Trump Corruption

Judge Sets Roger Stone’s Trial For November 5th

NBC News reports: A federal judge on Thursday set a Nov. 5 trial date for President Donald Trump’s longtime political ally and self-described dirty trickster, Roger Stone. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in Washington, D.C., district court that she expects the trial will last “at least” two weeks, NBC News reported. Stone was arrested in late January in a predawn …

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Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker “Doesn’t Deny” Trump Spoke To Him About Firing Multiple SDNY Attorneys

The Hill reports: The head of the House Judiciary Committee says former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “did not deny” that President Trump had called to talk to him about “personnel decisions” involving a federal investigation into hush money payments made to two women. “Mr. Whitaker did not deny that the president called him to discuss the Michael Cohen case …

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REVEALED: Emails From Giuliani Colleague Told Cohen “Sleep Well Tonight, You Have Friends In High Places”

CNN reports: An attorney who said he was speaking with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani reassured Michael Cohen in an April 2018 email that Cohen could “sleep well tonight” because he had “friends in high places,” according to a copy of an email obtained by CNN. Two emails — both dated April 21, 2018, and among documents provided to …

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New York State Charges Manafort With 16 Felonies

The New York Times reports: Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been charged in New York with mortgage fraud and more than a dozen other state felonies, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said Wednesday, an effort to ensure he will still face prison time if Mr. Trump pardons him for his federal crimes. News …

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Trump Rages Over NY Probe Into Trump Org Financing

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump blasted the state of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo as the latest “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS” earlier tonight. The president’s tweet comes on the heels of New York Attorney General Letitia James issuing subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank over, per the New York Times, “records relating to the financing of four major Trump …

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Officials: Mueller Probe Funded Through September

Reuters reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team he assembled to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump and his associates have been funded through the end of September 2019, three U.S. officials said on Monday, an indication that the probe has funding to keep it going for months if need be. The operations and funding of Mueller’s office were not …

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New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Over Financing For Four Trump Organization Projects

The New York Times reports: The New York attorney general’s office late on Monday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for records relating to the financing of four major Trump Organization projects and a failed effort to buy the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League in 2014, according to a person briefed on the subpoenas. The inquiry …

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White House Refuses Multiple Times To Say If Trump Really Believes That “Democrats Hate Jewish People”

Roll Call reports: Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday opted against walking back President Donald Trump’s contention that congressional Democrats are an “anti-Jewish party.” Trump on Friday told reporters that recent controversial remarks about the influence of Jewish donors on politicians by freshman Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent comments show “the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party” and an “anti-Jewish …

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Trump “Likes” Tweet About Florida Sex Spa Founder

Axios reports: President Trump late Saturday night appeared to “like” a tweet from Mother Jones linking to a story titled, “A Florida massage parlor owner has been selling Chinese execs access to Trump at Mar-a-Lago,” according to an account that tracks Trump family Twitter activity. Yang took a picture with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm …

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Founder of Raided Florida Sex Spa Chain Now Runs Outfit That Sells Trump Access To Chinese Executives

Last month police raided a chain of Florida spas in a sex trafficking sweep that netted dozens of men, including billionaire New England Patriots owner and Trump backer Robert Kraft. Yesterday the Miami Herald revealed that the chain’s founder, Cindy Yang, who no longer owns the company, took a selfie with Trump at Mar-A-Lago’s Super Bowl party. As it turns …

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Erik Prince: I Was At 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

The Huffington Post reports: Erik Prince, former head of mercenary business Blackwater, revealed in a bombshell interview Friday that he attended a meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr. and a representative of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to discuss “Iran policy” during the presidential campaign. The interview marked the first time Prince has publicly acknowledged such …

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Trump Claims Cohen “Directly Asked” Him For Pardon

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that his former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen last year “directly asked me for a pardon.” Cohen’s legal adviser Lanny Davis had no immediate comment on the president’s allegation. The White House had no immediate comment. Last week, Cohen testified at length under oath before the House Oversight and Government Reform …

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Trump: Paul Manafort Ruling Proves No Collusion

Trump is parroting Manafort’s lawyer: The trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has found no evidence of any collusion with Russia, Manafort’ s lawyer Kevin Downing told reporters. The lawyer spoke after Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison in the US state of Virginia over bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine. “Most …

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BREAKING: Paul Manafort Sentenced To Only 47 Months

Moments ago Reagan appointee federal judge T.S. Ellis sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison. The sentence was handed down after nearly three hours of discussion on his finances, his level of remorse, and whether he fully admits to his crimes. Manafort is due to be scheduled in a second case in Washington DC next …

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LIVE VIDEO: Federal Judge Sentences Paul Manafort

CBS News reports: A federal judge will sentence Paul Manafort on Thursday afternoon. The penalty may be steep enough to keep the longtime lobbyist and former Trump campaign chairman in prison for the rest of his life. Prosecutors say that Manafort, 69, deserves between 19 and 25 years in prison as well as millions of dollars in fines and restitution …

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TODAY: Paul Manafort To Be Sentenced In First Case

Newsweek reports: Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump who found himself as one of the major players at the epicenter of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, will be sentenced Thursday afternoon at a federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia. In their sentencing memo last month, Mueller’s office recommended a sentence of 19.5 years to 24.5 years in …

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Trump Rages: Those Hush Money Payoffs Were Legal

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday denied he broke the law when he involved himself in a scheme to pay hush money to two women who alleged to have extramarital affairs with him. The comments come one day after The New York Times reported Trump signed checks to reimburse his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, while he was serving …

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Kushner Kept US Officials Out Of Meeting With Saudis

The Daily Beast reports: Officials and staffers in the U.S. embassy in Riyadh said they were not read in on the details of Jared Kushner’s trip to Saudi Arabia or the meetings he held with members of the country’s Royal Court last week. And that’s causing concern not only in the embassy but also among members of Congress, according to …

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Trump Is Forwarding Mar-A-Lago Member Pitches For Major Federal Business To His Cabinet Secretaries

ProPublica reports: In late 2017, on one of President Donald Trump’s retreats to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida, he caught up with an old friend: Albert Hazzouri. Shortly after Hazzouri and Trump saw each other in late 2017, Hazzouri followed up with a message, scrawled on Mar-a-Lago stationery. In a telephone interview, Hazzouri said he sent the …

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Cohen Lawyer: He Didn’t Lie About Asking For Pardon

The Wall Street Journal reports: Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Trump, directed his attorney last spring to inquire about the possibility of a presidential pardon, weeks after federal agents raided his properties, Mr. Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday, apparently contradicting his testimony before a House committee last week. Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Mr. Cohen, said Wednesday that in …

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