Trump Corruption

Pelosi: Trump Properties Are “Cesspool Of Corruption”

Via press release from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: President Trump is violating the Constitution by making money off of his lavish, ritzy resort properties, ultimately prioritizing his profits over the interests of the American people. First, Trump suggested holding the G7 Summit at his Doral golf resort in Florida. Now, the White House is walking back their previous statements that …

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House Panel Subpoenas Homeland Security For Docs Related To Promised Trump Pardons For Breaking Law

Axios reports: The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to the Department of Homeland Security for documents related to President Trump’s alleged attempts to pardon officials charged with crimes while carrying out his immigration policies. In a statement, the committee said it is seeking information on meetings between Trump and DHS officials where pardons were reportedly discussed. The subpoena …

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Pence Camp Reverses Again On Ireland Controversy

They’re having a hard time coordinating their lies. Vice President Pence’s office issued a statement late Tuesday saying President Trump did not direct Pence to stay at his resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, a shift from remarks offered by the vice president’s top aide. “Because of some misreporting, we want to clarify that the decision to stay at Trump National in …

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Pence’s Chief Of Staff: He Wanted To Stay In Dublin

Vox reports: Mike Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short told reporters Tuesday that Pence’s stay at Doonbeg was a matter of convenience and safety. The vice president wanted to stay in Dublin, where his sessions with officials are to be held, Short claimed, but an unspecified last-minute schedule change led to the decision to stay at the Trump International. “It’s …

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IRELAND: Mike Pence Stays At Trump Resort At Trump’s “Suggestion,” Will Commute To His Meetings In Dublin

The Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s staff is defending his decision to stay at one of President Donald Trump’s properties while in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he’s enriching Trump at taxpayers’ expense. Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, said Tuesday that the decision to stay at Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg was made at Trump’s …

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Trump Golfs Again As World Leaders Meet In Poland

Politico reports: London Mayor Sadiq Khan renewed his rivalry with Donald Trump, mocking the U.S. president for “dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course” over the weekend. Khan’s comments came after Trump pulled out of a trip to Poland to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II to concentrate on Hurricane Dorian, but then …

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Trump Makes Promotional Appearance At Golf Course After Claiming He Canceled Poland Trip Due To Dorian

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump contends he canceled a diplomatic trip to Poland so he could monitor Hurricane Dorian as it churns toward Florida, but Democrats see political motives for the storm tracker in chief. And Trump started Friday clearly focused on other matters. He claimed he was staying stateside “to ensure that all resources of the federal government …

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New Scrutiny Of Trump Campaign Manager’s Finances

ABC News reports: A digital data firm connected to President Donald Trump’s campaign manager has received more than $900,000 in business from a pro-Trump super PAC, a low profile financial entanglement that could renew questions from critics about whether the senior advisor, Brad Parscale, found discreet ways to profit from his work for the president. Parscale told ABC News that …

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Prosecutors Call For Michael Flynn To Be Sentenced

Politico reports: Prosecutors said Friday they’re prepared for former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced in late October or early November, nearly two years after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. “The defendant’s cooperation has ended. The case is ready for sentencing, and the government proposes …

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New York Seeks To Dismiss Trump’s Tax Returns Lawsuit

The Hill reports: New York officials on Thursday filed a new motion to dismiss President Trump’s legal challenge to the state’s law that allows Congress to request his New York tax returns. In the new document, the officials argue that Trump’s amended complaint in the case doesn’t change their position that the case shouldn’t take place in Washington, D.C. “President …

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Trump Gloats Over Lawrence O’Donnell’s Apology

From the Hollywood Reporter: Never one to sit out a cable news controversy, President Donald Trump launched a three-tweet attack on Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday morning, even as the MSNBC host already apologized for a thinly sourced report on his financial activities. O’Donnell already “retracted” a Tuesday night report, when he said that “Russian oligarchs” co-signed a loan taken by …

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Trump Campaign Spox: Trump Has Never Lied [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: CNN’s Chris Cuomo had a question for President Trump’s campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday: Has the president ever lied to the American public? “He doesn’t lie,” said McEnany, at the start of a heated three-and-a-half-minute exchange. “The press lies.” “You don’t think this president has lied to the American people?” the CNN host replied. “No, …

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The Chosen One Continues Raging About Bedbugs

Fox News reports: President Trump slammed New York Times columnist Bret Stephens on Tuesday night, suggesting he’s “loaded up” with bedbugs — not his properties. After the president floated the idea of hosting next year’s G-7 summit at his Doral resort outside of Miami, Fla., a report resurfaced that this resort had settled a lawsuit in 2017 after a New …

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TAKE THE LAND: Trump Tells Aides To Break The Law To Get Wall Built, Promises To Pardon Them If Convicted

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that he has directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, aggressively seize private land and disregard environmental rules, according to current and former officials involved with the project. He also has told worried …

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Bill Barr Books Trump Hotel For Personal Holiday Party

They don’t even pretend to hide the grifting anymore. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr is planning a holiday treat for his boss. Last month, Barr booked President Trump’s D.C. hotel for a 200-person holiday party in December that is likely to deliver Trump’s business more than $30,000 in revenue. Barr signed a contract, a copy of which was obtained …

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Deutsche Bank Appears To Have Trump’s Tax Returns

The New York Law Journal reports: Attorneys for Deutsche Bank and Capital One had until 4 p.m. Tuesday to tell a panel of federal judges whether they have copies of the tax returns of President Donald Trump or three of his children. An order handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit late Monday set the …

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Trump Lies Again About Federal Aid To Puerto Rico

It’s another “pity the fact checkers” kind of day. With Puerto Rico under a hurricane watch on Tuesday, President Donald Trump complained about “yet another big storm” heading toward the U.S. territory and lamented how much aid Congress had previously allocated for recovery, using an inflated figure. As he has in the past, Trump dramatically overstated how much money Congress …

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Dems Ask Court To Force Don McGahn’s Testimony

Salon reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have filed a motion to expedite the panel’s lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena against former White House counselor Don McGahn. In the new court filings, counsels for the lawmakers claim that the panel’s investigation has been severely delayed and diminished as a result of the White House’s stonewalling and refusal to …

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Convicted Pedophile Visited Bannon At WH 13 Times

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: Convicted child sex offender George Nader visited the White House at least 13 times to meet with President Trump’s then-chief strategist Steve Bannon, records indicate, raising questions about possible gaps in security and judgment. Nader first visited Bannon in the White House in February 2017. His dozen subsequent visits stretched through August, when Bannon …

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Chinese Spox: Trump Totally Lied About Us Calling Him

CNBC reports: One day later, China is still insisting no phone calls took place over the weekend that President Donald Trump claimed showed its willingness to talk again. “I have not heard of this situation regarding the two calls that the U.S. mentioned in the weekend,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at press conference on Tuesday. He had …

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