Trump Corruption

Ukraine Was Told Biden Was Precondition To Call

ABC News reports: When Ukrainians voted to elect comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as their next president in the spring of 2019, the fledgling administration was eager to coordinate a phone call with Kyiv’s most important benefactor — the United States, according to an adviser to Zelenskiy. But after weeks of discussions with American officials, Ukrainian officials came to recognize a precondition …

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LIVE VIDEO: President Gaslight Holds Press Conference

Via press release: President Trump is set to hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. The press conference comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she will open an impeachment inquiry regarding a July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The White House released a partial transcript of the call, showing Trump asked Zelensky to work with …

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House And Senate To Get Whistleblower’s Complaint

Axios reports: The whistleblower complaint at the heart of a controversy involving President Trump and Ukraine will be released to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.  The Trump administration’s initial refusal to turn over the complaint led to Pelosi’s watershed decision to support a formal impeachment inquiry. Earlier on Wednesday, the White House released …

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Intel Chief Vowed To Quit If Told To Stonewall Congress

Things are really snowballing today: The acting Director of National Intelligence threatened to resign over concerns that the White House might attempt to force him to stonewall Congress when he testifies Thursday about an explosive whistleblower complaint about the president, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The revelation reflects the extraordinary tensions between the White …

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Lindsey Graham Dares Dems To Vote On Impeachment

Reuters reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday dared House Democrats to vote on formally opening an impeachment inquiry after the White House released a partial transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president. The memorandum of the call released Wednesday confirmed reports that Trump asked for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden and his …

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Trump: The Transcript Proves It Was A “Nothing Call”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday claimed the release of the transcript of a call between him and the Ukrainian president validated his assertions that it showed no wrongdoing, even as Democrats seized on its contents to bolster their calls for impeachment. Trump reacted to the transcript shortly after it was released while attending a meeting on Venezuela at …

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Conway: GOP Senators Will Turn On Trump At Trial

The Hill reports: Conservative attorney George Conway predicted Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate particularly would break with the president and vote for impeachment if Democrats decide to formally support Trump’s impeachment. Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Wednesday that Republican senators would hide their decision to vote against the president until the last possible minute on …

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DOJ Reveals Criminal Referral Over Trump’s Ukraine Call

Talking Points Memo reports: A whistleblower’s complaint about President Trump’s conduct towards Ukraine prompted the Justice Department’s inspector general to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department, a DOJ spokesperson revealed on Wednesday. The referral suggested that Trump’s comments to Ukraine President Zelensky potentially violated campaign finance law, the Justice Department said. The Justice Department “reviewed the official record …

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Transcript Shows Trump Urged Ukraine President To Contact AG Bill Barr To Discuss Investigation Into Biden

The New York Times reports: President Trump urged the president of Ukraine to contact Attorney General William P. Barr about opening a potential corruption investigation connected to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to a transcript of a July phone call at the center of accusations that Mr. Trump pressured a foreign leader to find dirt on a …

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Trump Can’t Believe Call To Pelosi Didn’t Stop Inquiry

CNN reports: President Donald Trump was incredulous Tuesday as he sat in Trump Tower and watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announce she was launching a formal impeachment inquiry against him, sources familiar with the moment say. Sitting in the same building where he launched his long shot presidential campaign four years ago, Trump said he couldn’t believe it, he later …

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Trump Cultists Already At “It Wasn’t A Crime” Stage

“Let me underscore emphatically that nothing that the president said on that call or what we think he said on that call constitutes a crime, and even if he had said, ‘You’re not going to get the money,’ it would not be a crime. “I was watching Nancy Pelosi today as she struggled to keep her dentures in her mouth, …

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Fox & Friends Host: There Are A “Few Words” In The Ukraine Transcript That Will “Raise Eyebrows” [VIDEO]

Contemptor reports: Fox News appears to be doing damage control for the White House even before any new information on the Trump/Ukraine scandal is released. On Wednesday morning, Fox & Friends spoke to Republican Congressman Doug Collins, who went on the attack against Democrats. “According to Fox News, in the transcript that we’re gonna see later today, there are a …

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Giuliani Melts Down On Fox News: “Shut Up, Moron! Shut Up! Shut Up! Keep Your Lying Mouth Shut, Idiot!”

The Independent reports: Rudy Giuliani hurled abuse at a fellow Fox News guest, calling him a “serial liar” and a “moron” as the president’s opponents pledged to seek Donald Trump’s removal from office. With the threat of impeachment hanging in the air, Mr Giuliani’s outburst on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle came as he looked to defend Donald Trump and …

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New Report Puts Giuliani At Center Of Ukraine Plot

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s attempt to pressure the leader of Ukraine followed a months-long fight inside the administration that sidelined national security officials and empowered political loyalists — including the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani — to exploit the U.S. relationship with Kiev, current and former U.S. officials said. The sequence, which began early this year, involved …

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WH Will Allow Whistleblower To Speak To Congress

The New York Times reports: The White House has determined that it will most likely have to allow the whistle-blower who filed an explosive complaint about President Trump to meet with congressional investigators, two people briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The meeting could give Democrats a stream of evidence as they consider whether to impeach the president. Such a …

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Trump: I’ve Ordered Release Of Ukraine Call Transcript

As the Democrats finally get serious about impeachment, Glorious Leader this afternoon reacted by claiming to have ordered the release of the “unredacted transcript” of his call with the president of Ukraine. This move comes after Trump has offered several different reasons for having temporarily withheld nearly $400 million in US aid. Now we get to see if this has …

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DNI Chief To Testify Before House On Whistleblower

Talking Points Memo reports: Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire [photo] and Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, according to the top Democrat on the panel. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told reporters on Tuesday that the two men will brief the Senate committee separately in the wake of a …

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Trump: I Held Ukraine Aid To Make Europe Pay More

The Washington Post reports: President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he withheld military aid from Ukraine, saying he did so over his concerns that the United States was contributing more to Ukraine than European countries were. “My complaint has always been, and I’d withhold again and I’ll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine …

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Trump Withheld $391M In Aid Before Ukraine Call

The Washington Post reports: President Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call in which Trump is said to have pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden, according to three senior administration officials. …

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Watchdog Group Files DOJ & FEC Complaints Alleging Trump And Giuliani “Illegally Solicited” Foreign Actions

Just in via press release: Today, Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that President Donald Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and other political operatives illegally solicited a political contribution from a foreign national—by urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials to investigate Hunter Biden …

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