Trump Corruption

First House Republican Backs Impeachment Inquiry

The Nevada Independent reports: Rep. Mark Amodei supports the House’s inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, but is withholding judgment on whether Trump has crossed the legal line. “Let’s put it through the process and see what happens,” Amodei, the only Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, said on a call Friday with reporters, adding that he …

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US House Committees Subpoena Pompeo On Ukraine

Via press release: Today, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for documents, including many he has refused to …

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LAWYER: Michael Cohen Wants To Spill Ukraine Dirt

Raw Story reports: In a radio interview with Rick Ungar, Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis indicated the former “fixer” to President Donald Trump has information on Ukraine and he’s ready to talk. “[Cohen] should be a key witness the way John Dean was to translate this criminal behavior,” Davis told Ungar on his Thursday show. The reference was to the …

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300+ Security Officials Issue Joint Warning On Trump

The Washington Post reports: More than 300 former U.S. national security and foreign policy officials have signed a statement warning that President Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine are a “profound national security concern” and supporting an impeachment inquiry by Congress to determine “the facts.” “To be clear, we do not wish to prejudge the totality of the facts or Congress’ deliberative …

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Trump Suggests “Spy” May Be Behind Whistleblower

The Guardian reports: Trump has now jumped from the argument that the whistleblower complaint represented “secondhand information,” as he first argued yesterday, to claiming that the information may have been entirely fabricated. The whistleblower said this in his complaint to explain how he obtained his information: “In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. …

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Trump Demands Resignation Of “Sick” Adam Schiff

Roll Call reports: Donald Trump on Friday called for House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff to resign over his portrayal of Trump’s message to Ukraine’s president in their phone call that the president called an attempt to “defraud the American public.” During a Thursday hearing about an intelligence community whistleblower’s complaint about that call and White House aides’ coordinated effort …

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Pence Publicly Claims Transcript “Completely Vindicates” Trump But Had Earlier Warned Him Not To Release It

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence urged President Trump not to release a memo detailing his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this week amid a scandal over Trump’s efforts to persuade the Ukraine leader to direct an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Pence fell in line and ultimately supported …

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Giuliani: I Should Get Some Kind Of Reward [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: The president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, joined The Ingraham Angle Thursday where he fired back at his critics from both sides of the aisle, and praised himself for being a “legitimate whistleblower.” “I actually think they should all congratulate me because if it weren’t for me, nobody would have uncovered and faced massive corruption by the vice …

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Trump: Biden And Son “Looted Millions” From China

The Washington Post already given this Four Pinocchios: The president says Hunter Biden “walked out of China with $1.5 billion in a fund” and earned “millions” of dollars from the deal. There is no evidence to support those claims. One could argue Hunter Biden has been trading off his father’s name, and certainly arranging a handshake between a business partner …

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Giuliani Rages: Soon You’ll All See That I’m The Hero

The Atlantic reports: Even among the president’s closest allies, Giuliani is now the subject of scorn. When I reached him by phone this morning, following House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s release of the full whistle-blower complaint at the center of the Ukraine scandal, he was, put simply, very angry. “It is impossible that the whistle-blower is a hero and …

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Giuliani Evasive On Whether He Has Security Clearance

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani won’t say whether he has a government security clearance, as questions mount as to what type of work he was doing in Ukraine in an effort to advance the president’s political objectives. The issue of what type of clearance Giuliani may possess came up during a hearing on Thursday with …

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REPORT: Whistleblower Identified As CIA Officer

The New York Times reports: The whistle-blower who revealed that President Trump sought foreign help for his re-election and that the White House sought to cover it up is a C.I.A. officer who was detailed to work at the White House at one point, according to three people familiar with his identity. The man has since returned to the C.I.A., …

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Trump’s Latest Threat Called Witness Intimidation

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump said earlier Thursday to a “crowd of staff from the United States Mission to the United Nations” that he wanted to know who the Ukraine whistleblower’s source or sources were “because that’s close to a spy.” Trump then remarked that back in the “old days” spies and traitors were treated “a little differently.” …

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Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Be Executed

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Thursday morning told a crowd of staff from the United States Mission to the United Nations that he wants to know who provided information to a whistle-blower about his phone call with the president of Ukraine, saying that whoever did so was “close to a spy” and that “in the old days,” …

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White House Tried To “Lock Down” Ukraine Transcript

NBC News reports: A whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump, made public on Thursday, says White House officials were so concerned about what the president said in a July call with Ukraine’s new leader that they intervened to “lock down” the transcript of the conversation. The whistleblower, whose name and gender has not been released, lodged the formal complaint out …

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Lewandowski Likely To Lead Trump Impeachment Team

CNN reports: Corey Lewandowski, the political operative who helped elect Donald Trump, has had conversations with White House officials in recent days about potentially taking a position inside the administration to help the President confront a looming impeachment fight. The discussions, including a Thursday afternoon meeting at the White House, reflect the growing recognition among Trump’s allies and advisers that …

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Intel Chief Contradicts Trump On Whistleblower: He Acted In Good Faith And Did The Right Thing [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire said Thursday the whistleblower alleging President Trump abused the power of the presidency has done everything right throughout the process of coming forward. Maguire while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee said the whistleblower, who in a complaint alleged Trump solicited 2020 election interference from Ukraine, has “acted in good …

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Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Trump Is Using His Office To Solicit Foreign Interference In 2020 Election

The Washington Post reports: The House Intelligence Committee has released a redacted version of a whistleblower complaint at the center of Democrats’ impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. Lawmakers began reviewing a classified version of the complaint Wednesday evening ahead of testimony Thursday morning by acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. House Democrats who have read the document say …

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Pence: The Transcript “Completely Vindicates” Trump

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that President Trump has been “completely vindicated” by the released transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president. “The president did nothing wrong,” Pence told Fox News’ Lou Dobbs in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday night. “He had a conversation with a world leader [and] spoke about issues that were appropriate …

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Pelosi: Trump Has Classified Whistleblower Complaint

Raw Story reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday spoke with reporters after reading the unredacted whistleblower complaint concerning President Donald Trump. Pelosi made her statement after emerging from the “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where the document is being held. She said that she could not speak about what she had read, because the administration had classified the whistleblower complaint. …

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