Trump Corruption

Trump: Rushmore Story Is Fake News But Good Idea

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday night denied reports the White House had reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) about adding his face to Mount Rushmore. The New York Times reported earlier Sunday that a White House aide had contacted Noem’s office in 2019 to ask about the process for adding new presidents to Mount Rushmore. …

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Mnuchin Warns That Americans May Have To Pay Back Payroll Tax Deferral If Trump Isn’t Reelected [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended the legality of President Trump’s executive orders to provide financial help during the coronavirus — and said Americans would hold Democrats responsible for delaying the assistance if they challenge the actions in court. “We’ve cleared with the office of legal counsel all these actions,” Mnuchin said on …

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Trump Stalks Out Of Press Conference After Being Confronted About Lie He’s Told More Than 150 Times

So this moment went viral overnight. Daniel Dale reports at CNN: President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times. “Why do you keep saying that you passed Veterans Choice?” CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid asked Trump at the …

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Trump Signs Order For Payroll Tax Holiday At Another Event Held Before Cheering Golf Club Members [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue bill with priorities unrelated to the coronavirus. “We’ve had it,” he said at a news conference at his country club …

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Politico: Trump Exploring Exec Action To Stop Mail In Voting, Including Ordering USPS To Not Deliver Ballots

Politico reports: This past spring, President Donald Trump began a full-fledged assault on voting by mail, tweeting, retweeting and railing about massive fraud and rigged elections with scant evidence. Then the Republican apparatus got to work backing up the president. In the weeks since, Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have taken to the courts dozens of times as …

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Kanye West Booted Off IL Ballot For Invalid Signatures

The New York Post reports: Yeezy come, Yeezy go. Kanye West won’t be appearing on the presidential ballot for his home state after election officials in Illinois found that 1,900 of the 3,128 signatures West submitted are invalid. That leaves the rapper short of the 2,500 needed to be included on the state’s Presidential ballot. While no reason was given, …

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New York AG To Trump: Forget About NRA Moving To Texas, I’m Going To Do To Them What I Did To You

“While President Trump and others have suggested that the NRA should simply pick up and leave New York in an effort to evade responsibility, I’d remind them that we shut down the president’s own foundation, recouped millions in diverted funds after unearthing the illegal use of charitable funds, and directed those funds to lawful organizations for legitimate charitable purposes. We …

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WI Voters Tricked Into Signing Kanye West’s Petition

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The state Democratic Party filed a complaint Friday asking state officials to block rapper Kanye West from appearing on the presidential ballot in Wisconsin this November, saying his campaign was tardy submitting its signatures. The challenge also suggests there are numerous problems with West’s nomination papers, including incorrect addresses for circulators and bogus signatures, such as …

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On Trump’s Demand For A Cut Of The Sale Of TikTok

The New York Times reports: If he were still running casinos in rough-and-tumble Atlantic City, N.J., President Trump’s demand about Microsoft’s possible purchase of TikTok might be translated this way: I want a piece of the action. “It’s protection money. It’s not what the government of the United States should do,” said Avery Gardiner, the general counsel for the Center …

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Postmaster Claims He’s “Transforming” Postal Service

NPR reports: The head of the U.S. Postal Service promised Friday to make the organization more efficient and more financially stable, but his remarks may do little to quell fears that the post office’s cost-cutting measures will hurt service during the coronavirus pandemic. “We are at the beginning of a transformative process,” Louis DeJoy said in his first public remarks …

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Trump Campaign Lawyer For Simultaneously Working For Kanye West Campaign

Law & Crime reports: A government watchdog group on Friday filed a complaint against Lane Ruhland with the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) alleging the attorney has been violating ethics and conflict of interest obligations by working for both the presidential campaigns of both Kanye West and Donald Trump. Ruhland – the former general counsel for the state Republican …

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Trump Promises Exec Order On Preexisting Conditions (Which Are Already Protected Under Obamacare)

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday teased an executive order to require health insurers to cover all preexisting conditions, something already established under the Affordable Care Act, which his administration is suing to dismantle. “Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies,” Trump …

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Trump Holding Press Conference From His Golf Resort, Wine Drinking Club Members In Golf Gear Are Watching

CBS News reports: President Trump is holding a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, Friday night as he hints at executive action as another week of negotiations over a coronavirus aid package on Capitol Hill ended no closer to a deal. The news conference is slated for 7 p.m. After talks between Democratic leaders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate …

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Kanye On Ballot In 9 States, Helped By Ex-CPAC Head

New York Magazine reports: As of this writing, Kanye West has successfully filed to be on the ballot in nine states, where he could win a total of 88 electoral votes. (He also filed in a tenth state, New Jersey, but removed himself from the ballot ahead of a hearing on whether the signatures submitted were forged.) There are 19 …

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Postmaster Admits To Dems That He’s Slowed Mail

The Washington Post reports: The head of the U.S. Postal Service acknowledged in a meeting with top Democrats that he instituted new policies restricting overtime and extra mail processing trips, moves that the agency previously downplayed and that postal workers say have caused mail backlogs, according to a letter released Thursday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority …

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Kanye Confirms Fake WH Bid Is Meant To Hurt Biden

Forbes reports: Amid various reports that Republican and Trump-affiliated political operatives are trying to get Kanye West onto various state ballots for November’s presidential election, the billionaire rap superstar indicated, in an interview by text today, that he was in fact running to siphon votes from the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Asked about that directly, West said that rather …

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Trump In Ohio: Biden Isn’t All There, “No Religion, No Anything, He Hurt The Bible, Hurt God, Against God”

Mediate reports: After praising his own leadership, Trump turned toward his 2020 election rival and told his supporters “I wouldn’t say he’s at the top of his game, would you?” Trump went on to claim that Biden’s presidency would lead to a financial crash, that the ex-veep is a conduit for “the radical left agenda,” and that Biden will “destroy …

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Trump’s DC Hotel Spikes Prices For Nomination Dates

The Daily Beast reports: As President Donald Trump hints that he plans to deliver his nomination speech from the White House on Aug. 27, the hotel bearing his name down the street is making a power play of its own: spiking its room rates by more than 60 percent for those convention dates. Listings for rooms at the Trump International …

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Trump Claims Vax Could Be Ready Before Election Day

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has suggested a coronavirus vaccine could possibly be ready for market before the presidential election in November — even as his own White House and leading health experts said that’s a very unlikely scenario. The president was asked on Thursday whether he believed a vaccine would be ready before Election Day during an interview with …

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Trump Campaign Busted For Another Fake “Contest”

Popular Information reports: This week, the Trump campaign has been heavily promoting a contest to win a “VIP Dinner” with Trump in Southhampton, New York, on August 8th. Advertisements on Facebook touted the dinner as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to share a meal with Trump. The campaign solicited donations from Facebook users for a chance to win. According to Facebook data, …

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