Trump Corruption

WH Tried To Stifle Testimony By Russia Analyst [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The White House tried to limit what Fiona Hill, who until August served as President Donald Trump’s top Russia analyst, could say to Congress in its impeachment inquiry, correspondence between her lawyers and a White House deputy counsel shows. The letters, obtained by NBC News, illustrate that while the White House did not try to block Hill …

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Axios: Democrats Moving Fast On Impeachment Probe

Axios reports: The White House is tense — and some aides are frantic — as Democrats on Capitol Hill tap a gusher of revelations that paint an increasingly vivid portrait of President Trump’s unrestrained conduct of foreign policy. Why it matters: Democrats are moving fast. Letters to potential witnesses reveal the breadth and speed at which the inquiry is unfolding, …

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Giuliani Admits Henchman’s Firm Paid Him $500,000

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President …

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Bolton Was Alarmed By Giuliani’s Pressure On Ukraine

The New York Times reports: The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday. Mr. Bolton got into a tense exchange on July 10 …

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Federal Prosecutors Dig Into Giuliani’s Finances

Boing Boing reports: Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Southern District of New York (SDNY) prosecutors are reported by the Wall Street Journal to now be examining Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine. Investigators have examined Giuliani’s bank records. The areas of Giuliani’s operations now under investigation include his personal finances, …

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Trump To Sanction Turkey For “Destabilizing Actions”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Monday said he would implement sanctions on Turkey following bipartisan backlash over his decision to greenlight the country’s incursion into northern Syria. The president said in a statement that the U.S. will target government officials in Ankara and “any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.” The sanctions include an increase …

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Parscale: Send Us Money To Thwart Dem “Sedition”

Mediaite reports: Recently the Trump campaign went all in accusing Democrats of engaging in a “coup” with the House’s impeachment inquiry. Trump himself tweeted it’s a “COUP,” followed by his campaign manager Brad Parscale and an official Trump campaign ad. This afternoon Parscale posted a video of cable newsers criticizing the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, including the fact the House hasn’t …

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Trump Again Demands Identity Of Whistleblower

The Hill reports: President Trump early Monday knocked House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) over testimony from a whistleblower who helped spark the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, saying the person must testify and be identified. Schiff on Sunday said that testimony from the whistleblower who raised concerns about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine may no longer be necessary. “Given that …

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GOP Poll: Majority Of Dems Want Trump Imprisoned

Axios reports: Firehouse Strategies, a Republican firm, and data company Optimus found that a majority of 1,765 likely Democratic primary voters in early voting states believe that President Trump should not only be impeached but also imprisoned. Support for impeachment has continued to climb since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an inquiry into allegations that Trump in July tried to …

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Schiff: Ukraine Whistleblower May Not Need To Testify

Axios reports: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine may not need testimony from the whistleblower who filed the complaint that set off the impeachment inquiry. Why it matters: Schiff said that asking for a testimony could unnecessarily harm the whistleblower by exposing their identity, …

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Cruz: Inappropriate For Trump To Seek Foreign Help

Mediaite reports: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and says it’s inappropriate for President Donald Trump to ask foreign powers to investigate his political opponents for him. CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked Cruz during an interview on Sunday if its “appropriate” for Trump to have asked China to investigate the Biden family. “Of …

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Sondland: Trump Told Me To Text “No Quid Pro Quo”

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, intends to tell Congress this week that the content of a text message he wrote denying a quid pro quo with Ukraine was relayed to him directly by President Trump in a phone call, according to a person familiar with his testimony. Sondland plans to tell lawmakers …

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Trump Threatens To Sue Schiff And Pelosi [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the President. Trump, who has a long track record of calling for lawsuits against his critics and not following through, said, “We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after …

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Pompeo Evasive On Meeting Giuliani Overseas [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gritted his teeth through a strained response when NBC Nashville reporter Nancy Amons grilled him on whether he had met with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani during an overseas trip in February. Pompeo was hostile and evasive throughout the interview, at one point accusing Amons of “working at least in part for …

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Trump Defends “Legendary Crime Buster” Giuliani

Talking Points Memo reports: The gesture of support comes as new reporting confirms that Giuliani’s interactions with recently arrested associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, specifically related to the Ukraine pressure campaign, are the subject of a criminal investigation. In a less supportive move, Trump also declined to say if Giuliani is still his lawyer when pressed by reporters Friday. …

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Politico: Insiders Are Begging Trump To Dump Giuliani

Politico reports: For weeks, prominent Republican advisers have been privately imploring President Donald Trump to sideline Rudy Giuliani after a barrage of inconsistent, combative and occasionally cringe-inducing media interviews, according to three people familiar with the conversations. And that was before the arrest of two foreign-born businessmen who reportedly helped Giuliani try to discredit former Vice President Joe Biden, the …

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Dem Rep Wants Probe Of Barr/Murdoch Meeting

Mediaite reports: California Democratic Congressman Harley Rouda — who sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform — told SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah that his committee should investigate the meeting between Trump Attorney General Bill Barr and Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch, which was followed quickly by the resignation of anchor Shepard Smith. Rouda said, “What the hell is the …

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More Whistleblowers Want In On Impeachment Inquiry

The Daily Beast reports: New potential whistleblowers are coming forward to the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, two congressional sources tell The Daily Beast. They seem to be emboldened by the actions of the whistleblower whose explosive account of President Donald Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky about investigating Trump’s domestic political rivals ignited the impeachment inquiry. Another whistleblower is …

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REPORT: Rudy Giuliani Under Federal Investigation

The New York Times reports: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The investigators are examining Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to undermine the American ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, one of the people said. She was recalled …

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Giuliani Henchman Attended Trump Election Night Party

Politico reports: Donald Trump tried to distance himself from the latest scandal that threatens his presidency on Thursday by saying he didn’t know either of the foreign-born Rudy Giuliani associates that his own Justice Department had just indicted for alleged campaign finance violations. But that’s not what one of the men said three years ago — while attending Trump’s invite-only …

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