Trump Corruption

Ex-WH Official Claims Trump “Loved” Watching Riot

CNN reports: A major focus of the upcoming trial will be the speech Trump gave on the morning of January 6 on the Ellipse just south of the White House at a “Stop the Steal” rally meant to protest Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election. That rally was followed by thousands of Trump supporters storming the US Capitol in …

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Jason Miller: If Georgia Officials Didn’t Want To Get Calls From Trump, They Shouldn’t Have Run For Office

The New York Times reports: The office of Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, on Monday started an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn the state’s election results, including a phone call he made to Mr. Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss. Jason Miller, a senior adviser …

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GA Opens Probe Into Trump’s Call To Overturn Election

The New York Times reports: The office of Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, on Monday started an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn the state’s election results, including a phone call he made to Mr. Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss. Such inquiries are “fact-finding and …

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NY Court: Double Jeopardy Applies In Manafort Case

CNBC reports: Paul Manafort, the Republican consultant who at one point ran Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, cannot be prosecuted in New York state court for conduct related to his prior federal criminal convictions, a court ruling has ensured. The New York Court of Appeals last week refused to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that had barred Manafort’s …

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Schumer Unveils Rules For Trump’s Senate Trial

Spectrum News reports: Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Monday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that a deal has been reached with the Republican minority and House Impeachment Managers on the rules for the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. On Tuesday, there will be another debate on the constitutionality of the trial — not …

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Jarvanka Made Up To $640M While In White House

From the watchdog group CREW: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump reported between $172 million and $640 million in outside income while working in the White House, according to an analysis of financial disclosures by CREW. It is impossible to tell the exact amount as the income is sometimes reported in broad ranges. Both Kushner and Trump announced they would not …

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Impeachment Managers Scoff At Trump’s Defense

Via email from the House impeachment managers: The evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing. As charged in the Article of Impeachment, President Trump violated his Oath of Office and betrayed the American people. His incitement of insurrection against the United …

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Lawyers: Trump Didn’t Mean “Fight Like Hell” Literally

CNN reports: In his speech on January 6, Trump told the crowd to “fight like hell.” “And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump said. In their brief, Trump’s lawyers argued that Trump’s speech about fighting was metaphorical and he did not call for any violence. “Of the over 10,000 words spoken, …

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Trump Lawyers File Brief Demanding Case Be Dismissed

The Associated Press reports: Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” by Democrats, whom they accused of exploiting for their own party’s gain the chaos and trauma of last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. In a brief filed on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial, lawyers for …

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Trump’s Trial Expected To Be Speedy, Few Witnesses

The Associated Press reports: Scheduled to begin Tuesday, just over a month since the deadly riot, the proceedings are expected to diverge from the lengthy, complicated trial that resulted in Trump’s acquittal a year ago on charges that he privately pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on a Democratic rival, Joe Biden, now the president. This time, Trump’s Jan. 6 …

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Miller Claims Trump Is “Happier” Without Social Media

The UK’s Sunday Times reports: On inauguration day, Donald Trump left Washington on the presidential plane, Air Force One, to the sound of Frank Sinatra’s My Way. The song begins: “And now the end is near” — but is it? Trump fully expects to survive and thrive politically after his impeachment trial for inciting the violent storming of the US …

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NYT: Dems Planning “Fast-Paced Cinematic” Case

The Washington Post reports: When the House impeachment managers prosecute former President Donald J. Trump this week for inciting the Capitol attack, they plan to mount a fast-paced and cinematic case aimed at rekindling the outrage lawmakers experienced themselves on Jan. 6, in arguments delivered from the scene of the invasion. Armed with lessons from the first impeachment trial of …

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POLL: Majority Say Convict Trump, Bar Him From Office

ABC News reports: With his impeachment trial set to begin this week, a narrow majority of Americans say they support the Senate convicting former President Donald Trump and barring him from holding federal office again, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday. Compared to public attitudes in the early days of his first impeachment trial, support for the …

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Navarro To Trump: Fire Your Lawyers, Hire Matt Gaetz

The Washington Examiner reports: Peter Navarro, who served as former President Donald Trump’s trade adviser, said he disagrees with the Trump team’s plans to argue the unconstitutionality of the president’s second impeachment trial instead of focusing on election integrity. Navarro also urged the president to fire his legal team to hire Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has already signaled a willingness …

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Trump’s Election Lies Have So Far Cost $519 Million

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s onslaught of falsehoods about the November election misled millions of Americans, undermined faith in the electoral system, sparked a deadly riot — and has now left taxpayers with a large, and growing, bill. The total so far: $519 million. The costs have mounted daily as government agencies at all levels have been forced …

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Brad Parscale To Trump: Run In 2024 As A “Martyr”

Politico reports: Brad Parscale is calling on former President Donald Trump to run again, saying multiple impeachments can work in his onetime boss’ favor. “If they only impeached you twice, you need to run again. Because to change the system you have to kick it in the a#$,” Trump’s former campaign manager wrote in a tweet Saturday addressed to the …

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Trump Lawyer Claims During Senate Trial He’ll Show Videos Of Democrats Encouraging Anti-Police Violence

From the far-right Washington Times: Former President Donald Trump‘s defense at his Senate impeachment trial next week will include videos of Democrats encouraging violence, one of his lawyers said Friday. The clips would counter videos that Democrats likely will show of the riot at Capitol and Mr. Trump‘s fiery speech at a rally shortly before the attack on Jan. 6, …

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Biden: “Erratic” Trump Should Not Get Intel Briefings

The Washington Post reports: President Biden, in an interview with the “CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell,” said former president Donald Trump should not receive intelligence briefings, citing his “erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection.” “I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact …

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Trump Wanted Stake In Parler Before He Would Join

Buzzfeed News reports: The Trump Organization negotiated on behalf of then-president Donald Trump to make Parler his primary social network, but it had a condition: an ownership stake in return for joining, according to documents and four people familiar with the conversations. The deal was never finalized, but legal experts said the discussions alone, which occurred while Trump was still …

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Trump Org Got Millions From Reelection Campaign

Forbes reports:  Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the election. In addition, one of the campaign’s joint-fundraising committees, which collects money in partnership with the Republican Party, shifted about $4.3 million of donor money into …

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