Trump Corruption

Trump: Mail-In Voting Is Greatest Risk To My Reelection

Politico reports: President Donald Trump called mail-in voting the biggest threat to his reelection and said his campaign’s multimillion-dollar legal effort to block expanded ballot access could determine whether he wins a second term. In an Oval Office interview Thursday focusing on the 2020 election, the president also warned his party in blunt terms not to abandon him and cast …

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Twitter Slaps Warning On Trump’s Fake CNN Video

The Washington Post reports: Twitter on Thursday evening took the rare step of appending a warning label to one of President Trump’s tweets after the company determined it violated its policies on manipulated media. The president tweeted a doctored version of a popular video that went viral in 2019, which showed two toddlers, one black and one white, hugging. In …

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New Trump Appointee Cans Four Heads Of US Media Organizations, Installs Himself, Liberty Counsel Staffer

The New York Times reports: A conservative filmmaker who recently took over a United States global media agency removed the chiefs of four news organizations under its purview on Wednesday night, according to people with knowledge of the decision, in an action that raises questions about their editorial independence. The filmmaker, Michael Pack, also dismissed the head of a technology …

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Trump Rages: Bolton Is A “Lying, Wacko, Boring, Dope”

The Independent reports: As unflattering excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton’s book start to emerge, Donald Trump has vented his fury at the author, calling him a “dope” whom he was happy to fire and dismissing the book as “fake”. Citing a pre-publication review in The New York Times, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Bolton was an an …

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Bolton Book: Trump Defended Saudi Prince In Killing Of Journalist To Distract From Reports On Ivanka’s Email

The Guardian reports: Trump made headlines in November 2018 when he released a bizarre statement defending the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It included lines such as “The world is a very dangerous place!” and “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” According to Bolton’s book, making headlines was the point. A story …

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Trump Files Restraining Order Against Bolton’s Book

Deadline reports: The Justice Department is now seeking an emergency court order to stop the release of John Bolton’s memoir, The Room Where It Happened. The details of the book have already surfaced in a variety of media outlets and an excerpt in The Wall Street Journal, but the DOJ filed a motion on Wednesday for a temporary restraining order …

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Rudy Giuliani Calls John Bolton A Backstabbing “Pussy”

The pro-Trump Newsmax reports: Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is a “backstabber” with the claims he’s making in his upcoming tell-all book about his time with President Donald Trump’s administration, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, said Wednesday. “I don’t care if he says what he saw or he doesn’t,” Giuliani said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “If they …

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DOJ Considers Criminal Charge Against John Bolton

The Los Angeles Times reports: Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to criminally charge John Bolton with disclosing classified information in his upcoming White House memoir, and the Justice Department is expected in coming days to ramp up its legal campaign to block publication of a book that is being billed as a scathing rebuke of President Trump, according to people …

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Trump Wants To Prosecute Leaker Of “Bunker” Story

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump has also become consumed, once again, with leaks from the White House, demanding that officials find and prosecute those responsible for information getting out about his trip to the bunker beneath the White House during unruly protests. And while he has shown enthusiasm for resuming his trademark rallies, he has not seemed excited …

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Book: Trump Called For Executing “Scumbag” Reporters

The Hill reports: Former White House national security adviser John Bolton reportedly claims in his forthcoming memoir that President Trump called for “scumbag” journalists to be executed. Bolton said that Trump made the comments during a meeting last summer in New Jersey, according to a copy of Bolton’s book obtained by The Washington Post. During the meeting, Trump said that …

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Bolton Book Reveals Trump Asked Chinese President To Help Him Win Reelection, Wanted To Help Out Dictators

The New York Times reports: Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the president expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked,” citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey. “The pattern looked like obstruction of justice as a way of life, which we couldn’t accept,” Mr. Bolton writes, adding that he …

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FLORIDA: Trump Golf Club Asks County For Rent Relief

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump’s golf club in West Palm Beach has asked Palm Beach County to defer some of the $88,338 monthly rent it pays to lease public land for the president’s private golf club, citing hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a June 5 letter to the county, the club’s finance director, Ed Raymundo, …

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DOJ Sues To Stop Publication Of John Bolton’s Book

Law.com reports: The Trump administration on Tuesday went to court in Washington in an effort to block the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, named only Bolton as a defendant. The complaint seeks among other things an order requiring Bolton “to instruct or request his …

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Trump Claims People Will “Hold Up Mailmen” To Get Absentee Ballots, Also Print Them Out “Fraudulently”

“We’re suing and we’re filing another the big lawsuit I think on Friday. And I think we have a good case. Newsom announced that he’s sending out millions and millions of mail-in, what’s called mail-in ballots. And, you know — you say, who’re they sending these to? And maybe who aren’t? “Let’s say you take a Republican district, and maybe …

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Trump Threatens Bolton: If He Publishes That Book, He’s Going To Have A “Very Strong Criminal Problem”

Axios reports: President Trump told reporters Monday that his former national security adviser John Bolton will have a “very strong criminal problem” if he proceeds with publishing his tell-all book on June 23, calling it “highly inappropriate” and claiming: “I will consider every conversation with me as president to be highly classified.” Why it matters: The memoir by Bolton, a …

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Lying Trump Flack Wants Apology From CNN And Host

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is demanding an apology from CNN and Brian Stelter after a heated interview with Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis on Sunday. The campaign claimed the interview on Reliable Sources was “sexist” and “demeaning,” pointing to comments from Stelter to Ellis that, “someday you’re going to regret this, when your kids and grandkids look back …

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Trump Donor Takes Over As USPS Postmaster General

The Washington Post reports: The Senate’s top Democrat late Sunday asked the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board to turn over communication with the White House about the appointment of new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a sign that Democrats plan to press the Trump administration on its plans to consolidate control of the nation’s mail service. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer …

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Trump’s Niece To Publish “Salacious” Tell-All Book

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s niece, his deceased brother’s daughter, is set to publish a tell-all book this summer that will detail “harrowing and salacious” stories about the president, according to people with knowledge of the project. Mary Trump, 55, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and eldest grandchild of Fred Trump Sr., is scheduled to release Too Much …

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Kudlow: We Never Promised To Disclose Business Loans

Axios reports: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that the Trump administration never promised to release the names of businesses that received forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans as a part of the CARES Act. Why it matters: U.S. taxpayers have provided hundreds of millions of tax dollars to bail out small businesses impacted …

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Trump Reschedules Tulsa Rally Over Juneteenth Furor

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months following criticism that it was set for set for Juneteenth, the observance of the end of slavery in the United States, in a city that experienced one of the country’s worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. In a late-night tweet, …

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