Trump Corruption

Mueller Probes $150K Payment From Ukrainian Mogul

The New York Times reports: The special counsel is investigating a payment made to President Trump’s foundation by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a talk during the campaign, according to three people briefed on the matter, as part of a broader examination of streams of foreign money to Mr. Trump and his associates in the years leading up to the …

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Trump Rages: Attorney-Client Privilege Is Dead!

NBC News reports: The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels said he “feels sorry” for Donald Trump’s personal attorney, branding him the president’s “scapegoat” after it was revealed that the FBI on Monday raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room. “I think when push comes to shove he’s going to fold like a cheap deck of cards, I really …

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Trump Slams Jeff Sessions For Cohen Raid: This Witch Hunt Is A Disgraceful Attack On Our Country [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump said he has just heard that the office of one of his personal attorneys was broken into, a reference to the FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office. During a meeting with his military advisers at the White House Monday, he called it a disgraceful situation and a witch hunt. “I have this witch hunt constantly …

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WAPO: Trump Lawyer Cohen Is Under Investigation For Possible Bank Fraud And Campaign Finance Violations

The Washington Post just updated their “FBI raids Michael Cohen” story with a single and very delicious sentence. Trump attorney Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations, according to a person familiar with the case. From their original story: Under Department of Justice regulations governing the special counsel’s work, Mueller is required to consult with Deputy …

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FBI Raids Office Of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called …

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White House Backs Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday defended President Trump’s claims about widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election and argued that the administration has no evidence to back-up the claims because states have refused to cooperate with a federal review. “The president still strongly feels there was a large amount of voter fraud and …

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

The Hill reports: Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday said he will be releasing a sketch of the man who Daniels claimed threatened her in a parking lot in 2011 after she tried to sell her story about her alleged affair with President Trump. Avenatti said the sketch would be released on Tuesday and that there would be a …

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Trump Promotes His Miami Golf Course

USA Today reports: While Patrick Reed was adjusting to his new green jacket after his Masters win, President Trump tweeted his good wishes. Trump pointed out many had seen Reed shine five years ago when he won at a course he owns – Trump National Doral in Miami. But it was actually four years ago – in March 2014 – …

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Manafort Moves To Suppress Storage Locker Evidence

Politico reports: Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are arguing that what could be key evidence against him should be kept out of court because the FBI violated his Constitutional rights by illegally entering a storage locker belonging to Manafort’s firm. The FBI first got into the Alexandria, Va. storage unit last May with the assistance of an …

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REVEALED: Scott Pruitt Spent Millions On Security Detail But Flew Coach When Paying For His Own Tickets

The Associated Press reports: Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes. Altogether, the agency spent millions of dollars for a 20-member full-time detail that is more than three times the size …

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Kato Kaelin Of Capitol Hill: Pruitt’s Lobbyist Landlords Changed The Locks Because He Just Wouldn’t Leave

Politico reports: Scott Pruitt was only supposed to be living in the Capitol Hill condominium that has become a focal point of his latest ethics controversy for six weeks last year, while he got settled in Washington. But the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator didn’t leave when his lease ended, instead asking the lobbyist couple who became his disgruntled landlords …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to take questions from reporters Friday at 2 p.m. The briefing comes as President Trump reiterated support for his EPA chief Scott Pruitt, saying on Twitter Friday morning that Pruitt is “doing a great job but is totally under siege.” Pruitt has spent the week defending a number …

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Trump Rages About “Fake” Reports About Pruitt

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Friday voiced fresh support for his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, saying he is doing a “great job,” while blasting reports that he’s considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Pruitt. According to a CNN report, Trump floated replacing Sessions atop the EPA with Pruitt, even as the agency chief battles deepening …

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EPA Officials Demoted For Questioning Scott Pruitt

The New York Times reports: At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt. The concerns included unusually large spending on office furniture and first-class travel, as well as …

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Corey Lewandowski To Dems On House Intelligence Committee: I Won’t Answer Your Fucking Questions

CNN reports: Corey Lewandowski had a blunt message for Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee: He wasn’t going to answer their “fucking” questions. Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was the final witness in the yearlong House investigation that descended into vitriol and back-biting — ultimately resulting in two separate partisan reports that will leave the American public no …

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Trump Denies Knowledge Of Payoff To Stormy Daniels

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not know about a $130,000 payment made to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels for her silence, his first public acknowledgment of the scandal surrounding an alleged sexual affair that has plagued him for months. “No,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One when questioned about his knowledge of the …

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REPORT: Mueller Stops Russian Oligarchs, Searches For Evidence Of Illegal Donations To Trump Campaign

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar with the inquiry. A second Russian oligarch was stopped during a recent trip to …

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CNN Analyst Jabs Trump’s Fruitless Search For Lawyers: Trump Is Being Reduced To Using LegalZoom [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A CNN analyst on Wednesday mocked President Trump, saying he has been “reduced to LegalZoom” to find lawyers to represent him. “What the president needs is a lawyer with experience in criminal law. He still doesn’t have one,” Jeffrey Toobin, CNN chief legal analyst, said during a panel on CNN. “It is an extraordinary spectacle to see …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be hosting a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Likely topics include a looming trade war with China, and whether President Trump will meet with Robert Mueller after reportedly being told he is not a “target” in the Russia collusion investigation yet. Beijing has announced a $50 billion list of U.S. goods …

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REPORT: Trump Obsessed With “Fucking With” Bezos

Vanity Fair reports: For the first time in Donald Trump’s presidency, the West Wing soap opera appears to be in hiatus, with many of its starring characters (Gary Cohn, Hope Hicks) either permanently offstage or with much reduced roles (John Kelly, Jared Kushner). Currently, there’s one star—a situation Trump is obviously enjoying—and his new freedom is used to focus ever …

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