Trump Corruption

Philippine Government Books Trump DC Hotel For Independence Gala As US Considers New Trade Deal

The Manila Mail reports: This year’s Independence Day celebration on June 12 will be held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, a go-to establishment favored by foreign delegations from Brazil to Turkey and lobbyists seeking to build ties with the Trump administration. No doubt this is all thanks to our new Ambassador Jose Manuel ‘Babe’ Romualdez. He assumed …

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Reporter: Trump Lied To Get On Forbes Richest List, Pretended To Be Fake Publicist “John Barron” [AUDIO]

Jonathan Greenblatt writes for the Washington Post: In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only one-fifth of what …

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Memo Reveal: Trump Was Angry At Flynn For Not Telling Him Putin Was First To Congratulate After Election

The Hill reports: President Trump was displeased with his short-lived national security adviser Michael Flynn last year after Flynn failed to tell him for several days that he had received a congratulatory phone call from Russia’s Vladimir Putin, according to memos written by former FBI director James Comey. Comey claims in memos released Thursday that Trump was unhappy with his …

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Kremlin Denies Putin Bragged About Russia’s Hookers

“President Putin could not say such a thing and did not say it to President Trump, taking in to account that they had never communicated before Trump became President. As for the main content of the book, I do not presume to judge. We did not read it.” – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in a statement released today.  The Comey …

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Released Comey Memos Backfire On GOP And Trump

The New York Times reports: Memos written by the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, that were released on Thursday revealed several new details about his relationship with President Trump and the president’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus. Though much of what the memos describe was already public, the documents themselves provided an intimate portrait of the early months …

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UPDATE: Rudy Giuliani Joins Trump’s Legal Team

Betsy Woodruff reports at the Daily Beast: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been in talks to join the President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, according to a person familiar with the matter. No decision is currently final. A slew of foreign policy matters which Trump has had to deal with has slowed the process of expanding the …

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DOJ: Manafort Suspected As “Back Channel” To Russia

Bloomberg reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge. The disclosure by U.S. prosecutors came Thursday during a hearing on whether Mueller exceeded his authority in …

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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel: We’re Glad That James Comey Says He’s No Longer A Republican [VIDEO]

“I will say he left the Republican Party, we did not leave him. He has left. We’re glad to see him go at this point with what done with this self-serving book tour — monetizing his relationship with the president. We know now how unfit he was to be FBI director with the mistruths that he’s put forward. And I …

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Cohen Drops Libel Suits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

Politico reports: Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia. Cohen abandoned the suits late Wednesday as he continues to fight to recover documents and electronic files seized from his home, office …

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NEW YORK: AG Seeks To Close State’s Double Jeopardy Loophole So He Can Charge Those Pardoned By Trump

Reuters reports: New York’s attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump. In a letter, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged Cuomo and legislative leaders to close a loophole in New York’s double jeopardy law shielding recipients of …

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Legal Adviser Warned Trump: Cohen Will Definitely Flip

The Wall Street Journal reports: One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges. Mr. Goldberg said he cautioned the president not to trust Mr. Cohen. …

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National Enquirer Releases Former Playboy Model From Non-Disclosure Contract About Affair With Trump

The New York Times reports: The tabloid news company American Media Inc. agreed to let a former Playboy model out of a contract that had kept her from talking freely about an alleged affair with Donald J. Trump, her lawyer said. The settlement agreement, reached Wednesday, ends a lawsuit brought by the model, Karen McDougal, and protects the president from …

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170 Congress Members Demand Pruitt’s Resignation

The Hill reports: A group of 131 representatives and 39 senators signed a resolution introduced Wednesday that calls for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt to resign. The resolution states that the co-signers have “no confidence in the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and [are] calling for the immediate resignation of the Administrator.” Highlighted within the resolution are …

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Cohen’s Lawyers Are Also On Trump Campaign Payroll

Talking Points Memo reports: The law firm representing Michael Cohen — which this week fought in court to shield communications between Cohen and President Trump from government investigators — has received payments from President Trump’s re-election campaign. The payments to the law firm by Trump’s campaign could ultimately complicate any efforts by Robert Mueller’s team to win Cohen’s cooperation in …

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REVEALED: Cohen’s Family Loaned $20M To Taxi Mogul Named In Warrant For FBI’s Raid On Cohen’s Office

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: The ties between President Donald Trump’s embattled personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen and Chicago’s taxicab industry go deeper than previously known. Over the past eight months, Cohen’s father-in-law has given at least $20 million in loans to Yasya Shtayner, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show. Her family owns Chicago Medallion Management Corp., which manages 368 …

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Trump Contradicts Himself On Firing Of Comey

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation — a statement directly at odds with the President’s own comments on Comey’s dismissal. Trump had told NBC News last year that he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when he decided to fire Comey. After Comey’s ouster, Trump …

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McConnell Kills Mueller Protection Bill [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. “We’ll …

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Another Trump Infomercial: Many Leaders “Specifically Request” To Visit Me At The “Southern White House”

“Many of the world’s great leaders request to come to Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach. They like it. I like it. We’re comfortable. We have great relationships as you remember. It was originally built as the southern White House. It was called the southern White House. It was given to the United States and the Jimmy Carter decided it was too …

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Stormy’s Lawyer Displays Sketch Of “Thug” [VIDEO]

Moments ago Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on The View where they displayed a “composite sketch” of the man who allegedly threatened to murder Daniels if she didn’t stop talking about her affair with Glorious Leader. After showing the sketch, Avenatti announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man’s identification. Avenatti also provided an email …

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Comey On Trump’s Jail Threat: This Is Not OK

Politico reports: Former FBI Director James Comey denounced Donald Trump’s presidency as a threat to bedrock American values, warning that the president’s calls for Comey to be jailed could erode the rule of law. The former FBI director, whom Trump fired last spring, has been a frequent target of Trump’s criticism, especially in recent days amid the start of a …

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