Trump Corruption

Trump Attacks WH Security Official As “Never Trumper”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump launched a sustained online offensive Tuesday morning after details emerged of damaging congressional testimony by a senior White House official — retweeting numerous messages by Republican lawmakers attacking the latest developments in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The flurry of activity on the president’s social media feed came hours before Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National …

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Predatory Payday Lenders Donate For Access To Trump

The Washington Post reports: Billing himself as one of President Trump’s top fundraisers, Michael Hodges told fellow payday lenders recently that industry contributions to the president’s reelection campaign could be leveraged to gain access to the Trump administration. “Every dollar amount, no matter how small or large it is” is important, Hodges, founder of Advance Financial, one of the country’s …

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Cultists Suggest WH Security Official Is Spy For Ukraine

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends reacted to the incoming congressional testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman by making a show of talking about his Ukrainian heritage. As Fox & Friends covered this, Brian Kilmeade noted that Vindman has a purple heart, but then he also noted that he’s “from the Soviet Union. He immigrated here and has an affinity to …

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Security Official To Testify Trump Extorted Ukraine

The New York Times reports: A White House national security official who is a decorated Iraq war veteran plans to tell House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he heard President Trump appeal to Ukraine’s president to investigate one of his leading political rivals, a request the aide considered so damaging to American interests that he reported it to a superior. …

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Junior To Cultists: Trigger Libs By Buying Them My Book

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. has launched a new website where fans can go to send a copy of his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” to Democratic leaders and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in an effort to drum up interest while “having some fun and doing some trolling.” In a …

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Trump Hotel Triples Rates For Republican Retreat

From Citizens for Responsibility And Ethics in Washington: The cost of a basic room at Trump’s DC Hotel is nearly three times its average rate on November 7th. Conspicuously, that’s the night between Senate Republicans’ two day retreat at Trump’s Hotel. Filling the hotel with a who’s who of Republican power players serves as an invitation for anyone looking to …

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DOJ Moves To Have Mueller’s Grand Jury Files Sealed

Courthouse News reports: The Justice Department took early appeal steps Monday after a federal judge upheld the legality of the impeachment inquiry led by Congress into President Donald Trump. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had issued the decision Friday in an order that gave the Department of Justice until Oct. 30 to turn over redacted secret grand jury material …

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Sondland Returns To “Review” Earlier House Testimony

The Daily Beast reports: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland returned to Capitol Hill Monday to review the transcript of his testimony to the House impeachment investigators earlier this month, according to two sources familiar with his schedule. Sondland told lawmakers that President Donald Trump assigned his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to carry out Ukraine policy for the …

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Ukraine Complained Of Giuliani’s Pressure Back In May

NBC News reports: The White House was alerted as early as mid-May — earlier than previously known — that a budding pressure campaign by Rudy Giuliani and one of President Donald Trump’s ambassadors was rattling the new Ukrainian president. Alarm bells went off at the National Security Council when the White House’s top Europe official was told that Giuliani was …

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Trump Staged ISIS Raid Photo, Was Actually Golfing

Newsweek reports: The chief official White House photographer for former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama suggested the Trump administration staged Saturday’s stern-faced Situation Room picture in the wake of a U.S. military raid that resulted in the death of a major ISIS figurehead. Pete Souza, the former director of the White House Photography Office, called the timestamp of the …

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Company Tied To Trump’s Brother Gets $33M Contract

The Washington Post reports: A company in which President Trump’s brother has a financial stake received a $33 million contract from the U.S. Marshals Service earlier this year, an award that has drawn protests from two other bidders, one of which has filed a complaint alleging possible favoritism in the bidding process. The lucrative government contract, to provide security for …

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Trump Told Mattis To “Screw Amazon” On Contract

CNN reports: A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services to the Pentagon, according to the website Task & Purpose, which writes about military issues. That hotly contested contract was awarded to Microsoft on Friday evening over Amazon …

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Acting DHS Secretary To Defy House Subpoena

CBS News reports: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says he will not testify in front of Congress next week even after the House Homeland Security Committee issued a subpoena for his appearance. The outgoing Trump administration official wrote in a letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chair of the panel, saying he was “disappointed” and “extremely surprised” to …

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DOJ Ordered To Give Dems Mueller’s Grand Jury Files

ABC News reports: A judge has ordered the Justice Department to give House Democrats secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell made the directive in a brief order on Friday. Democrats had requested that the department provide the material, which was redacted from Mueller’s report, as part of their ongoing …

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Giuliani Butt-Dialed NBC Reporter, Heard Discussing Overseas Operations, Problem Of Needing More Money

Rich Schapiro reports for NBC News: Late in the evening on Oct. 16, Rudy Giuliani made a phone call to this reporter. The fact that Giuliani was reaching out wasn’t remarkable. He and the reporter had spoken earlier that night for a story about his ties to a fringe Iranian opposition group. But this call, it would soon become clear, …

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Feds Blow Door Off Safe In Giuliani Henchmen Probe

CNN reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed the brother of one of the recently indicted associates of Rudy Giuliani as they escalate their investigation in the campaign-finance case. The subpoena to Steven Fruman is the latest indication of prosecutors’ actions since the rushed arrest two weeks ago of his brother, Igor Fruman, and another defendant, Lev Parnas, at …

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Kansas Paper To Pompeo: Resign Or Stop Coming Here

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star: If Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is running to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, then he should quit his rather important day job and do that. Or if, as he told The Star and The Wichita Eagle in a testy, credulity-straining interview on Thursday, he isn’t even …

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Whistleblower’s Lawyers: His/Her Identity Isn’t Relevant

From their op-ed in the Washington Post: Our client’s whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s efforts to solicit interference from Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. election was publicly released a month ago, and since then, speculation about the whistleblower’s identity has only increased. As each allegation in the complaint is substantiated by new witnesses, the president and his supporters remain fanatically …

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Trump: I’m My Own Impeachment Team [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday dismissed the need for a bolstered team to defend him against House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. “Here’s the thing. I don’t have teams. Everyone’s talking about teams. I’m the team. I did nothing wrong,” Trump told reporters outside the White House before leaving for an event in South Carolina. “I will say this: If …

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Trump Organization Seeking To Sell Flagship DC Hotel

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump Organization is exploring a sale of the rights to the company’s opulent Washington, D.C., hotel, a move it says is motivated partly by criticism that the Trumps are flouting ethics laws by profiting from the property. President Trump’s family business has hired the real estate firm JLL to market the Trump International Hotel, …

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