Trump Corruption

Dem Senator: GOP Senators Said They Fear Revenge

From an op-ed just published by Sen. Sherrod Brown: Not guilty. Not guilty. In the United States Senate, like in many spheres of life, fear does the business. For the stay-in-office-at-all-cost representatives and senators, fear is the motivator. They are afraid that Mr. Trump might give them a nickname like “Low Energy Jeb” and “Lyin’ Ted,” or that he might …

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Hillary: 52 Republican Senators Just Violated Their Oath

The Hill reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted Wednesday afternoon that 52 Republican senators betrayed their oath of office by voting to acquit President Trump. Clinton’s remarks follow the U.S. Senate’s 48-52 final vote that resulted in Trump’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment. The president needed 34 votes in favor of ‘not guilty’ …

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Senate Votes To Acquit, Romney Only GOP Guilty Vote

The New York Times reports: The Senate acquitted President Trump on Wednesday of charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress, as Republicans turned back an election-year attempt by House Democrats to remove him from office for pressuring a foreign power to incriminate his political rivals. The tally for conviction fell far below the 67-vote threshold necessary for removal …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Impeachment Articles

The Guardian reports: The US Senate prepared on Wednesday to acquit Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, ending the impeachment process and further clearing the skies over the White House as the president angles for re-election. The Senate was scheduled to vote separately on the two articles of impeachment beginning at 4pm. The vote …

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Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel: I Stand With Glorious Leader

The Hill reports: Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee and Sen. Mitt Romney’s niece, split with her uncle Wednesday after he announced he would vote to convict President Trump on one article of impeachment. The statement came after Romney, an elder statesman within the GOP and the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, broke party lines and announced he …

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Junior Demands That Romney Be Expelled From GOP

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. called for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) to be expelled from the Republican Party, Wednesday, after the senator announced he would be voting to convict President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. “Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then …

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Conway Attacks “Petty, Peevish, Partisan” Nancy Pelosi

“I think it’s very disappointing for people to literally watch Democrats sitting on their hands. Nancy Pelosi shredding the memory of Kayla Mueller, shredding the Tuskegee airman, shredding a little two-year-old who was born at 21 weeks and six days, and the list goes on and on. “I think it shows you how petty and peevish and partisan the Democratic …

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BOOK: Bank Connected Trump To Wealthy Russians

The Daily Beast reports: Despite decades of default worries, lawsuits, and acrimony, Deutsche Bank officials are said to have ignored deep internal concerns about Donald Trump and his finances and loaned him billions of dollars and introduced him to wealthy investors—including Russians—who were looking to keep their real-estate dealings anonymous. Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail …

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Collins: Trump’s Behavior Is Flawed And I’ll Acquit Him

Fox News reports: Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial, announced Tuesday she would vote to acquit on both articles of impeachment — noting that Democrats’ “abuse of power” charge “did not even attempt” to allege that Trump had committed a crime, and instead constituted a “difficult-to-define, non-criminal act.” Even as she criticized …

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DOJ Backs Trump In SCOTUS Battle For His Financials

Roll Call reports: The Justice Department on Monday night backed President Donald Trump in the Supreme Court fight over congressional subpoenas for his financial documents, telling the justices that lawmakers must meet a higher bar when seeking a sitting president’s personal records. The cases, set for March 31 oral argument, center on subpoenas from three House committees to accounting firm …

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Hatch Act Complaint Filed Against Jared Kushner

From the government watchdog group CREW: White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Jared Kushner violated the Hatch Act during a CNN interview on Sunday, according to a complaint filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Throughout the interview, Kushner advocated on behalf of the Trump campaign …

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WH Bans CNN From Traditional Pre-SOTU Luncheon

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s targeting of CNN is moving to yet another arena: The annual presidential lunch with television network anchors. CNN anchors are being excluded from Tuesday’s lunch, three sources said on Monday night. Trump, like presidents before him, typically invites anchors from all the major networks to dine with him at the White House in advance of …

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REPORT: Trump Wants Bolton Criminally Prosecuted

Vanity Fair reports: Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Mitt Romney, and John Bolton. “Trump’s playbook is simple: go after people who crossed him during impeachment.” Several sources said Bolton is at the top of the list. Trump’s relationship with Bolton was badly damaged by the time Bolton left the White House in September. Trump has since blamed his former national security …

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Parnas Pal Nearly Had Cannabis Deal With Trump’s VA

Politico reports: A businessman facing federal charges over an alleged plot to trade political donations for help obtaining marijuana licenses around the country was working on a medical cannabis research deal with the Department of Veterans Affairs just weeks before his indictment. Andrey Kukushkin, a Ukraine-born cannabis investor whose multi-state marijuana projects and political donations were allegedly illegally funded by …

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Senate Whip Count: Trump’s Acquittal Now A Certainty

Politico reports: A Senate vote to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial is now a mathematical impossibility. More than 34 senators have indicated they intend to acquit the president, or have declared the House’s two impeachment charges against him to be insufficient to merit a conviction, according to a POLITICO analysis of public comments and official statements from …

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Public To Get $3.4M Tab For Trump’s Super Bowl Party

The Huffington Post reports: Taxpayers shelled out another $3.4 million to send President Donald Trump to Florida this weekend so he could host a Super Bowl party for paying guests at his for-profit golf course. The president’s official schedule shows him spending two and a half hours Sunday evening at a “Super Bowl LIV watch party” at Trump International Golf …

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Ernst: We Would Try To Impeach Biden “Immediately”

Bloomberg News reports: Iowa Senator Joni Ernst warned Sunday that Republicans would immediately push to impeach Joe Biden over his work in Ukraine as vice president if he win the White House. “I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for …

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Roger Stone Finds Jesus At Franklin Graham Rally

From the far-right Newsmax: A Florida preacher says Roger Stone, facing up to 50 years in jail later this month on a his felony conviction, prayed with evangelical leader Franklin Graham and has “put his faith in God.” “Hundreds of Graham’s supporters flocked to meet Roger with nothing but well-wishes, support, and prayers,” Tampa Bay area-based millennial pastor Randy Coggins …

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GOP Senator: I Hope Trump Doesn’t Do Crimes Again

Axios reports: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he believes President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to “encourage” its government to investigate the Bidens, but that he will vote to acquit Trump on Wednesday because he believes the consequences of the president’s actions should be decided in the next election. “If you have eight …

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Jared Kushner: John Bolton Didn’t Have What It Takes

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that impeachment has not hurt the President’s support, insisting that his base “is strong and getting stronger” and that former White House officials who have raised concerns about Trump “didn’t have what it took.” Kushner told Zakaria that people outside Washington aren’t paying attention to the impeachment …

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