Trump Lies

Trump Admin To Add Seven Countries To Its Travel Ban

From the conservative Washington Examiner: The White House will add seven new countries to its travel ban, including Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. Some countries will only face a ban on certain visa categories, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An updated version of the ban was expected later this month. President Trump confirmed …

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POLL: 21% Grade Trump An “A”, 38% Give Him An “F”

Politico reports: According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, just over two-in-10 voters — 21 percent of respondents — give Trump an “A” grade for the job he has done as president, and another 17 percent give him a “B.” The 38 percent who give Trump an “A” or a “B” is equal to the 38 percent of voters who …

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Schumer Blasts McConnell’s Senate Trial “Cover Up”

The Hill reports: Senate Democrats slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday night over his proposed rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial, accusing the GOP leader of a “cover up.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called McConnell’s proposal a “national disgrace,” and vowed to try to change it on the floor on Tuesday. The rules would condense the …

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Trump And GOP Plot To Block Bolton’s Testimony

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans should Democrats win enough votes to force witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial, including an effort to keep former national security adviser John Bolton from the spotlight, according to multiple officials familiar with the discussions. While Republicans continue to express …

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McConnell Issues Resolution On Senate Trial Format

The Washington Post reports: In a four-page resolution, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the opening arguments would begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with each side given 24 hours to present their case over a two-day period. The Senate will vote on the resolution Tuesday. The question of witnesses would be decided after senators have 16 hours to …

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Schiff Fires Back After Trump Lies About John Bolton

The New York Daily News reports: Ahead of Tuesday’s opening arguments in his Senate impeachment trial President Trump tweeted that the House of Representatives was remiss in not seeking the testimony of his ex-national security adviser. The Democratic-led House did not issue a subpoena for Bolton after he said he wouldn’t appear until the conclusion of what would have been …

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Trump Legal Team Seeks “Swift Rejection” Of Charges

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s legal team will call on the Senate on Monday to “swiftly reject” the impeachment charges and acquit him, maintaining that he committed no impeachable offense and has been the victim of an illegitimate partisan effort to take him down. In a lengthy brief to be submitted to the Senate the day before his …

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Trump: “Who The Hell Cares About The Budget?”

The Washington Post reports: In a separate audio clip, Trump is heard boasting about increasing the defense budget by $2.5 trillion. To those who criticized his spending and the growing national debt, Trump said, “Who the hell cares about the budget? We’re going to have a country.” For most of Barack Obama’s time in office, Republicans seemed to care very …

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National Archives Blurs Out Anti-Trump Protest Signs

The Washington Post reports: The large color photograph that greets visitors to a National Archives exhibit celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage shows a massive crowd filling Pennsylvania Avenue NW for the Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Trump’s inauguration. The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. …

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GOP Donors Get Iran Strike Details Denied To Congress

CNN reports: President Trump recounted minute-by-minute details of the US strike that killed Iran’s top military commander during remarks to high-dollar Republican donors at his South Florida estate, according to audio obtained by CNN. In his speech — held inside the gilded ballroom on his Mar-a-Lago property — he claimed that Soleimani was “saying bad things about our country” before …

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Trump: Dems Timed My Trial To Cheat Bernie Sanders

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday accused Democrats of deliberately diminishing Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) chances of winning the party’s presidential nomination by keeping him off the campaign trail to serve as a juror in the Senate impeachment trial. The president in a pair of tweets sought to exploit potential frustration among Democrats by echoing a theory among some …

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Lev Parnas: I’m Speaking Out Because I Fear Bill Barr

Yahoo News reports: Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was giving media interviews about his role in President Trump’s attempts to convince Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden because he wanted to protect himself from Attorney General William Barr. Parnas made that claim in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, the second …

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Saved Big Banks $32 Billion In 2019

Bloomberg News reports: Savings for the top six U.S. banks from President Donald Trump’s signature tax overhaul accelerated last year, now topping $32 billion as the lenders curbed new borrowing, pared jobs and ramped up payouts to shareholders. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley posted …

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Trump: I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Spoken To Lev Parnas

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump and aides sought Thursday to distance him from a Soviet-born businessman who said Trump knew all about efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating U.S. political rival Joe Biden – a pivotal point in the Senate impeachment trial of the president. “I don’t believe I’ve ever spoken to him,” Trump told reporters about Lev Parnas, …

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Move To Withdraw Plea Postpones Flynn’s Sentencing

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Thursday postponed the sentencing of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, two days after Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan did not immediately rule on Flynn’s request. Instead, in a brief written order, the judge asked for additional court filings on the matter over …

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Conway Refuses Four Times To Say If Parnas Is Lying

Mediaite reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway refused to say whether indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was lying about President Donald Trump, even when Fox News anchors pressed her four times to answer “yes or no?” During a brutal interview on Thursday morning’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith took four shots at …

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USGAO Rules Trump Illegally Withheld Aid To Ukraine

The Washington Post reports: The White House violated federal law in its hold on security aid to Ukraine last year, according to a decision by a congressional watchdog released on Thursday and reviewed by The Washington Post.The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan agency that reports to Congress, found the Trump administration violated a law that governs how the White House …

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White House Shrugs Off Bombshells By Lev Parnas

NBC News reports: In response to Parnas’ interview, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Thursday morning, “These allegations are being made by a man who is currently out on bail for federal crimes and is desperate to reduce his exposure to prison.” “The facts haven’t changed — the president did nothing wrong and this impeachment, which was manufactured and …

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Devin Nunes Suddenly Recalls Speaking To Lev Parnas

The Daily Beast reports: Moments after Lev Parnas told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the president “knew exactly what was going on” with Ukraine, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked Devin Nunes about phone records that show he spoke to Parnas, noting he previously said he couldn’t “recall” having a phone conversation with the Giuliani henchman. Claiming that the information was …

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Lev Parnas Buries Trump, Pence, Barr, Giuliani [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Mike Pence was given the task of telling Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy that if he did not announce his government’s investigation into the Bidens, the U.S. would not provide any military aid. When asked if Pence was aware of the quid pro quo, Parnas said, “I’m going to use a famous quote from [Ambassador Gordon] Sondland. Everybody was …

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