Trump Corruption

Dem House Rep: Fired IG Was Also Investigating Trump

Courthouse News reports: Amplifying scrutiny on the recent firing of the State Department inspector general, one lawmaker revealed today that Steve Linick had been investigating not only Secretary Mike Pompeo but President Donald Trump as well. “I’ve learned there may be another reason for IG Linick’s firing,” Representative Eliot Engel tweeted this afternoon. “His office was investigating — at my …

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Court Okays Pyramid Scheme Suit Against Trump Org

Newsweek reports: A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump engaged in fraud by promoting a pyramid scheme will not be delayed. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield ruled that the class action lawsuit can move forward despite Trump’s legal counsel requesting a stay. The lawsuit, led by four anonymous plaintiffs, claims that the Trump and his …

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Hewitt: Obamagate Is Real, You Lying McCarthyites

Hugh Hewitt writes for the Washington Post: Those on the left who seek to diminish Obamagate should know that what they are doing is attempted censorship, an obvious effort to delegitimize the most legitimate of inquiries: Did Obama or any of his senior team — in the White House, the FBI or Justice Department or any of the intelligence agencies, …

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Pompeo: I Never Knew Fired IG Was Investigating Me

The Washington Post reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Monday that he asked President Trump to fire the State Department inspector general because his work was “undermining” the department’s mission, but he declined to describe any specific concerns. In a telephone interview, Pompeo said the decision was not an act of political retaliation, because he did not know beforehand …

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Trump To Oust US Attorney Who Dropped Flynn Case

The Washington Post reports: President Trump will nominate a new U.S. Attorney to oversee the D.C. office, which handles both local and national cases including several high-profile prosecutions of the president’s allies. Justin Herdman, the U.S. attorney in Cleveland, would take the position now filled by Timothy Shea, who came to the office in February. The nomination of Herdman comes …

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Trump Campaign Launches “Truth Over Facts” Website

Fox News reports: Taking aim at Joe Biden, President Trump’s reelection team on Monday launched a faux “investigative” series that mocks the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee by spotlighting his numerous verbal miscues on the campaign trail. The video series by the Trump campaign is titled “Truth over Facts,” a phrase the former vice president used last August in Des Moines …

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Republicans Plan To Deploy 50,000 “Poll Watchers”

The New York Times reports: The Republican program, which has gained steam in recent weeks, envisions recruiting up to 50,000 volunteers in 15 key states to monitor polling places and challenge ballots and voters deemed suspicious. That is part of a $20 million plan that also allots millions to challenge lawsuits by Democrats and voting-rights advocates seeking to loosen state …

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Fired IG Was Probing Pompeo’s “Misuse” Of Staffer

NBC News reports: A Democrat aide told NBC news the inspector general “was looking into the Secretary’s misuse of a political appointee at the Department to perform personal tasks for himself and Mrs. Pompeo.” Pompeo is married to Susan Pompeo, who’s been known to travel with the Secretary of State and was listed as “Special Assistant to the Secretary of …

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Trump Targets Susan Collins In Whistleblower Rant

The Washington Post reports: After former top vaccine official Rick Bright maintained Sunday that the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been slow and chaotic, President Trump responded in a late-night tweetstorm, saying that whistleblowers like Bright are “causing great injustice and harm” to the nation. In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Bright, the former director of the …

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Collins Very Concerned About Latest Watchdog Firing

Cox Media reports: Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump’s firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a “threat to accountable democracy.” Romney’s comments came in response to Trump’s Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick — the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake …

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WH Claims Trump Fired IG At Mike Pompeo’s Request

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general on the recommendation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a White House official said Saturday. Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick Friday night, notifying Congress of the decision in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump, who has targeted several government agency watchdogs in the past …

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Eric Trump: Lockdowns Are Designed To Prevent Trump Rallies, COVID Will “Magically Disappear” After Election

Fox News reports: The Democrats are “trying to milk” the coronavirus pandemic for every election advantage they can get over President Trump, the president’s son, Eric Trump, said Saturday night. “So they will, and you watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and Nov. 3. And guess what? After Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden …

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House Panel To Investigate Latest Firing Of Watchdog

Reuters reports: The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trump’s firing of the State Department inspector general, after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog. The Democratic-led committee said it would launch the probe along with colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate, …

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New Docs Show Bannon Lied To Congress About Stone

The New York Post reports: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon gave sharply contradictory accounts under oath of his discussions with convicted felon Roger Stone about WikiLeaks, a review of official records by The Post shows. On Jan 16, 2018 — roughly five months after he left the White House – Bannon told members of the House Intelligence Committee repeatedly …

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Trump Fires IG Who Was Investigating Mike Pompeo

ABC News reports: The White House fired the State Department Inspector General late Friday, according to a State Department spokesperson and a senior congressional aide — the latest senior U.S. official involved in the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump to be forced out by his administration. The inspector general, who acts as an independent watchdog responsible for investigating the …

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Trump Is “Looking At” Making COVID Vaccine Free

The Hill reports: President Trump told reporters at the White House Friday that his administration is “looking at” making coronavirus vaccines free to the public. “We’re looking at that actually,” Trump told reporters before departing for Camp David when asked if he thought vaccines should be free. He did not offer his personal opinion on the matter. The Trump administration …

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WH Spox Get Asked Why Trump Wants Obama Jailed:
“I Never Said That, Those Are Your Words, Not Mine”

Mediaite reports: During Friday’s White House press briefing, CBS News correspondent Steven Portnoy pressed Kayleigh McEnany on President Donald Trump’s comments about “Obamagate” crimes. “The president suggested people should be jailed for what he suggested earlier in the week was a very obvious crime,” he said. “You’re an attorney and the president’s spokesperson. Perhaps you could lay out the elements …

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Feds Have Paid For 1600 Room Nights At Trump Hotels

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. government has paid at least $970,000 to President Trump’s company since Trump took office — including payments for more than 1,600 nightly room rentals at Trump’s hotels and clubs, according to federal records obtained by The Washington Post. Since March, The Post has catalogued an additional $340,000 in such payments. They were almost all …

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Shady Company Linked To Parscale Got Bailout Funds

CBS News reports: A company whose largest shareholder is Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale received nearly $800,000 from the federal coronavirus relief fund for small businesses, according to a filing with the SEC. The company, CloudCommerce, was eligible for the low-interest loan through the Paycheck Protection Program. In late December, the digital marketing company began soliciting new investors through a …

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Postal Service Reviews Package Delivery Contracts As Major Trump Donor Is About To Be Postmaster General

The Washington Post reports: Weeks before a Republican donor and top White House ally becomes postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service has quietly launched a review of its package delivery contracts and lost its last senior official who was not appointed by President Trump. The moves, confirmed by six people with knowledge of the Postal Service’s inner workings but not …

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