Trump Corruption

Trump: The Transcript Proves It Was A “Nothing Call”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday claimed the release of the transcript of a call between him and the Ukrainian president validated his assertions that it showed no wrongdoing, even as Democrats seized on its contents to bolster their calls for impeachment. Trump reacted to the transcript shortly after it was released while attending a meeting on Venezuela at …

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Conway: GOP Senators Will Turn On Trump At Trial

The Hill reports: Conservative attorney George Conway predicted Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate particularly would break with the president and vote for impeachment if Democrats decide to formally support Trump’s impeachment. Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Wednesday that Republican senators would hide their decision to vote against the president until the last possible minute on …

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DOJ Reveals Criminal Referral Over Trump’s Ukraine Call

Talking Points Memo reports: A whistleblower’s complaint about President Trump’s conduct towards Ukraine prompted the Justice Department’s inspector general to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department, a DOJ spokesperson revealed on Wednesday. The referral suggested that Trump’s comments to Ukraine President Zelensky potentially violated campaign finance law, the Justice Department said. The Justice Department “reviewed the official record …

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Transcript Shows Trump Urged Ukraine President To Contact AG Bill Barr To Discuss Investigation Into Biden

The New York Times reports: President Trump urged the president of Ukraine to contact Attorney General William P. Barr about opening a potential corruption investigation connected to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to a transcript of a July phone call at the center of accusations that Mr. Trump pressured a foreign leader to find dirt on a …

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Trump Can’t Believe Call To Pelosi Didn’t Stop Inquiry

CNN reports: President Donald Trump was incredulous Tuesday as he sat in Trump Tower and watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announce she was launching a formal impeachment inquiry against him, sources familiar with the moment say. Sitting in the same building where he launched his long shot presidential campaign four years ago, Trump said he couldn’t believe it, he later …

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Trump Cultists Already At “It Wasn’t A Crime” Stage

“Let me underscore emphatically that nothing that the president said on that call or what we think he said on that call constitutes a crime, and even if he had said, ‘You’re not going to get the money,’ it would not be a crime. “I was watching Nancy Pelosi today as she struggled to keep her dentures in her mouth, …

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Fox & Friends Host: There Are A “Few Words” In The Ukraine Transcript That Will “Raise Eyebrows” [VIDEO]

Contemptor reports: Fox News appears to be doing damage control for the White House even before any new information on the Trump/Ukraine scandal is released. On Wednesday morning, Fox & Friends spoke to Republican Congressman Doug Collins, who went on the attack against Democrats. “According to Fox News, in the transcript that we’re gonna see later today, there are a …

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Giuliani Melts Down On Fox News: “Shut Up, Moron! Shut Up! Shut Up! Keep Your Lying Mouth Shut, Idiot!”

The Independent reports: Rudy Giuliani hurled abuse at a fellow Fox News guest, calling him a “serial liar” and a “moron” as the president’s opponents pledged to seek Donald Trump’s removal from office. With the threat of impeachment hanging in the air, Mr Giuliani’s outburst on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle came as he looked to defend Donald Trump and …

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New Report Puts Giuliani At Center Of Ukraine Plot

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s attempt to pressure the leader of Ukraine followed a months-long fight inside the administration that sidelined national security officials and empowered political loyalists — including the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani — to exploit the U.S. relationship with Kiev, current and former U.S. officials said. The sequence, which began early this year, involved …

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WH Will Allow Whistleblower To Speak To Congress

The New York Times reports: The White House has determined that it will most likely have to allow the whistle-blower who filed an explosive complaint about President Trump to meet with congressional investigators, two people briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The meeting could give Democrats a stream of evidence as they consider whether to impeach the president. Such a …

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Trump: I’ve Ordered Release Of Ukraine Call Transcript

As the Democrats finally get serious about impeachment, Glorious Leader this afternoon reacted by claiming to have ordered the release of the “unredacted transcript” of his call with the president of Ukraine. This move comes after Trump has offered several different reasons for having temporarily withheld nearly $400 million in US aid. Now we get to see if this has …

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DNI Chief To Testify Before House On Whistleblower

Talking Points Memo reports: Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire [photo] and Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, according to the top Democrat on the panel. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told reporters on Tuesday that the two men will brief the Senate committee separately in the wake of a …

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Trump: I Held Ukraine Aid To Make Europe Pay More

The Washington Post reports: President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he withheld military aid from Ukraine, saying he did so over his concerns that the United States was contributing more to Ukraine than European countries were. “My complaint has always been, and I’d withhold again and I’ll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine …

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Trump Withheld $391M In Aid Before Ukraine Call

The Washington Post reports: President Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call in which Trump is said to have pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden, according to three senior administration officials. …

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Watchdog Group Files DOJ & FEC Complaints Alleging Trump And Giuliani “Illegally Solicited” Foreign Actions

Just in via press release: Today, Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that President Donald Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and other political operatives illegally solicited a political contribution from a foreign national—by urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials to investigate Hunter Biden …

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Mike Pence Also Delivered Trump’s Threat To Ukraine

From the transcript of a September 2nd interview with Pence: Q: Thank you very much, Mr. Vice President. I wanted to ask you about your meeting yesterday with the Ukrainian President and for an update on Ukrainian security aid money. Specifically, number one, did you discuss Joe Biden at all during that meeting yesterday with the Ukrainian President? And number …

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Fox’s Shep Smith: No Evidence Biden Did Any Wrong

“The real issue here is a phone call. The claim that the president pressured a foreign leader to investigate of political rival and the failure to pass the whistleblower complaint to Congress. There is no known evidence that Joe Biden did anything wrong. “The whole thing involved corruption in the Ukraine. A corrupt prosecutor who much of the world was …

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WH Press Secretary: Trump Is The “Most Successful President In History” So We Don’t Need Press Briefings

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham cited the conduct of reporters on Monday as the basis for the near-complete cancellation of White House press briefings. In an interview with Fox & Friends, Grisham’s hosts gushed over Trump by remarking that “he is the best communicator” and, therefore, doesn’t need anyone to speak for him. “He is his own …

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Glorious Leader Rants: I Didn’t Do It, But Joe Biden Did

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his attempts to justify a phone call with Ukraine’s president in which he reportedly pushed for an investigation into one of his chief political rivals, maintaining that he‘s merely concerned about stamping out corruption. He once again dismissed the accusations that he was using his position of power to pressure a foreign …

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Former Gov. William Weld: Trump Committed Treason, Pure And Simple, Cart Him Off To Save Us All [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Bill Weld, the former Massachusetts governor seeking to challenge President Trump in a GOP primary, said the president’s efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leadership into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son amount to “treason pure and simple.” “Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere and control a U.S. election,” Weld said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It …

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