Trump Corruption

Trump: I “Never Directed” Cohen To Break The Law

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said he “never directed” Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who was sentenced on multiple charges a day earlier, “to break the law.” In a follow-up tweet, Trump said without providing evidence that campaign finance lawyers have told him that he “did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even …

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Lawyer: Cohen Will Spill Dirt After Probe Concludes

Bloomberg reports: Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, is willing to reveal publicly what he knows about his former client once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete and findings are released, Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday. “There will come a time after Mr. Mueller is done with his work that Michael Cohen will be sitting …

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Fox News Analyst Andrew Napolitano: Prosecutors Will Act On The Evidence That Trump Committed A Felony

Mediaite reports: Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano dropped a pretty stunning piece of analysis Wednesday: federal prosecutors have evidence President Donald Trump committed a felony, and they intend to do something with that evidence. “Career prosecutors here in New York City have evidence that the president of the United States committed a felony by ordering and paying Michael …

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Prosecutors Reach Deal With National Enquirer Parent

Boing Boing reports: The U.S. Southern District of New York has reached a non-prosecution agreement with the parent company of the National Enquirer, AMI, in which the firm admits it made “catch and kill” hush money payment to Karen MacDougal “in concert with” the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Said the SDNY prosecutors, “AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment …

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Trump Claims People Would “Revolt” If He’s Impeached

From a lengthy interview with Reuters: On the domestic front, Trump waved off concerns that he could face the possibility of impeachment when Democrats, intent on greater oversight of the president, take command of the U.S. House of Representatives in January. “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history …

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NEW YORK: Incoming Attorney General Letitia James Promises Sweeping Investigations Into Trump’s Circle

NBC News reports: New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that …

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TODAY: Trump Fixer Micheal Cohen To Be Sentenced

ABC News reports: Michael Cohen, the former longtime personal attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, is set to learn his sentence Wednesday morning in Manhattan after pleading guilty to a laundry list of charges brought by federal prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office in Washington. With the pounding of his gavel on Wednesday morning, U.S. …

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Michael Flynn Asks Court For No Prison Time

The New York Times reports: Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, asked a federal judge late Tuesday to spare him prison time for misleading investigators, and they suggested that the F.B.I. agents who interviewed him last year at the White House had tricked him into lying. Mr. Flynn’s lawyers said that his contrition, lengthy military …

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Manafort’s Plea Deal Breach Hearing Set For Jan. 25th

USA Today reports: A federal judge set a tentative hearing for Jan. 25 to hear disputes about whether Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, breached his plea agreement by lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. But the hearing might not be needed. Defense lawyers said they need more time to evaluate five subject areas of allegations that …

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44 Former Senators Send Bipartisan Letter To Senate Urging “Defense Of Our Democracy And Constitution”

Politico reports: A bipartisan group of more than 40 ex-senators are calling for the current members of the upper chamber to join together to defend democracy, saying that the U.S. is entering a “dangerous period” as the investigation into Russian election interference nears its conclusion. The letter was published as Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between …

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Red State: The Writing’s On The Wall For Impeachment

From the right wing site Red State: The writing is clearly on the wall. President Trump will be impeached. The odds of him being removed from office is very low but the odds of him being impeached by the House of Representatives approaches 100%. Despite the noises you are hearing from the Democrat party and its Congressional caucus, the House …

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CNN: 16 Trump Associates Now Linked To Russians

CNN reports: At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, according to public statements, court filings, CNN reporting, and reporting from other news outlets. These communications came in the form of face-to-face meetings, phone calls, text messages, emails and video chats. In the months after the election, Trump and his senior …

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Corsi Files $350 Million Blackmail Suit Against Mueller

NBC News reports: The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six …

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Former Acting Solicitor General: Damning Document Shows That Trump’s Future Looks Like It’s Behind Bars

Law & Crime reports: Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal said on CNN that President Donald Trump is facing “strong criminal liability” over his former lawyer Michael Cohen‘s alleged campaign finance crimes, adding the president’s “future looks like it’s behind bars.” New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota first asked Katyal, now a law professor at Georgetown, about Trump’s tweet claiming the …

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John Brennan Rips Trump: I Take Great Solace Knowing That It’s Impossible For You To Escape American Justice

The Hill reports: Former CIA Director John Brennan blasted President Trump after he downplayed allegations of campaign finance violations by calling them a “private transaction.” Responding to Trump’s Monday morning tweets, the harsh Trump critic said he is “relieved” that Trump will never be able to run for public office again. Last week, new court filings from federal prosecutors indicated …

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James Comey: Defeat Trump In 2020, Impeachment Would Leave A Third Of The Country Calling It A Coup

CNN reports: Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump’s presidency with a “landslide” victory for his opponent in 2020. “All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lies stop on January 20, 2021,” Comey told an audience at the 92nd Street Y on New York City’s Upper East …

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Trump Rants: Democrats Can’t Find A “Smocking Gun”

Mediaite reports: In what appears to be a quote from a Fox & Friends segment that aired Monday morning, the Commander in Chief wrote “No Smocking (sic) Gun…No Collusion.” The apparent typo has not yet been addressed unless he was referring to “smocking” which is a decoration on a garment created by gathering a section of the material into tight …

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John Dean: Dems Have Little Choice But Impeachment

CNN reports: Former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean said he thinks Congress will have “little choice” but to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following a Friday evening court filing involving Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. “I think what this totality of today’s filings show that the House is going to have little choice, the way this is …

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Dem. Sen. Chris Murphy: Recent Facts Show We’re Now “Beyond The Stage” Of Clinton’s Impeachment [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, said the publicly available facts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe indicate President Donald Trump’s actions are “beyond the stage” of what led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. On “This Week” Sunday, Murphy left the question of whether or not to move to impeach the president to the House and …

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Schiff: Trump May “Face The Real Prospect Of Jail Time”

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that President Trump might “face the real prospect of jail time” after prosecutors indicated last week that he directed illegal payments during his 2016 presidential campaign. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first …

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