Trump Corruption

Questions Arise Over Cancer Fundraiser By Corsi

The right wing Daily Caller reports: Jerome Corsi, the right-wing author ensnared in the special counsel’s probe, raised tens of thousands of dollars on his website and web show over the summer for an Alaskan man who claimed he needed experimental cancer surgery from an Israeli physician. To help raise the funds, Corsi touted Dr. Eliat Mendelsohn, claiming the oncologist …

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Michael Cohen: I Hope I’m Remembered In History As Helping To Bring This Country Back Together [VIDEO]

“One of the hopes that I have out of the punishment that I’ve received, as well as the cooperation that I have given, I will be remembered in history as helping to bring this country back together. It’s never good to be on the wrong side of the president of the United States of America. But somehow or another, this …

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George Conway: Trump Lies About Virtually Everything

Newsweek reports: On Thursday evening, Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump over accusations of lying, criticizing CNN’s Chris Cuomo during a heated on-air debate. Trump has come under fire for denying he directed Cohen to make payments to Daniels—legal name Stephanie Clifford—and Karen McDougal during his presidential campaign. Her remarks are in stark contrast to the views of her husband, …

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Prosecutors Probe Trump Inauguration Committee For Giving Access Or Policy Concessions To Major Donors

The Wall Street Journal reports: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave …

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NBC News: Trump Was In The Room When Cohen And Pecker Discussed Quashing Trump Adultery Stories

NBC News reports: Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women, NBC News has confirmed. The “Statement of Admitted Facts” says that AMI admitted making a $150,000 payment “in concert with the …

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Trump Claims Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Keep His Wife And “Rich Father-In-Law” Out Of Legal Trouble [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Trump joined Fox host Harris Faulkner for an interview Thursday afternoon in no small part to defend himself against the accusation that he was implicated in a crime when his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced for campaign finance violations. One of the things he threw out there was the idea that Cohen pleaded guilty to keep …

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Schiff: The DOJ Needs To Revisit Its Indictment Opinion

CNN reports: Rep. Adam Schiff argued today that the Department of Justice “needs to re-examine” the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that a sitting US president should not be indicted. “I think the Justice Department needs to re-examine that OLC opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, that you cannot indict a sitting president under circumstances in which the failure …

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Report: Trump Is Privately Fretting About Impeachment

NBC News reports: Despite President Donald Trump’s public declaration that he isn’t concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump’s fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, …

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Trump: I “Never Directed” Cohen To Break The Law

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said he “never directed” Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who was sentenced on multiple charges a day earlier, “to break the law.” In a follow-up tweet, Trump said without providing evidence that campaign finance lawyers have told him that he “did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even …

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Lawyer: Cohen Will Spill Dirt After Probe Concludes

Bloomberg reports: Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, is willing to reveal publicly what he knows about his former client once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete and findings are released, Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday. “There will come a time after Mr. Mueller is done with his work that Michael Cohen will be sitting …

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Fox News Analyst Andrew Napolitano: Prosecutors Will Act On The Evidence That Trump Committed A Felony

Mediaite reports: Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano dropped a pretty stunning piece of analysis Wednesday: federal prosecutors have evidence President Donald Trump committed a felony, and they intend to do something with that evidence. “Career prosecutors here in New York City have evidence that the president of the United States committed a felony by ordering and paying Michael …

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Prosecutors Reach Deal With National Enquirer Parent

Boing Boing reports: The U.S. Southern District of New York has reached a non-prosecution agreement with the parent company of the National Enquirer, AMI, in which the firm admits it made “catch and kill” hush money payment to Karen MacDougal “in concert with” the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Said the SDNY prosecutors, “AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment …

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Trump Claims People Would “Revolt” If He’s Impeached

From a lengthy interview with Reuters: On the domestic front, Trump waved off concerns that he could face the possibility of impeachment when Democrats, intent on greater oversight of the president, take command of the U.S. House of Representatives in January. “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history …

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NEW YORK: Incoming Attorney General Letitia James Promises Sweeping Investigations Into Trump’s Circle

NBC News reports: New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that …

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TODAY: Trump Fixer Micheal Cohen To Be Sentenced

ABC News reports: Michael Cohen, the former longtime personal attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, is set to learn his sentence Wednesday morning in Manhattan after pleading guilty to a laundry list of charges brought by federal prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office in Washington. With the pounding of his gavel on Wednesday morning, U.S. …

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Michael Flynn Asks Court For No Prison Time

The New York Times reports: Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, asked a federal judge late Tuesday to spare him prison time for misleading investigators, and they suggested that the F.B.I. agents who interviewed him last year at the White House had tricked him into lying. Mr. Flynn’s lawyers said that his contrition, lengthy military …

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Manafort’s Plea Deal Breach Hearing Set For Jan. 25th

USA Today reports: A federal judge set a tentative hearing for Jan. 25 to hear disputes about whether Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, breached his plea agreement by lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. But the hearing might not be needed. Defense lawyers said they need more time to evaluate five subject areas of allegations that …

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44 Former Senators Send Bipartisan Letter To Senate Urging “Defense Of Our Democracy And Constitution”

Politico reports: A bipartisan group of more than 40 ex-senators are calling for the current members of the upper chamber to join together to defend democracy, saying that the U.S. is entering a “dangerous period” as the investigation into Russian election interference nears its conclusion. The letter was published as Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between …

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Red State: The Writing’s On The Wall For Impeachment

From the right wing site Red State: The writing is clearly on the wall. President Trump will be impeached. The odds of him being removed from office is very low but the odds of him being impeached by the House of Representatives approaches 100%. Despite the noises you are hearing from the Democrat party and its Congressional caucus, the House …

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CNN: 16 Trump Associates Now Linked To Russians

CNN reports: At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, according to public statements, court filings, CNN reporting, and reporting from other news outlets. These communications came in the form of face-to-face meetings, phone calls, text messages, emails and video chats. In the months after the election, Trump and his senior …

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