Trump Corruption

John Bolton Defends John Kelly After Trump Tirade

So many shifting alliances: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday came to the defense of former chief of staff John Kelly after President Trump lashed out over a series of criticisms Kelly made during an appearance at a New Jersey university. “John Kelly is an honorable man. John and I have disagreed at times, as is commonplace at …

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Trump Wants To End Officials Listening In On His Calls

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that he might end the long-running practice of letting other administration officials listen in on presidential calls with foreign leaders. That’s after Trump’s impeachment was triggered by his July phone call with the president of Ukraine. “I may end the practice entirely,” Trump told Geraldo Rivera in a radio interview that …

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Bill Barr Pretends To Be Upset About Trump”s Anti-DOJ Tweets, Claims He Will Not Be “Bullied Or Influenced”

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr pushed back hard Thursday against President Trump’s criticism of the Justice Department, saying, “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.” In an interview with ABC News, Barr said the president’s highly critical tweets aimed at the department “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr said …

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Trump Rehires Spicer And Priebus For Minor WH Roles

Salon reports: President Trump has rehired his former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former press secretary Sean Spicer almost three years after both men unceremoniously departed the White House. Priebus and Spicer will each join the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, according to a White House announcement. As a part of the commission, the pair will interview and …

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Amazon Wins First Round In Trump/Pentagon Lawsuit

CNBC reports: A judge ordered Thursday a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract in response to a suit filed by Amazon. Shares of Microsoft fell slightly on the news. A court notice announcing the injunction was filed on Thursday, but wasn’t public. It’s unclear why the documents were sealed. Amazon Web Services (AWS) alleged Trump launched “behind-the-scenes attacks” against …

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Stone Case Meddling Sends Chill Through Prosecutors

The New York Times reports: To career prosecutors around the country, the Stone case raised new fears of what is to come. Until now, according to conversations with more than a dozen career lawyers in some of the 93 U.S. attorney’s offices, they had watched other divisions in the Justice Department execute significant shifts in response to Mr. Trump while …

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Trump Predictably Hits Back At John Kelly: “Like Most X’s He Misses The Action, Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump blasted John Kelly for speaking against him by invoking some alleged remarks from his former chief of staff’s wife. Kelly gave a speech to Drew University on Wednesday night, and in coverage from The Atlantic, Kelly was described as defending Alexander Vindman for his testimony against Trump over the Ukraine scandal. Kelly said Vindman was …

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Hope Hicks To Make WH Return As Kushner Advisor

ABC News reports: Hope Hicks, formerly President Donald Trump’s most trusted and longest serving aide, is expected to return to the administration in the coming weeks, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. Hicks, who departed in early 2018, will return in the coming weeks as a senior adviser reporting to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law. Her official title …

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Lou Dobbs: Bill Barr Is Doing The Lord’s Work [VIDEO]

“Bill Barr is doing the Lord’s work, as well as that of this great republic. You know what? I heard that independent crap from James Comey. I heard it — let me tell you something, he works for the president of the United States. He works for the American people, he’s not independent by any measure. “He is the Attorney …

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House Republicans Boycott Intel Committee Hearing

Politico reports: Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee boycotted a hearing Wednesday on emerging technology and national security, calling it a “distraction” and contending that the panel should be focused on “urgent and critical concerns” like a recent watchdog report identifying errors and abuses in the FBI’s domestic surveillance program. “Given the committee’s access to highly sensitive information, it is …

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Warren: We Are Descending Into Authoritarianism

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a Democratic presidential candidate, said Wednesday that the country is watching a “descent into authoritarianism,” as she amped up her call for Attorney General William Barr to resign. “The whole notion that we have people in our Justice Department resigning because of Donald Trump’s inappropriate influence, and the attorney general overturning a sentencing …

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John Kelly Unloads On Trump About Almost Everything

The Atlantic reports: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests at a Drew University event here Wednesday night. Over a 75-minute speech and Q&A session, Kelly laid out, in the clearest terms …

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Federal Judge Rejects Roger Stone’s New Trial Demand

CNN reports: A federal judge has denied Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone a new trial after he made a request for one under seal, according to a notice from the court. Judge Amy Berman Jackson made her ruling known on Wednesday, her first public response following the withdrawals of all the prosecutors on the case the day before. She has …

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Barr To Testify Before House Panel On DOJ Corruption

Just in from the House Judiciary Committee: Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter signed by 23 Judiciary Committee Democratic Members confirming Attorney General William Barr will testify before the Committee on March 31st to address numerous concerns regarding his leadership of the Department of Justice and the President’s improper influence over the Department and our …

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Collins Very Concerned About Trump/Stone Meddling

USA Today reports: Several Republican lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s comments on the prison sentencing of longtime ally Roger Stone, an issue that prompted swift calls for investigations by Democrats and criticism that the president was interfering in a criminal investigation. “I don’t think he should be commenting on cases in the system,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, …

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Warren: AG Bill Barr Must Resign Or Be Impeached

The Guardian reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren becomes the first Democratic presidential candidate to weigh in on the justice department reversal in the Roger Stone case. Warren says attorney general William Barr is corrupt and calls for his resignation. She includes a harsh appraisal of Senate Republicans. “Donald Trump is shredding the rule of law in this country. His AG overruled …

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Sarah Sanders: Bloomberg’s Language Is “Atrocious”

“Bloomberg, if he continues to rise, is going to have serious problems with women and African-Americans. His language is offensive and atrocious. “Then again, maybe he can buy the DNC just like Hillary did and steal it from Bernie in 2016. “Either way, I think this is a great night for President Trump.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the second-most famous …

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Graham Won’t Call Barr To Testify On Stone Meddling

Politico reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that he will not call Attorney General Bill Barr to testify on the Justice Department’s decision to lower its sentencing recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone. “He’ll come in as part of oversight, but we’re not going to call him based on this,” Graham told reporters when asked …

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Ambassador’s “Stalker” Is Cooperating With Congress

The Daily Beast reports: Not long ago, he was accused of tracking a U.S. ambassador from the shadows. Now he says he wants to step into the light and share what he knows with Congress. Robert Hyde, the Trump donor with ties to indicted Trumpworld associate Lev Parnas, has recently communicated with and provided documents to the House Foreign Affairs …

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Trump: The Military Should Discipline Col. Vindman

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump suggested the military should consider disciplinary action against Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, and said there could be more departures from his administration related to the proceeding. “We sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him any way …

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