Trump Corruption

Lewandowski Likely To Lead Trump Impeachment Team

CNN reports: Corey Lewandowski, the political operative who helped elect Donald Trump, has had conversations with White House officials in recent days about potentially taking a position inside the administration to help the President confront a looming impeachment fight. The discussions, including a Thursday afternoon meeting at the White House, reflect the growing recognition among Trump’s allies and advisers that …

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Intel Chief Contradicts Trump On Whistleblower: He Acted In Good Faith And Did The Right Thing [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire said Thursday the whistleblower alleging President Trump abused the power of the presidency has done everything right throughout the process of coming forward. Maguire while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee said the whistleblower, who in a complaint alleged Trump solicited 2020 election interference from Ukraine, has “acted in good …

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Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Trump Is Using His Office To Solicit Foreign Interference In 2020 Election

The Washington Post reports: The House Intelligence Committee has released a redacted version of a whistleblower complaint at the center of Democrats’ impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. Lawmakers began reviewing a classified version of the complaint Wednesday evening ahead of testimony Thursday morning by acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. House Democrats who have read the document say …

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Pence: The Transcript “Completely Vindicates” Trump

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that President Trump has been “completely vindicated” by the released transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president. “The president did nothing wrong,” Pence told Fox News’ Lou Dobbs in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday night. “He had a conversation with a world leader [and] spoke about issues that were appropriate …

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Pelosi: Trump Has Classified Whistleblower Complaint

Raw Story reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday spoke with reporters after reading the unredacted whistleblower complaint concerning President Donald Trump. Pelosi made her statement after emerging from the “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where the document is being held. She said that she could not speak about what she had read, because the administration had classified the whistleblower complaint. …

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Ukraine Was Told Biden Was Precondition To Call

ABC News reports: When Ukrainians voted to elect comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as their next president in the spring of 2019, the fledgling administration was eager to coordinate a phone call with Kyiv’s most important benefactor — the United States, according to an adviser to Zelenskiy. But after weeks of discussions with American officials, Ukrainian officials came to recognize a precondition …

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LIVE VIDEO: President Gaslight Holds Press Conference

Via press release: President Trump is set to hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. The press conference comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she will open an impeachment inquiry regarding a July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The White House released a partial transcript of the call, showing Trump asked Zelensky to work with …

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House And Senate To Get Whistleblower’s Complaint

Axios reports: The whistleblower complaint at the heart of a controversy involving President Trump and Ukraine will be released to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.  The Trump administration’s initial refusal to turn over the complaint led to Pelosi’s watershed decision to support a formal impeachment inquiry. Earlier on Wednesday, the White House released …

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Intel Chief Vowed To Quit If Told To Stonewall Congress

Things are really snowballing today: The acting Director of National Intelligence threatened to resign over concerns that the White House might attempt to force him to stonewall Congress when he testifies Thursday about an explosive whistleblower complaint about the president, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The revelation reflects the extraordinary tensions between the White …

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Lindsey Graham Dares Dems To Vote On Impeachment

Reuters reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday dared House Democrats to vote on formally opening an impeachment inquiry after the White House released a partial transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president. The memorandum of the call released Wednesday confirmed reports that Trump asked for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden and his …

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Trump: The Transcript Proves It Was A “Nothing Call”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday claimed the release of the transcript of a call between him and the Ukrainian president validated his assertions that it showed no wrongdoing, even as Democrats seized on its contents to bolster their calls for impeachment. Trump reacted to the transcript shortly after it was released while attending a meeting on Venezuela at …

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Conway: GOP Senators Will Turn On Trump At Trial

The Hill reports: Conservative attorney George Conway predicted Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate particularly would break with the president and vote for impeachment if Democrats decide to formally support Trump’s impeachment. Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Wednesday that Republican senators would hide their decision to vote against the president until the last possible minute on …

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DOJ Reveals Criminal Referral Over Trump’s Ukraine Call

Talking Points Memo reports: A whistleblower’s complaint about President Trump’s conduct towards Ukraine prompted the Justice Department’s inspector general to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department, a DOJ spokesperson revealed on Wednesday. The referral suggested that Trump’s comments to Ukraine President Zelensky potentially violated campaign finance law, the Justice Department said. The Justice Department “reviewed the official record …

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Transcript Shows Trump Urged Ukraine President To Contact AG Bill Barr To Discuss Investigation Into Biden

The New York Times reports: President Trump urged the president of Ukraine to contact Attorney General William P. Barr about opening a potential corruption investigation connected to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to a transcript of a July phone call at the center of accusations that Mr. Trump pressured a foreign leader to find dirt on a …

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Trump Can’t Believe Call To Pelosi Didn’t Stop Inquiry

CNN reports: President Donald Trump was incredulous Tuesday as he sat in Trump Tower and watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announce she was launching a formal impeachment inquiry against him, sources familiar with the moment say. Sitting in the same building where he launched his long shot presidential campaign four years ago, Trump said he couldn’t believe it, he later …

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Trump Cultists Already At “It Wasn’t A Crime” Stage

“Let me underscore emphatically that nothing that the president said on that call or what we think he said on that call constitutes a crime, and even if he had said, ‘You’re not going to get the money,’ it would not be a crime. “I was watching Nancy Pelosi today as she struggled to keep her dentures in her mouth, …

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Fox & Friends Host: There Are A “Few Words” In The Ukraine Transcript That Will “Raise Eyebrows” [VIDEO]

Contemptor reports: Fox News appears to be doing damage control for the White House even before any new information on the Trump/Ukraine scandal is released. On Wednesday morning, Fox & Friends spoke to Republican Congressman Doug Collins, who went on the attack against Democrats. “According to Fox News, in the transcript that we’re gonna see later today, there are a …

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Giuliani Melts Down On Fox News: “Shut Up, Moron! Shut Up! Shut Up! Keep Your Lying Mouth Shut, Idiot!”

The Independent reports: Rudy Giuliani hurled abuse at a fellow Fox News guest, calling him a “serial liar” and a “moron” as the president’s opponents pledged to seek Donald Trump’s removal from office. With the threat of impeachment hanging in the air, Mr Giuliani’s outburst on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle came as he looked to defend Donald Trump and …

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New Report Puts Giuliani At Center Of Ukraine Plot

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s attempt to pressure the leader of Ukraine followed a months-long fight inside the administration that sidelined national security officials and empowered political loyalists — including the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani — to exploit the U.S. relationship with Kiev, current and former U.S. officials said. The sequence, which began early this year, involved …

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WH Will Allow Whistleblower To Speak To Congress

The New York Times reports: The White House has determined that it will most likely have to allow the whistle-blower who filed an explosive complaint about President Trump to meet with congressional investigators, two people briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The meeting could give Democrats a stream of evidence as they consider whether to impeach the president. Such a …

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