Trump Corruption

Trump Likes Tweet Praising WI Killer, Backs “Overthrow” Claim, Hails His Violent Supporters As “Great Patriots!”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump praised a pro-Trump caravan of activists who moved into Portland, Oregon, on Saturday and whose presence there appeared to contribute to violent clashes in the city. The day after a man was shot and killed amid confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters and Trump supporters in Portland, he assailed only the anti-racism demonstrators. In …

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Ratcliffe: I Ended Intel Briefings Due To Dem Leakers

“When I went through confirmation, people watched that. They heard me make a couple of promises. One of them was to always follow the law. “The other was that I would do everything I could to protect the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, allowing people to leak it for political purposes. “The action that I announced yesterday is entirely consistent …

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DOJ Secretly Blocked Probe Into Trump’s Ties To Russia

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials, keeping investigators from completing an examination of President Trump’s decades-long personal and business ties to Russia. The special counsel who finished the investigation, Robert S. Mueller …

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Rubio Calls DNI Briefing Change A “Historic Crisis”

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said congressional oversight is facing a “historic crisis” after the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, notified Congress on Saturday that the intelligence community will be scaling back in-person congressional briefings on election security. “Congressional oversight of intelligence activities now faces a historic crisis,” Rubio said …

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Trump: Arrest The “Thugs” Who Shouted At Rand Paul

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump says the angry protesters who confronted and threatened Senator Rand Paul and his wife in Washington must be arrested as soon as possible. On Friday, Rand Paul said that police in the capital of Washington saved his life when angry protesters confronted him and his wife as they left President Donald Trump’s speech accepting …

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Trump: “Deranged Lowlife” Democrats Leak Fake News

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump has received harsh criticism after Director of National Intelligence John Radcliffe informed Congress that the intelligence community would no longer hold briefing sessions on foreign election interference in the 2020 presidential campaign. Trump accused Democrats of “leaking” information on Russian’s interference in the 2020 election to help Trump. It is the united view of …

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Trump: Sell My Autograph On eBay, You’ll Get $10,000

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump traveled to Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday to inspect damage from Hurricane Laura and attend a briefing on the impact of the disaster and the federal response. After taking questions from reporters, the president began signing autographs for some of those in attendance, quipping that they could sell them on eBay that night for …

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Republican Lawyers: Holding The RNC At The White House Didn’t Violate Hatch Act Because It Was Outside

From a pair of lawyers who served in White House Counsel’s Office under Reagan and Bush I: First and foremost, the Hatch Act explicitly exempts the president and vice president from its strictures President Trump was entirely within his legal rights to give his acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House. Any members of the White House …

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DNI Ends Election Security Briefings For Congress

CNN reports: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence that it’ll no longer be briefing on election security issues, a senior administration official told CNN. It’ll provide written updates, the official said. The official added that other agencies supporting election security, including the Department of Justice, Department of Defense …

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Trump: My Unstable Niece Was Mocked Her Entire Life

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday lambasted his niece who recently wrote a critical book about the president and released recordings of family members talking about him, with Trump calling her “unstable.” In a series of morning tweets, the president went after his niece Mary Trump and others who have written tell-all books about him and his tenure as …

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Leonard Cohen’s Estate May Sue Over RNC’s Use Of His Song Hallelujah: They Asked Us And We Told Them No

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Leonard Cohen’s estate have issued a statement, along with music publisher Sony, regarding the unauthorized use of the late singer’s song “Hallelujah” at the Republican National Convention. The song was used without permission during two performances, says the estate, and as a result Cohen’s estate is exploring legal action. “We are surprised and dismayed that the …

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Trump Lies That RNC Viewership “Blew Away” The DNC

The Daily Beast reports: In the end, apparently not even all of the unethical pomp and circumstance of a Trump-branded White House as the backdrop of his big speech Thursday night could draw more viewers than Biden’s solemnly rousing speech to an empty auditorium. According to initial Nielsen numbers, President Trump’s speech Thursday night drew 14.1 million viewers across the …

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Feds Threaten Alleged Wall Scammer With Gag Order

Just like Roger Stone, he won’t shut up: Federal prosecutors are urging a recently indicted border-security advocate to clam up or face the possibility of a gag order limiting his ability to speak out publicly about the criminal case he is facing. Lawyers from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan wrote to a federal judge Friday to ask her to …

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RNC Used Spanish Riot To Depict “Biden’s America”

NBC News reports: The Republican National Convention aired a video on Monday decrying U.S. protests and citing potential chaos in the streets if Democratic candidate Joe Biden is elected president. While the imagery appears to allude to the recent American protests after the fatal encounter of George Floyd with Minneapolis police in May, the video is from an entirely different …

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Vancouver Trump Hotel Files For Bankruptcy, Will Close

CTV News reports: It appears the days of having the controversial Trump name emblazoned on a prominent hotel tower in downtown Vancouver are coming to an end, with a staff member at the Trump International Hotel confirming Friday that the hotel is closing. The hotel on Georgia Street between Bute and Thurlow has been controversial for its name since opening …

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House Committee To Hold Mike Pompeo In Contempt

The New York Daily News reports: The House Foreign Affairs Committee pulled out the big guns against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, announcing its plans to hold him in contempt over his “alarming disregard for the law,” including his potentially illegal speech at the Republican National Convention this week. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), said Pompeo …

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FDA Chief Cans New Spox After Plasma Controversy

Politico reports: FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn [photo] is ousting his top spokesperson after only two weeks on the job, in a move that follows unhappiness with the agency’s communications strategy, according to an email he sent to senior leaders on Friday that was shared with POLITICO. “Effectively immediately, Emily Miller will no longer serve the FDA as the assistant commissioner …

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Two Participants In Illegal White House Naturalization Ceremony Weren’t Told They’d Be Part Of Convention

The Hill reports: Two women who were featured in a video of a naturalization ceremony shown at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night said they did not know it would be aired at the political event. Sudha Narayanan and Neimat Awadelseid told The Wall Street Journal that they didn’t mind being featured but said they were not aware the …

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Trump Delivers Droning, Boring, Lie-Filled RNC Speech

The New York Post reports: “You may have been a headache,” Bob Hope sang in his signature tune, “but you never were a bore.” Last night, for the first time in memory, Donald Trump was a bore.  It’s not that he had nothing to say. He had everything to say. And he said it. And said it again. And did …

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Pelosi: If Biden Wins, We’ll Have The Power To Release Trump’s Taxes And The World Will See What He’s Hiding

Politico reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that if Democrats take the White House in November, they will unilaterally release President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns. In a news conference, she also staunchly defended House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal, including his handling of the fight for the president’s tax records, ahead of a tough primary the …

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