Trump Corruption

Trump Budget: Deep Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps

The New York Times reports: President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which must be approved by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, …

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Amazon Seeks To Depose Trump On Losing $10 Billion Contract Due To His “Personal Animus Towards Bezos”

Reuters reports: Amazon wants to depose President Donald Trump over the tech company’s losing bid for a $10 billion military contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump’s interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon’s chances of winning the contract. The company said in a federal court filing in …

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Kellyanne Conway Hints At More Retaliatory Firings

Politico reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday hinted that additional officials could be forced out of their roles following the ousters last week of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Gordon Sondland — both high-profile witnesses in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. Asked during an interview on “Fox & Friends” whether there will be more dismissals …

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Graham: The DOJ Is Getting Giuliani’s Dirt On Biden

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has begun receiving information obtained by Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, from Ukraine about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday. Mr. Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a vocal Trump ally, said …

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WH Press Sec Claims Blacklisting By Major Networks

The New York Post reports: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham says she can’t get airtime on most of the big networks to discuss last week’s momentous events in Washington, including the State of the Union address, President Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial and a strong jobs report. Appearing on Fox News, Grisham said every network but Fox …

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Trump Claims AOC Will Primary Schumer And Win

The Guardian reports: The president has continued with his early morning thoughts on the impeachment process … he might not have shaken her hand, but he just can’t stop thinking about Nancy Pelosi. Ahead of his State of the Union address he told journalists that he believed New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will challenge – and beat – Senator Chuck …

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Schumer Demands Probe Into Trump’s Retaliations

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is asking that every agency inspector general investigate retaliation against whistleblowers who report presidential misconduct, after the firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council. Schumer’s letters to 74 inspectors general, which will be sent Monday, comes after Vindman, a star witness in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald …

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Junior Compares Daddy’s Acquittal To OJ Simpson’s

The New York Daily News reports: Donald Trump Jr. seems to think his dad is innocent — just like O.J. Simpson. The presidential son posted a photo of Johnnie Cochran, the late O.J. Simpson lawyer, along with a riff on the attorney’s famed claim to jurors in the football star’s murder trial that “if (the glove) doesn’t fit, you must …

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Trump: I Ousted Col. Vindman For “Insubordination”

The New York Times reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him “insubordinate” and saying he had incorrectly reported the contents of his “perfect” telephone calls. Vindman was one of two witnesses who provided the most damaging testimony during Trump’s impeachment investigation, …

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REVENGE: Trump Fires Sondland As Bodies Pile Up

The New York Times reports: President Trump and his aides wasted little time opening a campaign of retribution against those he blames for his impeachment, firing on Friday two of the most prominent witnesses in the inquiry against him barely 48 hours after the Senate acquitted the president. Emboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, Mr. Trump fired …

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Top Aide Alexander Vindman “Escorted” Out Of WH

ABC News reports: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who testified during the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, was escorted from the White House Friday afternoon, his lawyer said. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth,” his attorney David Pressman said in a statement. “The truth has cost …

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Dems Demand Takedown Of Trump’s Lying Pelosi Clip

The Hill reports: A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are calling for Twitter and Facebook to pull down an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that was posted by President Trump on Thursday, reigniting a battle over how much responsibility social media platforms should assume over viral footage that could mislead viewers. The five-minute video, which was pinned …

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Manufacturing Group To Honor “Job Creator” Ivanka

Reuters reports: Ivanka Trump, the president’s jobs czar, is being credited with boosting the creation of permanent and well-paying positions by the nation’s leading manufacturing group. On a day when the administration recorded another good jobs report, the National Association of Manufacturers said that President Trump’s daughter has led the way in expanding unemployment “like no one in government has …

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Lev Parnas Releases More Damning Photos Of Giuliani

CNN reports: Stored in devices seized from Lev Parnas by law enforcement, there’s a 34-second cell phone video of Rudy Giuliani relishing a bullfight. There are also photos of Donald Trump’s personal attorney posing with two matadors, a flamenco dancer twirling her skirt and an image of the father of Venezuela’s opposition leader beside a tray of hors d’oeuvres on …

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Collins Warns Against Retribution For Trump’s Critics

The Portland Press-Herald reports: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, appearing in Maine for the first time since her vote not to impeach President Trump, said Friday that she disapproves of retribution against anyone who came forward with evidence during the process. Trump is expected to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council aide who testified against him during the …

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Appeals Court Tosses Emoluments Suit Against Trump

CNN reports: A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by congressional Democrats alleging President Donald Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by refusing to allow lawmakers to review and approve his financial interests. The ruling is a major triumph for the President, who’s intensely sought to keep his business affairs in private, just days after the …

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Illinois Probes Shady Trump Org Tax Refund Appeal

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Mired in delays for seven years, President Donald Trump’s appeal for a refund of at least $1 million on his Chicago skyscraper is now the subject of two state of Illinois investigations that center on whether a Republican state official pressured his staff to cut the president a break. Trump’s appeal of the 2012 property taxes …

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Trump Charges Secret Service Up To $650 Per Room

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night, according to federal records and people who have seen receipts. Those charges, compiled here for the first time, show that Trump has an unprecedented — …

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Trump To Oust Top Aide Who Testified On Ukraine

Bloomberg News reports: The White House is weighing a plan to dismiss Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after he testified in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, preparing to position the move as part of a broader effort to shrink the foreign policy bureaucracy, two people familiar with the matter said. The White House intends to portray any house-cleaning …

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WH To Press: Leak This Memo Attacking Your Leaks

Mediaite reports: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has not held a public press briefing during her entire eight-month tenure, slammed the press in a memo sent to network TV anchors for leaking details of their off-the-record, pre-State-of-the-Union luncheon with President Donald Trump—and then strongly encouraged the press to leak said memo. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple released …

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