Trump Corruption

Renewed Scrutiny For Trump’s Ambassador Nominees

NBC News reports: For ambassador to the United Arab Emirates — a job so sensitive in the tense Middle East that every previous president gave it to a career diplomat — Trump picked a wealthy real estate developer with no diplomatic experience. The ambassador to Morocco? A well-heeled car dealer. The nominee for Iceland? While well-traveled, he had never been …

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House Subpoenas Former WH Official On Clearances

CNN reports: The House Oversight Committee voted Tuesday to authorize a subpoena to the former personnel security director at the Trump White House. The committee voted to authorize subpoenas related to two issues — White House security clearances and the US Census — on Tuesday afternoon, escalating Democrats’ fight against administrative stonewalling. The security clearance vote passed along party lines, …

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Sarah Sanders Brands Democrats As “Sore Losers” For Wanting Release Of The Full Mueller Report [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: President Trump’s spokeswoman on Tuesday ripped ObamaCare and Congressional Democrats for not supporting the president’s agenda and for demanding the release of the special counsel’s full report on Russia. “We know by the actions that we have seen from Nadler and other Democrats in Congress is that the president’s right. They will never be satisfied. …

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Kushner Shrugs Off Questions On Security Clearance

Business Insider reports: In an interview broadcast Monday night, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, shrugged off questions over his White House security clearance, granting a glimpse of a political playbook that could loom large in the months to come. Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Kushner used the central finding of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report …

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Whistleblower Raises Alarm On WH Security Clearances

The Washington Post reports: A White House whistleblower told lawmakers that more than two dozen denials for security clearances have been overturned during the Trump administration, calling Congress her “last hope” for addressing what she considers improper conduct that has left the nation’s secrets exposed. Tricia Newbold, a longtime White House security adviser, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee …

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Fox Analyst: Schiff Is Likely Right On Collusion [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano defended embattled House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) today, stating the Democratic lawmaker is likely correct to insist there will be evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the still-unseen Mueller report. A day after Napolitano caused a stir by declaring both that …

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Liberty University Got Pentagon Jet Fuel Contract

AlterNet reports: The Pentagon agreed to buy nearly $900,000 in jet fuel from the conservative university owned by Jerry Falwell Jr., just months after President Donald Trump took office. The Department of Defense signed the contract with Freedom Aviation, which is wholly owned by Liberty University, on May 9, 2017, and had since purchased more than $400,000 in turbine fuel …

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REVEALED: Full Mueller Report Is Over 300 Pages Long

Bloomberg reports: The still-secret report on Russian interference in the 2016 election submitted by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, last week was more than 300 pages long, according to American officials with knowledge of it, a length that raises new questions about Attorney General William P. Barr’s four-page summary. The total of 300-plus pages suggests that Mr. Mueller …

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US Approves Sales Of Nuclear Tech To Saudi Arabia

The Daily Beast reports: The U.S. Department of Energy has approved six authorizations for U.S. companies seeking to conduct nuclear related work in Saudi Arabia, according to two sources with knowledge of those approvals. Federal law stipulates that companies obtain clearance from the U.S. government for exporting nuclear technology to or engaging in the production or development of special nuclear …

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House Demands 10 Years Of Trump’s Financial Records

CNBC reports: House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has requested a decade’s worth of President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm that prepared several years of financial statements for Trump, according to a letter Cummings sent on March 20, but which was only released on Wednesday. The move represents an escalation of congressional Democrats’ longstanding interest in …

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Trump Lawyer: No Plan To Release Answers To Mueller

CNN reports: Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said Monday he does not want the written answers the President submitted to special counsel Robert Mueller to be released, describing them as “confidential.” “Well, that would not be a position that I would want, to just make a statement where we would release confidential communications that took place between …

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Trump Falsely Claims “Complete And Total Exoneration”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump began his victory lap over special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings on Sunday with a tweet that read, simply: “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” Later, the president spoke to reporters at an airport in south Florida. “It’s a shame that our country had to go through this,” Trump said. “This …

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Fox News Poll: Majority Say Trump Interfered In Probe

Fox News reports: More voters trust Special Counsel Robert Mueller than President Trump when it comes to learning the truth about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. At the same time, many say there is no chance Mueller’s investigation will change how they feel about the president, according to the latest Fox News Poll. The poll, completed before the …

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New Trump Merch Brands White House As Trump Hotel

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump has emblazoned the “Trump” brand name on images of the White House to sell in his Trump Store and at the Trump International Hotel in the capital. The products give the bizarre impression that the White House is a Trump hotel. Walter Shaub, who was director of the Office of Government Ethics in …

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Lawfare Blog: Trump Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

Benjamin Wittes writes at the highly-regarded Lawfare: The president should wait before popping the champagne corks over this and tweeting in triumph. Yes, in the best-case scenario for the president, Mueller is not proceeding further because he lacks the evidence to do so. But even this possibility contains multitudes: everything from what the president calls “NO COLLUSION!” to evidence that …

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REPORT: No More Indictments Coming From Mueller

The Associated Press reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments in the Russia investigation. That’s according to a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the confidential recommendation. Mueller notified Attorney General William Barr on Friday that he had concluded his probe of Russian election …

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AG Barr May Advise Congress On Report This Weekend

“I am reviewing the report and anticipate I may be in a position to advise you of principal condition conclusion as soon as this weekend. Separately, I intend to consult with special counsel Mueller to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law including the special counsel regulations and …

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Giuliani: Waiting For The Mueller Report Is Like Waiting For A Baby, I’ll Give Out Cigars If The Verdict Is Good

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lead attorneys dealing with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe, said Friday that, like many Americans, he’s in a holding pattern, with no inside information about when Mueller will issue his report to the Justice Department. “It’s like waiting for a baby,” Giuliani said in a phone interview …

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Forbes: Trump Pocketed $1.3M In 2020 Donor Funds

Forbes reports: Donald Trump has charged his own reelection campaign $1.3 million for rent, food, lodging and other expenses since taking office, according to a Forbes analysis of the latest campaign filings. And although outsiders have contributed more than $50 million to the campaign, the billionaire president hasn’t handed over any of his own cash. The net effect: $1.3 million …

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Roger Stone Invokes Fifth Amendment In House Probe

Fox News reports: Former Trump political adviser Roger Stone has invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to turn over documents requested by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, saying he will not appear on Capitol Hill for an interview as part of the committee’s expansive investigation into President Trump. Stone delivered his response to Nadler this week, after the chairman …

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