Trump Corruption

Dems Call On Trump To Unmask Financial Ties To Saudis

The Daily Kos reports: In a letter sent today, eleven Democratic senators have demanded Trump account for financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter notes that the Trump Organization “for decades has maintained business relationships with the government of Saudi Arabia and with members of the Saudi royal family.” The letter notes some …

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Judge Forces Manafort To Wear Orange Jumpsuit

Well, this is just a shame: A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Paul Manafort’s request to wear a professional suit during a hearing later this week about his sentence, noting the former Trump campaign chairman is now a convicted felon who has lost the right to wear street clothing in all his court proceedings. “This defendant should be treated no …

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REPORT: Mueller To Issue Key Findings After Midterms

The Chicago Tribune reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials. Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of …

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REPORT: Cohen Has Spent 50 Hours With Investigators

Vanity Fair reports: Robert Mueller’s special investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice continues apace. So does the Southern District’s probe into campaign-finance violations. Despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government, Cohen has willingly assisted and provided information critical to several ongoing investigations, according to two sources familiar with the situation, in a string of meetings that have …

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Trump Lawyers Prep Written Answers For Mueller

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s legal team is preparing answers to written questions provided by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources familiar with the matter. The move represents a major development after months of negotiations and signals that the Mueller investigation could be entering a final phase with regard to the President. The questions are focused on matters related …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CNN reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will soon take reporters’ questions. It’ll be the first White House press briefing she has held since Sept. 10. Here are some question that could come up: Several Republican senators are pushing back on President Trump’s comments last night about Christine Blasey Ford. Does the President think his comments will hurtSupreme Court …

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Federal Court: Dems’ Emoluments Suit Can Proceed

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge on Friday gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit filed by 200 congressional Democrats against President Trump alleging he has violated the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments while in office. The lawsuit is based on the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bars presidents from taking payments from foreign states. Trump’s business, which he …

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Roger Stone: It’s Entirely Possible I Could Be Framed

The Rising reports: “I think it’s entirely possible that I could be framed on some matter that relates not to Russian collusion or WikiLeaks collaboration or advanced knowledge on the acquisition or publication of John Podesta’s emails,” Roger Stone told Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. “There is no evidence, no witness that can claim that I’m involved in any of …

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REPORT: Ex-Trump Lawyer Wanted To Divert White House Legal Funds To Pay For Paul Manafort’s Defense

Talking Points Memo reports: Ex-Trump lawyer John Dowd wanted to contribute to the legal fees racked up by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, but White House ethics officials who wanted to keep an arm’s length between the trials and the President foiled the effort. According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Dowd first …

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REPORT: Mueller Has Interviewed Cohen Multiple Times

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours with investigators from the office of special counsel, Robert Mueller, sources tell ABC News. The special counsel’s questioning of Cohen, one of the president’s closest associates over the past decade, has focused primarily on all aspects …

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Roger Stone: “I Will Never Roll On Donald Trump”

Famous last words, going by recent history. The Palm Beach Post reports: As special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be zeroing in on him, Roger Stone told hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump in West Palm Beach on Monday night that he’ll never turn against Trump, even if Mueller tries to “frame me for some extraneous crime.” The longtime …

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Trump: I Believe “Honest” Manafort Will Tell The Truth

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning insisted he had no concerns about former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s recent agreement to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. “If he’s honest, and he is, I think he’s going to tell — as long as he tells the truth, it’s 100 percent,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White …

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Memo Shows Wilbur Ross Lied About Census Question

Courthouse News reports: Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Congress earlier this year that he added a citizenship question to the 2020 census to help the Department of Justice enforce the Voting Rights Act. Contradicting that sworn testimony, new evidence shows that Ross received a memo several months earlier informing him that the Justice Department wanted to avoid monkeying …

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Trump: Mueller Probe Is Not Allowed Under The Law

President Broken Record is playing his scratchy vinyl again: President Trump on Sunday reiterated his claim that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election is illegal. Trump has regularly denounced Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt” driven by political motivations to undermine his presidency. On Thursday, he called the investigation …

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Junior Rages At Vanity Fair Over Impeachment Story

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. accused Vanity Fair on Friday of purchasing some of the site’s more than 4 million Twitter followers after the magazine reported that Trump Jr. was worried his father, President Trump, has trouble sleeping. In a tweet, the president’s eldest son attacked the news magazine as “sad” and “irrelevant,” while urging Vanity Fair reporters to …

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REPORT: Paul Manafort Reaches “Tentative” Plea Deal

ABC News reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that will head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell ABC News. The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is …

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Junior: Trump Can Only Trust A Few People [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Amid explosive allegations that some White House officials are actively working against President Donald Trump’s agenda, Donald Trump Jr. told ABC News the number of people in the White House that his father can trust is smaller than he’d like. “I think there are people in there that he can trust, it’s just — it’s a much …

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POLL: 32% Are Proud To Have Trump As President

CNN reports: Only about three in 10 Americans are proud to have President Trump as the leader of the U.S., according to a new poll from CNN that was conducted by SSRS. The survey, which was released on Monday, found that 32 percent of citizens say that their proud to have Trump as president. It is the lowest mark since …

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“Coffee Boy” Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days

ABC News reports: Nearly one year after aspiring foreign policy consultant George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty, the North Side Chicago native was sentenced Friday for lying to the FBI about his activities with the Trump for president campaign. In a DC federal courtroom, Papadopoulos was handed 14 days in prison and 12 months of supervised release by U.S. Judge Randolph Moss. …

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