Trump Corruption

Anonymous Author To Hold Online “Ask Me Anything”

A rather fascinating stunt: “Anonymous,” the senior Trump administration official who wrote the blockbuster New York Times op-ed that was turned into a bestselling book, will make a public appearance of sorts — albeit online with an undisclosed identity for now, according to a person close to the author. The author of “A Warning” is hosting a Reddit “Ask Me …

Read More »

House Committee Sues Ross And Barr For Defying Subpoena For Records On Census Citizenship Question

Courthouse News reports: Riding on a unanimous Supreme Court ruling effectively blocking the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census, the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday sued Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for not responding to a congressional subpoena for records on the hotly debated issue. Barr and Ross have refused to …

Read More »

Giuliani Lobbied DOJ On Behalf Of Corrupt Oil Baron

The Washington Post reports: When Rudolph W. Giuliani went to Madrid in August to confer with a top aide to the Ukrainian president and press for political investigations sought by President Trump, he also met with a previously unidentified client with very different interests. While in Spain, Giuliani stayed at a historic estate belonging to Venezuelan energy executive Alejandro Betancourt …

Read More »

Trump Claims He’d “Actually Like” His Staffers To Testify But He Has To Protect The Rights Of Future Presidents

The Guardian reports: Trump has just sent a tweet thread claiming he would “actually like” his current and former aides to testify in the impeachment inquiry but that he is “fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President.” This claim should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism, given Trump’s past assertions that he would actually love …

Read More »

Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Seizing Private Property Needed To Construct Border Wall Sections

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has made his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the de facto project manager for constructing his border wall, frustrated with a lack of progress over one of his top priorities as he heads into a tough reelection campaign, according to current and former administration officials. The president’s son-in-law and senior adviser is pressing U.S. Customs and …

Read More »

SCOTUS Continues Block On Trump’s Taxes, Financials

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a continuing legal block on a powerful House committee’s access to years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records from his longtime accounting firm. Acting as presidential impeachment proceedings seemed to inch forward, the court blocked the effect of a recent federal appeals court ruling in favor of the …

Read More »

No Immunity From Testimony For Ex-WH Counsel

The Washington Post reports: Former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a House subpoena, a federal court ruled in a case that could affect the impeachment inquiry. The finding came in a case testing whether top presidential advisers have absolute immunity from congressional demands for information. The ruling in a lawsuit brought by the House Judiciary Committee has …

Read More »

National Enquirer Head In Talks With NY Prosecutors

CNN reports: David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, has spoken with prosecutors with the New York district attorney’s office as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization’s handling of hush money payments to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, sources with knowledge of the meeting tell CNN. The America Media Inc. …

Read More »

Federal Subpoenas Seek Info On Giuliani’s Business

The Wall Street Journal reports: Subpoenas issued to people with ties to President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his associates indicate a broad federal investigation into possible money laundering, obstruction of justice and campaign-finance violations, and suggest that prosecutors are looking closely at the work of Mr. Giuliani himself, according to people familiar with the matter. Story is behind …

Read More »

Federal Court Orders Release Of Ukraine Aid Records

Axios reports: A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for records relating to the Trump administration’s freeze on security aid to Ukraine. Allegations that Trump froze nearly $400 million congressionally-approved military aid in order …

Read More »

Revealed: Giuliani Sought Shady Ukraine Bank As Client

Bloomberg reports: Rudy Giuliani discussed representing a state-owned Ukrainian bank in a legal dispute over the summer even while publicly pressing Ukraine on behalf of the U.S. president. Though he ultimately did not take on the client, the talks expose his enthusiasm for foreign business and his willingness to insert himself in matters rife with potential conflicts. In fact, the …

Read More »

Giuliani Henchman Willing To Testify That Devin Nunes Scrapped Ukraine Trip So As Not To Alert Adam Schiff

CNBC reports: The lawyer for an indicted business associate of Rudy Giuliani said his client is prepared to testify under oath that aides to Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, scrapped a trip to Ukraine this year when they realized it would mean notifying Democratic Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff. Lev Parnas would tell Congress that …

Read More »

Giuliani’s Henchman Hands Over Audio, Video, Photos

ABC News reports: The House Intelligence Committee is in possession of audio and video recordings and photographs provided to the committee by Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who reportedly played a key role in assisting him in his efforts to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. The material submitted to the committee includes …

Read More »

Emails Reveal White House Scrambling To Invent “After-The-Fact Justification” For Extorting Ukraine President

None of this is remotely surprising: A confidential White House review of President Trump’s decision to place a hold on military aid to Ukraine has turned up hundreds of documents that reveal extensive efforts to generate an after-the-fact justification for the decision and a debate over whether the delay was legal, according to three people familiar with the records. The …

Read More »

Glorious Leader Promotes Award For His Miami Resort

The Hill reports: President Trump retweeted an announcement that his Doral resort received an award, saying it was “Too bad we didn’t have” the Group of Seven (G-7) summit at the Florida location. The Trump Golf account posted that the resort received the Resort of the Week award from GOLF.com. The president called Doral the “Best location” for the summit …

Read More »

Giuliani: I Have “Insurance” To Keep Trump Loyal And My RICO Files Will Be Released If I Should “Disappear”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani gave a wide-ranging interview on Saturday in which the former New York City mayor attacked numerous figures involved in the impeachment hearings and claimed for the second time to have “insurance” when questioned whether the president would remain loyal to him. “I’ve seen things written like he’s going to throw …

Read More »

Top House Dem Says Nunes Ethics Probe Likely

Politico reports: The top Democrat on the House armed services committee said Saturday that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is likely to face an ethics investigation over allegations he met with an ex-Ukrainian prosecutor at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. “Quite likely, without question,” House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash) said when asked …

Read More »

New Records Show Multiple Calls Between Giuliani And Pompeo, Suggest Trump Facilitated Yovanovitch Smear

Courthouse News reports: President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had multiple phone calls with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weeks before the ouster of U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to State Department records released under court order Friday evening. The documents were released to the watchdog group American Oversight in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among the …

Read More »

Giuliani’s Henchman Willing To Spill Dirt On Nunes

The Daily Beast reports: Lev Parnas, the Soviet-born businessman whose involvement in helping the president’s personal attorney seek out kompromat on Joe Biden in Ukraine is at the center of an impeachment inquiry, is reportedly prepared to testify to Congress about Rep. Devin Nunes meeting with a Ukrainian official as part of the same dirt-digging mission. Nunes, the top-ranking Republican …

Read More »

Giuliani Claims Biden “Bribed The President” Of Ukraine

Mediaite reports: Rudy Giuliani called into America This Week and mounted stunning new allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden regarding the alleged Ukraine corruption that the Trump administration claimed to be investigating. Giuliani defended the Trump administration’s foreign policy saying, “The reality is the president is confronting Ukraine correctly, the country as a big problem with corruption.” “You know …

Read More »