Trump Corruption

Trump Celebrates Release Of Pardoned Murderer

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance — whom Trump freed from the remainder of a 19-year murder sentence — by tweeting a video of Lorance reuniting with his family. Trump’s grant of clemency was made over the objections of his own Department of Defense, according to news reports. From the linked Fox …

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Secret Service Docs Show Trump Lied About G7 Search

From with government watchdog group CREW: CREW received records from the United States Secret Service that, along with emails from Doral city officials, undermine President Trump’s dubious claim that members of the Secret Service wanted the 2020 G-7 Summit to be hosted at Trump’s Doral resort in Miami. The reality appears to be quite different, with the Secret Service instead …

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US Official Confirms Damning Trump/Sondland Call

The New York Times reports: An official from the United States Embassy in Kiev confirmed to House impeachment investigators on Friday that he overheard a call between President Trump and a top American diplomat in July in which the president inquired about investigations he wanted from Ukraine, according to three people familiar with the testimony. The official, David Holmes, testified …

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Trump Files Second SCOTUS Request: Hide My Taxes

CNN reports: Attorneys for President Donald Trump returned to the Supreme Court on Friday to ask the justices for the second day in a row to block a demand for his income tax returns — this one from House Democrats. On Thursday, Trump’s lawyers asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower-court ruling that would allow the …

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Dems Accuse Trump Of Witness Intimidation In Real Time, Republicans Flee Questions About The Tweets

Politico reports: Lawmakers of both parties were stunned to see Trump’s disparaging tweet about the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in the middle of a hearing where she had already described in great detail how she felt personally threatened by the president. “It’s not something I would do,” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, told …

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Twitter Bot Networks Attack Marie Yovanovitch

Buzzfeed News reports: The phrase “I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch” trended on Twitter Friday morning as former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified in front of the impeachment inquiry held by the House Intelligence Committee. And while it may have seemed like a spontaneous outcry from supporters of the president, the phrase has spread at …

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Trump: Everybody Knows Who The Whistleblower Is

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday claimed the identity of the whistleblower who first raised concerns about his relationship with Ukraine is known to everyone in D.C. “Everyone in Washington knows who it is, by the way. The whistleblower is no great secret,” Trump told “The Dan Bongino Show,” without naming a name. “Everybody knows who the whistleblower is, …

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Feds Investigate Giuliani On Bribery Of Foreign Officials

Reuters reports: Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s ties to Ukrainian energy projects and whether he violated federal lobbying laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg, citing three unnamed U.S. officials, on Thursday reported federal prosecutors in Manhattan were investigating Giuliani’s financial dealings …

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Glorious Leader Has The Roger Stone Sadz

CNBC reports: Roger Stone, a self-described political trickster, was convicted of all seven criminal counts that he faced at his trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.: obstruction of proceedings, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering. Trump blasted the verdict, suggesting it was a “double standard like never before seen in the history of …

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Trump Blames Yovanovitch For Somalia’s Civil War

The Guardian reports: Trump has sent off a two-part tweet questioning the professional reputation of Maria Yovanovitch as the former US ambassador to Ukraine publicly testifies in the impeachment inquiry. Yovanovitch, a longtime diplomat, has served in several “hardship posts,” including Somalia as the country was suffering a civil war. In reality, Yovanovitch has been widely lauded by her fellow …

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RNC To Hold Winter Meetings At Trump’s Miami Resort

The Washington Post reports: The Republican National Committee will hold its winter meetings at President Trump’s Doral golf course in Florida next year — awarding another of the party’s most lucrative events to the president’s private business, a party spokesman said Thursday. The multiday event will be held in January at the Trump National Doral. Last month, Trump briefly chose …

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Junior’s Book Gets “Bulk Sales” Notation From NYT

Junior is bragging about his book Triggered hitting #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, but there’s an important caveat next to his entry. “Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title. Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when …

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Trump Appeals To SCOTUS: Keep My Financials Hidden

The New York Times reports: President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight years of his tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors. The case, the first concerning Mr. Trump’s personal conduct and business dealings to reach the court, could yield a major ruling on the scope of presidential immunity from criminal investigations. …

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Giuliani: I’ve Got “Insurance” If Trump Turns On Me

The Guardian reports: Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said he is confident the president will remain loyal to him as an impeachment inquiry unfolds in which the former New York mayor has become a central figure. But Giuliani joked that he had good “insurance” in case Trump did turn on him, amid speculation Republicans will seek to frame …

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Sen. Rand Paul May Push Vote To Amend Senate Rules So Trump Lawyers Can Call Hunter Biden As Witness

Politico reports: Sen. Rand Paul could force a vote on the Senate floor that would bring Hunter Biden or other White House-favored impeachment witnesses to an impeachment trial. Paul said on Thursday he’s considering forcing votes on motions in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial allowing Trump to bring his own witnesses. The Kentucky senator and close Trump ally has urged …

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Kevin McCarthy: Extorting Ukraine Is Not Impeachable

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday his views on impeachment will remain unchanged even if testimony from a U.S. diplomat that President Trump inquired about investigating the Bidens during a call with U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland is confirmed. William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, on Wednesday said that one of his staffers had …

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Trump Tax Break Went To Donor’s Superyacht Marina

ProPublica reports: The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the …

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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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