Trump Corruption

DOJ Set To Charge Former RNC Finance Chairman

The Washington Post reports: Federal prosecutors are preparing to charge longtime GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy in connection with efforts to influence the U.S. government on behalf of foreign interests, according to people familiar with the matter, a result of a sprawling, years-long investigation that involved a figure who helped raise millions for Donald Trump’s election and the Republican Party. Broidy …

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Trump: “I Did Win The 2016 Popular Vote” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump again pushed a baseless claim about “tremendous cheating” that cost him the popular vote in a segment of his Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham that aired Tuesday night. Trump talked up the enthusiasm among his own supporters when Ingraham asked, “Do you think you could win the popular vote?” “People say it’s important for …

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block Kanye West From Arizona Ballot

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: Rapper Kanye West is being sued to keep him off Arizona’s presidential ballot, but it might be too late to stop him. The lawsuit, filed in the Maricopa County Superior Court, comes days before the Friday deadline for West to turn in at least 40,000 petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Just four …

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Trump Junior Claims Nobody Blamed Obama For Riots In Ferguson (His Father Blamed Obama Many Times)

Fox News reports: Trump Organization Executive Vice President Donald Trump Jr. ripped Democrats, including presidential nominee Joe Biden, for claiming the urban unrest gripping the nation is a hallmark of “Donald Trump’s America.” “Imagine wearing a MAGA hat in Portland,” Trump Jr. told “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday. “You could wear a Biden hat [in] any city in the country [and[ …

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Pharma Lobby: Trump Lied, We’re Not Meeting Him

Bloomberg reports: The pharmaceutical industry’s leading lobby group said Tuesday it did not know of a meeting at the White House to discuss lowering prescription drug prices, after President Donald Trump said executives were coming in this week to negotiate. “We are not aware of any meeting,” said Nicole Longo, a spokeswoman for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Trump …

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Trump Calls For Firing “Loser, Lifetime Failure” Over His “Reckless” Stroke Speculation

Via press release from the Trump campaign: President Trump’s re-election campaign today issued the following statement regarding former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart’s ludicrous and reckless speculation that President Trump had a stroke: CNN should fire Joe Lockhart, a lifetime failure who thought it was a great idea for fellow loser Michael Dukakis to put on that stupid …

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Pompeo Axed Campaign Ad After RNC Speech Furor

The Times of Israel reports: Plans were scrapped for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to film a Republican campaign ad in Israel in the wake of criticism surrounding his speech from Jerusalem to the Republican National Convention, according to a Tuesday report. Channel 12 news cited sources with knowledge of the discussions, who said plans for Pompeo to participate …

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Trump Forces WH Doctor To Declare Him “Healthy”

“I can confirm that President Trump has not experienced nor been evaluated for a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attack (mini stroke), or any acute cardiovascular emergencies, as have been incorrectly reported in the media. The President remains healthy and I have no concerns about his ability to maintain the rigorous schedule ahead of him. As stated in my last …

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Trump Repeats Debunked Claim About “Entire Plane Filled Up With Looters, The Anarchists, Rioters” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: As he headed to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, Trump derided the city’s mayor as “very stupid” for sympathizing with protesters and said he believed his trip highlighting the work of law enforcement would be good for healing racial tensions. “I think it’s helping because I’m about law and order, and if you look at the Black …

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Trump Denies “Mini-Strokes” Sent Him To The Hospital

Trump’s very upset that this story is dominating Twitter: Days before Thanksgiving 2019, President Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed hospital, a trip the White House later dismissed as nothing more than a “quick exam and labs” as part of his annual physical. Even then, the explanation was fishy. Presidents don’t make trips that members of the …

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Trump’s Claim About A Plane Full Of Antifa Was First Spread Months Ago On FB By White Nationalist Militia

NBC News reports: In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump claimed that “we had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that.” The claim about a flight matches a viral Facebook …

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Bannon Was Paying Trump Campaign Aide $20K/Month

Salon reports: Senior Trump campaign official Jason Miller appears to have been paid about $20,000 a month for work done for a nonprofit co-founded by indicted former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, according to public court filings obtained by Salon. The nonprofit — now reportedly under investigation in connection with the federal charges against Bannon — started paying Miller the same …

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HHS To Spend $250 Million On PR Campaign Urging Americans To “Defeat Despair, Inspire Hope” On COVID

Politico reports: As the presidential election fast approaches, the Department of Health and Human Services is bidding out a more than $250 million contract to a communications firm as it seeks to “defeat despair and inspire hope” about the coronavirus pandemic.  Several weeks ago, the department sent out to a number of communications firms a “performance work statement,” which lays …

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Trump Claims People In “Dark Shadows” Control Biden, Compares Police Brutality To Missing Golf Putt [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump alleged unnamed people in “dark shadows” are controlling Democratic nominee Joe Biden in an interview with Laura Ingraham that aired Monday night on Fox News. In discussing what he characterized as anarchists and thugs terrorizing American cities, Trump said, “People that you’ve never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows” are pulling the …

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Twitter Hits Trump Camp For “Manipulated” Biden Clip

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden’s Pittsburgh speech Monday focused on addressing the violence in cities like Kenosha and Portland, condemning the rioting, and responding to the attacks from President Donald Trump that it would only get worse in Biden’s America. At one point, Biden brought up the Trump campaign line “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America” to respond that …

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Trump Ignored WH Task Force Warnings On Reopening

Yahoo News reports: Even as President Trump spurred states to lift lockdown measures and resume normal economic activity in the early summer, reports from his own White House coronavirus task force were presenting regular evidence that infections were rising in many parts of the country. Critics have maintained that by not acting on evidence that the virus was not in …

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Bannon Trial Set For May 2021 In Border Wall Scam

The Guardian reports: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and three co-defendants are scheduled to stand trial in May over charges that they scammed hundreds of thousands of donors into contributing to a fundraising campaign purportedly to build a private U.S.-Mexico border wall. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan on Monday announced a May 24 start date for …

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House To Subpoena Postmaster Over Withheld Docs

NBC News reports: House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., plans to subpoena documents related to mail delays and voting by mail from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the congresswoman announced on Monday. The subpoenas come after Maloney says DeJoy has withheld documents from Congress. Maloney issued her notice of intent to issue the subpoena in a 13-page memo to DeJoy on …

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Former Friend Of Melania Claims She’s Working With Investigators Over 2017 Inauguration Financial Crimes

ABC News reports: A former adviser and close friend of first lady Melania Trump’s is now blasting the entire Trump family as a callous clan tainted by “deceit” and “deception,” and claiming she’s “working with investigators” to dig into potential financial crimes committed in connection with Donald Trump’s inauguration in early 2017. “It was amateur hour then, and it’s amateur …

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Appeal Court Refuses To Dismiss Flynn’s Criminal Case

CNBC reports: A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former national security advisor Michael Flynn to force the prompt dismissal of the criminal case in which he had been convicted of lying to FBI agents. The decision sends the case back for consideration by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington. Flynn had asked the U.S. …

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