Trump Corruption

Melania Invisible Throughout Impeachment Dramas

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton spent the morning of her husband’s impeachment visiting Capitol Hill to rally Democrats to his side. Pat Nixon kept assuring reporters her husband wouldn’t quit — right up until he did. Eliza Johnson, frail from tuberculosis, kept watch over her husband during his impeachment while sitting in a room across from his White House …

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Watchdog Group: Trump Lifted Argentina Tariffs While They Considered Two Trump Organization Trademarks

From the government watchdog group CREW: Donald Trump’s business received approval for two new trademarks in Argentina on November 6, according to a trademark database review by CREW. These are the first Argentinian trademarks that have been granted to one of Trump’s companies since he took office. A closer examination of the time frame surrounding the application and registration of …

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Giuliani: I’m More Jewish Than “Horrible George Soros”

“Don’t tell me I’m anti-Semitic if I oppose him. Soros is hardly a Jew. I’m more of a Jew than Soros is. I probably know more about — he doesn’t go to church, he doesn’t go to religion — synagogue. “He doesn’t belong to a synagogue, he doesn’t support Israel, he’s an enemy of Israel. “He’s elected eight anarchist DAs …

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Giuliani: If New York Investigates Me, They’re Assholes

From a lengthy interview in New York Magazine: And then there’s the Southern District of New York, the biggest betrayal of all. That was supposed to be his world, full of his guys; he ran the office for most of the ’80s. It was unrecognizable now. “If they’re investigating me, they’re assholes. They’re absolutely assholes if they’re investigating me,” he …

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Junior And Vanilla Ice Deny Claim They Are Working To Turn Trailer Park Into $1B Trump Presidential Library

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, and Vanilla Ice, the pop-rapper of “Ice Ice Baby” fame, are both denying that they are collaborating with a MAGA super-fan in Florida on a $1-billion scheme to transform a Palm Beach County trailer park into the eventual Donald J. Trump Presidential Library. This is not a game of …

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Christianity Today Backs Editor: We’re No Leftists And Can No Longer Remain Silent, Let The Whirlwind Come

From the president of Christianity Today: Christianity Today is theologically conservative. We are pro-life and pro-family. We are firm supporters of religious liberties and economic opportunity for men and women to exercise their gifts and create value in the world. We believe in the authority of Scripture. The global Body of Christ—and the community of evangelicals—is vastly larger than our …

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Nancy Pelosi Dismisses Trump’s “Phony Complaints”

ABC News reports: President Trump on Monday complained about the process that led to his impeachment and lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over her decision to delay sending articles of impeachment to the Senate. Trump inaccurately described the House impeachment inquiry as a “trial,” railing against the process in the lower chamber as “unfair” and claiming that …

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Dem Senator Seeks Legal Opinion On Trump/Ukraine

The Hill reports: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for an opinion on the legality of President Trump’s decision to hold up Ukraine aid. Van Hollen sent a letter on Monday to Gene Dodaro, the GAO comptroller general, outlining why he believes Trump’s decision violated the Impoundment Control Act (ICA), which restricts a president’s …

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Trump’s Golfing Cost To Public Stands At $118M

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump has pushed his taxpayer-funded golf tab past $118 million on his 26th visit to Mar-a-Lago, his for-profit resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with a Saturday visit to his course in neighboring West Palm Beach. The new total is the equivalent of 296 years of the $400,000 presidential salary that his supporters often boast …

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CNN: Trump Lied 99 Times In Last Two Weeks

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: President Donald Trump made 99 false claims over the two weeks that ended last Sunday. Trump made 22 of the false claims at a campaign rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He made 16 of them in a lengthy exchange with reporters during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The economy was Trump’s top subject of …

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New Damning Docs Released In Ukraine Extortion

The Hill reports: Newly released documents from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Pentagon provide further insight into the timeline regarding the White House’s freezing of congressionally-approved aid to Ukraine. According to the documents, shortly after President Trump’s now-infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, White House aides were tasked with halting the $391 …

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AP: Trump Advisor Taped Plotting Voter Suppression

The Associated Press reports: One of President Donald Trump’s top re-election advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states but will be able to “start playing offense” in 2020 due to relaxed Election Day rules, according to an audio recording of a private event obtained by …

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Roger Stone Wins Short Delay In His Sentencing

Politico reports: Roger Stone secured a partial win Friday when a federal judge agreed to postpone his February sentencing for two weeks because of a slowdown in paperwork tied to the longtime Donald Trump adviser’s finances. A jury convicted Stone in November on seven felony counts of lying to investigators, obstructing a congressional probe and witness tampering — crimes that …

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Putin Personally Fed Trump Anti-Ukraine Conspiracies

The Washington Post reports: Almost from the moment he took office, President Trump seized on a theory that troubled his senior aides: Ukraine, he told them on many occasions, had tried to stop him from winning the White House. After meeting privately in July 2017 with Putin at the G20 summit, Trump grew more insistent that Ukraine worked to defeat …

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WH May Argue Impeachment Hasn’t Really Happened

Bloomberg News reports: Lawyers close to President Donald Trump are exploring whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to temporarily withhold articles of impeachment from the Senate could mean that the president hasn’t actually been impeached. The case is a rhetorical one following Wednesday night’s vote to impeach the president on two articles. The U.S. Constitution grants the House of Representatives …

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Rudy Giuliani: Democrats Want To Have Me Executed

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, told thousands of conservative students in West Palm Beach on Thursday night that Democrats are “trying to destroy the Constitution” by impeaching President Donald Trump. During a speech at the Turning Point USA Student Summit, Giuliani said, “This coup and this impeachment is about … taking our Constitution and …

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REPORT: Mick Mulvaney To Exit After Senate Trial

Talking Points Memo reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is widely expected to leave his current position once the Senate wraps up its impeachment trial and the intense scrutiny of the West Wing settles down, according to five aides and confidants to President Donald Trump. Trump allies and White House aides, who have been nudging the president …

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Trump Predictably Attacks And Defames Christian Mag

Fox News reports: One of the nation’s top Christian magazine publications called for the removal of President Trump on Thursday, one day after the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against him. In an editorial titled “Trump Should Be Removed From Office,” Christianity Today editor-in-chief Mark Galli invoked the mission of the magazine’s founder, Billy Graham, to “help …

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State Department Battles Latest Sanctions On Russia

The Daily Beast reports: The Trump administration is quietly fighting a new package of sanctions on Russia, The Daily Beast has learned. A Trump State Department official sent a 22-page letter to a top Senate chairman on Tuesday making a wide-ranging case against a new sanctions bill. Sen. Lindsey Graham—usually a staunch ally of the White House—introduced the legislation earlier …

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Trump Hotel Rates 13X Higher For Campaign Event

Just in from the watchdog group CREW: In November, we noticed a mysterious spike in the price of available rooms at Trump’s DC hotel for a Saturday night in December. The minimum cost was 13 times the average, but we couldn’t identify a reason for the spike, until photos surfaced of the Trump Victory Committee’s winter retreat at Trump’s Hotel …

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