Trump Corruption

Trump Appointee And Bannon Acolyte Michael Pack Shreds Editorial “Firewall” At US State Media Agencies

NBC News reports: A senior U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has scrapped a federal regulation designed to protect the editorial independence of Voice of America and other U.S.-funded media outlets, amid accusations he is undermining the journalistic credibility of the broadcasters. Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media who rescinded the editorial “firewall” regulation late …

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DOJ Blocked From Intervening In Trump Rape Lawsuit

The New York Times reports: A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that President Trump can be personally sued for defamation in connection with his denial while in office of a decades-old rape allegation. The judge, Lewis A. Kaplan of Federal District Court in Manhattan, rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to step into the case and defend the president, and his …

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Trump Lie: Most Who Already Voted Biden Can Switch

The Washington Post reports: Trump on Tuesday urged those who have already cast ballots for Biden to change their votes, something not allowed in most states. His exhortation came in a tweet shortly after a Fox News segment aired about searches for “Can I change my vote” trending on Google. While a handful of states allow voters to make such …

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Twitter Flags Another Trump Lie About Mail-In Ballots

Reuters reports: Social media company Twitter Inc on Monday flagged a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots, adding a disclaimer describing the post’s content as “disputed” and potentially misleading. Trump has repeatedly attacked mail-in voting, claiming without evidence that it will lead to widespread fraud. Democrats have argued it is a safe and reliable alternative to in-person …

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Barrett Sworn-In In Late Night WH Ceremony [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump, who loves to boast of doing anything his predecessors have never done, pulled off such a historic first on Monday. He won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election, rushing his choice through the Senate before voters decide whether to give him four more years or kick …

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Trump Threatens To Withhold Federal Funds From Pennsylvania Because The Governor Doesn’t Like Him

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday, threatening to not come to the state’s aid as the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague it. “So Tom Wolf, next time give us a little notice, governor,” Trump said Monday at the Allentown rally appearance, claiming “your governor made it almost impossible …

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Trump: Biden Has “Waved The White Flag On Life”

The Washington Post reports: Trump insisted Monday that he has not decided to “wave the white flag” on the novel coronavirus, as Biden accused him of doing Sunday after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in a television interview that the administration had effectively given up on trying to slow its spread. “No, no, he has,” Trump told …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Limit NC Absentee Ballot Count

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign again asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday to block North Carolina’s plan for counting absentee ballots that arrive after the Nov. 3 Election Day, the latest legal tussle in a wide-ranging fight over mail-in voting. The campaign initially filed the application on Thursday after a U.S. federal appeals court decision last week left …

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CNN: Trump Told 16 Lies During 60 Minutes Interview

CNN reports: President Donald Trump continued his dishonesty blitz in an interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes.” An edited version of the interview aired on CBS Sunday night. Trump released the full 38-minute interview on Facebook on Thursday, pre-empting the network because he said he was unhappy with Stahl’s questioning. Despite Stahl’s persistent efforts to challenge him, Trump made …

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Trump Admin Planned To Give Santa Performers Early Vax Access In Return For Taking Part In Ad Campaign

Slate reports: In order to encourage Americans to get vaccinated, a federal health agency had an idea: Get Santa Claus involved. The Department of Health and Human Services had planned to devote $250 million for an advertising campaign, part of which involved Santa Claus performers promoting COVID-19 vaccination, reports the Wall Street Journal. In exchange, they would get access to …

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Trump At NC Rally: 500 People Died In A Plane Crash And All The Media Ever Talks About Is COVID [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: At Trump’s rally in Lumberton, North Carolina, he ranted about the media’s focus on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. After Trump said that Democrats would deliberately delay a vaccine, he said that Democrats have “prolonged the pandemic.” “They prolonged the pandemic,” he said, and turned to the saturation of Covid news. “That’s all I hear about now, it’s …

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Trump Tells FL Rally Crowd That America Will Never Have A Socialist President But “Especially Any Female”

CBS News reports: At his rally in the retirement community The Villages, Mr. Trump repeated his pleas to women to “love” him, which he says he’s “kidding” about, but polls show him far behind Biden among women. “Please please love me, suburban woman, I want you to love me,” the president told the crowd. Moments later, he said the U.S. …

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Trump Sues To Stop Count Of Nevada Mail-In Votes

The Hill reports: The Trump campaign and the Nevada GOP sued the Nevada secretary of state and Clark County registrar on Friday seeking to stop the count of early mail-in ballots in the Las Vegas area, the latest Republican effort to curtail vote-counting heading toward Election Day. The lawsuit, filed less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 elections, says …

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Forbes: Trump Lied At Debate, China Pays Him Millions

Forbes reports: President Donald Trump, who declared “I don’t make money from China” in Thursday night’s presidential debate, has in fact collected millions of dollars from government-owned entities in China since he took office. Forbes estimates that at least $5.4 million has flowed into the president’s business from a lease agreement involving a state-owned bank in Trump Tower. The Industrial …

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Trump Camp Loses Court Battle On PA Mail-In Ballots

Law & Crime reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday sided with the state’s top election official, unanimously ruling that counties in the battleground state cannot reject mail-in ballots based on a perceived discrepancy in the signature on the ballot and the corresponding signature on the voter’s registration form. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign challenged that guidance in federal court, …

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WaPo: Trump Organization Faces Looming Debt Crisis

The Washington Post reports: At President Trump’s hotel in Chicago, the most recent board meeting began with bad news. This year’s numbers were awful. Revenue had plunged. The hotel was just 24 percent occupied. And worse: The hotel expected next year to be bad, too. In fact, the hotel’s managing director, Gabriel Constantin, said the coronavirus pandemic had hurt the Trump …

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Trump Fails To Goad Netanyahu Into Badmouthing Biden During Live Broadcast Of Speakerphone Call [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday passed up an opportunity to knock Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seemingly deflating President Donald Trump in the presence of reporters in the Oval Office. Addressing his foreign counterpart, who was on speakerphone, Trump asked Netanyahu: “Do you think Sleepy Joe could have made this deal, Bibi? Sleepy Joe? I think …

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Trump Order Makes It Easier To Fire “Disloyal” Feds

CNN reports: President Donald Trump signed an executive order that appears to provide him and his agency appointees more leeway in the hiring and firing of federal employees deemed disloyal, a move that critics say politicizes civil service and could lead to career officials being pushed out for political reasons. The President has vilified some career officials as the “deep …

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Trump Campaign Spox Says Migrant Parents Separated From Their Kids “Do Not Want The Children Returned”

Politico reports: The Trump campaign’s communications director asserted on Friday that the reason some migrant families separated by the administration at the U.S. border have not been reunited is because the parents do not want their children back. Multiple media outlets reported this week that the federal government remains unable to find the parents of more than 500 children who …

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Trump Loses Court Battle Against NJ Mail-In Ballots

Bloomberg News reports: A federal judge late on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from President Trump’s re-election campaign to block New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) plan to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters as a safety precaution during the pandemic. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp wrote that the plaintiffs claims that unsolicited mail-in ballots would lead to rampant illegal …

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