Trump Corruption

Christie: Trump Would Campaign Against Republican Senators Who Buck Party On Trial Witnesses [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says in a new interview that President Trump may target Republican senators who buck party leadership and vote for additional witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial for primary challenges. In an interview with ABC News, Christie said he could “definitely” see the president at least encouraging primary challengers if not …

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SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE: New Video Shows RNC Chair Mingling With Giuliani’s Thugs At Mar-A-Lago Event

Politico reports: New video released by the attorney for Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who worked to drum up an investigation of Joe Biden out of Ukraine, appears to show Parnas and his business partner Igor Fruman mingling with Trump and GOP officials at a donor event in April 2018. The recording …

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DOJ To Court: House Can’t Sue To Enforce Subpoenas

The Hill reports: The Trump administration told a federal judge on Thursday that Congress cannot sue the executive branch, attempting to fight off a House committee’s subpoena for documents related to aborted efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. James Burnham, an attorney with the Justice Department, argued that Congress cannot use the courts to enforce its …

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The Mooch To Bolton: Welcome To Life Under The Bus

From an op-ed just published by Anthony Scaramucci: President Trump’s White House has launched another disinformation campaign against a former staffer. This time, John Bolton is the target, thanks to revelations from his unpublished book. Trump said Monday that Bolton’s claim about withholding aid to Ukraine in a quid pro quo “was only to sell a book.” The president later …

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Rand Paul Storms Out Of Senate Trial After Roberts Won’t Read His Attempt To Name The Whistleblower

The Washington Post reports: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday declined to read a question submitted by Sen. Rand Paul, in which the Kentucky Republican sought to name a person who conservative media outlets have alleged is the whistleblower whose anonymous complaint launched the impeachment inquiry. “The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted,” Roberts said …

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New Audio Shows Trump At Second Dinner With Parnas

The Daily Beast reports: New audio obtained by The Daily Beast appears to show former Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman attending an April 2018 fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump along with former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions. The recording marks the second substantial release of audio showing Parnas interacting with the president at a fundraising event. Trump …

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McConnell Took 2020 Donations From Trump’s Lawyers

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Several members of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team recently gave money to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s 2020 reelection campaign, a Courier Journal analysis of campaign finance data found. Ken Starr, who famously prosecuted former President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial before joining Trump’s team, gave the maximum individual contribution allowed — $2,800 — …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Continue To Question Managers

CBS News reports: Senators on Thursday prepared for a second day of questions for both the Democratic House managers and the defense team in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Senators asked more than 90 questions Wednesday on everything from executive power to the ability to call witnesses — an issue that has lawmakers sharply divided. Ahead of the vote on …

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Dershowitz: You’re Distorting My “So What?” Defense

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz now says his headline-dominating argument against impeaching the president was ‘distorted.’ In a day-after tweet, the former Harvard Law professor complained Thursday about the portrayal of his testimony at Trump’s Senate Trial that a president, if he believes his re-election is in the “national interest,” is essentially immune from …

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Bolton Demands Expedited WH Review Of Book: There’s Nothing Classified In There And I Might Be Testifying

The Washington Post reports: An attorney for John Bolton has pushed back against the White House’s assessment that his book manuscript contains classified material and asked for an expedited review of a chapter about Ukraine in case the former national security adviser is called to testify in the Senate impeachment trial. The Jan. 24 email to the White House from …

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Dershowitz: Even If Trump Extorted Ukraine, So What?

CBS News reports: Alan Dershowitz argued that a quid pro quo involving a president’s political benefit was fine because all presidents believe their elections are in the public’s interest. Essentially, if Trump withheld nearly $400 million in aid to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations of Democrats to help his campaign, that’s fine because Trump thinks his election is to the …

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GOP Senators Each Get Cake From Brooklyn Bakery

Grub Street reports: One of the biggest concerns surrounding the trial has been whether or not witnesses will be allowed to testify before the lawmaking body, and especially former national security adviser John Bolton.  Which is why Brooklyn bakery Butter & Scotch has undertaken the truly entertaining task of sending sheet cakes to 53 Republican senators. The cakes are the …

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Ankle Monitor Keeps Parnas Out Of Senate Trial Gallery

NBC News reports: Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who has said he wants to testify in the president’s impeachment trial, showed up at the Senate on Wednesday attempting to gain entry. Parnas, however, can’t enter the Senate gallery because he is wearing an electronic monitoring device on his ankle — and no …

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Gardner Caves To Trump’s Threats On Trial Witnesses

Colorado Politics reports: Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that he thinks the Senate has heard from enough witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, taking off the table a potential Republican vote to subpoena national security adviser John Bolton. “I do not believe we need to hear from an 18th witness,” the Colorado Republican told Colorado Politics in a statement. …

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White House Issues Formal Threat To Block Bolton Book

CNN reports: The White House has issued a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton to keep him from publishing his book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. The White House had no comment. Neither Bolton nor a spokesman for the publisher, Simon & Schuster, responded to a …

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2016: Dershowitz Predicted Trump Would Be “Corrupt”

CNN’s K-File reports: Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who is a member of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, said in 2016 that he believed Trump was more corrupt than Hillary Clinton and more likely to continue being corrupt as president. Dershowitz spoke on the Senate floor Monday in defense of the President. He made the 2016 comments during an appearance …

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Dobbs: Bolton Is A Tool For The “Radical Dims” [VIDEO]

“Mitt Romney’s call for John Bolton’s testimony comes as no surprise. Romney has been, lets say, wobbly throughout. He’s long had connections with foreign policy RINOs and they with him. Bolton one of them. He served as Romney’s foreign policy adviser during Romney’s failed 2012 presidential run. “Not so complicated, is it? John Bolton himself has been reduced to a …

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GOP Senator Waffles On Having John Bolton Testify

Raw Story reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday briefly became the fourth Republican senator to say that former National Security Adviser John Bolton should testify — and then he changed his mind. Democrats would need four Republican senators to vote with them in order to hear Bolton’s testimony. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) …

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Parnas Seeks To Turn Over More Evidence To Democrats

And the hits just keep coming: Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, asked a federal court for permission to turn over more evidence to House Democrats after already providing some evidence, including a 2018 recording of Trump discussing the dismissal of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. In a letter dated Friday, Parnas’s attorney …

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Rudy Giuliani: “John Bolton Stabbed Me In The Back”

The New York Daily News reports: The former New York mayor was upset Tuesday that Democrats are leaving him in the cold while pressing for John Bolton to be called as a witness at President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. “They have indicated in every way possible they are afraid of my physical presence,” Giuliani told the Daily News as part …

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