Trump Corruption

Corsi Claims To Have “Joint Defense” Deal With Trump, Says He Got Immunity For Testimony Against Stone

The right wing Daily Caller reports: Right-wing author Jerome Corsi claims in a forthcoming book that he has a joint defense agreement with President Donald Trump and was provided limited immunity during his testimony before special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury to discuss a “cover story” he claims he crafted for Trump confidant Roger Stone. Corsi says he received immunity …

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BOOM: Manafort Held Secret Meetings With Assange

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a …

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Trump Freaks Out After Latest Mueller/Manafort News

ABC News reports: The morning after Robert Mueller’s prosecutors accused the president’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of lying and breaking his cooperation agreement with the special counsel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize the probe as a “Phony Witch Hunt” that’s doing “TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System.” Manafort, who agreed to cooperate with the special …

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Mueller: Manafort Breached Plea Deal By Lying Again

The New York Times reports: Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday. Mr. Manafort’s “crimes and lies” during a series of interviews with prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller …

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Kushner Convinced Trump To Lie About Arms Deals

He surely didn’t need very much convincing. ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s reluctance to hold Saudi leadership accountable for the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi stemmed from an aspirational $110 billion arms deal between the U.S. and Saudia Arabia that was inflated at the direction of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, according to two U.S. officials …

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Jerome Corsi: Mueller Has Offered Me One Count Of Perjury For Lying About Wikileaks And Julian Assange

Raw Story reports: Jerome Corsi, the right-wing operative best known for spreading baseless conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, has been reportedly offered a plea deal by special counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking with MSNBC, Corsi said he was offered a plea deal by Mueller in which he would agree to plead guilty to one charge of perjury. However, …

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Judge: Coffee Boy Must Report To Prison Tomorrow

Newsweek reports: A federal judge has ruled that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos must report to prison on Monday as originally ordered. Papadopoulos was looking to delay his 14-day sentence by citing a constitutional challenge to the appointment of Robert Mueller as the head of the special counsel investigation. The challenge is widely seen as inaccurate and based in …

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Bill Shine To Get Paid By Fox And WH Simultaneously

From the Hollywood Reporter: Bill Shine received an $8.4 million severance package upon leaving his post as co-president of Fox News Channel in May 2017, according to a financial disclosure form he filed upon entering Donald Trump’s White House as deputy chief of staff for communications. The document was released to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, a day after Thanksgiving. …

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Stone Implies Corsi Is Having A Mental Breakdown

The Associated Press reports: A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. Stone, who also has said he is prepared to be indicted, said earlier this …

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New York Court: Yes, Sitting Presidents CAN Be Sued

CNBC reports: A New York Supreme Court judge on Friday denied a request from President Donald Trump and his family members to dismiss a lawsuit against them and the Trump Foundation alleging that the charitable foundation violated state and federal laws for “more than a decade.” In her ruling Friday, Justice Saliann Scarpulla shot down an argument from the Trump …

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Jerome Corsi Enters Plea Negotiations With Mueller

The Washington Post reports: Conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi is in plea negotiations with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. The talks with Corsi — an associate of both President Trump and GOP operative Roger Stone — could bring Mueller’s team closer to determining whether Trump or his advisers …

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Single Donor Behind Shadowy Matt Whitaker “Charity”

Open Secrets reports: A single six-figure donor accounted for 100 percent of funding raised by a nonprofit run by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker before he became Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff last year, new tax documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics reveal. President Trump tapped Whitaker to become acting Attorney General earlier in November after Jeff Sessions …

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House Intel Panel To Hire Money-Laundering Experts

The Daily Beast reports: The House intelligence committee’s incoming Democratic majority is taking its first steps to follow Donald Trump’s money, The Daily Beast has learned. The committee is looking to hire money-laundering and forensic accounting experts, three sources familiar with the plans confirm to The Daily Beast. One Democratic committee office said the purpose of the potential new hires …

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Giuliani: Trump Will Defy Any Subpoena From Mueller

Axios reports: President Trump delivered to Robert Mueller handwritten answers about pre-election dimensions of the Russia probe but did not answer questions about his behavior as president, including allegations of obstruction of justice — and will resist doing so in the future — his lawyer Rudy Giuliani tells Axios. It is possible that Mueller will subpoena Trump regarding his activities …

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Shadowy Right Wing Group Paid Matt Whitaker $1.2M

The Washington Post reports: In the three years after he arrived in Washington in 2014, Matthew G. Whitaker received more than $1.2 million as the leader of a charity that reported having no other employees, some of the best pay of his career. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust described itself as a new watchdog nonprofit dedicated to exposing …

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Trump Has Submitted Written Answers To Mueller Team

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump has submitted his answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, the president’s attorneys told ABC News. “The President today answered written questions submitted by The Special Counsel’s Office. The questions presented dealt with issues regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry. The President responded in writing,” Jay Sekulow, Counsel to the President told …

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Trump: Reports On Ivanka’s Emails Are “All Fake News”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Tuesday defended Ivanka Trump after it was revealed she used a personal email for government work, and said it didn’t rise to the level of Hillary Clinton’s email activities. “There was no hiding. There was no deleting like Hillary Clinton did. There was no server in the basement, like Hillary Clinton had,” Trump …

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Trump Will Take No Action Against Saudi Crown Prince: “Maybe He Knew About The Murder, Maybe He Didn’t!”

The New York Times reports: President Trump declared his unswerving loyalty to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday, declaring that the prince’s culpability in the killing of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, might never be known. “It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he …

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Ivanka Made $4M From Trump’s DC Hotel In 2017

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump made $3.9 million in profit last year off her stake in the Trump International Hotel, while taking in at least $5 million from businesses connected to her personal brand, a newly released financial disclosure shows. Ivanka Trump also reported taking in about $2 million in 2017 pay and severance from …

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Trump: I’ve Answered But Not Yet Submitted Mueller’s Questions, You Have To Be Careful With Bad Intentions

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn’t yet submitted them. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Friday that he answered the questions “very easily” this week but added that “you have to always be careful.” The president did not say when he would turn over …

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