Trump Corruption

Trump Was Sicker With COVID Than Was Reported

The New York Times reports: President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter …

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Trump’s DOJ Worked To Block Probe Into Giuliani

The New York Times reports: In the final months of the Trump administration, senior Justice Department officials repeatedly sought to block federal prosecutors in Manhattan from taking a crucial step in their investigation into Rudolph W. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, delaying a search warrant for some of Mr. Giuliani’s electronic records, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Impeachment Trial Day Three

NBC News reports: The third day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will kick off Thursday at noon ET, with the Democratic House impeachment managers set to conclude their opening arguments. The managers have more than half of the total 16 hours they were allotted to make their arguments left, but they may not use all …

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Trump Spox: Lawyers Will Conclude Defense Tomorrow

Mediaite reports: Trump spokesperson Jason Miller announced via Twitter that the legal defense team will only need one day, and plans to wrap the impeachment trial defense by Friday. House Managers started opening arguments against President Donald Trump on Tuesday of this week, arguing that the former president incited the deadly and violent insurrection led by his supporters on the …

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Impeachment Trial Turns To Trump’s Lack Of Remorse

The New York Times reports: The House Democrats prosecuting Donald J. Trump resumed their case against him on Thursday, turning attention to the harm caused by the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the “lack of remorse” by the former president who they have charged with inciting it as part of a desperate bid to cling to power. A day after …

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Tuberville: I Told Trump About Pence’s Evacuation

Politico reports: Sen. Tommy Tuberville revealed late Wednesday that he spoke to Donald Trump on Jan. 6, just as a violent mob closed in on the the Senate, and informed the then-president directly that Vice President Mike Pence had just been evacuated from the chamber. “I said ‘Mr. President, they just took the vice president out, I’ve got to go,’” …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Resumes Hearing Trial Evidence

The Associated Press reports: Democrats at former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial played audio recordings of police officers begging for more help against rioters storming the Capitol, the fear and panic apparent in many of their voices. As the mob breached the Capitol, one officer told dispatch, “We’re still taking rocks, bottles and pieces of flag and metal pole.” In …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Impeachment Trial Day Two

NBC News reports: The second day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will kick off Wednesday at noon ET, with the Democratic impeachment managers commencing their opening arguments. They have 16 hours over two days to make their presentations and then Trump’s attorneys begin their defense with the same amount of time allotted — proceedings that …

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REPORT: Lewandowski Sought $1.5 Million Pardon Fee

The Atlantic reports: Soon after the November election, a business colleague of Donald Trump’s close ally Corey Lewandowski offered a whistleblower and convicted ex-banker an expensive deal: In exchange for a $300,000 fee up front—plus another $1 million if successful—the two men would push the then-president for a pardon, according to the ex-banker and an associate who heard the pitch. …

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Bumbling Defense Lawyer: Trump Isn’t Mad At Me

Fox News reports: Trump lawyer Bruce L. Castor Jr. defended his performance Tuesday in the Senate, saying it has “not been communicated” to him that former President Trump was angry over his statements during the first day of the Senate impeachment proceedings. During an exclusive interview with Fox News, Castor addressed reports that Trump was “furious” and “beyond angry” over …

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Trump Paid $3.5 Million To Pre-Riot Rally Organizers

Open Secrets reports: As former President Donald Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial on charges of inciting attacks on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, unanswered questions about the full extent of his ties to a nearby rally the same day highlight the need for more campaign finance transparency. Newly identified payments in recent Federal Election Commission filings show people …

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GA County Formally Opens Criminal Probe Into Trump

The New York Times reports: Prosecutors in Fulton County have initiated a criminal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results, including a phone call he made to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to help him reverse his loss. On Wednesday, Fani Willis, the recently …

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McConnell To GOP Senators: Vote Your Conscience

Bloomberg News reports: Mitch McConnell is signaling to Senate Republicans that he will not be holding them to uniform opposition of the incitement of insurrection charge against Trump. That would free GOP Senators to vote to convict — as a handful of them are strongly leaning — without any fear of punishment within the conference. It could also remove pressure …

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CNN: Trump Furious Over Lawyers’ Trial Performance

CNN reports: Former President Trump was unhappy with Bruce Castor’s opening argument on the Senate floor this afternoon, according to two people familiar with his reaction. Trump was almost screaming as Castor made meandering arguments that struggled to get at the heart of his defense team’s argument, which is supposed to be over the constitutionality of holding a trial for …

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The Kraken Tried To Evade Dominion’s Process Server

Forbes reports: Dominion Voting Systems had to hire private investigators and employ other costly measures to serve attorney Sidney Powell in its defamation case against her after she “evaded” their summons, the company said in a court filing Tuesday, as the former Trump campaign attorney faces multiple billion-dollar legal challenges for spreading an outlandish conspiracy theory that its voting machines …

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Senate Votes 56-44 That Trump’s Trial Is Constitutional

Reuters reports: A divided Senate voted 56 to 44 on Tuesday to proceed with the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump, rejecting his lawyers’ argument that it is unconstitutional. Most Republicans stood with Trump and his legal team, which contended the Senate cannot convict a person no longer in office. The House impeachment managers, in pressing for the trial …

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Trump Trial Lawyer Sued Him Last Year, Accused Him Of Making “Repeated” False Claims About Voter Fraud

The Washington Post reports: Last year, Philadelphia lawyer Michael T. van der Veen filed a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump accusing him of making “repeated claims” that mail voting is ripe with fraud “despite having no evidence in support of these claims.” This week, van der Veen is adopting a different posture as part of the team of attorneys defending …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Begins Trump Impeachment Trial

NPR reports: After the gavel at 1pm ET on Tuesday, there will be four hours that will be split between House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team to debate whether the trial is constitutional. The Senate will then vote on this question, and in this case, given last month’s 55-45 vote on a very similar question, they will be expected …

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Trump Lawyer Admits Biden Won Election Legitimately

Mediaite reports: Trump defense lawyer Bruce Castor made an extensive argument that the 2020 election was indeed legitimate. Castor’s case — part of a meandering opening argument that baffled viewers — was that Democrats’ motives for impeachment are singular: “The majority in the House of Representatives does not want to face Donald Trump as a political rival in the future.” …

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Criminal And Civil Trump Probes Accelerate In New York

Reuters reports: As former U.S. President Donald Trump goes to trial this week in the Senate on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, criminal and civil investigations into his businesses are accelerating in New York. Manhattan prosecutors probing Trump’s real-estate business for possible insurance and tax fraud have stepped up witness interviews in recent months and hired forensic …

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