Trump Corruption

REVEALED: Cohen Met With Oligarch At Trump Tower Before Inauguration To Discuss US-Russia Relations

The New York Times reports: Eleven days before the presidential inauguration last year, a billionaire Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin visited Trump Tower in Manhattan to meet with Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, according to video footage and another person who attended the meeting. In Mr. Cohen’s office on the 26th floor, he …

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Dem Senator Wants Open Hearing With Junior About His “False Testimony” On Meetings With Foreigners

NBC News reports: Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., says the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., may have provided “false testimony” to the Senate Judiciary Committee when he was asked about the Trump campaign’s involvement with foreign governments and foreign nationals. In a two-page letter Thursday to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the panel, Coons said that information in recent …

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RNC Spox: Cohen Is Still Our Finance Chair [VIDEO]

RNC spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany today confirmed that Michael Cohen is still their Deputy Finance Chairman despite weeks of revelations about Cohen’s lucrative attempts to sell access to the White House. Mediaite reports: The RNC spokesman confirmed the news today while speaking to Cheddar correspondent and Mediaite alum J.D. Durkin. McEnany also brushed off the fact that Cohen has been raided …

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Trump Junior Is Shopping For A Book Deal

The New York Post reports: As this year’s best-seller list continues to be crammed with books on the Trump administration, Page Six has learned that Donald Trump Jr. wants to add his name to the list. Publishing insiders tell Page Six that Trump Jr. is shopping a tome, and is being repped by top agent David Vigliano’s literary firm, AGI …

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Dems After DOJ Briefing: “No Evidence” Of Spying

Buzzfeed News reports: Congressional leaders on Thursday participated in an unusual pair of meetings with administration officials to discuss the FBI’s use of an informant in its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in 2016. Democrats who attended the meetings said there was “no evidence” presented to support the claim repeatedly made by President Donald Trump in …

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James Clapper Rips Into Trump’s Orwellian “Spygate” Lies: “Up Is Down, Black Is White, Peace Is War”

“He deliberately spun it, distorted it. I mean this is George Orwell — up is down, black is white, peace is war. That’s exactly what I didn’t say. I took aversion to the word spy, it was the most benign version of information gathering. The important thing is the whole reason the FBI was doing this was concern over what …

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Michael Cohen’s Book About Trump Gets Scrapped

The Daily Beast reports: Michael Cohen’s legal troubles have claimed another victim: his personal memoir. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer met with a number of publishers in New York, pitching a book which had been tentatively titled Trump Revolution: From The Tower to The White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump. According to two sources with knowledge …

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ANOTHER LIE: White House Lawyer Handling Russia Probe Attends Classified DOJ Briefing On FBI Tactics

The Hill reports: Emmet Flood, a White House lawyer handling the Russia investigation, was seen Thursday afternoon at a pair of classified meetings between members of Congress and senior Justice Department officials about the FBI’s tactics in the probe. His attendance—along with the similarly brief attendance of Chief of Staff John Kelly—was a reversal from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ …

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Glorious Leader Continues His Lies About “Spygate”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday attacked former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Twitter, rebuking the former intelligence chief for remarks he made on “The View” about surveillance of Trump’s campaign. In a tweet, the president erroneously claimed that Clapper had “admitted” to placing a spy on his campaign staff, when in reality Clapper had merely acknowledged …

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Mocks “Spygate” With Partial List Of Trump’s Lies: I’d Go On But This Is Just An Hour Show

“While we’re sticking to the facts and telling you what we know, President Trump has no constraints since he simply makes stuff up. He frequently lies and has a long and well documented conspiracy theories with no concrete evidence ever provided. For years he perpetuated the myth that Obama was not born in the United States, and that he saw …

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REPORT: Trump Said He Wanted To Brand FBI Informant As A “Spy” Because He Knew It Would Inflame His Base

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start. Trump now is zeroing in on — and at times embellishing — reports that …

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POLL: 59% Believe Mueller Has Uncovered No Crimes

The Hill reports: More than half of Americans polled are not aware that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has uncovered crimes, according to a new survey from Navigator Research. The poll found that 59 percent of those surveyed believe Mueller has not discovered any crimes, while 41 percent believe that he has. …

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Giuliani Reverses On Mueller Interview: Trump Should Do It, It Gets It Over With, It Makes My Client Happy

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani switched gears Wednesday, saying that he would prefer the president grant an interview to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office and that a decision would be made within “the next couple weeks.” “I guess I’d rather do the interview. It gets it over with it, it makes my client …

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FETCH: Trump Tries To Make “Spygate” Happen [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Trump outright condemned the FBI for embedding an informant to spy on his 2016 campaign in his morning tweetstorm, but he backtracked this afternoon to a more accusatory stance this afternoon by saying “I hope it’s not true, but it looks like it is.” Trump also made a big deal of showing off his fancy, new, totally uninspired …

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White House Security Clearance Restored For Kushner

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, had his White House security clearance restored Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said, after months of uncertainty stemming in part from his role in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Kushner was stripped of his interim clearance in February amid an overhaul of procedures governing …

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REPORT: Ukraine Paid Cohen $400,000 For Access To Trump, In Return They Shelved Their Probe Of Manafort

The BBC reports: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative …

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Trump Rages About Criminal “Spy Scandal”

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an angry rant against his enemies in America’s law enforcement agencies by referring to them as the “Criminal Deep State.” Despite the president’s assertions, however, there is no evidence that the FBI implanted a spy in his presidential campaign in 2016. Rather, the FBI had a confidential informant who met with …

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Trump Seeks To Narrow Scope Of Mueller Interview

CNN reports: Donald Trump’s legal team is trying to narrow the scope of the President’s potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller to questions on Russia-related matters that occurred before Trump’s election, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN. Trump’s lawyers, who are urging Mueller to wrap up his investigation, are looking for a way to get him to …

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BREAKING: Cohen’s Business Partner Has Flipped

The New York Times reports: A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has quietly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Under the agreement, the partner, …

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Journalist Lesley Stahl: Trump Told Me He Bashes The Press So Nobody Will Believe The Negative Stories

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump told the veteran journalist Lesley Stahl of the CBS program 60 Minutes that he bashes the press to “demean” and “discredit” reporters so that the public will not believe “negative stories” about him, Stahl said. Stahl said she and her boss met with Trump at his office in Trump Tower in Manhattan after the 2016 …

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