Trump Corruption

Trump Lies Again About His Child Separation Policy

ABC News reports: President Trump on Wednesday pushed back against Democratic presidential candidates decrying the treatment of migrants under his administration, blaming his predecessor for the construction of “cages.” The president repeated his claim that former President Obama implemented a policy of “child separation” and that he ended it. The Obama administration did not have a sweeping policy of prosecuting …

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Trump Battles To Block Release Of New York Taxes

Talking Points Memo reports: It appears likely New York will have to wait to produce any of President Trump’s tax returns Congress may request, until certain legal questions surrounding a dispute over such a hypothetical request are settled. At a teleconference hearing on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said he was “leaning” towards adopting a proposal that New York …

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Text Messages Reveal Trump Aide Gave United Arab Emirates Advance Draft of 2016 Trump Energy Speech

Reuters reports: When candidate Donald Trump prepared to give a major energy speech during the 2016 campaign, one of his closest advisers provided a pre-speech review to senior United Arab Emirates officials, an unorthodox move that caught the attention of federal investigators, according to emails and text messages uncovered by a House Oversight Committee investigation. “The Trump Administration has virtually …

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Trump Insider Pushed Proposal To Evade Restrictions On Selling Nuclear Power Technology To Saudi Arabia

ABC News reports: A longtime Trump insider has been pushing a proposal to build dozens of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia while seeking to avoid restrictions on the transfer of U.S. nuclear technology and has at times stood to profit from the effort, according to an investigative report by the House Oversight Committee. The 50-page report, which relied on …

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Watchdog Group Sues Trump Administration For Docs About John Kelly’s Financial Ties To Detention Centers

CBS News reports: The nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sued the federal government Monday, demanding that it produce documents related to former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Caliburn International, the operator of the nation’s largest shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. CBS News reported in May that Kelly had joined the board of directors …

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CNN Analysis: Trump Lied Publicly 78 Times Last Week

CNN reports: President Donald Trump made 78 false claims last week, including 24 related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and Russia. That compares to 61 false claims the week before and 29 the week before that. In the hours leading up to and after Mueller testified before two House committees, Trump unleashed a misinformation blitz about him on Twitter, …

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Trump Signs 9/11 Victims Bill, Lies That He “Spent A Lot Of Time” With First Responders At Ground Zero [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During a signing ceremony for the 9/11 victim compensation fund bill, President Donald Trump — speaking to an audience filled with first responders — made reference his time “down there” at Ground Zero. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden Monday morning, the president discussed his time at the site of the attacks. “I was down there also,” …

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Trump: I Don’t Drink Wine But American Wines Just Look Better Than French Wines (I Also Own A Winery)

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that while he is a well-documented teetotaler, he prefers the appearance of American wines to their French counterparts. “I’ve always liked American wines better than French wines, even though I don’t drink wine. I just like the way they look,” Trump said in the Oval Office on Friday. Trump confirmed his administration …

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Feds Want To Play Godfather 2 Clip At Stone’s Trial

The Hill reports: Government prosecutors filed a motion on Friday to get permission to show a clip from “The Godfather Part II” during the trial for Trump associate Roger Stone. The roughly four-and-a-half-minute scene, the prosecutors say, is one that Stone referenced in conversations that allegedly constituted witness tampering, according to court documents. “The relevant scene is important context for …

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House Seeks Unsealing Of Mueller Grand Jury Secrets

The New York Times reports: The House Judiciary Committee on Friday said it would ask a federal judge to unseal grand jury secrets related to Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and use the court filing to make the most explicit declaration yet that lawmakers are weighing whether to impeach President Trump. In a significant escalation, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New …

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Trump To Hannity: The Mueller Probe Was “Treason”

Deadline reports: President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Fox News last night, talking via phone to Hannity host Sean Hannity about Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress. The President’s conclusion: The Democrats “created this phony crime” with their accusations of obstruction of justice. “I didn’t do it. They create a phony crime,” Trump said. “And then, they say, ‘he …

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Fox Poll: 56% Say Trump’s “Go Back” Speech Is Racist

Mediaite reports: A new Fox News poll showed a large majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump‘s comments instructing four progressive Democrats to “go back” to unspecified countries were racist. 56% of all voters said that telling a person of color to “go back” is racist. 20% said it is not racist, and 18% say it depends. Among Republicans, 21% …

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Collective Net Worth Of Current Trump Cabinet: $3.2B

Forbes reports: Want a stable government job? Don’t join Donald Trump’s cabinet. In just two and a half years, the president has replaced 12 of his 23 cabinet positions—some more than once. The current lineup includes 17 millionaires, 2 centimillionaires and 1 billionaire. They’re worth $3.2 billion in all. Amid all the upheaval, the richest have stayed in place. Betsy …

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Kellyanne Conway Feels Sorry For “Feeble” Mueller

Politico reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday she felt “great empathy and compassion” for former special counsel Robert Mueller, who has been the subject of criticism after giving congressional testimony in which he seemed at times unsure of the substance of the report his team released earlier this year. “I am first and foremost who I will always …

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House Panel Subpoenas WH Personal Emails And Texts

“The Committee has obtained direct evidence that multiple high-level White House officials have been violating the Presidential Records Act by using personal email accounts, text messaging services, and even encrypted applications for official business — and not preserving those records in compliance with federal law. What we do not yet know is why these White House officials were attempting to …

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Junior Retweet: “Is Robert Mueller Mentally Retarded?”

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump Jr. promoted a tweet from conservative polemicist Dinesh D’Souza calling Robert Mueller “mentally retarded” during a spate of attacks on the special counsel Wednesday. During his testimony, Mueller said he was “not familiar” with Fusion GPS, a research firm that hired Christopher Steele to look into President Donald Trump’s connections with Russia. The president’s son retweeted …

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Federal Court OK’s Fraud Suit Against Trump Family

Courthouse News Service reports: They may not be able to prove racketeering, but victims of a purported multilevel-marketing scheme can sue President Donald Trump for luring them in without disclosing that he was being paid millions to do so. Four anonymous Americans brought the suit at issue last year, seeking to hold the Trump Corp., the president himself and three …

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Trump Falsely Claims Exoneration In New Money Beg

The Associated Press reports: Seeking to discredit Robert Mueller — and make some campaign money from the effort — President Donald Trump falsely claimed exoneration Wednesday even as the former special counsel was testifying to Congress about his investigation. TRUMP to his critics, in a fundraising letter from his 2020 campaign: “How many times do I have to be exonerated …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mueller Testifies Before House Intel Panel

Vox reports: During Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) asked Mueller if he could indict the president on obstruction charges. The former special counsel’s answer was simple: “Yes.” It was a rare striking moment in a hearing that has, so far, been largely unenlightening. Mueller’s position is that he didn’t …

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Sanders: Mueller Just Admitted This Was A Witch Hunt

Just when you think you’re through with her lies for awhile: Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Wednesday that Robert Mueller’s testimony vindicated President Trump, even as the former special counsel testified that his investigation did not exonerate the president. Sanders tweeted a clip in which Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Ga.) asked Mueller if he could think of …

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