Trump Corruption

GWB Issues Call For National Unity, Trump Attacks Him

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday took aim at George W. Bush after the former Republican president issued a call to push partisanship aside amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. In a three-minute video shared on Twitter on Saturday, Bush urged Americans to remember “how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat.” In an …

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WH Blocks Fauci From Testifying Before House Panel

The Washington Post reports: The White House is blocking Anthony S. Fauci from testifying before a House subcommittee investigating the coronavirus outbreak and response, arguing that it would be “counterproductive” for him to appear next week while in the midst of participating in the government’s response to the pandemic. The White House issued a statement about Fauci’s testimony shortly after …

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REVERSAL: No Early Release From Prison For Cohen

The Daily Beast reports: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer who was due to be released from federal prison to house arrest on Friday will remain behind bars, two people familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast. It was unclear what prompted the last-minute decision to not release Cohen after he – along with other prisoners – …

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Publicly Traded Companies Took Over $1B In SBA Funds

The Washington Post reports: Publicly traded companies have received more than $1 billion in funds meant for small businesses from the federal government’s economic stimulus package, according to data from securities filings compiled by The Washington Post. Nearly 300 public companies have reported receiving money from the fund, called the Paycheck Protection Program, according to the data compiled by The …

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Trump Willing To Consider Rehiring Flynn [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump stated at the daily White House coronavirus press conference that he would consider rehiring his former national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. “What they did to General Flynn was a disgrace,” Trump said on Thursday afternoon when asked by Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts …

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Pence: I Now Think Flynn Lied To Me Unintentionally

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Thursday that following the release of new FBI documents, he is “more inclined to believe” that former national security adviser Michael Flynn unintentionally lied to him in 2017 about the nature of his conversation with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Why it matters: Flynn was forced to resign for misleading Pence and …

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Billionaire Trump Hotel Partner Boasts He Has Cash To Stay Closed For 20 Years, Isn’t Paying Laid Off Staffers

Forbes reports: On any typical Friday before the coronavirus pandemic began, Phil Ruffin’s schedule would be packed with strategy meetings and his desk would be a pile of daily operating reports. His phone would be ringing nonstop and he’d walk the floor of his casinos. Then he would usually call Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump to see how business …

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Trump Again Rants That Obama Left Him “Broken Tests” For Coronavirus That Didn’t Exist Until 2019 [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: While talking with reporters, Trump again asserted that former President Barack Obama was to blame for the United States’ infamously late scramble to produce quality COVID-19 tests. “The last administration left us with nothing!” Trump ranted. “We started off with bad, broken tests and obsolete tests!” CNN’s Jim Acosta, however, asked Trump how Obama could have possibly …

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FBI Docs Hint Israel Colluded With Roger Stone In 2016

The Times Of Israel reports: Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump who was convicted last year in Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, was in contact with one or more apparently well-connected Israelis at the height of the 2016 US presidential campaign, one of whom warned Stone that Trump was “going to …

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Report: Trump Admin Faked Data On Payday Loans

The New York Times reports: Last summer, on his final day of work at the nation’s consumer finance watchdog agency, a career economist sent colleagues a blunt memo. He claimed that President Trump’s appointees at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had manipulated the agency’s research process to justify altering a 2017 rule that would have sharply curtailed high-interest payday loans. …

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FBI Docs Prove Stone Colluded With Julian Assange

The Associated Press reports: Weeks after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in the Russia investigation, Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, reassured WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a Twitter message that if prosecutors came after him, “I will bring down the entire house of cards,” according to FBI documents made public Tuesday. The records reveal the extent …

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Smaller Casinos Eligible For SBA Funds After Lobbying

The Washington Post reports: Casinos with fewer than 500 employees are eligible to receive loans from a new pot of $310 billion in small-business funding that was released Monday, a rule change that could help casinos hire back workers but was opposed by anti-gambling advocates. For nearly 25 years, companies that made more than one-third of their revenue from gambling …

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RNC Chair: Biden Made Career Of Kowtowing To China

Ronna McDaniel writes for the Daily Caller: Since securing the nod to the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden has been busy trying to rewrite history and his record of being soft on China. Despite making a career out of kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party, Biden, along with the media and Democratic establishment, are trying to argue that the same man …

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WH Reverses: Trump To Give Briefing Tonight After All

Axios reports: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted Monday that President Trump will hold a coronavirus press briefing, after announcing earlier in the day that the White House would cancel its scheduled briefing. The big picture: As Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported last week, the Trump administration has moved to limit the briefings, fearing President Trump is overexposed and hurting …

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Trump Blames Dems For Late Unemployment Checks, Claims He Wanted To Use Nonexistent Federal System

The Hill reports: President Trump blamed Democrats on Monday for any delays Americans see in receiving additional unemployment funds provided under coronavirus relief legislation. Trump said Democrats “insisted” that states issue the checks, adding that he knew delays would occur. “I wanted the money to be paid directly, they insisted it be paid by states for distribution,” he added. “I …

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REPORT: Trump Moving To Block Cohen’s Tell-All Book

Raw Story reports: According to a report from the Daily Beast, Donald Trump was very displeased that his former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen was given an early release from jail due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cohen, who had been serving three years as part of a plea deal over making hush-money payments in the service of the president, has …

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Trump Makes Conference Call With Catholic Leaders, Calls Himself “Best President In History Of The Church”

The Catholic news magazine Crux reports: President Donald Trump identified himself as the “best [president] in the history of the Catholic Church” in a conference call for Catholic leaders and educators Saturday, where he warned that issues at stake in the upcoming presidential election, particularly on abortion and religious liberty, “have never been more important for the Church.” In an …

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Ex-FDA Head: Ouster Of Vaccine Chief “Sets Us Back”

The Hill reports: Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that the ouster of federal vaccine chief Richard Bright will “set us back” in combating the coronavirus pandemic. “I know Rick Bright well … he was effective. He was a vaccine expert, so I was sorry to see him go,” Gottlieb said on CBS’ “Face the …

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Trump Lies Again About Not Leaving The White House: People Say I’m The “Hardest Working President” Ever

CNN fact-checked this lie earlier this week: During an exchange with “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Trump claimed he hadn’t “left the White House in months” except to send off the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship sent from Virginia to aid New York. When Alcindor reminded him that he had campaign rallies in February and March, he suggested …

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President Body Bags: Briefings Aren’t Worth My Time

The Guardian reports: After more than a month of near-daily White House coronavirus press briefings, Donald Trump stayed behind closed doors on Saturday after advisers reportedly warned the president that his appearances were hurting his campaign. Trump himself referenced his absence when he wrote on Twitter that the briefings are “not worth the time & effort”. The president wrote the …

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