Trump Corruption

Lying Trump Flack Peter Navarro: China Created The Coronavirus And Sent Their Citizens To US To Spread It

The Hill reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday the coronavirus was a “product of the Chinese Communist party” and suggested without evidence that the potentially fatal virus may have been purposefully created by the Chinese government. “Did you say China created this virus, did I hear you wrong,” Tapper asked Navarro. “You did not hear me wrong,” …

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Nadler: Bill Barr Deserves Impeachment But It Would Be A Waste Of Time To Try Due To Corrupt Senate GOP

Axios reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that Attorney General Bill Barr “deserves impeachment” for his alleged politicization of the Justice Department, but described the endeavor as “a waste of time” because Senate Republicans are “corrupt” and will not vote to convict. Driving the news: Nadler has launched an investigation into the …

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Top Prosecutor “Fired” By Trump To Leave Immediately

The Associated Press reports: U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, confirmed Saturday he is leaving his position immediately, according to reporter Jacqui Heinrich. Berman, the powerful U.S. attorney in Manhattan who has been overseeing investigations of Trump’s allies, showed up at his office to work Saturday, but he has decided to quit. The Department of Justice …

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Bill Barr: Trump Has Fired Top SDNY Federal Prosecutor

The New York Times reports: Attorney William P. Barr said on Saturday that President Trump had fired the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, who has investigated the president’s closest associates, deepening a crisis over the independence of law enforcement and the president’s purge of officials he views as disloyal. Mr. Trump removed the prosecutor, Geoffrey S. Berman, United States attorney …

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Trump Appears To Threaten To “Drop Bombs” On Bolton

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has entered the chat to claim victory in today’s court decision, which denied his administration’s attempt to block the forthcoming publication of a tell-all book by former national security advisor John Bolton. Although it strains credulity to frame Saturday’s ruling by US district judge Royce C Lamberth as anything but a defeat for the administration, …

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AG Bill Barr Tries To Fire Prosecutor Investigating Trump Cronies, Prosecutor Issues Blistering Refusal To Resign

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday night abruptly tried to fire the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, who has investigated several of President Trump’s closest associates, but Mr. Berman said he would not leave. The clash focused new attention on the efforts by Mr. Trump and his closest aides to rid …

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FB Yanks Trump’s Fake CNN Video Over Copyright Claim

The Hill reports: Facebook on Friday took down a video posted to President Trump’s account that doctored a video of two toddlers after the received a copyright complaint, the second time in as many days the social media giant has removed Trump-related content. The video was taken down from Facebook after the parents of one of the children filed a …

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Money Beg: Dems Are Trying To “COVID-SHAME” You

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s push to resume big rallies despite concern he’s putting the public’s health at risk is part of a broader reelection campaign effort to turn the national debate about the coronavirus into a political fight that he frames as “US vs. THEM.” “They hate me. They hate you. They hate rallies and it’s all …

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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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