Trump Corruption

Trump Petitions Facebook To Reinstate His Account

NBC News reports: Mounting a comeback for the White House, Donald Trump is looking to regain control over his powerful social media accounts.  With access to his Twitter account back, Trump’s campaign is formally petitioning Facebook’s parent company to unblock his account there after it was locked in response to the U.S. Capitol riot two years ago. “We believe that …

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Judge Rules Rioter “Followed Trump’s Instructions”

Axios reports: A federal judge said Tuesday that a California woman who breached the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection “followed then-President Trump’s instructions” in breaking the law. Danean MacAndrew, who traveled to D.C. from California for Trump’s rally and filmed herself storming the Capitol with the mob of pro-Trump supporters, was found guilty on charges including violent entry …

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NYC Prosecutors Appear To Revive Trump/Stormy Probe

The New York Times reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Tuesday took a significant step forward in its investigation of Donald J. Trump, meeting with his former personal lawyer about hush money paid to a porn star who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. The questioning of the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, offered the clearest sign yet …

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Trump Wails: “Disloyal” Evangelicals Have Dumped Me

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump is lashing out at evangelical leaders not supportive enough of his 2024 presidential campaign. Speaking to Real America’s Voice this week, Trump called out the “great disloyalty” in politics when discussing his support among evangelical leaders. “That’s a sign of disloyalty. There’s a great disloyalty in the world of politics and that’s a sign of disloyalty,” …

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Trump Claims Accuser Said “It’s Very Sexy To Be Raped”

The Insider reports: Former President Donald Trump claimed that E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of sexual assault, said that “rape was sexy” and “indicated that she loved it” when he was deposed in connection to her defamation lawsuit in October. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan unsealed a portion of Trump’s deposition on Friday after his lawyers lost a bid …

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Trump Loses “Absurd” Bid To Boot Defamation Suit

Reuters reports: A U.S. judge on Friday rejected as “absurd” former President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss writer E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit accusing him of defamation and battery after he denied raping her in the mid-1990s. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said there was no merit to Trump’s argument that Carroll’s battery claim under New York’s Adult Survivors …

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Trump Organization Fined Maximum $1.6M In NY Case

The New York Times reports: Former president Donald J. Trump’s family real estate business was ordered on Friday to pay a $1.6 million criminal penalty for its conviction on tax fraud and other charges, a stinging rebuke and the maximum possible punishment. The sentence, handed down by a judge in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, caps a lengthy legal ordeal …

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Trump Calls Special Counsel Jack Smith A “Terrorist”

“This prosecutor should resign. He’s a terrorist. He is a Trump-hater. His best friends are Weissmann and all of these characters. Lisa Monaco at the Justice Department, one of the top officials. “This is a disgraceful situation. He should resign. His wife hates Trump probably even beyond him. And his wife and his wife has a sister who openly hates …

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Trump To Hold First Campaign Event In South Carolina

Politico reports: Former President Donald Trump is planning to hold his first public campaign event of the year in South Carolina, in what aides are portraying as a first step into a more public phase of his 2024 White House run. Trump is slated to make an appearance in late January in Columbia, S.C. It will not be a rally, …

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Trump Team Hit With Sweeping J6-Related Subpoena

The Washington Post reports: A wide-ranging subpoena sent to Trump campaign officials last month shows new areas of investigative interest as part of the Justice Department’s extensive Jan. 6 criminal probe, according to a copy reviewed by The Washington Post. The subpoena seeks any communications or information about Dominion and Smartmatic, two voting technology companies that were subjected to a …

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Former Trump Org CFO Sentenced To Five Months

Forbes reports: Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, was sentenced to five months in state prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal tax fraud for evading taxes for years by taking gifts and other off-the-books compensation from former President Donald Trump’s family business. Weisselberg, who was taken into custody on Tuesday immediately after being sentenced, is …

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Trump Rages Against Hitler Comparisons In New Filing

The Daily Beast reports: Former President Donald Trump is doubling down on his “I am not Hitler” defamation lawsuit against CNN by adopting the Nazi strategy of attacking journalists as liars, with court papers claiming—without irony—that “Americans are split when asked if the media is actually an enemy of democracy.” In the latest court filings, Trump’s lawyers paradoxically argued that …

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Special Counsel Jack Smith Subpoenas Rudy Giuliani

CNN reports: Special counsel Jack Smith’s team has subpoenaed Donald Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani, asking him to turn over records to a federal grand jury as part of an investigation into the former president’s fundraising following the 2020 election, according to a person familiar with the subpoena. The subpoena, which was sent more than a month ago and has …

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Georgia Grand Jury Completes Trump Investigation

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Fulton County special grand jury that has spent the last eight months examining potential criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election has completed its work and is being dissolved, according to the judge overseeing the high-profile panel. In a brief order issued Monday, Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney wrote that the grand jury has …

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Trump So Far Silent About Bolsonaro And Brazil

The Independent reports: So far, despite the many parallels to the Jan 6 insurrection, Mr Trump has refrained from offering any remarks on the siege in Brazil. The one-time president was clearly active on social media, continuing a round-the-clock commentary on his Truth Social network, including posting news articles and calling congressman Adam Schiff a “sleazebag and a traitor” throughout …

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Trump Loses “Frivolous” Argument Against NY Lawsuit

The New York Times reports: A New York judge declined on Friday to throw out the state attorney general’s civil fraud case against former President Donald J. Trump, increasing the likelihood that he will face a trial this fall. In a sharply worded order, the judge, Justice Arthur F. Engoron of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, denied Mr. Trump’s motion …

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Trump Screams Kinzinger’s New CNN Gig Is “Illegal”

Posted last night to Trump’s Truth Social account: I see that America coward Cryin’ Adam Kinzinger has taken a high paying job at the VERY LOW RATING, FAKE NEWS, CNN. He was supposedly on tonight, all propped up and ready to go! I hear he was NOT crying. But a question – How does he negotiate and get such a …

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CO Sec Of State Urged To Bar Trump From 2024 Ballot

The Hill reports: Two advocacy groups are leading a rally in Colorado Friday urging Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) to bar former President Trump from the state’s ballots on constitutional grounds. The rally, led by Mi Familia Vota and Free Speech for the People, is part of a broader push to ask secretaries of state nationwide to eliminate …

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Trump Sued By Estate Of Late Capitol Police Officer

CNN reports: The estate of Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who died after responding to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, is suing two rioters involved in the attack and former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in egging it on. The civil lawsuit, filed Thursday in Washington, DC’s federal court, adds to the 2024 …

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Trump Calls House Chaos “Big Republican Victory”

Posted this morning to Trump’s Truth Social account: I actually think that a big Republican VICTORY today, after going through numerous Roll Calls that failed to produce a Speaker of the House, has made the position & process of getting to be Speaker BIGGER & MORE IMPORTANT than if it were done in the more traditional way, much like me …

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