Trump Corruption

GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Blocks Bill That Would Require Campaigns To Report Foreign Offers Of Dirt

Axios reports: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blocked an effort by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to pass a bill via unanimous consent requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI. “We are all for free and fair and honest elections. These reporting requirements are overbroad. Presidential campaigns would have to worry about disclosure at a variety of …

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Office Of Special Counsel: Kellyanne Conway Should Be Fired For Her Repeated Violations Of The Hatch Act

The Washington Post reports: The Office of Special Counsel has recommended the removal of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity in the course of their work. The report submitted to President Trump found that Conway violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions by “disparaging …

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House Panel Subpoenas Michael Flynn And Rick Gates

The New York Times reports: The Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that it had issued two new subpoenas demanding that Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, and Rick Gates, a former top Trump campaign aide, provide testimony and documents related to their interactions with Russians and other foreign powers. The subpoenas, dated Wednesday, are tied …

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House Panel Votes To Hold Barr And Ross In Contempt

Talking Points Memo reports: The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved of a resolution recommending that Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross be held in contempt for not complying with subpoenas in the committee’s census citizenship question probe. The 24-15 vote came some six hours after the meeting to consider that measure started. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) …

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Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Census Docs

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the House Oversight Committee’s census investigation as the committee moved forward with a planned Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress. The move marks the latest escalation in the battle between the Trump Administration and House …

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22 Foreign Governments Have Spent Money At Trump Properties: Hotels, Condos, Resorts, And Restaurants

NBC News reports: Representatives of at least 22 foreign governments appear to have spent money at Trump Organization properties, an NBC News review has found, hinting at a significant foreign cash flow to the American president that critics say violates the U.S. Constitution. The extent and amount of foreign spending at Trump’s hotels, golf clubs and restaurants is not known, …

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Tomorrow: Junior To Be Interviewed By Senate Panel

CNN reports: Donald Trump Jr. is returning to the Senate Intelligence Committee to be interviewed behind closed doors on Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. The appearance of the President’s eldest son Wednesday comes after a lengthy and contentious fight that spilled into public view after the committee issued a subpoena to Trump Jr. and he initially …

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Trump: Joe Biden Is Slow And “Mentally Weak” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump is heading to Iowa to give a speech the same day former Vice President Joe Biden will be in the Hawkeye State, delivering an address in which Biden is expected to call the president an “existential threat” to the United States. As he left the White House Tuesday, Mr. Trump told reporters Biden is “weak …

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LIVE VIDEO: John Dean Testifies On Mueller Report

The Hill reports: Former President Nixon White House counsel John Dean will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about lessons learned from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report at a hearing scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Dean’s testimony on Capitol Hill will be the first of several expected public hearings on the findings in the Mueller report, even though the …

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Kushner Corp Got $90M In Foreign Funding Since 2017

The Guardian reports: A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump. Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings …

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Conway Snarks: Unlike John Dean, I Never Went To Jail

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway is on the warpath — going on the attack against former Nixon White House counsel John Dean ahead of his Congressional testimony. “It’s really something,” Conway said. “I’ve never been disbarred. I passed four state bars, never been disbarred. Never went to jail for obstruction of justice and don’t plan on it.” She added, “They’re picking …

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Trump Retweets Cultist Claim That Twitter Is “Fascist”

Axios reports: President Trump on Sunday evening retweeted a claim from user @TheRightMelissa that Big Tech companies like Twitter are “colluding with Democrats” to censor conservative content, which she alleged amounts to “fascism.” Trump has frequently repeated the unsubstantiated claim that politically biased Big Tech companies “shadow ban” conservatives by decreasing the public visibility of their accounts. In May, the …

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Giuliani Accuses “Over The Hill” Pelosi Of McCarthyism

Politico reports: Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday for saying she wants to see the president in prison, and likened her to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the Red Scare of the 1950s. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) defended Pelosi’s comments Sunday morning in a conversation with Brett Baier, host of “Fox News Sunday.” …

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US Paid $3.6M For Trump To Golf At His Ireland Resort

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump wrapped up a visit to his Ireland golf resort Friday, in the process adding at least another $3.6 million to a taxpayer-funded golf tab that totals nearly $106 million in just 2 1/2 years. Trump played golf Friday morning and possibly also played Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The White House press corps was …

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Dems Intro Contempt Resolution For Barr And McGahn

Axios reports: House Democrats have formally introduced a resolution to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress, CNN’s Manu Raju reports. The resolution, which is expected to be voted on next week, authorizes any House committee chair to go to civil court to enforce a subpoena. Barr has rejected a subpoena …

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Michael Flynn Fires His Defense Attorneys

Law & Crime reports: Fired Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn has fired his defense lawyers ahead of sentencing for reasons that are not immediately clear. Attorneys Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony said in a motion to withdraw on Thursday that Flynn had notified them of their firing. Some have suggested that development is “potentially major,” as it could mean …

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IRELAND: White House Pays $1 Million To Rent Limos

The Guardian reports: They are, by all accounts, wheels to die for. JP Ward & Sons, an Irish funeral services home, rents out its fleet of Mercedes E-Class limousines not just to mourners but to anyone who wants to travel in style. A killer price tag has not deterred the latest customer: the White House. It is so keen to …

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WH Tells Hope Hicks To Defy House Subpoena [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The White House on Tuesday instructed two former aides to defy congressional subpoenas that sought documents related to allegations that President Donald Trump obstructed justice. But one of those aides, Hope Hicks, a longtime Trump confidant who served as White House communications director, has turned over some documents to the House Judiciary Committee regarding her service on Trump’s …

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Paul Manafort To Be Transferred To NYC’s Infamous Rikers Island, Solitary Confinement For Own Protection

The Daily Beast reports: The brutal prison on New York’s Rikers Island has been home to some of the most notorious criminals in the city’s history, from serial killer David Berkowitz to John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman—and now it’s set to add Paul Manafort to its rogues gallery. The former Trump campaign chairman—who was sentenced this year to four …

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Bill Barr: Mueller Should Have Decided On Obstruction

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, should have decided whether his findings about President Trump’s efforts to impede the Russia investigation amounted to criminal activity. “I personally felt he could have made a decision,” Mr. Barr told CBS News during an …

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