Trump Corruption

Trump Inflated Value Of Scottish Golf Resorts By $165M

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump has filed financial disclosure statements that appear to misstate the value and profitability of his Scotland golf courses by $165 million, possibly violating federal laws that are punishable by jail time. Trump claimed in his 2018 U.S. filing that his Turnberry and Aberdeen resorts were each worth more than $50 million. For that …

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Flynn Pulls Out Of Fundraiser By #QAnon Nutbag

Mother Jones reports: Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, pulled out of a fundraiser for his legal defense fund that was organized by a supporter of the bizarre conspiracy theory known as QAnon, after Mother Jones reported on the event’s connection to the fringe group. Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, tweeted Saturday that “given recent reports and comments,” …

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DOJ Asks Court To Block Trump’s Banking Records

Law & Crime reports: The Department of Justice on Monday filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of President Donald Trump, in which attorneys for the government argued that congressional subpoenas for the financial records of Trump, his family, and the Trump Organization should not be enforced. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos previously ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capital One …

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Former GOP Rep Busts Trump’s Lies About Fake Award

Mediaite reports: Dating at least as far back as the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has been claiming to have won an award called “Michigan Man of the Year,” and he did so again at his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire this week. CNN fact-checker extraordinaire Daniel Dale has been trying to figure out what the hell Trump is talking about, …

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FEC Chair To Trump: Stop Lying About Voter Fraud

CNN reports: The Democratic chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission on Friday challenged President Donald Trump to provide evidence of the voter fraud he insists cost him New Hampshire in 2016 or quit talking about it. In a letter to Trump, Ellen Weintraub said the country’s democracy depends on “the American people’s faith in our elections. Your voter-fraud allegations run …

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Lewandowski “Happy” To Testify Before House Panel

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was “happy” to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency. The panel, which is considering whether to recommend Trump’s impeachment, subpoenaed Lewandowski on Thursday as a witness to an alleged attempt by the president …

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Flynn Wants To Attend Fundraiser By #QAnon Nutbag

Mother Jones reports: Michael Flynn wants a judge to allow him to travel to Atlanta to raise money at an event organized by a QAnon supporter. This week, Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, asked US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to allow Flynn to travel freely in the United States, so that he can go to locations including Georgia, where he …

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House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Lewandowski

ABC News reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have issued subpoenas to President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn, Trump’s former White House deputy chief of staff for policy for their public testimony next month as part of the panel’s ongoing probe into potential obstruction of justice and public corruption. The subpoena comes the same …

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Trump Administration Exempts Bibles From China Tariffs

Christianity Today reports: The Good Book got good news from the Trump administration today: America’s Bibles—most of which are printed in China and imported to the United States—are now exempt from the burgeoning trade war between the two nations. With a 10-percent hike on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods looming next month, the Office of the US Trade Representative …

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US Paid Trump Hotel For Junior’s Sheep Hunting Trips

Politico reports: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, flew to Canada for one of his regular visits to the Yukon mountains to hunt stone sheep with friends. He was accompanied by Secret Service agents on that August 2017 trip, just as he had been since his father was sworn in as president six months earlier. The Secret Service frequented …

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Ann Coulter Wonders Why The Trump Org Hasn’t Been Charged For Hiring All Those Undocumented Workers

Mediaite reports: Conservative pundit Ann Coulter suggested President Donald Trump’s businesses should be charged for employing undocumented immigrants in a tweet on Monday. “Yes, why WON’T authorities charge the employers using all the illegal alien workers?” wrote Coulter in response to a Washington Post investigation that found Trump’s properties frequently hired a construction crew known for bringing in undocumented laborers. …

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Bill Barr Blames Own Jail For Allowing Epstein’s Suicide

CNBC reports: Attorney General William Barr said Monday that there were “serious irregularities” at the Manhattan federal jail where accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. “We will get to the bottom of this,” Barr vowed in blistering remarks at a police event in New Orleans, “and there will be accountability.” Barr, who said in …

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WaPo: Trump Has Now Lied Publicly Over 12,000 Times

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s proclivity for spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods has continued at a remarkable pace. As of Aug. 5, his 928th day in office, he had made 12,019 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered. Trump crossed the …

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Trump Likely To Commute Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov Because “Many” People Have Sold Senate Seats

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Wednesday night that he was “strongly considering” commuting the 14-year prison sentence of Rod R. Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who was convicted of trying to essentially sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat for personal gain. In remarks aboard Air Force One, Mr. Trump described the incriminating phone call in …

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Trump: China Is “Paying Us Ten Of Billions” In Tariffs

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that things are going well with China, insisting U.S. consumers are not paying for import taxes he has imposed on goods from that country although economists say Americans are footing the bill. Tariffs are intended to make foreign goods more expensive to boost domestic producers, unless international exporters reduce prices. But …

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Trump Could Save Millions From Fed Cut He Pushed

From the ethics watchdog group CREW: The recent Federal Reserve interest rate cut has clear political benefits for President Trump, but it appears the cut will be doubly beneficial to him, as he also now stands to save millions in loan payments in coming years as a result of the rate cut. Trump reported five mortgages and loans on his …

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New York Subpoenas Trump Org For Stormy Docs

The New York Times reports: State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Trump’s family business on Thursday, reviving an investigation into the company’s role in hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people briefed on the matter. The subpoena, issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, demanded the Trump Organization provide documents related to money that had been …

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Trump Offers Russia Help In Battling Wildfires After Threatening To End Federal Wildfire Aid To California

CNBC reports: U.S. President Donald Trump offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin help in putting out vast wildfires that are raging in Siberia, the Kremlin said late on Wednesday, a move it said Putin took as a sign that battered ties can be restored. The Kremlin said the two leaders had spoken by phone at Washington’s initiative, hours after Putin …

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Trump Lies Again About His Child Separation Policy

ABC News reports: President Trump on Wednesday pushed back against Democratic presidential candidates decrying the treatment of migrants under his administration, blaming his predecessor for the construction of “cages.” The president repeated his claim that former President Obama implemented a policy of “child separation” and that he ended it. The Obama administration did not have a sweeping policy of prosecuting …

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Trump Battles To Block Release Of New York Taxes

Talking Points Memo reports: It appears likely New York will have to wait to produce any of President Trump’s tax returns Congress may request, until certain legal questions surrounding a dispute over such a hypothetical request are settled. At a teleconference hearing on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said he was “leaning” towards adopting a proposal that New York …

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