Trump Corruption

Kellyanne Conway Rages At Wolf Blitzer For Daring To Bring Up Her Husband: You Just Embarrassed Yourself

The Hill reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway confronted CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after the anchor during a morning interview introduced a clip of Conway’s husband making critical comments of President Trump as part of MSNBC’s coverage of Wednesday’s impeachment hearing. Conway accused CNN of embarrassing itself by playing the remarks from frequent Trump critic George Conway, suggesting it was only …

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Jury Begins Deliberations In Roger Stone’s Trial

Courthouse News reports: Truth still matters” was the resounding close from the Justice Department in the final moments of Trump confidant Roger Stone’s trial in Washington. Federal prosecutors urged the jury set to begin deliberations Thursday morning to convict Stone on charges he lied to Congress about a back channel to WikiLeaks head Julian Assange during the 2016 election. The …

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Trump Org Issues 46-Page Sales Pitch For DC Hotel: Buyer Can Make Millions From Foreign Governments

CNN reports: In its effort to sell off the lease to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, the Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure complete with pictures showcasing the hotel’s grandiose architecture, its central location and its spa’s Himalayan salt chamber. The hotel’s biggest selling point though, according to a copy of the brochure seen by CNN, …

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Federal Court Rejects Trump’s Appeal On Financials

The New York Times reports: A full federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to take up President Trump’s appeal of an earlier ruling that his accounting firm must comply with a House committee’s demands and turn over eight years of his financial records. In the latest of a string of court losses for Mr. Trump over his uncompromising vow to …

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Sean Hannity Was “Nauseated” By Today’s Witnesses

“The whole premise of this falls apart very quickly here, because what you’re really watching are these nerdy guys that don’t know President Trump, never met with President Trump, that speak to the European Union ambassador, make interpretations out of his conversations that actually contradict his testimony, and obviously they — they have a level of self-importance that is just …

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Trump Rages: Dems Want To Take Away Your Guns, Your Vote, Your Healthcare, Your Freedom, Everything!

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump has been busy offering counter-programming on Wednesday during the first public impeachment hearings. He’s tweeted 13 times since the start of testimonies, and also dropped this wild video attacking Democrats. “What’s going on now is the single greatest scam in the history of American politics,” Trump says in the video. “The Democrats want to take …

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Barr Can’t Recall Trump Request For Ukraine Presser

ABC News reports: United States Attorney General William Barr says he does not recall a request by the White House to publicly defend President Trump over the July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which has become a central focus of the U.S House impeachment inquiry. Barr was visiting Memphis Wednesday to announce an initiative to reduce gun violence. …

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Bill Taylor: Staff Was Told Trump Wanted Biden Probe

The New York Times reports: William B. Taylor Jr., the top United States diplomat in Ukraine, offered dramatic new testimony Wednesday about how President Trump’s preoccupation with investigating former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was affecting his actions toward Ukraine. Mr. Taylor said that a member of his staff overheard a telephone conversation in which the president mentioned “the …

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Bannon Hails Pelosi’s “Brilliant” Impeachment Strategy

CBS News reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, saying her handling of the impeachment inquiry is “actually quite brilliant.” “I disagree with her ideologically, but I think Nancy Pelosi is a master at political warfare. I think, strategically, what she has done from their perspective is actually quite brilliant,” Bannon said …

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Adam Schiff: Trump’s Charges Could Include Bribery

NPR reports: With the House set to begin public impeachment inquiry hearings against President Trump on Wednesday, the man tasked with leading the Democrats’ investigation says he already sees several potential impeachable offenses Trump has committed, including bribery. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on Tuesday that he thinks there’s a clear argument to be made that Trump …

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GOP Senator: Trump’s Trial Would Last 6 To 8 Weeks

The Washington Post reports: Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) predicted a Senate impeachment trial would last six to eight weeks, although the top Republican in the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), has yet to weigh in. Burr made the comment Monday at an event at Wake Forest University with Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.), the top …

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Trump Advisor Floats Deep Middle Class Tax Cuts

The Hill reports: Stephen Moore — a fellow at the Heritage Foundation who played a key role in developing President Trump’s tax proposals in 2016 — said Tuesday that he’s pitched several tax plan ideas for the president’s reelection campaign, including consolidating the number of tax brackets from seven “to potentially three or four.” Moore told The Hill on Tuesday …

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Flashback: When Watergate Hearings Gripped America

The opening paragraphs here should draw you in: The media coverage of Watergate gave us much of today’s concussive, ballistic jargon of scandal. There were “bombshells.” There were “smoking guns.” Ever since, we have measured controversies as if on a decibel meter, judging them by their “fireworks” and “explosive” drama. But the most striking thing for a viewer in 2019, …

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Trump Mulls Firing Inspector General For Disloyalty

The New York Times reports: President Trump has discussed dismissing the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, because Mr. Atkinson reported a whistle-blower’s complaint about Mr. Trump’s interactions with Ukraine to Congress after concluding it was credible. Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Mr. Atkinson around the time the whistle-blower’s complaint became public in September. In recent weeks, he …

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Record Pre-Sales For Anonymous Trump Tell-All Book

CNN reports: “A Warning,” written by an anonymous person who has worked at a senior level in the Trump administration, is already a hit, according to the book’s publisher. While the book won’t be out for another week, the Twelve imprint at Hachette Book Group says “A Warning” has “garnered more pre-orders than any other nonfiction book at any imprint …

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Court Told Trump Lied About Wikileaks Talk With Stone

CNBC reports: A former top Trump campaign official on Tuesday testified that President Donald Trump talked to political trickster Roger Stone about WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. That testimony by Rick Gates at Stone’s trial contrasts with Trump’s claim last November that Trump did not recall speaking to Stone about WikiLeaks, the document disclosure group that during the 2016 campaign …

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Top Trump Official Busted For Wildly Fake Resume

As of this writing, this woman still has her job. A senior Trump administration official has embellished her résumé with misleading claims about her professional background — even creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it — raising questions about her qualifications to hold a top position at the State Department. An investigation found that Mina Chang, …

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Bolton Slams Jared/Ivanka In Private Speech, Suggests Trump’s Financial Interests Are Guiding Turkey Policy

NBC News reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News. According to six people who were there, Bolton also …

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Mulvaney Drops Lawsuit Plan, Defies House Subpoena

Law.com reports: Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday said he would defy a U.S. congressional subpoena seeking his testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry, abruptly dropping plans to file a lawsuit confront whether House Democrats could force him to sit for questioning. The about-face came a day after Mulvaney’s lawyer, William Pittard of Washington’s KaiserDillon, told a Washington federal trial judge …

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HHS Funneled Hefty Contracts To Trump Officials

Politico reports: At least eight former White House, presidential transition and campaign officials for President Donald Trump were hired as outside contractors to the federal health department at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, according to documents newly obtained by POLITICO. They were among at least 40 consultants who worked on a one-year, $2.25 million contract …

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