Trump Corruption

Trump Is Flooding His Cabinet With Former Lobbyists

The Associated Press reports: In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The Cabinet choices are another sign that Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” …

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LIVE VIDEO: Lewandowski Testifies Before House Panel

The New York Times reports: Democrats investigating whether to recommend that the House impeach President Trump will take turns on Tuesday publicly questioning one of his most outspoken supporters: Corey Lewandowski. Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and continued confidant, Mr. Lewandowski was enlisted in an ultimately unsuccessful scheme by the president in the summer of 2017 to significantly curtail the …

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Trump Orders Corey Lewandowski To Dummy-Up At Impeachment Hearing, Bars Two Aides From Testifying

Reuters reports: Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and close confidant, is due to testify in Congress on Tuesday despite a White House effort to prevent him from talking about Trump’s alleged efforts to impede the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Late on Monday, the White House instructed Lewandowski not to discuss conversations …

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REVEALED: Longer US Military Stays At Trump Resort

Politico reports: A five-day visit to Turnberry and the surrounding region revealed that the regular visits from Air Force crews on layovers from Prestwick Airport have become a major facet of the life of the resort. It also revealed that, rather than being restricted to single-night refueling stops, some visits last multiple nights, expanding the known dimensions of the relationship …

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House Panel Launches Ethics Probe Of Elaine Chao

The Associated Press reports: The House Oversight Committee says it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family’s shipping company. Two Democratic leaders sent a letter Monday asking Chao to turn over documents related to the New York-based company, Foremost Group. Chao’s father and sisters own the company, which transports material to and …

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New York Subpoenas 8 Years Of Trump’s Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: State prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The subpoena opens a new front in a wide-ranging effort to obtain copies of the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump initially said he would …

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Eric Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” Rating For His Post Claiming Border Wall Costs Less Than Obamacare Site

The Washington Post reports: “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.” — Quote attributed to comedian Tim Allen in an Instagram post by Eric Trump. Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, has quite a following on social media, so his posts attract a lot of attention. But there are two big problems. …

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Trump: Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue For “Liable”

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday said “Radical left Democrats” and the “LameStream Media” want to scare Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh into “turning Liberal.” The president’s tweet came after The New York Times reported that a male former classmate said he witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself and press his genitals against a woman without …

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Holder: Trump Could Face Trial After Leaving Office

Axios reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder told CNN Saturday that President Trump could face prosecution once he leaves office for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws. But he warned there’s a “potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president.” Holder told CNN political commentator David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, that there was …

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Trump Insider Hired To Lobby For Kremlin Bank

Mother Jones reports: With Congress mulling legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia for its attack on the 2016 American election, an important Russian bank connected to Vladimir Putin’s government has turned for help to a well-positioned lobbyist in Washington: a Trump insider and former Republican House member named John Sweeney. In August Sweeney signed a whopping contract to lobby …

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1000+ Bots Pushed Pro-Trump Tweets During Debate

Via press release: More than 1,000 accounts with suspicious, bot-like characteristics helped push quote tweets, a tweet that is retweeted but additional text is added, from Donald Trump campaign accounts during the third primary debate, according to an analysis by social media intelligence company Storyful. Those tweets accounted for the top 3 most-shared links on social media during the debate. …

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Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Suit Against Trump

Law & Crime reports: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday brought back to life an emoluments-related lawsuit against President Donald Trump. The lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had previously been dismissed for lack of standing. The lawsuit is revived at a time when “potential violations of the Foreign and …

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Trump: I’m Too Successful To Ever Be Impeached

The Hill reports: President Trump accused House Democrats of a “sad” effort to impeach him in a series of tweets Friday, suggesting they would be remiss to do to so because of the low unemployment numbers and other purported successes. Trump’s tweets came one day after the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to expand its powers to investigate …

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Ivanka Trump: I Got My Moral Compass From My Father

Politico reports: At a mid-August fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Ivanka Trump was asked to name the personality traits she inherited most from her parents. Without much of a pause, Trump told the crowd of roughly 120 high-end donors that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman. And her father? He passed onto …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Panel Debates Impeachment Rules

The Associated Press reports: The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel’s investigations of President Donald Trump even as many Democrats remain wary of the effort. The resolution is a technical step, and the panel would still have to introduce impeachment articles against Trump and win approval from the House to …

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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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