Trump Corruption

Cohen Signs Deal To Narc On Trump Organization

NBC News reports: The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors to provide information about the president’s business operation, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News Wednesday. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating the possibility that the Trump Organization falsified business records, the source said. Representatives from …

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Rudy Giuliani Marks 9/11 With Anti-Antifa Clip [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani marked the 9/11 anniversary on Wednesday by tweeting out an ad with a depiction of Antifa protesters charging at police. The short video follows a white male police officer in riot gear through apparent flashbacks: Viewers see that he was once a military man, a high-school football player, and, …

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Pence Spent $600,000 Just On Ireland Ground Travel

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to President Trump’s Doonbeg, Ireland resort cost taxpayers nearly $600,000 in ground transportation fees, according to State Department receipts. The receipts, first noticed by the left-leaning watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, totaled over $599,000 along with Pence’s stay, which required him to bounce back-and-forth between Doonbeg and Dublin for his …

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WH Ordered Wilbur Ross To Force NOAA Statement

The New York Times reports: The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the …

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Trump Takes Credit For GOP Victory In North Carolina House Race That Was Forced By GOP Election Fraud

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is taking credit for turning around a faltering Republican congressional candidate and hoisting him to victory in a North Carolina special election. Trump wrote on Twitter late Tuesday that Dan Bishop was down by 17 points three weeks ago, but after the 9th Congressional District candidate asked Trump for help, “we changed his …

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Ross Faces Calls To Resign Over Threat Against NOAA

Reuters reports: The news that a cabinet member in the Trump administration had threatened to fire politically-appointed staff at the agency in order to force the NOAA to contradict the advice of its own scientists prompted immediate condemnation. The head of the environmental group the Sierra Club, Michael Brune, called on Ross to resign to “maintain the dignity of the …

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Trump Had Deal With Scottish Airport Near His Resort

The New York Times reports: Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region. The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that same airport …

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Dems Push Ban On Military Spending At Trump Resorts

Politico reports: Democrats in the House are doubling down on proposed legislation to block military funds from being spent at properties owned by President Donald Trump, following reports that Air Force personnel stayed at the president’s Turnberry resort in Scotland. The House voted in July to bar the Defense Department from spending money at nearly five dozen Trump properties worldwide …

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REPORT: Sec. Wilbur Ross Threatened To Fire Top NOAA Staffers For Contradicting Glorious Leader On Dorian

The New York Times reports: The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion. That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later that Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration disavowing …

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Three House Committees Launch Probe Into Reports Giuliani Pressured Ukraine To Help Trump Campaign

Reuters reports: Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday they had begun “a wide-ranging investigation” into reports that President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and possibly others pressured Ukraine’s government to assist Trump’s re-election campaign. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees wrote to the White House and State Department seeking records …

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Trump: Air Force Has “Good Taste” To Stay At My Resort

The Scottish Sun reports: Donald Trump has denied knowledge of US Air Force crew allegedly using Prestwick Airport to refuel – and says they have “good taste” for staying at his Turnberry resort. The President tweeted today amid a government probe which claims the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Scots airport. It’s also been claimed five …

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Air Force Orders Probe Into Trump Resort Stays

Politico reports: The U.S. Air Force has ordered a world-wide review of how it chooses overnight accommodations on long flights following revelations that air crews had occasionally stayed at President Donald Trump’s Scotland resort while refueling at a small commercial airport nearby. The review comes as additional instances of military personnel staying at Trump properties have been uncovered. The C-17 …

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Air Force: So What If We Book Stays At Trump’s Hotel?

CNN reports: The crew of a US Air Force C-17 stayed at President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland, during a March refueling stop en route to Kuwait, the Air Force acknowledged, again raising ethics questions about government use of the President’s private entities. The Air Force, which said in a statement it was reviewing the trip records, said …

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Weather Scientists In Uproar Over NOAA Statement

The Washington Post reports: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s decision to back President Trump instead of its own scientists on the question of whether Alabama was at significant risk from Hurricane Dorian has led to widespread outrage in the broader weather community. Weather forecasters inside and outside the government and former leaders of NOAA and the National Weather Service …

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Ethics Lawyers: Trump’s Corruption Now Nearly Routine

From an extensive new piece by the New York Times: To ethics lawyers, the most extraordinary aspect of the daily merging of Mr. Trump’s official duties and his commercial interests both in Washington and around the world is that it has now become almost routine. Since Mr. Trump became president, there have been thousands of visits to his properties, not …

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Trump Rages: “Disgusting And Fake” Washington Post Reporters Shouldn’t Even Be Allowed On WH Grounds

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump early Saturday lashed out on Twitter at two reporters from The Washington Post who he said “shouldn’t even be allowed on the grounds of the White House.” Trump called Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker “two nasty lightweight reporters” in response to their story published last weekend titled: “Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, …

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US House Probes Whether Trump Directed US Military To Prop Up His Scotland Golf Resort With Multiple Visits

Politico reports: In early Spring of this year, an Air National Guard crew made a routine trip from the U.S. to Kuwait to deliver supplies. What wasn’t routine was where the crew stopped along the way: President Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, about 50 miles outside Glasgow, Scotland. Since April, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating why the crew on …

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Manafort Lawyers Argue Double Jeopardy In NY Case

Politico reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyers are arguing that the former Trump campaign chairman shouldn’t have to face a “politically-charged” prosecution in New York state because of the state’s so-called double jeopardy law. They made their case in a motion filed Thursday that blasts Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for prosecuting Manafort over crimes that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team …

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DOJ Official Accused Of Using Social Media To Weed Out Trump Critics From Crime Victims Grant-Making Process

The Daily Beast reports: A Trump-appointed Justice Department official is accused of using social media to weed out Trump critics from the process for awarding grants to organizations that assist victims of crime. A public employees union filed a complaint to the DOJ’s Inspector General against Office for Victims of Crime director Darlene Hutchinson Biehl—who leads the division that compensates …

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Pelosi: Trump Properties Are “Cesspool Of Corruption”

Via press release from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: President Trump is violating the Constitution by making money off of his lavish, ritzy resort properties, ultimately prioritizing his profits over the interests of the American people. First, Trump suggested holding the G7 Summit at his Doral golf resort in Florida. Now, the White House is walking back their previous statements that …

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