Trump Corruption

Trump To Test Federal Law With DHS Appointment

Politico reports: The White House has imminent plans to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf acting secretary, according to three people familiar with the situation. Wolf will replace acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, whose last day in the job was Thursday. No successor was named as darkness fell on Washington. President Donald Trump called Wolf a few days ago and …

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Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Corrects Cultists: This Was A Coordinated Campaign, Not Just A Phone Call

Courthouse News reports: Fox News anchor Chris Wallace rejected an argument from President Donald Trump’s defenders — claiming say there is nothing controversial to be gleaned from the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine — as the impeachment inquiry progresses and gathers evidence. Wallace appeared on America’s Newsroom Thursday, where he pushed back on conservative pundit Bill Bennett …

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Impeachment Witness: Trump Didn’t Break Law On Call

The Daily Beast reports: Tim Morrison, a senior White House official who listened to President Donald Trump’s controversial call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, said he did not worry Trump broke the law on the call. He also said he was not aware of any meaningful material being left out of the White House’s memo on the call. “I want …

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Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Ballot

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, sent a letter to the Minnesota Secretary of State on Oct. 24 outlining its “determination of candidates” …

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Ivanka: My Dad Is “Surrounded By Enemies And Spies”

The Hill reports: President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump quoted Thomas Jefferson about being “surrounded by enemies and spies” in Washington, D.C., after the House voted to approve procedures for an impeachment inquiry into her father. She posted the quote along with the message, “Some things never change, dad!” The president’s daughter took to Twitter shortly after the resolution in the …

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Trump Campaign Asked UF Student Body President To Invite Junior And His Mistress For Paid $50,000 Speech

The Florida Alligator reports: Emails show a Donald Trump re-election campaign official personally asked UF Student Body President Michael Murphy in September to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus the following month. Caroline Wren, the national financial consultant of Trump Victory, the president’s 2020 re-election committee, said she was looking to bring Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Next Impeachment Step

NPR reports: The impeachment inquiry enters a new open phase with a House vote on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry. The measure drafted by House Democrats lays out the ground rules for public hearings, provides procedures for the president and his counsel to respond to evidence and sets out the process for considering articles of impeachment in the Judiciary …

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Junior: I’d Be Rich If My Daddy Were Joe Biden [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump Jr. told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he would be ‘really rich’ if only his dad were former Vice President Joe Biden: “I could go abroad and make millions off my father’s presidency.’ “I wish my name was Hunter Biden because I could go abroad and make millions off of my father’s presidency,” the son of …

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Giuliani Attacks Trump’s Nominee For Ambassador To Russia: He’s Trying To “Hinder Me” As Trump’s Lawyer

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday swiped at President Trump’s nominee to serve as ambassador to Russia after he said in a confirmation hearing that Giuliani was involved in a “campaign” opposing the administration’s former ambassador to Ukraine. Asked about the administration’s dealings with Ukraine during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing, John Sullivan told lawmakers Wednesday that he was aware of …

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Top Russia Official To Quit National Security Council

NPR reports: Tim Morrison, the top Russia official on President Trump’s National Security Council, who is scheduled to testify in the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, is expected to leave his White House post imminently, three sources familiar with the plan told NPR. Morrison, a conservative hawk who has served as the senior director for European and Russian affairs on the …

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Junior Boasts: Daddy Will Be Reelected In A Landslide

“I’ve said it many times and it’s an unfortunate truth, but many Democrats in Washington hate the President more than they love our country. When you see the attacks on conservatives, online and even physically, you realize that the hatred is not only targeted at my dad, it’s targeted at all of us — at anyone who disagrees with the …

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House Sets Date For Ukraine Testimony By John Bolton

CNBC reports: House investigators want President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in their impeachment probe on Nov. 7, it was reported Wednesday. Whether Bolton will be there that day is another question. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Bolton’s deposition in the impeachment inquiry is tentatively set for Nov. 7. The reports came five days …

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Trump Lied 96 Times Last Week, Broke One-Day Record

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: President Donald Trump was relentlessly dishonest last week about the scandal over his dealings with Ukraine, making false claims about just about every component of the story. Trump made 96 false claims last week, the second-highest total of the 16 weeks we’ve counted at CNN. He made 53 false claims last Monday alone — a remarkable …

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Schumer Seeks Army Protection For Security Official

Bloomberg reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to top Army officials Wednesday demanding to know what protections will be afforded to Army officer Alexander Vindman after the National Security Council aide’s patriotism was questioned by critics as he testified as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Although he has served our country for more than 20 years and is …

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Greg Pence Issues Trump Legal Defense Money Beg

The Muncie Star Press reports: U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is asking supporters to donate to his October End of Month Impeachment Defense Fund. “We need 60 Sixth District Hoosiers to chip in and fight back against radical House Democrats who are impeaching President Trump based on fake allegations,” Pence emailed friends on Tuesday. The email calls the impeachment inquiry into …

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TODAY: State Dept Officials Testify In Ukraine Probe

ABC News reports: The growing impeachment probe of President Donald Trump will mark a rare day Wednesday when House investigators are expected to hold two closed-door depositions. Catherine Croft is a Ukraine specialist who worked under Ambassador Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine who has become a key player in the impeachment inquiry. According to a prepared …

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Security Official Testifies Ukraine Transcript Was Edited

The New York Times reports: Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of a July call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to include them failed, according to three people familiar with the …

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Convicted Former Trump Aide Files For Katie Hill’s Seat

Raw Story reports: Convicted former Donald Trump advisor George Papadopoulos has filed paperwork to run for Congress in California as a Republican. Papadopoulos is running for the state’s 25th congressional district, which will be an open seat following the announcement by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) that she will not run for re-election after being targeted with revenge porn. Los Angeles …

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WH Rages: Impeachment Resolution Is “Illegitimate”

Just in via White House Press release: The resolution put forward by Speaker Pelosi confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote. It continues this scam by allowing Chairman Schiff, who repeatedly lies to the American people, to hold a new round of hearings, still …

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Top GOP Reps Defend WH Official From “Spy” Chatter

This is a fascinating turn of events: Republicans may quibble with the substance of Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony as they try to protect President Donald Trump from the fast-moving impeachment inquiry. But congressional GOP leaders say it’s out of bounds to attack Vindman’s patriotism and allegiance to the United States, as some conservative pundits did on Monday night. “That …

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