Trump Corruption

Trump Admin May Seek Pre-Election Resignation Letters From All Political Appointees In Last Ditch Loyalty Test

Politico reports: The White House Presidential Personnel Office is considering asking nearly every political appointee in the Trump administration to write and tender provisional letters of resignation right before the election, according to two senior administration officials. The personnel office would then decide which ones to accept and which to reject — giving President Donald Trump maximum flexibility in choosing …

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Details Emerge On Trump’s “Poll-Watching Army”

Politico reports: With the lifting of a decades-old consent decree, the Republican National Committee is now free to engage in poll watching. To that end, the campaign has established what it says is a 50,000-plus army of volunteer observers across an array of battleground states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where operations are already underway. Poll watchers monitor everything from …

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Trump Wants A Fox Host As Next Debate Moderator

Mediaite reports: With President Donald Trump bailing on the Oct. 15 debate with former Vice President Joe Biden after it was announced the event would take place virtually, the incumbent is challenging his opponent directly — going around the traditional organizers, the Commission for Presidential Debates. Only, the president wants a “fair” moderator in the chair. And you can guess …

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Seinfeld’s Newman Blasts Trump On USPS Interference

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Hello, Newman. Seinfeld fans’ favorite mailman is back — and he is going postal on Donald Trump. Actor Wayne Knight reprised his iconic sitcom role to blast the president for disparaging the U.S. Postal Service and attempting to delegitimize mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. “The guy’s never even licked a stamp,” Knight’s Newman …

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Shady $21M Tax Break Center Of NY AG’s Trump Probe

The Washington Post reports: Five years ago, Donald Trump promised to preserve more than 150 acres of rolling woodlands in an exclusive swath of New York suburbia prized for its luxury homes and rural tranquility. In exchange for setting aside this land on his estate known as Seven Springs, Trump received a tax break of $21.1 million, according to court documents. …

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Former Top Trump/GOP Fundraiser Elliot Broidy Charged With Illegal Lobbying On Behalf Of Foreign Interests

Bloomberg News reports: Elliott Broidy, a former top political fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, has been charged as part of a wide-ranging federal probe into back-channel efforts to influence the U.S. government on behalf of foreign interests. Broidy participated in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the …

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Meadows Hosted Wedding Against Lockdown Rules

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows hosted a lavish wedding for his daughter in Atlanta this May, despite a statewide order and city of Atlanta guidelines that banned gatherings of more than 10 people to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The wedding took place May 31 at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta. …

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Trump Team On Virtual Debate: “We’ll Pass On This Sad Excuse to Bail Out Joe Biden And Do A Rally Instead”

Just in from the Trump campaign: President Trump won the first debate despite a terrible and biased moderator in Chris Wallace, and everybody knows it. For the swamp creatures at the Presidential Debate Commission to now rush to Joe Biden’s defense by unilaterally canceling an in-person debate is pathetic. That’s not what debates are about or how they’re done. Here …

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Trump Made Walter Reed Personnel Sign NDAs In 2019

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has required personnel at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to sign non-disclosure agreements before they could be involved with treating him, according to four people familiar with the process. During a surprise trip to Walter Reed on Nov. 16, 2019, Trump mandated signed NDAs from both physicians and nonmedical staff, most of whom …

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Trump Admin Petitions SCOTUS To Stop US Census

CNN reports: The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to intervene and allow it to wrap up the 2020 census by blocking a lower court opinion requiring the count to continue until the end of October. The administration asked the high court for “immediate relief” because the trial court order will prevent Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from delivering an …

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Trump Runs “Maybe I’m Immune” Ads On Facebook

Vice News reports: While President Donald Trump remains isolated inside the White House after being hospitalized for three days with COVID-19, his re-election campaign is running dozens of ads on Facebook telling people that he’s “maybe immune” to coronavirus. The campaign is running at least 90 versions of the ads, which have been running since Tuesday, targeting voters in specific …

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Doctor: Trump Has Been Symptom-Free For 24 Hours

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump’s recovery from a Covid-19 infection continued to progress, the White House’s top doctor said Wednesday, even as key details about the president’s health, the direction of his legislative agenda and potential return to the campaign trail remained unclear. Mr. Trump had gone 24 hours without any coronavirus symptoms, Dr. Sean Conley said in …

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Trump Loses Tax Returns Fight In Federal Appeals Court

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Manhattan’s district attorney can enforce his subpoena for President Trump’s tax returns, rejecting a bid by Trump’s lawyers to kill the request and potentially setting up another showdown at the Supreme Court. Though the district attorney has agreed not to enforce his subpoena immediately while Trump asks the high …

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Eric Trump: My Father “Literally Saved Christianity”

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump can add to his resume that he apparently “saved Christianity,” according to his son Eric Trump, the KFile posted on Twitter. The moment came as part of a North Dakota radio interview. The middle Trump son rattled off a list of his dad’s accomplishments, saying of his father, “he literally saved Christianity.” He didn’t …

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Doctor: Trump Reports Having “No Symptoms” Today

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump reported no symptoms of the coronavirus Tuesday following his first night out of the hospital, the White House physician said. “This morning the President’s team of physicians met with him in the Residence,” Dr. Sean Conley said in a brief, nonspecific memo, the latest report on Trump’s progress battling Covid-19. “He had a restful first …

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Trump Lies: COVID Is “Far Less Lethal” Than The Flu

Stand by for Twitter to zap this latest lie: Fresh from telling Americans not to be afraid of the coronavirus in the wake of his release from hospital, Donald Trump has now made the untrue claim that Covid-19 is “in most populations far less lethal” than the flu. The president’s tweet contradicts his own remarks to Bob Woodward earlier this …

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WH Blocks New FDA Guidelines On COVID Vaccine

The New York Times reports: Top White House officials are blocking strict new federal guidelines for the emergency release of a coronavirus vaccine, objecting to a provision that would almost certainly guarantee that no vaccine could be authorized before the election on Nov. 3, according to people familiar with the approval process. Facing a White House blockade, the Food and …

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Still Contagious Trump: “Maybe I’m Immune” [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump on Monday baselessly suggested he might be “immune” to COVID-19 after a weekend in which he was hospitalized and administered supplemental oxygen, an experimental antibody cocktail, and a steroid generally used for severe cases of the virus. “I knew there’s danger to it. But I had to do it. I stood out front. I …

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Contagious Maskless Trump Reenters White House

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday, three days after he arrived at Walter Reed hospital with coronavirus symptoms that were alarming enough that doctors administered oxygen and several rounds of aggressive treatment. Marine One touched town on the South Lawn shortly before 7 p.m. ET. Minutes earlier, Trump walked down the steps of …

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Trump Camp Tells NC Officials To Ignore Ballot Rules

The Associated Press reports: When Donald Trump’s campaign took issue with a new rule on processing some votes in North Carolina, it didn’t just complain to the Board of Elections and file a lawsuit. It wrote to some of the state’s 100 local election offices with extraordinary guidance: Ignore that rule. “The NC Republican Party advises you to not follow …

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