Trump Corruption

Mike Lee Hands Over Log Of Trump’s Call During Riot

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Saturday gave House impeachment managers and former president Donald Trump’s defense attorneys a copy of a log from his cellphone, which shows that as the Jan. 6 riot unfolded, he received a call from the White House at 2:26 p.m. that lasted for four minutes, a spokesman for the senator said. …

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Trial Schedule Upended By Surprise Vote On Witnesses

The New York Times reports: An expected verdict in Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial was thrown into doubt on Saturday after the Senate voted to allow witnesses to be called, a result of a surprise push by Democrats to summon a Republican congresswoman who has said she was told that the former president sided with the mob as rioters were …

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BREAKING: Senate Votes 55-45 To Call Trial Witnesses

ABC News reports: Lead Manager Jamie Raskin has said the prosecution wants to subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican who witnessed a call between House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump on the day of the insurrection. News of this call broke last night, after the defense had rested their case. Raskin said he would limit Beutler’s testimony …

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Trump Lawyers Threaten To Call Pelosi As A Witness

CNN reports: A person familiar with Trump legal team strategy said that if Democrats do seek witnesses, Trump’s legal team will try to call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser. Of course they would need 51 votes to subpoena witnesses, so that would not happen. The managers have repeatedly declined to say whether they will seek …

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McConnell Tells Colleagues He’ll Vote To Acquit Trump

CBS News reports: Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is continuing Saturday for a fifth day as the Senate moves closer to a vote on whether to convict or acquit him. Witnesses or documents may be subpoenaed Saturday, and both the House managers and Mr. Trump’s counsel will have equal time to make their final arguments. In an email to …

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Democrats Weigh Calling Witnesses At Senate Trial

Politico reports: The House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection are on the cusp of a major decision: whether to call witnesses to bolster their case. Though many Senate Democrats have indicated they don’t believe witnesses are necessary to prove that Trump incited the deadly riots that overran the Capitol, new developments have hinted at startling …

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Trump Lawyer Briefly Quit Thursday Over Video Clips

The New York Times reports: In another reminder of his ad hoc approach, Mr. Trump asked associates on Thursday night whether it was too late to add or remove lawyers from the team, as Mr. Schoen briefly told the team he was quitting over a debate about how to use the video clips the defense showed on Friday. Mr. Trump …

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Trump Directed Lawyers Via Speakerphone Yesterday

Axios reports: Donald Trump directed his own defense via speakerphone on Friday, repeatedly calling his lawyers in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Room on the Senate side of the Capitol to relay his feedback, sources tell Axios. In contrast to Tuesday’s widely panned start of his defense, the Trump was said to be thrilled with his lawyers’ performances on Friday — …

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Georgia Trump Probe To Include Call Made By Graham

The Washington Post reports: An Atlanta-area prosecutor plans to scrutinize a post-Election Day phone call between Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of a criminal investigation into whether former president Donald Trump or his allies broke Georgia laws while trying to reverse his defeat in the state. Fulton County District Attorney Fani …

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NEW: McCarthy And Trump Got Into Obscenity-Laced Shouting Match When Trump Wouldn’t Call Off Rioters

CNN reports: In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did. “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers who were briefed on the call …

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Kraken To Defend Fellow Kraken In $1.3B Dominion Suit

Forbes reports: Conservative attorney L. Lin Wood will join fellow lawyer Sidney Powell’s legal team in a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems, even as the pro-Trump lawyer faces the threat of litigation for spreading baseless conspiracy theories about the company’s voting machines. Wood said on Telegram Friday that Powell called him Thursday night and asked him …

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Lawyers Lie: Trump Didn’t Know Pence Was In Danger

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump’s impeachment defense lawyers said on Friday that Trump was unaware Vice President Mike Pence had been evacuated from the Capitol on Jan. 6 when he sent a tweet attacking Pence. In response to a question submitted by Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Trump’s lawyer said “at no point was he aware …

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Trump Lawyer Warns GOP: Convict And Be Primaried

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor pointed out that no Senators are “anxious to have a primary challenge” while defending the former president’s case — saying the quiet part out loud. Castor was arguing that Trump was telling Jan. 6 rally goers that their representatives and senators have a duty to fight for them, adding that the former …

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GOP Georgia Official Shoots Down Trump Lawyer’s Lies

USA Today reports: Former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Bruce Castor defended his client’s December call to Georgia’s secretary of state, now part of a criminal investigation, as he sought to argue Trump was not to blame for the Jan. 6 insurrection. He repeated a false claim about Georgia’s mail-in ballot rejection rate and suggested Trump’s call was completely within his …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Ask Questions In Trump’s Trial

Politico reports: Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski both said Friday that they have already submitted questions for the dueling impeachment legal teams at the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump. Neither lawmaker elaborated on what their questions were or to whom they will be directed. Romney (R-Utah) told reporters that he has submitted a list of five …

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Banner Plane Over Mar-A-Lago: “CONVICT TRUMP”

ABC News reports: Calls for former President Trump to be convicted in his second impeachment trial came in the form of a sky banner flying over his Mar-a-Lago residence on Friday as his attorneys mount their defense in Washington. The banner was visible over the club in Palm Beach, Fla., minutes before his defense team began presenting its arguments. This …

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Politico Calls Trump’s Defense “Falsehood-Laden”

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s legal team opened his impeachment defense with a falsehood-laden attempt to sway Republicans to reject the House’s charge that the former president incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The presentations on Friday, the first day of opening arguments for the Trump’s defense team, amounted to out-of-context assertions to push back against the House managers’ …

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REPORT: Trump’s Revenge Tour To Start After Trial

From the conservative Washington Examiner: As soon as his Senate impeachment trial ends, former President Donald Trump plans to get back in public, according to his team. With few social media avenues open to him, that will require Trump to get out personally. But he’s got a plan — and a “list.” Early on, we’re told he’s likely to make …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s Lawyers Present Their Defense

CBS News reports: Former President Trump’s legal team will mount their defense on Friday, the fourth day of the second Senate impeachment trial against him. They plan to conclude their arguments in a single day. Both sides will then field questions from senators before lawmakers consider any requests for witnesses or admission of additional evidence. If the House managers decline …

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Three GOP “Jurors” Met With Trump’s Defense Lawyer

Newsweek reports: On Thursday, three Republican Senators — Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah—reportedly met with former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense attorneys, according to Cruz and Trump attorney David Schoen. Schoen called the three senators “very friendly,” a comment which raised eyebrows seeing as senators are often thought to serve as …

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