Trump Corruption

Greg Pence Issues Trump Legal Defense Money Beg

The Muncie Star Press reports: U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is asking supporters to donate to his October End of Month Impeachment Defense Fund. “We need 60 Sixth District Hoosiers to chip in and fight back against radical House Democrats who are impeaching President Trump based on fake allegations,” Pence emailed friends on Tuesday. The email calls the impeachment inquiry into …

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TODAY: State Dept Officials Testify In Ukraine Probe

ABC News reports: The growing impeachment probe of President Donald Trump will mark a rare day Wednesday when House investigators are expected to hold two closed-door depositions. Catherine Croft is a Ukraine specialist who worked under Ambassador Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine who has become a key player in the impeachment inquiry. According to a prepared …

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Security Official Testifies Ukraine Transcript Was Edited

The New York Times reports: Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of a July call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to include them failed, according to three people familiar with the …

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Convicted Former Trump Aide Files For Katie Hill’s Seat

Raw Story reports: Convicted former Donald Trump advisor George Papadopoulos has filed paperwork to run for Congress in California as a Republican. Papadopoulos is running for the state’s 25th congressional district, which will be an open seat following the announcement by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) that she will not run for re-election after being targeted with revenge porn. Los Angeles …

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WH Rages: Impeachment Resolution Is “Illegitimate”

Just in via White House Press release: The resolution put forward by Speaker Pelosi confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote. It continues this scam by allowing Chairman Schiff, who repeatedly lies to the American people, to hold a new round of hearings, still …

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Top GOP Reps Defend WH Official From “Spy” Chatter

This is a fascinating turn of events: Republicans may quibble with the substance of Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony as they try to protect President Donald Trump from the fast-moving impeachment inquiry. But congressional GOP leaders say it’s out of bounds to attack Vindman’s patriotism and allegiance to the United States, as some conservative pundits did on Monday night. “That …

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Dems Float Perjury Charges For Gordon Sondland

Politico reports: Some Democrats have begun to raise the specter that Gordon Sondland, a Republican donor who is Trump’s representative to the European Union, perjured himself during his closed-door testimony to impeachment investigators earlier this month. Sondland was careful to say in his opening statement that he did not “recall” certain incidents, rather than stating categorically that they never happened. …

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Trump Attacks WH Security Official As “Never Trumper”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump launched a sustained online offensive Tuesday morning after details emerged of damaging congressional testimony by a senior White House official — retweeting numerous messages by Republican lawmakers attacking the latest developments in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The flurry of activity on the president’s social media feed came hours before Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National …

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Predatory Payday Lenders Donate For Access To Trump

The Washington Post reports: Billing himself as one of President Trump’s top fundraisers, Michael Hodges told fellow payday lenders recently that industry contributions to the president’s reelection campaign could be leveraged to gain access to the Trump administration. “Every dollar amount, no matter how small or large it is” is important, Hodges, founder of Advance Financial, one of the country’s …

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Cultists Suggest WH Security Official Is Spy For Ukraine

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends reacted to the incoming congressional testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman by making a show of talking about his Ukrainian heritage. As Fox & Friends covered this, Brian Kilmeade noted that Vindman has a purple heart, but then he also noted that he’s “from the Soviet Union. He immigrated here and has an affinity to …

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Security Official To Testify Trump Extorted Ukraine

The New York Times reports: A White House national security official who is a decorated Iraq war veteran plans to tell House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he heard President Trump appeal to Ukraine’s president to investigate one of his leading political rivals, a request the aide considered so damaging to American interests that he reported it to a superior. …

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Junior To Cultists: Trigger Libs By Buying Them My Book

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. has launched a new website where fans can go to send a copy of his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” to Democratic leaders and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in an effort to drum up interest while “having some fun and doing some trolling.” In a …

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Trump Hotel Triples Rates For Republican Retreat

From Citizens for Responsibility And Ethics in Washington: The cost of a basic room at Trump’s DC Hotel is nearly three times its average rate on November 7th. Conspicuously, that’s the night between Senate Republicans’ two day retreat at Trump’s Hotel. Filling the hotel with a who’s who of Republican power players serves as an invitation for anyone looking to …

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DOJ Moves To Have Mueller’s Grand Jury Files Sealed

Courthouse News reports: The Justice Department took early appeal steps Monday after a federal judge upheld the legality of the impeachment inquiry led by Congress into President Donald Trump. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had issued the decision Friday in an order that gave the Department of Justice until Oct. 30 to turn over redacted secret grand jury material …

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Sondland Returns To “Review” Earlier House Testimony

The Daily Beast reports: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland returned to Capitol Hill Monday to review the transcript of his testimony to the House impeachment investigators earlier this month, according to two sources familiar with his schedule. Sondland told lawmakers that President Donald Trump assigned his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to carry out Ukraine policy for the …

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Ukraine Complained Of Giuliani’s Pressure Back In May

NBC News reports: The White House was alerted as early as mid-May — earlier than previously known — that a budding pressure campaign by Rudy Giuliani and one of President Donald Trump’s ambassadors was rattling the new Ukrainian president. Alarm bells went off at the National Security Council when the White House’s top Europe official was told that Giuliani was …

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Trump Staged ISIS Raid Photo, Was Actually Golfing

Newsweek reports: The chief official White House photographer for former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama suggested the Trump administration staged Saturday’s stern-faced Situation Room picture in the wake of a U.S. military raid that resulted in the death of a major ISIS figurehead. Pete Souza, the former director of the White House Photography Office, called the timestamp of the …

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Company Tied To Trump’s Brother Gets $33M Contract

The Washington Post reports: A company in which President Trump’s brother has a financial stake received a $33 million contract from the U.S. Marshals Service earlier this year, an award that has drawn protests from two other bidders, one of which has filed a complaint alleging possible favoritism in the bidding process. The lucrative government contract, to provide security for …

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Trump Told Mattis To “Screw Amazon” On Contract

CNN reports: A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services to the Pentagon, according to the website Task & Purpose, which writes about military issues. That hotly contested contract was awarded to Microsoft on Friday evening over Amazon …

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Acting DHS Secretary To Defy House Subpoena

CBS News reports: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says he will not testify in front of Congress next week even after the House Homeland Security Committee issued a subpoena for his appearance. The outgoing Trump administration official wrote in a letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chair of the panel, saying he was “disappointed” and “extremely surprised” to …

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