Trump Corruption

Trump Claims Democrats Don’t Want Senate Trial

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump started off the last day of 2019 with a rant against his looming impeachment trial. The Democratic-led House impeached him earlier this month, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has held back the articles from the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agrees to hold a fair trial with witness testimony. The Democrats will …

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Giuliani Henchman Lev Parnas To Turn Over Phone Data

Bloomberg News reports: Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, is set to turn over data from his iPhone and documents seized by the U.S. government to a House of Representatives committee investigating President Donald Trump. The material was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence committee and is essential to its ability to “corroborate the strength“ of Parnas’s potential testimony, …

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Trump Has Spent 1/3 Of His Term At Trump Properties

The Washington Post reports: Over the course of his presidency, Trump has visited a Trump-owned or branded property on three out of every 10 days. Slightly more: Of the 1,075 days on which he has been president, he has visited Mar-a-Lago or a Trump Something-or-other on 331 of them, 31 percent of the time. It’s worth remembering that this was …

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Pompeo To Make First Ukraine Visit As Trial Looms

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine this week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump’s impeachment. As the Senate weighs options for a trial, Pompeo will depart Thursday on a five-nation tour of Europe and Central Asia. Ukraine will be the first stop on the trip, the …

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Trump’s Golfing Enters Frozen Ukraine Aid Saga

Newsweek reports: White House officials struggled to set up meetings with President Donald Trump regarding frozen military aid to Ukraine because the president was golfing, according to a new report charting the events at the center of Trump’s Ukraine strategy and subsequent impeachment. The report—published Sunday by The New York Times—details how senior administration officials tried to have Trump release …

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Giuliani Was Part Of Shadow Effort To Oust Maduro

The Washington Post reports: The international call came in September 2018, after months of rising tension between the United States and Venezuela, a key strategic player in South America. On one end of the line was Venezuela’s socialist president, the pariah leader of a disintegrating economy whom President Trump’s administration was seeking to isolate. On the other end: the U.S. …

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Senators Dodge Giuliani Ahead Of Trump’s Trial Out Of Fear He Will Pitch Them On Russian Conspiracy Theories

The Daily Beast reports: In the weeks leading up to their impeachment trial, senators on Capitol Hill are actively avoiding meeting with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani—partly because they fear he might try to pass off Russian conspiracy theories as fact, according to interviews with more than half a dozen Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides. “He has …

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Trump Tweets Link To Name Of Alleged Whistleblower

The Daily Beast reports: On Thursday evening, Donald Trump pushed out on Twitter the name of the alleged whistleblower whose complaint led to the president’s impeachment. Trump’s personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, retweeted a post by the re-election campaign’s official “war room” account that was aimed at the whistleblower’s attorney Mark Zaid. “It’s pretty simple. The CIA ‘whistleblower’ is not a …

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POLL: 55% Back Trump’s Conviction And Removal

The Independent reports: Public support for Donald Trump‘s removal from office is the highest it has ever been, according to a new poll. Fifty-five per cent of those asked said they were in favour of the US president’s conviction by the Senate, a figure which has shot up from 48 per cent the week before. Meanwhile, the number of people …

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Trump Won’t Rule Out Pardon For Roger Stone

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said today he wouldn’t rule out pardoning Republican operative Roger Stone, describing what happened to his former confidant as “very tough” and criticizing federal prosecutors and investigators as “dirty cops” and “evil people.” “I’ve known Roger over the years. He’s a nice guy. A lot of people like him, and he got hit very …

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US House Open To Second Impeachment Of Trump

Politico reports: The House is open to the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump a second time, lawyers for the Judiciary Committee said Monday. House Counsel Douglas Letter said in a filing in federal court that a second impeachment could be necessary if the House uncovers new evidence that Trump attempted to obstruct investigations of his conduct. Letter made the …

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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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