Trump Corruption

RNC Chair Continues Lies About Biden’s Tax Plan

FactCheck.org called out this lie months ago and today she’s still spreading the same bullshit. The Republican National Convention Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, is facing harsh criticisms on social media after she claimed on social media that Donald Trump’s Presidential opponent, Joe Biden, intended to raise taxes on the large bulk of Americans ahead of the election. McDaniel, who was one …

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Oracle CEO Gave $250K To Graham During TikTok Deal

The Verge reports: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to a super PAC supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) reelection campaign as his company closed in on a coveted position as TikTok’s US technology partner. FEC documents show that Ellison made the $250,000 donation to the Security is Strength PAC on September 14th. The Security is Strength PAC has bought ads …

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Trump: If I Lose, Maybe I’ll Leave The Country [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: President Trump suggested at a rally in Georgia that he may have to “leave the country” if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the election next month. “Could you imagine if I lose?” Trump said on Friday. “I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.” Trump repeatedly mocked …

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Kelly: Trump Is Most Flawed Person I’ve Ever Known

CNN reports: Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has told friends that President Donald Trump “is the most flawed person” he’s ever known. “The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I …

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Trump May Sell Estate At Center Of NY Tax Probe

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump Organization is considering selling its sprawling Westchester, N.Y., estate, according to people familiar with the matter, after years of unsuccessful development attempts that ended with an agreement to preserve part of the property. The New York attorney general’s office has said it is examining whether any benefits Mr. Trump received from that agreement …

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Melania Whines About “Petty Media Outlets” Reporting On “Salacious Claims” In “Dishonest” Ex-Aide’s Book

From an official White House statement: When I thought about where I wanted to put my time and efforts, there was no hesitation. BE BEST has one simple purpose—to help children. It serves to provide the tools children need to prepare them for their futures. We all know that more often than not, information that could be helpful to children …

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Trump Admin Rejects Wildfires Relief For California

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for disaster relief aid for six major wildfires that scorched more than 1.8 million acres in land, destroyed thousands of structures and caused at least three deaths last month. The rejection of aid late Thursday, a rare move in cases of disasters on the scale of California’s fires, …

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Trump Doesn’t Know Right Wing Satire Site Is Satire

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Friday shared a story from a known news satire website seemingly in earnest, using the fake report to blast Twitter’s handling of dubious allegations against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The story tweeted by the president early Friday morning was published by The Babylon Bee — which bills itself online as “the world’s best …

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Trump Admits He Owes $400 Million: “It’s A Peanut”

Bloomberg News reports: While discussing the issue of his taxes, President Donald Trump did not deny that he owes entities about $400 million, and pledged to tell Americans to whom he owes money. “I will not mind at all saying who it is,” Trump said Thursday, during a live town hall on NBC. He said he doesn’t owe money to …

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Trump Defends Claim Bin Laden Is Still Alive: That Was A Retweet, People Can Decide For Themselves [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: NBC moderator Savannah Guthrie prodded President Donald Trump Thursday during his town hall when talking about him retweeting conspiracy theories, saying he’s not just “someone’s crazy uncle.” Guthrie pressed Trump on his penchant for tweets that spread disinformation, including one post he retweeted that contained a conspiracy theory that former Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack …

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Trump Shrugged Off Warnings From US Intel Agencies That Russia Was Using Giuliani For Disinfo Campaign

The Washington Post reports: U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter. The warnings were based on multiple sources, including intercepted communications, that showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian …

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Top GOP/Trump Money Man To Plead Guilty To Illegal Foreign Lobbying, Will Cooperate With Investigation

Bloomberg News reports: Elliott Broidy, a former top political fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, plans to plead guilty to participating in an illegal foreign lobbying scheme and cooperate with investigators in the matter, according to a person familiar with the situation. Broidy was charged on Oct. 8 with illegally lobbying the Trump administration to stop investigating …

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Facebook Allows Trump To Run Thousands Of Ads With Photos Manipulated To Make Biden Appear To Be Older

Media Matters reports: Despite Facebook’s policy against manipulated media in ads, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign ran thousands of Facebook ads in the last three months that feature manipulated photos of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Over 2,500 ads feature images in which Biden’s coloring and facial features have been edited to make him appear older, while more than a thousand …

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Obama Hits Trump For Spreading QAnon Batshittery

The Washington Post reports: As former president Barack Obama prepares to hit the campaign trail to boost Joe Biden’s bid for the White House, he lashed out at President Trump on Wednesday. In an interview on the liberal “Pod Save America” podcast, Obama particularly blasted his successor for continuing to spread misinformation. “Trump is a symptom of [misinformation] and an …

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GOP Investors Got Early Heads-Up On Pandemic

The New York Times reports: The consultant’s assessment quickly spread through parts of the investment world. U.S. stocks were already spiraling because of a warning from a federal public health official that the virus was likely to spread, but traders spotted the immediate significance: The president’s aides appeared to be giving wealthy party donors an early warning of a potentially …

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GOP Rep Rips Trump For “Batshit Crazy” QAnon Tweet

Mediaite reports: Rep. Denver Riggleman blasted President Donald Trump for retweeting a “batshit crazy” QAnon conspiracy theory, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that it was an “insane” and “dangerous tweet.” Tapper began the segment with the original tweet that the president had shared, which he described as “yet another baseless conspiracy theory” — a post by a QAnon supporter claiming that …

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Trump Wins IA Court Battle Over 70K Absentee Ballots

The New York Times reports: While President Trump hit the trail on Wednesday night in Des Moines, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in his favor, determining that the state’s top election official had the authority to invalidate about 70,000 absentee ballot applications because they had been filled out in advance with voters’ personal information. The ruling upheld a contentious directive …

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Feds Spent Years Investigating Whether Egyptian State Bank Funneled Millions To Trump’s 2016 Campaign

CNN reports: For more than three years, federal prosecutors investigated whether money flowing through an Egyptian state-owned bank could have backed millions of dollars Donald Trump donated to his own campaign days before he won the 2016 election, multiple sources familiar with the investigation told CNN. The investigation, which both predated and outlasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, examined whether …

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Barrett: “Open Question” If Trump Can Pardon Himself

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday said it is an “open question” as to whether Trump could pardon himself while adding that the top U.S. judicial body “can’t control” whether a president obeys its decisions. Trump has said he has the “absolute power” to pardon himself, part of his executive clemency authority. Asked …

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Trump Won’t Commit To Keeping Bill Barr After DOJ’s “Unmasking” Probe Doesn’t Deliver: “I’m Not Happy”

From the right wing Newsmax: President Donald Trump offerered a “no comment” on whether he plans to keep Attorney General William Barr should he win a second term. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV that airs Wednesday night on “Greg Kelly Reports,” Trump said it’s “too early” to determine whether he would ask Barr to come back or if …

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