Trump Corruption

Erick Erickson Wants Workers Comp For The “Brain Damage” Caused By Reading Texas AG’s Election Suit

Right wing columnist Erick Erickson writes: Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, is under a federal investigation and would love a presidential pardon. His lawsuit is just more performative leg humping by someone desperate to curry favor with President Trump. The various attorneys general who have joined his lawsuit all want to either get re-elected or seek higher office. …

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Texas AG Denies Discussing Pardon With Trump

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading a last-ditch effort to overturn election results in four battleground states lost by President Donald Trump, said he has not discussed a presidential pardon with the White House for his own legal troubles. Paxton, a loyal ally of Trump, faces a 5-year-old indictment on felony securities fraud …

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Trump Threatens Georgia AG: Don’t Oppose TX Suit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: President Donald Trump warned Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr not to rally other Republican officials against a long-shot Texas lawsuit seeking to toss out the state’s election results, according to several people with direct knowledge of the conversation. The roughly 15-minute phone call late Tuesday came shortly before U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue issued …

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Trump Loyalists Planted In Biden Transition Meetings

The New York Times reports: Loyalists to President Trump have blocked transition meetings at some government agencies and are sitting in on discussions at other agencies between career civil servants and President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition teams, sometimes chilling conversations, several federal officials said. Presidential transition experts said the presence of political officials at agency handoff meetings was not …

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Trump Files To Intervene In Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday moved to intervene in Texas’ lawsuit seeking Supreme Court intervention to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in key battleground states that would tip the scales in his favor. Trump has for weeks spread false claims alleging the election was “stolen” or “rigged.” But his lawsuit does not make such claims. …

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Melania Begins Shipping Personal Items To Florida

CNN reports: While the president has yet to concede, Melania Trump is already overseeing shipments of personal items to Mar-a-Lago from both the White House and her Trump Tower penthouse in New York City, a source at the resort confirms to CNN. Tham Kannalikham, the interior decorator Trump hired in 2017 to redesign the personal quarters of the White House …

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Trump Vows To “Intervene” In Texas SCOTUS Case

Mediaite reports: As the president and his allies continue to make unsubstantiated claims that the election was corrupted by mass fraud, Trump’s legal team witnessed a new setback this week when the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit meant to block the certification for Pennsylvania’s vote results. Trump seemed to hedge his political bets on the case the last time he …

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Loyalists Get Last Minute Appointments From Trump

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday tapped former aide Kellyanne Conway and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to government jobs in the final days of his administration. The White House said in a press release that Conway will be appointed to the board of visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Chao, who is also married to Senate Majority …

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Trump Campaign To Ignore “Safe Harbor” Deadline

Via press release from the Trump campaign: “The ‘Safe Harbor Deadline’ is a statutory timeline that generally denotes the last day for states to certify election results. However, it is not unprecedented for election contests to last well beyond December 8. “Justice Ginsburg recognized in Bush v. Gore that the date of ‘ultimate significance’ is January 6, when Congress counts …

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Judge: Flynn’s Pardon Doesn’t Mean He Is Innocent

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge dismissed Michael Flynn’s prosecution Tuesday after President Trump’s pardon, but said the act of clemency does not mean the former national security adviser is innocent of lying to FBI agents about his talks with the Russian government before Trump took office. In formally ending Flynn’s three-year legal saga, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. …

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Axios: Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Has Tested COVID+

Axios reports: President Trump’s lawyer Jenna Ellis has informed associates she tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple sources tell Axios, stirring West Wing fears after she attended a senior staff Christmas party on Friday. Driving the news: There are concerns about the potential for another White House superspreader event, though it was unclear whether Ellis posed a risk when she …

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Former Cybersecurity Official Chris Krebs Sues Trump Campaign And Lawyer Joe diGenova For Defamation

The Washington Post reports: The former top U.S. cybersecurity official responsible for securing November’s presidential election sued the Trump campaign and one of its lawyers for defamation Tuesday, asserting that they conspired to falsely claim the election was stolen, attack dissenting Republicans and fraudulently reap political donations. Christopher Krebs, who was fired Nov. 17 by President Trump after he refuted …

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Jarvanka Buy $30M Lot On FL’s “Billionaire’s Bunker”

The New York Post‘s Page Six reports: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have splurged on a $30 million-plus lot of land on Miami’s uber-swanky and high-security Indian Creek Island — known as the “Billionaire’s Bunker” — Page Six can exclusively reveal. Ahead of President Trump’s exit from the White House, the couple is busy making plans for life after DC …

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Trump Team Hits Electoral “Safe Harbor” Deadline

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s efforts to reverse the election results run into a new hurdle Tuesday, known as “safe harbor” day under federal law. The 1887 law sets a deadline of six days before the convening of the electoral college for states to certify their election results. While the deadline is not mandatory, the law prohibits Congress from undoing …

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Trump Rages At “Dumb And Corrupt” Georgia Lt Gov

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump, desperately ramping up his attacks on allegedly disloyal Republicans as his electoral defeat looms ever larger, lashed out at Georgia’s Republican lieutenant governor, Geoff Duncan, on Monday night and said he “should be replaced.” Duncan had moved up Trump’s hit list after several, recent reality-based comments. Earlier on Monday, for example, Duncan offered a thinly …

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Walter Reed Doctor Loses Gig For Criticizing Trump

CBS News reports: Dr. James Phillips, the emergency room physician who publicly criticized President Trump’s decision to drive with Secret Service agents to greet supporters while he was hospitalized with COVID-19 in October, has been removed from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s schedule starting in January. Colleagues of Dr. Phillips were surprised that a disaster medicine specialist would be …

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Axios: Trump Planning To Hand Out Mass Pardons

Axios reports: President Trump isn’t just accepting pardon requests but blindly discussing them “like Christmas gifts” to people who haven’t even asked, sources with direct knowledge of the conversations told Axios. Behind the scenes: Trump recently told one adviser he was going to pardon “every person who ever talked to me,” suggesting an even larger pardon blitz to come. As …

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Trump Pressures PA House Speaker To Overturn Result

The Washington Post reports: President Trump called the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives twice during the past week to make an extraordinary request for help reversing his loss in the state, reflecting a broadening pressure campaign by the president and his allies to try to subvert the 2020 election result. The calls, confirmed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler’s …

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REPORT: Trump May Not Return From FL Xmas Trip

CNN reports: Where President Donald Trump decides to spend the final weeks of his presidency has become a matter of internal speculation as aides wonder whether he’ll leave the White House for the holidays — and never return. At this stage, there are plans for Trump to remain at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach over Christmas and New Year’s, …

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Cruz Offers To Argue Trump’s PA Case Before SCOTUS

Via press release from Sen. Ted Cruz: Because of the importance of the legal issues presented, I’ve publicly urged the US Supreme Court to hear the case brought by Congressman Mike Kelly, congressional candidate Sean Parnell and state legislature candidate Wanda Logan challenging the constitutionality of the presidential election results in Pennsylvania. The petitioners’ legal team has asked me whether …

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