before House committees. If you …

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Roger Stone’s Attorney Files Motion Arguing Against Gag Order: He’s Not As Well Known As Kim Kardashian

Courthouse News reports: Roger Stone took a constitutional stand Friday against a potential gag order that will bar him from talking to the press about the charges leveled against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “There should be no imposition of prior restraint on Mr. Stone’s First Amendment free speech rights,” the filing says. Robert Buschel called the impact on …

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House Dem Opens Probe On Influence Of Mar-A-Lago Members On $10B Veterans Administration Contract

Politico reports: House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) today opened an investigation into the outsize role of three members of President Donald Trump’s Florida country club in a digital health record contract and other VA business. In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Takano requested extensive documents including all records of communication between the Mar-a-Lago members and …

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Feds Open Probe Into AMI Over Bezos Blackmail Threat

Deadline reports: The owners of the National Enquirer now have a bigger problem than a pissed off and fighting back Jeff Bezos – the feds. Just a day after the Amazon founder published a detailed overview of the attempts by the David Pecker run tabloid to halt his investigation into how private texts and photos got into the Enquirer’s hands …

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New Book: Rod Rosenstein Wrote James Comey Firing Memo Against His Will After Trump Ordered Him To

The Guardian reports: The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered by president Donald Trump to write the notorious memo justifying the firing of the FBI director James Comey, according to Comey’s former deputy. Andrew McCabe writes in a new book that Rosenstein, who has publicly defended the memo, lamented that the president had directed him …

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BREAKING: AMI Board To “Investigate” David Pecker

Via press release: American Media, LLC today made the following statement in response to the statement made by Jeff Bezos regarding the National Enquirer. “American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos. Further, at the time of the recent allegations made by Mr. Bezos, it was in good faith negotiations to …

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Glorious Leader Rages About “Giant And Illegal Hoax”

As his Acting Attorney General begins to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about what actions he may have taken regarding the Mueller probe, Glorious Leader began his day, as usual, by watching Fox & Friends and raging against his favorite targets, Crooked Hillary, Adam Schiff, and the fake news media. Hey, isn’t today Indictment Friday? Not only did Senator …

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Jerome Corsi Sues Roger Stone For $25M For “Lies And Threats” Meant To Give Him A Heart Attack Or Stroke

Law & Crime reports: Jerome Corsi, former associate of Roger Stone, is now suing him over statements he made on InfoWars, as well as alleged threats that he says were meant to keep him from testifying in his criminal case. The complaint, filed in D.C. federal court on Thursday, says that in statements made on the right-wing site in January, …

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Ivanka: I’ve Got “Zero Concern” About Mueller [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump says she “barely” knew about the prospective Moscow deal that the Trump Organization pursued while Trump was also running for president, downplaying the significance of the project’s exploration. “Literally almost nothing,” Ivanka Trump said of her knowledge of the prospective deal. “We were an active business.” Asked …

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Dems Demand NRA Docs In Illegal Donations Probe

The Trace reports: A joint congressional inquiry is demanding that National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hand over internal documents showing whether the NRA made “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” to the campaigns of Donald Trump and several GOP Senate candidates. The probe, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democrat …

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Trump Blasts Adam Schiff For “Unlimited Harassment”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Thursday complained that House Democrats are waging a never-ending harassment campaign against him, far beyond what Republicans did to President Obama. Trump said Democrats are “going nuts,” and are continuing their “witch hunt” against him.  Trump tweeted after Schiff, who chairs the House Select Committee on Intelligence, said he would investigate all of …

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Trump Rages About “Political Hack” Adam Schiff After House Committee Opens New Probe Into His Finances

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a “political hack” for opening a sweeping investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and his personal finances. “He has no basis to do that. He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself,” Trump told reporters at the White House …

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Developer: Trump Wanted $20 Million For Moscow Deal

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s dream of putting his name on a tower in Moscow came with a hefty price tag: $20 million. Trump demanded that non-negotiable fee in 2006 from a Ukrainian-Russian named Pavel Fuks, who made his fortune in oil trading, banking and real estate development. Fuks, who says he’s been barred from entering the U.S. and is embroiled …

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House Intelligence Committee Votes To Send Interview Transcripts To Mueller For Use In Perjury Prosecutions

Politico reports: The House Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday to send dozens of witness interview transcripts from its Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, who could use them to prosecute potential instances of perjury. It’s the first act of the intelligence panel under the leadership of Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who has vowed to revive the committee’s investigation into …

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Trump Tweets Drudge’s “Teflon Donald” Headlines

Glorious Leader just tweeted out a screencap of fawning Drudge Report headlines, including one that refers to him as “Teflon Donald.” That one, of course, is a take on the media nickname bestowed upon notorious mafia kingpin John Gotti, who had managed to escape imprisonment despite multiple trials. That is, until 1992, when Gotti was finally convicted. He died in …

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Prosecutors Seek Interviews With Trump Org Executives

CNN reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have requested interviews in recent weeks with executives at the Trump Organization, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling a growing potential threat to President Donald Trump and those in his orbit from criminal investigations by the Manhattan US Attorney’s office. Trump and his legal team have long harbored concerns that investigations …

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Federal Government Paid Trump Organization $600,000 For Trump’s Four Trips To Mar-A-Lago In Early 2017

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s four trips to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida over four weeks in March and February 2017, including his summit with the Japanese prime minister, cost the government nearly $14 million, according to the results of a nonpartisan government watchdog’s investigation obtained by ABC News. The accounting, which reveals that the government also paid roughly …

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Feds Subpoena Trump Inauguration Committee Docs

The New York Times reports: Escalating one of the investigations into President Trump’s inaugural committee, federal prosecutors ordered on Monday that its officials turn over documents about donors, finances and activities, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The subpoena seeks documents related to all of the committee’s donors and guests; any benefits handed out, including tickets and photo …

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Federal Court Considers Gag Order For Roger Stone

Politico reports: A federal judge said Friday she’s considering slapping a gag order on Roger Stone, the longtime Donald Trump associate who has been on a media blitz since being charged a week ago with lying to Congress and obstructing lawmakers’ Russia investigation. In the first hearing in Stone’s case — brought by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of …

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