Trump Corruption

Trump: Obama Gave Iran The Money For Those Missiles

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of providing funding to Iran that facilitated the country’s missile strikes a day earlier against Iraqi bases that house U.S. forces. “The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration,” Trump said in prepared remarks from …

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Major Trump Donor Charged In Inauguration Probe

The Associated Press reports: Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, recently pleaded guilty in a separate case in Los Angeles to campaign finance violations, tax evasion and failing to register as a foreign …

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McConnell: I Have Votes For Trial Without Witnesses

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, informed Republicans on Tuesday that he planned to move forward with President Trump’s impeachment trial without committing to additional witnesses or admitting new evidence, over the objections of Democrats who are insisting on both. Mr. McConnell shared his intentions with senators over lunch in the Capitol, declaring that he …

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McConnell Preps To Set Trial Rules Without Dem Input

Politico reports: Senate Republican leaders are preparing to move forward on a set of impeachment trial rules without Democratic support. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on the verge of having sufficient backing in his 53-member caucus to pass a blueprint for the trial that leaves the question of seeking witnesses and documents until after opening arguments are made, according …

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Feds Want Up To Six-Month Sentence For Michael Flynn

The Washington Post reports: Michael Flynn deserves up to 6 months in prison, the U.S. says in a reversal for former Trump national security adviser. The retired three-star Army general turned against prosecutors after initially cooperating in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe and pleading guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador. A federal judge …

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Romney “Of Course” Wants John Bolton To Testify

Politico reports: Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he wants to hear from John Bolton after the former national security adviser offered to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial. “Of course,” said the Utah Republican when asked if he wants Bolton to testify. “He has firsthand information and, assuming that articles of impeachment reach the Senate, I’d like to hear …

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Fox’s Napolitano Calls For New Impeachment Articles

“If I were a Democrat in the House, I would be moving to re-open the impeachment on the basis of the newly-acquired evidence, these new emails of people getting instructions directly from the president to hold up on the sending of the funds. “That would justify holding the articles of impeachment, because there’s new evidence and perhaps new articles. “If …

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Schiff Calls For Open House Hearings On Trump/Iran

The Washington Post reports: The deliberations that went into President Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian general Qasem Soleimani are looking more slapdash and reckless by the hour. What we’re now seeing will require House Democrats to make a serious and sustained effort to get to the bottom of it all. And guess what: We may soon get just such an …

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Conway Blasts Trial Delay: Is Trump A Threat Or Not?

Reuters reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday chided Pelosi for the delay in transmitting articles of impeachment, saying, “Let’s get on with it already.” Speaking to reporters at the White House, Conway suggested a contradiction between previous claims by Democrats that Trump poses an immediate threat and their current posture. “Which is it?” Conway said. “Is the president …

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Trump Demands Quick End To “Impeachment Hoax”

The Guardian reports: Trump has again weighed in on the looming impeachment trial over Twitter, dismissing the controversy as a “con game” and calling for a rapid end to the matter. House speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet transmitted the aricles of impeachment to the Senate, but many expect her to do so this week. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell …

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Former Energy Sec. Rick Perry Rejoins Pipeline Board

That didn’t take very long: Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry was appointed to the board of the general partner that controls pipeline company Energy Transfer LP following his exit from the Trump administration. Perry was appointed as a director of LE GP LLC, the general partner of the company Energy Transfer, on Jan. 1, according to a Securities and Exchange …

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Developer Says He’ll Submit Bid On Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: D.C. real estate investor and developer Brian Friedman says he will bid to acquire the lease to President Trump’s 263-room luxury hotel in downtown Washington, a project that has generated ethical controversies for the president since he entered office. Friedman said he would like to partner with Hilton to turn the Trump International Hotel into a …

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Newly Released Emails Show Trump/Ukraine Coverup

Mother Jones reports: Newly revealed communications between White House staffers and officials at the Pentagon are shedding additional light on the Ukraine scandal—even as the Senate prepares for President Donald Trump’s trial following his impeachment by the House of Representatives last month. Just Security reported Thursday that Michael Duffey, a political appointee who oversees defense spending at the White House …

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Trump Names Jarvanka To Official WH Davos Delegation

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner to the official White House delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ivanka Trump and Kushner serve as assistants and advisers to the president and have accompanied the senior Trump on numerous official appearances. Several Cabinet secretaries will also be in the …

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Trump Rages At AT&T For Not Firing CNN Management

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump closed out the first day of 2020 with a fresh round of attacks on a favorite target, CNN — as well as their corporate parent, AT&T. In a Wednesday evening tweet, the president suggested leadership changes at both CNN and AT&T — citing ratings struggles at the former and a lack of action from the …

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Impeachment Spurs Big $46 Million Quarter For Trump

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a major haul that was boosted by a surge of donations in the wake of the Democrats’ impeachment bid, a senior campaign official said on Thursday. The sum gives Trump a fundraising edge over a host of Democrats battling for their party’s nomination, with …

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Giuliani Willing To Testify At Trump’s Trial [VIDEO]

Bloomberg News reports: Rudy Giuliani, who serves as President Trump’s personal attorney, said Tuesday night that he would be willing to testify in a Senate impeachment trial for the president. “I would testify,” Giuliani told reporters as he arrived at a New Year’s Eve party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. He added that he could “do demonstrations” and that …

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Trump Wails: The Media Lied That I Played Golf Today

From today’s White House pool reporter: The motorcade arrived at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach at 1046 am after an unremarkable trip. We did not see the president. Press vans split off outside the club. We are currently holding in the vans near the library. The president’s motorcade is back on the move at 11:36 am after …

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Trump Rages: Overrated Nancy Pelosi Is “All Lies”

From the conservative Washington Examiner: On the day before 2020, President Trump ripped into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Twitter, saying the California Democrat is “all lies” and “the most overrated person [he] knows.” After Democrats ran the impeachment process in the House, Pelosi suggested she would wait to send the articles to the Senate until Republicans agree to terms …

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Trump Org Fires More Undocumented Workers

The Washington Post reports: Nearly a year after the Trump Organization pledged to root out undocumented workers at its properties, supervisors at the Trump Winery on Monday summoned at least seven employees and fired them because of their lack of legal immigration status, according to two of the dismissed workers. The timing of the firings at the rural Virginia winery, …

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