Trump Corruption

Trump Lied About National Stockpile Of Ventilators

FactCheck.org reports: Contrary to President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he inherited a Strategic National Stockpile with “empty” or “bare” cupboards, the federal government had more ventilators in stock than it ended up distributing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, FactCheck.org has learned. The SNS had 16,660 ventilators “immediately available for use” when the federal government began deploying the breathing machines to …

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Trump Calls For Jailing “Lowlife Creepster” John Bolton

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump slammed his former National Security Adviser John Bolton again on Tuesday in the continued fallout over Bolton’s White House memoir. In a tweet, the president described Bolton as a “washed-up creepster” and a “lowlife,” while stating the ex-administration official should be in prison. Titled The Room Where It Happened, Bolton’s book portrays Trump …

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Trump Claims Obama Committed “Treason” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday suggested without evidence that his predecessor, Barack Obama, committed treason in connection with the investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia. “Treason, treason. It’s treason,” Trump said in an interview with CBN News. The president did not elaborate on the specific charge but repeated his assertion that the previous administration “spied” …

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In Briefing On Press Freedom, State Department Mutes Phone Line Of Reporter For Asking About Bolton’s Book

Politico reports: The State Department’s top spokeswoman on Monday muted the line of a reporter asking about John Bolton’s book during a briefing extolling press freedom. The Department convened a telephone briefing ahead of its designation of four additional Chinese news outlets as foreign missions. But when David Brunnstrom, a journalist from Reuters, asked whether U.S. allies had reached out …

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Trump Won’t Deny He Ordered Testing Slow Down

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday refused to say whether he told staff to slow down COVID-19 testing to make it look like the U.S. had fewer cases, but argued that the country has done “too good a job” on testing. “If we did slow it down, we wouldn’t show nearly as many cases,” Trump said in an interview …

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Trump Admits Avoiding Sanctions On China For Human Rights Abuses In Order To Help His Reelection Chances

The New York Times reports: President Trump said he resisted punishing China for its mass internment of ethnic Uighurs last year for fear of jeopardizing trade talks with Beijing, a blunt admission of his transactional approach to human rights and willingness to subordinate other U.S. policy priorities to a potential trade deal he considers vital to his re-election. “Well, we …

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Trump: Foreign Countries Will Print Millions Of Ballots

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump went ALL-CAPS in a Monday morning warning of a looming election fraud scandal surrounding potential mail-in voting during an ongoing pandemic. Trump first tweeted a Breitbart blog post that cited Attorney General William Barr saying that mail-in ballots “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud in an interview with Fox News Maria Bartiromo that aired Sunday …

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Bolton Won’t Be Voting For “Unfit, Incompetent” Trump

The Guardian reports: John Bolton, the former national security advisor, has said he will not vote for Donald Trump at the November election and hopes history will remember him as a “one-term president who didn’t plunge the country irretrievably into a downward spiral.” In an interview with ABC News to promote his book, The Room Where It Happened, Bolton, who …

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Trump: My Niece’s Book Is “Not Allowed” Due To NDA

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: In his first public comments on the matter, President Trump told Axios that his niece, Mary Trump, is “not allowed” to write her forthcoming book about him because doing so would violate a nondisclosure agreement she signed. Driving the news: “She’s not allowed to write a book,” Trump told me. “You know, when we settled …

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Lying Trump Flack Peter Navarro: China Created The Coronavirus And Sent Their Citizens To US To Spread It

The Hill reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday the coronavirus was a “product of the Chinese Communist party” and suggested without evidence that the potentially fatal virus may have been purposefully created by the Chinese government. “Did you say China created this virus, did I hear you wrong,” Tapper asked Navarro. “You did not hear me wrong,” …

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Nadler: Bill Barr Deserves Impeachment But It Would Be A Waste Of Time To Try Due To Corrupt Senate GOP

Axios reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that Attorney General Bill Barr “deserves impeachment” for his alleged politicization of the Justice Department, but described the endeavor as “a waste of time” because Senate Republicans are “corrupt” and will not vote to convict. Driving the news: Nadler has launched an investigation into the …

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Top Prosecutor “Fired” By Trump To Leave Immediately

The Associated Press reports: U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, confirmed Saturday he is leaving his position immediately, according to reporter Jacqui Heinrich. Berman, the powerful U.S. attorney in Manhattan who has been overseeing investigations of Trump’s allies, showed up at his office to work Saturday, but he has decided to quit. The Department of Justice …

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Bill Barr: Trump Has Fired Top SDNY Federal Prosecutor

The New York Times reports: Attorney William P. Barr said on Saturday that President Trump had fired the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, who has investigated the president’s closest associates, deepening a crisis over the independence of law enforcement and the president’s purge of officials he views as disloyal. Mr. Trump removed the prosecutor, Geoffrey S. Berman, United States attorney …

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Trump Appears To Threaten To “Drop Bombs” On Bolton

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has entered the chat to claim victory in today’s court decision, which denied his administration’s attempt to block the forthcoming publication of a tell-all book by former national security advisor John Bolton. Although it strains credulity to frame Saturday’s ruling by US district judge Royce C Lamberth as anything but a defeat for the administration, …

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AG Bill Barr Tries To Fire Prosecutor Investigating Trump Cronies, Prosecutor Issues Blistering Refusal To Resign

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday night abruptly tried to fire the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, who has investigated several of President Trump’s closest associates, but Mr. Berman said he would not leave. The clash focused new attention on the efforts by Mr. Trump and his closest aides to rid …

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FB Yanks Trump’s Fake CNN Video Over Copyright Claim

The Hill reports: Facebook on Friday took down a video posted to President Trump’s account that doctored a video of two toddlers after the received a copyright complaint, the second time in as many days the social media giant has removed Trump-related content. The video was taken down from Facebook after the parents of one of the children filed a …

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Money Beg: Dems Are Trying To “COVID-SHAME” You

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s push to resume big rallies despite concern he’s putting the public’s health at risk is part of a broader reelection campaign effort to turn the national debate about the coronavirus into a political fight that he frames as “US vs. THEM.” “They hate me. They hate you. They hate rallies and it’s all …

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Trump: Mail-In Voting Is Greatest Risk To My Reelection

Politico reports: President Donald Trump called mail-in voting the biggest threat to his reelection and said his campaign’s multimillion-dollar legal effort to block expanded ballot access could determine whether he wins a second term. In an Oval Office interview Thursday focusing on the 2020 election, the president also warned his party in blunt terms not to abandon him and cast …

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Twitter Slaps Warning On Trump’s Fake CNN Video

The Washington Post reports: Twitter on Thursday evening took the rare step of appending a warning label to one of President Trump’s tweets after the company determined it violated its policies on manipulated media. The president tweeted a doctored version of a popular video that went viral in 2019, which showed two toddlers, one black and one white, hugging. In …

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New Trump Appointee Cans Four Heads Of US Media Organizations, Installs Himself, Liberty Counsel Staffer

The New York Times reports: A conservative filmmaker who recently took over a United States global media agency removed the chiefs of four news organizations under its purview on Wednesday night, according to people with knowledge of the decision, in an action that raises questions about their editorial independence. The filmmaker, Michael Pack, also dismissed the head of a technology …

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