Trump Corruption

DOJ To Probe Use Of Federal Force In DC And Portland

Via press release from the Justice Department: Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today that: In response to Congressional requests, complaints received by the OIG, and a referral from the U.S. Attorney in Oregon, the DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has opened an investigation into use of force allegations involving DOJ law enforcement personnel …

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Trump Wails About Obama’s “Commercial” For Biden

Entry #1000 in Trump’s “Crying About Obama” series: President Trump on Thursday slammed an ad released by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that featured former President Obama telling his former vice president the U.S. is not dealing with the coronavirus pandemic as “smartly” as other countries with similar resources. Obama has previously criticized the current administration’s response to the …

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Judge Frees Cohen, Says Re-Jailing Was “Retaliation”

The New York Daily News reports: A federal New York judge ordered Thursday that Michael Cohen, the former fixer and personal attorney for President Trump, must be released from prison because the Department of Justice threw him back behind bars as an act of “retaliation” over his forthcoming tell-all book about the president. In a virtual court hearing, Manhattan Federal …

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Trump Responds To Biden: I’ve Done More For Black Americans Than Anybody, Except For Maybe Lincoln

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday responded to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s allegation that he’s the “first racist president” by again claiming he’s done more for the Black community than anybody except perhaps former President Abraham Lincoln. Trump was asked about Biden’s attack during a press briefing ostensibly intended to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. The president responded …

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Trump: I’m Sending Hundreds Of Feds To Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reports: President Donald Trump, who once bragged he could solve Chicago’s crime problem within a week, announced plans Wednesday to flood American cities with a “surge of federal law enforcement” to address ongoing violence, beginning with Chicago. Trump singled out the city as the one in the most critical in need of more resources to help drive …

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New Trump “Chaos” Ad Uses 2014 Ukraine Photo

The Insider reports: A new advert for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has used an image of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine from 2014 to show what it called “chaos & violence” in the US. The ad, published Tuesday, shows a picture of a group of protesters appearing to attack a police officer, who is on the ground, next to a …

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Trump Asked US Ambassador To Pressure Britain Into Moving The British Open To His Scotland Golf Resort

The New York Times reports: The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that President Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to three people with knowledge of the episode. The …

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Trump Boasts About Disastrous Fox News Interview

First, a couple of reminders: During a bizarre Sunday interview filled with falsities and ridiculous statements, President Donald Trump claimed Joe Biden “doesn’t even know he’s alive” while boasting about his own mental health. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace told the president that according to recent polling, including a Fox News poll, the American people say Biden is more …

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Cohen, ACLU Sue Over Re-Jailing: It’s About His Book

Courthouse News reports: Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who was recently sent back to prison after being released to home confinement due to Covid-19, claims in a lawsuit filed Monday that he is being punished for writing — and intending to publish — a book critical of the president. While released to home confinement, the president’s former attorney was photographed …

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Fox Analyst Blasts Feds For “Unconstitutional” Actions In Portland: “It’s Not Only Unlawful, It’s Just Plain Wrong”

“What happened in Portland over the weekend, it was not only unlawful and unconstitutional, it’s just plain wrong. Sending armed, untrained police into the streets wearing fatigues without the knowledge or consent of the local police actually caused more violence. All the people that they arrested, they didn’t file one criminal complaint. “You have a lot of peaceful demonstrators. The …

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Trump: I’m “Sending Law Enforcement” To Dem Cities

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to send law enforcement personnel to some major U.S. cities, as a federal crackdown on anti-racism protests including use of unmarked cars and unidentified officers in camouflage in Portland, Oregon, angers people across the country. “We’re sending law enforcement,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We can’t let this …

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Trump To Resume Giving WH Coronavirus Briefings

We can’t wait not to watch: President Trump on Monday said he will resume giving regular coronavirus briefings this week, reviving a practice that is controversial among some aides as infections surge across the United States. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he would deliver a briefing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. It would mark his first time participating …

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Axios: Trump Mulls Strategy To Skirt Law On Policies

Axios reports: President Trump and top White House officials are privately considering a controversial strategy to act without legal authority to enact new federal policies — starting with immigration, administration officials tell Axios. The White House thinking is being heavily influenced by John Yoo, the lawyer who wrote the Bush administration’s justification for waterboarding after 9/11. Yoo detailed the theory …

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Lincoln Project Roasts Ivanka On “Find Something New”

New from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project’s latest video, “New”, lambasts the irony of Ivanka Trump, in her White House role solely due to the unbridled nepotism of her father, advising America’s jobless to simply “find something new”. “It’s condescending and painfully ironic that as hard-working, everyday Americans find themselves unemployed because of Trump’s mishandling of this pandemic, his …

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Oregon Sues Federal Agencies Over Portland Abuses

Oregon Public Radio reports: The Oregon Department of Justice is suing several federal agencies for civil rights abuses, and state prosecutors will potentially pursue criminal charges against a federal officer who seriously injured a protester. The federal lawsuit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, the United States Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protective …

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Trump Admin Seeks To Block Billions In Testing Funds

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is trying to block billions of dollars for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill, people involved in the talks said Saturday. The administration is also trying to block billions of dollars that GOP senators want to allocate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and …

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Trump “Saddened” About Death Of Rep. John Lewis

USA Today reports: The short and understated sentiment made no mention of the animosity that developed between the two men early that developed when Lewis questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 election victory and the president attacked Lewis’ district. Trump, however, was far less loquacious in his tweet than many of his senior aides. Trump signed a proclamation ordering flags …

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Trump Campaign Launches Petition To Ban TikTok

Bloomberg News reports: Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is paying for ads on Facebook Inc.’s social media platforms urging supporters to sign a petition banning Bytedance Ltd.’s TikTok, as the White House ramps up rhetoric to restrict the video app in the U.S. “TikTok has been caught red handed by monitoring what is on your phone’s Clipboard,” read all the ads …

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Parscale: “Criminal Media” Is America’s Biggest Enemy

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s demoted campaign manager Brad Parscale said he’s excited to continued his fight against “America’s biggest enemy”: the media. The tweet is just his second since leaving his post as Trump’s 2020 campaign manager. His comments come in the midst of a pandemic that’s killed over 140,000 Americans as the country’s unemployment rate is still above …

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Trump Rants: My Parents “Couldn’t Stand” My Niece

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at his niece, Mary Trump, and former national security advisor John Bolton in a pair of tweets Friday, leveling his most direct criticism to date as both books have become best-sellers. His tirade comes as both books have become instant best-sellers and cleared major legal hurdles to publish their unflattering portraits of …

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