Trump Corruption

Miller: Ukraine Is A Phony, Made-Up, Deep State Plot

“I’m talking about the deep state, Lou. Everything we are trying to do to make working Americans have a better future is constantly blocked and sabotaged by the deep state, and we are breaking through and we are winning and we’ll keep on winning. “But what you have with this current non-scandal, non-controversy, made-up, phony story from this fake whistleblower …

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Former US Envoy To Ukraine To Testify On Thursday

NBC News reports: Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine who resigned his post last week after his name appeared in a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the Ukraine, will testify in the House’s impeachment inquiry on Thursday, two committee aides told NBC News Tuesday. Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was …

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Barr Went To Rome For Info On Undermining Mueller

The Daily Beast reports: When Attorney General William Barr showed up at the U.S. embassy’s Palazzo Margherita on Rome’s tony Via Veneto last week, he had two primary requests. He needed a conference room to meet high level Italian security agents where he could be sure no one was listening in. And he needed an extra chair for U.S. Attorney …

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Giuliani Lawyers Up With Former Watergate Prosecutor

The Associated Press reports: Rudy Giuliani, the outspoken personal attorney for Donald Trump, has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the House’s fast-moving impeachment investigation into the president. The former New York mayor tapped Jon Sale, a former Watergate prosecutor and assistant U.S. attorney, in what’s shaping up to be a battle with Democrats over documents tied to …

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Top Democrats Warn Pompeo Of Possible Obstruction Charge For “Stonewalling” And Intimidating Witnesses

Axios reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday accusing Democrats of “an attempt to intimidate, bully, and treat improperly” officials from the State Department who have been asked to cooperate in the Trump-Ukraine investigation. The chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees responded to Pompeo on Tuesday …

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Grassley Defies Trump On Protecting Whistleblower

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley moved to stave off attacks and the unmasking of a federal whistleblower who first divulged President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president, a move at odds with many of the president’s defenders. In a statement, the Iowa Republican, who has long fashioned himself a defender of whistleblowers, said the fact that the individual’s knowledge of …

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Pompeo “Won’t Tolerate Bullying” By House Democrats

CNBC reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday pushed back on House Democrats’ attempt to depose State Department officials as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Pompeo said in a tweet that he is “concerned with aspects” of House committee leaders’ requests “that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat …

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Liz Cheney: Trump’s Ukraine Call Was A Political Setup

Reuters reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a tweet, saying the Ukraine call at the center of a scandal involving President Trump “is starting to seem like a political set up.” Cheney cited Pelosi’s interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, in which the Speaker said she had talked to Trump about …

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DOJ Joins Trump’s Suit To Block New York Tax Returns

CNN reports: The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said Monday that it plans to participate in the lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump to block a subpoena by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for eight years of his tax returns. In a letter sent to the judge in the case, the office’s civil division chief …

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Glorious Leader Dares Americans To “Impeach This”

After an increasingly typical predawn manic rash of tweeting and retweeting, Glorious Leader posted a blurry map of counties that voted red in 2016, with the double-dog dare message of “try to impeach this.” Which is what over half the country now very much wants to do. After pinning the message to the top of his feed, he resumed the …

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Trump May Have Lied To Mueller About Wikileaks

Politico reports: Lawyers for the House of Representatives revealed on Monday that they have reason to believe that the grand-jury redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report show that President Donald Trump lied about his knowledge of his campaign’s contacts with WikiLeaks. The attorneys made the stunning suggestion in a court filing as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s bid …

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Inspector General Debunks Trump On Whistleblower

CNN reports: On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted a conspiracy theory suggesting the rules for whistleblowing had recently changed in order to accommodate the recent whistleblower complaint against him; specifically, so that someone with secondhand knowledge could now submit these complaints.  In a statement issued late Monday afternoon, the inspector general of the intelligence community (ICIG) said that the form …

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Barr Asked Foreign Spies To Help Discredit Russia Probe

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr has held private meetings overseas with foreign intelligence officials seeking their help in a Justice Department inquiry that President Trump hopes will discredit U.S. intelligence agencies’ examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the matter. Barr’s personal involvement is likely to stoke further criticism from …

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Trump Asked Australian PM To Help Discredit Mueller

The New York Times reports: President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to …

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Wall Street Journal: Pompeo Was On The Ukraine Call

The Daily Beast reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the July 25 call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that was the subject of a bombshell whistleblower complaint, The Wall Street Journal reports. The newspaper reports that Pompeo was one of the administration officials who listened in on the call, according to a senior State Department official. …

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Hewitt: This Is A “Coup Attempt” To Take Out Trump

“I may begin every show between now and the vote to impeach the president, which is going to happen, and then he’s going to be acquitted by the Senate. Understand, this is a coup attempt. But that inspector general report from the Department of Justice about FISA and FBI abuse is coming. “The rogue FBI attempted a coup against Donald …

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House Intel Committee Serves Giuliani With Subpoena

The Associated Press reports: Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has been issued a subpoena by the House Intelligence Committee in connection with Trump’s talks with the Ukrainian government. Giuliani received a subpoena from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Monday, following that committee’s consultation with the Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform, and Judiciary committees. “The committees …

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Trump Vows To Find Out Identity Of Whistleblower, Lawyers Express “Serious Concern” For Client’s Safety

The Guardian reports: President Trump said Monday that the White House is “trying to find out” the identity of the intelligence community whistleblower who filed a complaint about the president’s interaction with Ukraine. “We’re trying to find out about a whistleblower,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if he knows the person’s identity, alleging that they reported …

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Ukraine President: We Won’t Release Transcript Of Call

Reuters reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Kiev was unlikely to publish its version of a transcript of a July 25 phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the heart of an impeachment inquiry in Washington. The White House published its summary of the call last week. It showed Trump, a Republican, asking Zelenskiy to investigate …

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Schiff To Subpoena Giuliani For Ukraine Documents

The Daily Beast reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on 60 Minutes on Sunday night that he plans to subpoena Rudy Giuliani for documents tied to President Trump’s Ukraine call as early as this week. “We’re going to need evidence from Rudy Giuliani,” Schiff told CBS correspondent Scott Pelley. “And it’s our intention as soon as first thing …

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