Trump Corruption

AP: White House Knew About Bounties In Early 2019

The Associated Press reports: Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of …

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Trump: I Have “VERY GOOD Internal Polling Numbers”

Mediaite reports: Trump kicked off the week on Twitter by claiming intel of Russian bounties to Taliban militias was not credible, before bragging of his “95% approval rating” from Republicans — slamming conservatives who refuse to support him as “stupid people.” Despite his repeated assertions. Trump does not have a 95% approval rating from Republicans in any poll. Trump took …

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Trump Deletes “White Power” Video, Spox Claims He Didn’t Hear Words, Only Saw “Tremendous Enthusiasm”

The Wrap reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted — and then deleted — a two-minute video that featured a Florida Trump supporter yelling, “White power!” while driving a golf cart by anti-Trump protesters. “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump wrote in his tweet, referring to a popular retirement community outside of Orlando, Florida. “The Radical …

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WH: Trump Wasn’t Told About Bounties On US Troops

CNN reports: US intelligence concluded months ago that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, amid peace talks, according to a New York Times report published Friday. Citing officials briefed on the matter, the Times reported that President Donald Trump was briefed on the intelligence findings and that the White …

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Trump Continues To Mock Biden For COVID Death Flub

Mediaite reports: When President Donald Trump tried to capitalize on an edited clip of Joe Biden’s recent verbal miscue about the coronavirus death toll, Twitter blue checks responded by roasting Trump over his own gaffes, and of the actual death toll he has overseen. Trump and his supporters have been trying to hype a clip of Biden from a Thursday …

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Barr Tried To Undermine Conviction Of Michael Cohen

The New York Times reports: Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William P. Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Trump’s inner circle directly, and even the president’s own actions: the prosecution of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer. Mr. Barr spent weeks in the spring of 2019 questioning the prosecutors over …

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WSJ: Trump’s Default Is “Defensive Self-Congratulation”

From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: Lately he has all but given up even talking about the pandemic when he might offer realism and hope about the road ahead even as the country reopens. His default now is defensive self-congratulation. The country also wants firm but empathetic leadership after the death of George Floyd, but Mr. Trump …

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Trump Claims Fox News Ratings Are “The Real Polls”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday morning touted the television ratings from his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla, last weekend and his town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week. Trump asserted in a pair of tweets that the ratings “are the real polls,” after a series of recent pubic surveys have shown him trailing Democratic rival Joe …

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Judge Orders Stone To Report To Prison On July 14th

Talking Points Memo reports: U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson pushed back Roger Stone’s surrender date until July 14. Stone had a requested a delay until August 30. Jackson’s order Friday was accompanied by an opinion giving her reasons for only partially granting the delay request that is still under seal, but the judge indicated she would like to make …

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Trump’s Brother Again Sues To Stop Mary Trump’s Book

Law.com reports: President Donald Trump’s brother sued his niece in Dutchess County Supreme Court Friday in his latest attempt to block publication of her upcoming book about the president and his family. The suit, which was filed by Robert Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, follows the speedy dismissal of a petition filed in Queens County Surrogate’s Court in connection with the …

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Lindsey Graham Fails In Bid To Allow Bill Barr To Veto Investigations Into DOJ, Even Other Republicans Balked

Bloomberg News reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee blocked an effort by Chairman Lindsey Graham to give the attorney general the power to veto investigations of Justice Department lawyers by the inspector general. The committee instead backed — over the objections of Graham and Attorney General William Barr — a bipartisan bill by Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah that would …

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Trump Family Loses Fight To Stop Mary Trump’s Book

The Daily Beast reports: A New York judge has tossed an application by President Donald Trump’s brother to try and halt the publication of his niece’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. Queens County Surrogate Court Judge Peter Kelly cited “several improprieties” in Robert Trump’s filing that rendered it “fatally defective”—including …

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Biden Spox: Trump’s VOA Hand Puppet Will Be Fired

Vox reports: If Joe Biden wins the presidency, he’s promising at least one staffing change: firing the CEO of a US-funded global media agency who’s accused of trying to turn it into a propaganda shop aligned with Donald Trump’s ideology. Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for the former vice president’s campaign, told me Biden will oust Michael Pack from his Senate-confirmed …

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Trump Whines That Nobody On Fox Is “Defending” Him

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that nobody on Fox News defended him after contributor Jessica Tarlov ripped his visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church the day after it was set on fire by protesters last month. Trump’s complaint came after Tarlov, a liberal commentator on Fox News, criticized his walk to the church that followed protestors and …

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Bill Barr Agrees To Testify Before House On July 28th

The Daily Beast reports: Attorney General William Barr has agreed to attend a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on July 28, Department of Justice spokesperson Kerri Kupec said Wednesday. The announcement comes as the Judiciary Committee convened for another Department of Justice oversight hearing and just days after the complicated firing of Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern …

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Loony Louie Gohmert Tries To Drown Out Testimony On Corrupt AG Bill Barr By Banging On The Table [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held an oversight hearing focusing on Attorney General William Barr’s decisions as head of the Justice Department. As part of the proceedings, the committee heard testimony from two DOJ officials: Aaron Zelinsky, a federal prosecutor at the US attorney’s office in Baltimore, and John Elias, a senior official in the department’s …

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BREAKING: Court Orders Dismissal Of Flynn’s Case

Bloomberg News reports: A federal appeals court ordered a judge to immediately dismiss the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Bloomberg News reports. A three-judge appellate panel on Wednesday denied U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan the authority to examine whether the government’s surprise motion to dismiss the case, in which Flynn pleaded guilty twice …

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Trump Seeks Restraining Order To Stop His Niece’s Book

Trump has been having a lot of angst over books lately: President Trump’s family is seeking a temporary restraining order to try to block publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece, Mary L. Trump. Ms. Trump is the daughter of the president’s late brother, Fred Trump Jr., and her book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family …

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Federal Prosecutor To Testify He Was Pressured To Give Stone A Break Because The US Attorney Fears Trump

“In the many cases I have been privileged to work on in my career, I have never seen political influence play any role in prosecutorial decision making. With one exception: United States v. Roger Stone. “What I saw was the Department of Justice exerting significant pressure on the line prosecutors in the case to obscure the correct sentencing guidelines calculation …

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Lincoln Project Ad Rakes Trump Over Slowed Testing

Just in this morning from the Lincoln Project: During Trump’s poorly-attended rally in Tulsa, Trump admitted what Americans across the country feared: that he commanded public health experts to impede COVID-19 testing for personal, political advantage. As it stands, 122,000 American lives have been lost and the virus is surging in many of the states President Trump coerced into hasty …

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