Trump Corruption

John Kelly Unloads On Trump About Almost Everything

The Atlantic reports: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests at a Drew University event here Wednesday night. Over a 75-minute speech and Q&A session, Kelly laid out, in the clearest terms …

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Federal Judge Rejects Roger Stone’s New Trial Demand

CNN reports: A federal judge has denied Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone a new trial after he made a request for one under seal, according to a notice from the court. Judge Amy Berman Jackson made her ruling known on Wednesday, her first public response following the withdrawals of all the prosecutors on the case the day before. She has …

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Barr To Testify Before House Panel On DOJ Corruption

Just in from the House Judiciary Committee: Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter signed by 23 Judiciary Committee Democratic Members confirming Attorney General William Barr will testify before the Committee on March 31st to address numerous concerns regarding his leadership of the Department of Justice and the President’s improper influence over the Department and our …

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Collins Very Concerned About Trump/Stone Meddling

USA Today reports: Several Republican lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s comments on the prison sentencing of longtime ally Roger Stone, an issue that prompted swift calls for investigations by Democrats and criticism that the president was interfering in a criminal investigation. “I don’t think he should be commenting on cases in the system,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, …

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Warren: AG Bill Barr Must Resign Or Be Impeached

The Guardian reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren becomes the first Democratic presidential candidate to weigh in on the justice department reversal in the Roger Stone case. Warren says attorney general William Barr is corrupt and calls for his resignation. She includes a harsh appraisal of Senate Republicans. “Donald Trump is shredding the rule of law in this country. His AG overruled …

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Sarah Sanders: Bloomberg’s Language Is “Atrocious”

“Bloomberg, if he continues to rise, is going to have serious problems with women and African-Americans. His language is offensive and atrocious. “Then again, maybe he can buy the DNC just like Hillary did and steal it from Bernie in 2016. “Either way, I think this is a great night for President Trump.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the second-most famous …

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Graham Won’t Call Barr To Testify On Stone Meddling

Politico reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that he will not call Attorney General Bill Barr to testify on the Justice Department’s decision to lower its sentencing recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone. “He’ll come in as part of oversight, but we’re not going to call him based on this,” Graham told reporters when asked …

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Ambassador’s “Stalker” Is Cooperating With Congress

The Daily Beast reports: Not long ago, he was accused of tracking a U.S. ambassador from the shadows. Now he says he wants to step into the light and share what he knows with Congress. Robert Hyde, the Trump donor with ties to indicted Trumpworld associate Lev Parnas, has recently communicated with and provided documents to the House Foreign Affairs …

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Trump: The Military Should Discipline Col. Vindman

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump suggested the military should consider disciplinary action against Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, and said there could be more departures from his administration related to the proceeding. “We sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him any way …

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WH Denies Retaliating Against Col. Vindman: Colonels Don’t Decide US Policy, We’re Not A Banana Republic

Politico reports: National security adviser Robert O’Brien [photo] on Tuesday defended the dismissal of Lt. Cols. Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman from the National Security Council, suggesting that the officials were trying to undermine the president. “We’re not a country where a bunch of lieutenant colonels can get together and decide what the policy is of the United States,” O’Brien said …

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Trump Congratulates Barr For Meddling In Stone Case

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump boasted that Attorney General William Barr was corrupting the Department of Justice to help out his friends caught up in the Russia probe. Four prosecutors abruptly resigned from Roger Stone’s case after Barr appeared to intervene and reject their sentencing recommendation, and Trump removed all doubt that his attorney general was involved in a …

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All Four Prosecutors Quit Over Stone Case Meddling

The Daily Beast reports: Three government attorneys on the Roger Stone case—former Mueller prosecutors Adam Jed, Aaron Zelinsky, and Jonathan Kravis—indicated in Tuesday court filings that they would be quitting the Roger Stone case immediately. Zelinsky said in a Tuesday filing that he would be resigning “effective immediately” as Special Assistant United States Attorney role in D.C. Kravis wrote in …

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Trump Fires Defense Official Who Wouldn’t Break Law

The New York Post report: The White House is expected to pull the nomination of Elaine McCusker to be the Pentagon’s comptroller and chief financial officer in the latest staffing fallout from President Trump’s impeachment, The Post has learned. McCusker resisted the president’s directive to stall about $250 million in military aid to Ukraine and her emails protesting the delay …

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Alex Jones: I’ve Been Told To Say Stone Will Get Pardon

“I talked to somebody inside the White House and they said that Trump is going to pardon Roger Stone but that he’s going to do it after he’s sentenced and that the president was really upset at the seven-to-nine year number and now that’s up on Infowars.com. “Yeah, he tweeted that at like 2 a.m. last night, but I did …

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Prosecutor Quits After DOJ Overrules Stone Sentence

Axios reports: The Justice Department is changing its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, overruling career prosecutors who requested in a court filing Monday that the former Trump adviser serve 7–9 years in prison, the Washington Post, AP and others reported Tuesday. Why it matters: The downgraded sentencing recommendation is sure to prompt allegations of political interference. In a possible sign …

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Trump Again Lies That “Hundreds And Hundreds Of Buses” Brought Out Of State Voters To New Hampshire

Talking Points Memo reports: On Monday night, President Donald Trump pushed yet again his evidence-free conspiracy theory claiming out-of-state voters illegally cost him New Hampshire in the 2016 general election. There is zero evidence of this claim, which Trump and his allies have been peddling for years. “We should have won the election, but they had buses being being shipped …

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DOJ Retreats On Stone’s Sentence After Trump Screams

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department plans to reduce its sentencing recommendation for longtime President Trump confidant Roger Stone, after top officials were apparently blindsided by the seven-to-nine year penalty prosecutors urged a judge to impose, a senior Justice Department official said Tuesday. In a stunning rebuke of career prosecutors that will surely raise questions about political meddling in …

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DOJ Funded “Hookers For Jesus” Evangelical Group

Reuters reports: A U.S. Justice Department anti-human trafficking grant program is facing internal complaints, after two nonprofits were denied funding in favor of two less established groups whose applications were not recommended by career DOJ officials. The awarding of more than $1 million total to the two groups, Hookers for Jesus in Nevada and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation in South …

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Flynn’s Former Lawyers Might Testify Against Him

CNN reports: Federal prosecutors want to use Michael Flynn’s former defense lawyers against him as they resist his attempts to get out of his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in 2017. The court filing from prosecutors on Sunday could bring a new and consequential twist in the Flynn case, aligning the Justice Department and a major force in …

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Trump Wails At Roger Stone’s Proposed Sentence

The New York Post reports: President Donald Trump early Tuesday morning called the conviction and upcoming sentencing of political prankster Roger Stone a “miscarriage of justice.” The president was reacting to federal prosecutors recommendation that Stone serve between 7 and 9 years in prison after his conviction on witness tampering and obstruction charges. Prosecutors said in their sentencing memorandum on …

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