Trump Corruption

WH Unsure How US Gets Cut Of TikTok Sale [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: White House officials on Tuesday could not say how the U.S. government would receive a portion of the proceeds from any sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations, one day after President Donald Trump called for a cut of the money. “There’s no specific blueprint here,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Fox Business Network on Tuesday. “It …

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SEC Investigates Kodak Over Stock Surge After Loan

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the circumstances around Eastman Kodak Co.’s  announcement of a $765 million government loan to make drugs at its U.S. factories, according to people familiar with the matter. News of the loan last week caused Kodak’s shares to rise as high as $60, before falling to about $15 on …

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REVERSAL: Trump Urges Floridians To Vote By Mail

CNN reports: After repeatedly seeking to discredit mail-in voting, President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed Florida’s election system is “safe and secure” and encourages Floridians to vote by mail. This comes days after Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on a Trump campaign conference call that he had no concerns about mail-in voting in his state. The President has recently begun …

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In Shocking Axios Interview, Trump Shrugs Off COVID Deaths, Belittles John Lewis, Defends Ghislaine Maxwell

Axios reports: President Trump said in an interview with “Axios on HBO” that he thinks the coronavirus is as well-controlled in the U.S. as it can be, despite dramatic surges in new infections over the course of the summer and more than 150,000 American deaths. “They are dying, that’s true. And you have — it is what it is. But …

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George Conway: Trump’s Name Should Live In Infamy, Remember Him Not As A President, “But As A Cheat”

George Conway writes for the Washington Post: Trump should have been removed already twice over, for obstructing the Russia investigation and extorting Ukraine. His effort to sabotage a democratic system he swore to protect only confirms his unfitness for the job. But it’s too late for impeachment now. Trump’s sanction must come at the polls, and beyond. For the sake …

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Trump Demands US Get Cut Of TikTok Sale [VIDEO]

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump said TikTok will have to close in the U.S. by Sept. 15 — unless there’s a deal to sell the social network’s domestic operations to Microsoft Corp. or another U.S. company. Trump also said the federal government will have to be paid a “substantial amount of money” as part of any deal. “I don’t …

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Manhattan DA Filing Suggests Trump Organization Is Under Investigation For “Extensive Criminal Conduct”

The Hill reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday hinted that its subpoena for President Trump’s tax returns is part of an investigation into “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization,” including potential fraud allegations detailed in media reports in recent years. In response to the latest legal challenge by Trump’s attorneys, New York County prosecutors …

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James O’Keefe Exposed In Plot To Undermine Election

The New Republic reports: For well over a year, Project Veritas has been secretly producing undercover stings designed to undermine the integrity of absentee and mail-in ballot counts—an endeavor codenamed “Diamond Dog,” according to documents we have obtained. Diamond Dog began as only one facet of Project Veritas’s 2020 rat-fucking strategy, but with the onset of the pandemic, which has …

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When Trump Claimed He Struck Oil In Manhattan

Mother Jones resurfaces a classic Trump tale: Donald Trump, oil tycoon? That’s what it sounded like in 1985, when Trump announced he had struck oil on a sprawling vacant lot he owned on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. ”Isn’t it amazing?” Mr. Trump told the New York Times. “It’s a classic major oil find in Manhattan.” Not quite. The oil wasn’t …

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Trump: Media Lies About COVID To Make Me Look Bad

The Hill reports: President Trump again accused the news media of being “the enemy of the people” and “working overtime” to make the country and him “look as bad as possible” in a series of Monday tweets. Trump’s tweets focused on his assertion that the U.S. is doing better than other countries in handling the coronavirus. The U.S. has recorded …

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Deutsche Bank Probes Banker For Trump And Kushner

The New York Times reports: Deutsche Bank has opened an internal investigation into the longtime personal banker of President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, over a 2013 real estate transaction between the banker and a company part-owned by Mr. Kushner. In June 2013, the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and two of her Deutsche Bank colleagues purchased a Park Avenue apartment …

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Trump Vows To Sue Nevada For “Illegal” Mail-In-Voting

The Washington Post reports: President Trump threatened a lawsuit Monday after Nevada passed legislation Sunday to send mail-in ballots to all voters in response to the pandemic, claiming without evidence that the move was illegal and that Democrats were “using Covid” to win the election. The tweet was Trump’s latest salvo directed at undermining confidence in mail-in balloting, which states …

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Trump Dodges Senate To Give Top Pentagon Job To Retired General Who Called Obama A “Muslim Terrorist”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has installed a nominee for a top Pentagon job in a senior Department of Defense post on a temporary basis after lawmakers abruptly canceled his confirmation hearing last week amid lingering questions about his fitness for the role. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, a novelist, former state government official and Fox News regular, withdrew …

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Mnuchin: $600 Unemployment Benefit Is “Overpaying”

ABC News reports: A last-ditch effort was mounted by Senate Republicans Thursday evening, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulling back members — many had already left for home for the weekend — to vote on a plan that would cut the weekly federal benefit to $200, or two-thirds of lost wages. Democrats unanimously opposed the measure. While many Americans have …

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Brazilian Media Reports Trump Had US Ambassador Pressure Bolsonaro For Help In Winning The Election

Vox reports: The Trump administration has been accused of attempting to pressure another foreign country into helping Trump’s reelection prospects, according to a letter from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. That letter cites Brazilian news articles that report US Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman [photo] pressured members of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to lower ethanol tariffs in order to …

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Two Weeks Ago Trump Promised To Sign A “Full And Complete Health Care Plan” By Today, That Was A Lie

The Washington Post reports: It was a bold claim when President Trump said that he was about to produce an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system, at last doing away with the Affordable Care Act, which he has long promised to abolish. “We’re signing a health-care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health-care plan,” Trump pledged in a …

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Emails Show Pence Pressured Navy To Reinstate Former Missouri Gov Who Left Office In Violent Sex Scandal

Law & Crime reports: The office of Vice President Mike Pence used political pressure to get former Missouri governor Eric Greitens reinstated into the Navy despite those in command stating they wanted nothing to do with the scandal-plagued former SEAL, the Kansas City Star reported Saturday. The Star obtained 850 pages of documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) …

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Trump Points To Australia Spike, Claims “Fake News” Is Hiding “Big China Virus Breakouts All Over The World”

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused the press of failing to report coronavirus outbreaks in other nations as cases surge in the U.S. Trump linked to coverage of a state of disaster being declared in Victoria, Australia due to a resurgence of the virus. The Australian state reported 671 new cases of the …

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GOP Fears Trump Is Sabotaging Turnout Of Own Party

The Hill reports: Polls show that Trump’s attacks have undermined GOP confidence in mail-in voting, which otherwise has overwhelming support among Democrats and independents. Some Republicans are urging GOP leaders to abandon the attacks on mail-in voting and to instead embrace it, saying that greater access to absentee ballots are a foregone conclusion this year and warning that the president …

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Disclosure: Trump Earned At Least $440 Million In 2019

Politico reports: Before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the tourism and hospitality industries, President Donald Trump’s high-profile properties were humming along in 2019, according to an annual disclosure report released late Friday evening. Trump National Doral Miami, the golf resort where the president had considered hosting this year’s G-7 gathering of world leaders before scrapping the plans, brought in …

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