Trump Corruption

DOJ To Judge: Hold Trump Team In Contempt Of Court

The Washington Post reports: Justice Department lawyers have asked U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell to hold Trump’s office in contempt, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sealed court proceedings. But the judge has not yet held a hearing or ruled on the request, they said.The request came after months of mounting …

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Sioux City: Trump Is Stiffing Us On His Rally Invoices

The Sioux City Journal reports: Save America, a leadership political action committee (PAC) created by Trump, rented several parking lots from the city for the Nov. 3 rally, which was intended to bolster the campaigns of Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds. The PAC had a separate agreement with Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, the current fixed-base operator …

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“Isolated” Trump Hasn’t Left Mar-A-Lago In Weeks

The Washington Post reports: Since announcing his 2024 presidential bid three weeks ago at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump has barely left his private South Florida club — except to play golf at his course across Lake Worth Lagoon. He spoke at a friendly think tank conference held at Mar-a-Lago and a for-profit gala, also at Mar-a-Lago. He had dinner at Mar-a-Lago …

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Court Hears Trump’s Claim Of Immunity From Riot Suits

CNN reports: A federal court of appeals in DC spent nearly two hours on Wednesday grappling with whether former President Donald Trump should be immune from liability in three separate lawsuits stemming from the January 6, 2021, insurrection. A federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled in February that the lawsuits can move forward, denying Trump’s claim that his conduct was …

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Trump Team Found More Docs In Florida Storage Unit

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for former president Donald Trump found at least two items marked classified after an outside team hired by Trump searched a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Fla., used by the former president, according to people familiar with the matter. Those items were turned over to the FBI, according to those people, who like others …

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Trump Team Searches Properties For Classified Docs

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for former president Donald Trump conducted a search of at least two of his properties for classified materials in recent weeks, after they were instructed by a federal judge to attest they had fully complied with a May grand jury subpoena to turn over all materials bearing classified markings, according to people familiar with the …

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Manhattan Jury Finds Trump Org Guilty Of All Charges

Forbes reports: The Trump Organization has been found guilty of criminal tax fraud, a jury declared Tuesday, after prosecutors accused former President Donald Trump’s company of evading taxes by paying executives through gifts and off-the-books compensation. Trump was not directly charged in the case, but prosecutors tried to implicate him in the scheme at trial by providing evidence that showed …

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DOJ Special Counsel Subpoenas Officials In 3 States

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local officials in Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — three states that were central to former president Donald Trump’s failed plan to stay in power following the 2020 election — for any and all communications with Trump, his campaign and a long list of aides and allies. The requests for records …

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Trump Is Paying Legal Bills For Mar-A-Lago Witnesses

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump’s political action committee is paying legal bills for some key witnesses involved in the Justice Department investigation into whether Trump mishandled classified documents, obstructed the investigation or destroyed government records, according to people familiar with the matter. The witnesses include Kash Patel, who has testified in front of the grand jury and …

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Trump: I Never Called For Terminating The Constitution

Mediaite reports: If you happened to catch a Truth Social post from Donald Trump over the weekend calling for the termination of the Constitution, the former president would like you to know that you’ve been exposed to lies from the “fake news media.” Trump took to Truth Social on Monday to rage at the media’s coverage of his recent call …

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Giuliani Battles To Save Law License Before DC Bar

Law & Crime reports: Rudy Giuliani “weaponized his law license” in an assault on the Constitution that he took an oath to uphold, the D.C. disciplinary counsel charged at the start of the former New York City mayor’s attorney misconduct hearing on Monday. “Nobody would disagree that the right to vote is fundamental,” disciplinary counsel Hamilton Fox noted in his …

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WSJ: Jewish Leaders At “Breaking Point” With Trump

The Wall Street Journal reports: Dov Hikind, a prominent Jewish leader in Brooklyn, endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2020. After Mr. Trump’s recent dinner with two prominent promoters of anti-Semitic rhetoric, Mr. Hikind said he won’t support Mr. Trump again. “It is over, it is finished,” Mr. Hikind, whose 36-year run as a state lawmaker ended in 2018, said …

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Psaki: Don’t Underestimate Trump’s “Evil Charisma”

Axios reports: Democrats and Republicans should not underestimate the impact of Donald Trump’s “evil charisma,” which could help him win the Republican nomination come 2024, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Trump, who was twice impeached and is under criminal investigation, formally launched his 2024 campaign for president in November, as Republicans …

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Netanyahu Calls On Trump To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

“On this matter, on Kanye West and that other unacceptable guest, I think it’s not merely unacceptable it’s just wrong. And I hope he [Trump] sees his way to staying out of it and condemning it. “I came out very strongly against that meeting with those anti-Semitic rantings, which in the case of at least one of the participants seemed …

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Trump Took Office With Hidden $20M Foreign Debt

Forbes reports: Buried in a heap of recently released financial paperwork sits a surprising revelation: Donald Trump had a foreign creditor he failed to disclose while running for president in 2016 and after assuming office in 2017. The documents, compiled by the Trump Organization and obtained by the New York attorney general, show a previously unreported liability of $19.8 million …

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WH Condemns Trump’s Call To “Terminate Constitution”

The Washington Post reports: The White House issued a stern rebuke on Saturday after former president Donald Trump suggested suspending the Constitution in his ongoing crusade to discredit the results of the 2020 election. “Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation and should be universally condemned,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates …

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Trump: We Must Now “Terminate The Constitution”

Politico Playbook reports: Donald Trump, the former president and the person that polls show is still the most likely GOP presidential nominee in 2024, today on Truth Social called for the suspension of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election, citing false conspiracy theories about election fraud. “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of …

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Trump Sends Video Message To Fundraiser For Rioters

Axios reports: Former President Trump shared words of support Thursday with the families of people charged with attacking the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “People have been treated unconstitutionally in my opinion and very, very unfairly, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it,” Trump said in a video played during a fundraiser hosted by the Patriot Freedom …

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Appeals Court Zaps Special Master In Stolen Docs Case

CNN reports:   In a major defeat for former President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court on Thursday halted a third-party review of documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate. The ruling removes a major obstacle to the Justice Department’s investigation into the mishandling of government records from Trump’s time in the White House. In a ruling on Thursday, the 11th …

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McCarthy Tells J6 Committee To Preserve Its Findings

Axios reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack to preserve its findings – including those that don’t make it into the panel’s final report. The development is the latest indication that Republicans plan to launch an investigation into the committee’s work to counter-program the report, which is reportedly …

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