Trump Corruption

Trump: I Might Release Transcript Of Ukraine Call

Bloomberg reports: President Trump told reporters on Sunday that he would consider releasing a transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which is said to be the subject of an intelligence community whistleblower complaint. “We’ll make a determination about how to release it, releasing it, saying what we said,” Trump said in Houston, defending his conversation with Zelensky …

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Corey Lewandowski: The Smug Assholery I Displayed During My Testimony Proves I’ll Be A Great US Senator

“I’m very, very seriously thinking about running for the United States Senate. After this week, no American citizen should have to go through what I had to go through, should never have to be disparaged or attacked the way that I was by these committee members because they didn’t like my politics. “When you attack a Trump supporter, it’s okay. …

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Pompeo: Not “Appropriate” To Release Call Transcript

Reuters reports: Joe Biden has called on Trump to disclose the transcript of his conversation with Zelensky so “the American people can judge for themselves.” When asked about releasing the transcript, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told ABC News that “those are private conversations between world leaders and it wouldn’t be appropriate to do so except in the most extreme …

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Mnuchin: Ukraine Call Should Be Kept “Confidential”

Politico reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Sunday that allegations that President Trump elicited dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 White House hopeful, during a phone call with Ukraine’s leader are merely speculation. “I think things are being implied that just don’t exist,” Mnuchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Tapper on Sunday pressed Mnuchin …

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Trump: It’s A Ukraine Witch Hunt To Protect Sleepy Joe

The Hill reports: President Trump argued Saturday that Democrats in Congress have launched another “Witch Hunt” against him amid backlash over reports that he urged Ukraine’s president to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. In a tweet Saturday afternoon, the president asserted that Democrats were attempting to shield Biden from an investigation by going after him on …

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George Conway: If Trump Threatened To Withhold Aid From Ukraine, It Would Be “Ultimate Impeachable Act”

From a Washington Post op-ed jointly authored by George Conway and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal: So it appears that the president might have used his official powers — in particular, perhaps the threat of withholding a quarter-billion dollars in military aid — to leverage a foreign government into helping him defeat a potential political opponent in the United …

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Giuliani Told Ukraine: Your Country Owes This To Us

The Washington Post reports: Days after the two presidents spoke, Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, met with an aide to the Ukrainian president in Madrid and spelled out two specific cases he believed Ukraine should pursue. One was a probe of a Ukrainian gas tycoon who had Biden’s son Hunter on his board. Another was an allegation that Democrats …

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BREAKING: Pentagon To Send Troops To Saudi Arabia

Reuters reports: In a press conference Friday evening, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford announced the US would be sending “hundreds” of US troops, as well as additional air defense capabilities, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. “The president has approved the deployment of US forces which will …

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Biden Blasts Trump’s “Not Credible” Ukraine Claims

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden dismissed President Trump’s call for an investigation into the former vice president’s ties to Ukraine amid conservatives’ accusations of misconduct. “Not one single, credible outlet has given any credibility to his assertion. Not one single one,” Biden told reporters Friday. “So I have no comment except the president should start to be …

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Pelosi: Pass New Laws So Presidents Can Be Indicted

NPR reports: In an exclusive interview with NPR, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has not changed her mind on pursuing impeachment but is ready to change the law to restrain presidential power and make it clear that a sitting president can, in fact, be indicted. “I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have …

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Wall Street Journal: Trump Pressured Ukraine President To Investigate Biden’s Son Eight Times On Phone Call

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter. “He told him he should work with him [Giuliani] on …

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Trump: Ignore The Whistleblower, Investigate Joe Biden

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday dismissed growing scrutiny over a whistleblower complaint that reportedly raised concerns about a conversation he had with a Ukrainian leader, saying the focus should instead be on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s ties to Ukraine. “It doesn’t matter what I discussed, but I’ll tell you this, somebody ought to look into Joe Biden’s …

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REPORT: Whistleblower Complaint Involves Ukraine

The New York Times reports: A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump emerged on Thursday as the latest front in a continuing oversight dispute between administration officials and House Democrats. While the allegation remains shrouded in mystery, it involves at least one instance of Mr. Trump making an unspecified commitment to …

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Giuliani Admits He Asked Ukraine To Investigate Biden

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, contradicted himself when asked whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, ranted about media bias and defended Trump amid new reports about an intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint, during a chaotic and fiery CNN interview Thursday night. Immediately after anchor Chris Cuomo introduced him and …

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Dems Pressure Nadler: Hold Lewandowski In Contempt

Talking Points Memo reports: Democrats are pressuring House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress after the former Trump campaign manager stonewalled lawmakers during his testimony earlier in the week. “He operated in contempt of Congress, and yes, I believe he should be” held in contempt. “And I’ve expressed that to the chair,” …

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Court Temporarily Blocks CA’s Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Los Angeles Times reports: A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a …

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Whistleblower’s Complaint Involves “Multiple Acts”

The New York Times reports: A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews on Thursday. The complaint was related to multiple acts, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for American spy agencies, told …

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Trump Sues New York State To Block Tax Returns

CBS News York reports: President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York. Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says the lawsuit is intended “to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.” Manhattan District …

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Trump Rants: Whistleblower Story Is More “Fake News”

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday denied having made an “inappropriate” comment to a foreign leader during a phone call, as The Washington Post reported a day earlier. Trump questioned whether anybody is “dumb enough” to believe that he would say something “inappropriate” on the phone with a foreign leader. The Post reported Wednesday that a U.S. …

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GOP Group Blasts Pence For Indifference To Trump’s Corruption With Scathing “Who Cares?” Ad [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: A GOP group critical of President Donald Trump is now targeting Vice President Mike Pence to call out what it considers corruption in the administration. An ad that will air on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday accuses Pence of hypocrisy for not objecting to foreign governments’ spending at Trump hotels after having criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting …

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