Trump Lies

Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort Of Attempted Witness Tampering, Demands That Court Revoke Or Revise Bail

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday. Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, asked the judge overseeing the case in U.S. District Court for the District of …

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MANHATTAN: Judge Rules That Only 14 Out Of 639 Items Seized In Raid On Cohen’s Office Are Privileged

The New York Daily News reports: Michael Cohen’s privileges are limited. The retired judge reviewing the trove of materials seized by the FBI from the law office and residences of President Trump’s personal attorney found less than 1% of the hundreds of thousands of items she’s reviewed so far are protected by attorney-client privilege. The judge, Barbara Jones, is acting …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

 The Washington Post reports: The final weekday of May, like most others in the month, passed without a formal White House press briefing. On the dozen occasions in May when President Trump’s spokesmen conducted question-and-answer sessions with reporters — on camera at the White House or off camera aboard Air Force One, as deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley …

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Trump: I Have The Absolute Right To Pardon Myself

The panicking continues: President Trump on Monday asserted his right to provide himself with a pardon, but insisted he won’t need to do so because he has not done anything that would warrant one. New talk emerged over the weekend as to whether or not Trump could or would give himself a pardon after The New York Times obtained and …

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Glorious Leader: I’m The Greatest President Ever

Trump is reacting, as usual, to a Fox & Friends piece that aired this morning. A fact check from the Washington Post: In the 497 days since he took the oath of office, President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.  …

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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Flails And Diverts, Won’t Comment On Trump Tower Letter Lies [VIDEO]

Under repeated direct questioning from CNN’s Dana Bash, GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dodged, weaved, and diverted but ultimately refused to comment on the revelation that Trump dictated Junior’s lying letter about the Trump Tower meeting with Russians. McCarthy’s flailing came after Bash rolled clips of multiple Trump officials denying that Glorious Leader had dictated the letter. More from …

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Trump Whines: I Wouldn’t Have Hired Paul Manafort If Only The DOJ Had Told Me About The Investigation

It feels like Glorious Leader is really panicking: President Trump on Sunday blasted the FBI and Department of Justice for not telling him that agents were “secretly investigating” his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, during the 2016 election. He added that Manafort “came into the campaign very late and was with us for a short period of time,” but said …

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Giuliani: Trump Can “Probably” Pardon Himself [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani said early Sunday that President Trump “probably” has the power to pardon himself, but has no plans to do so. “He’s not, but he probably does,” Giuliani, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “He has no intention of pardoning himself,” Giuliani said. “That’s another really interesting constitutional question: Can the …

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After Many Denials White House Admits Trump Dictated Junior’s Lying Letter About Meeting With Russians

CNN reports: In a confidential letter to special counsel Robert Mueller in January, President Donald Trump’s legal team acknowledged for the first time that Trump “dictated” the first misleading statement put out about his son’s controversial 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. “You have received all of the notes, communications and testimony indicating that the President dictated a short …

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Trump Lawyers: A President Cannot Obstruct Justice

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the investigation into whether he obstructed justice, asserting that he cannot be compelled to testify and arguing in a confidential letter that he could not possibly have committed obstruction because he …

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COUNCEL: Trump Accuses Mueller And/Or The DOJ Of Leaking His Lawyers’ Letters To The “Fake News Media”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday continued his attacks on the special counsel investigation into possible Russian links to his campaign, questioning in a tweet whether officials from Robert Mueller’s office or the Justice Department had released letters from Trump’s attorneys to the media. It was unclear what exactly prompted Trump’s accusation, though Trump’s attorneys have reportedly been in …

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Trump Quotes State TV Guest To Attack Brennan

Trump and Bongino are reacting to a blistering Washington Post op-ed written yesterday by Brennan. An excerpt: The impact of the Trump presidency will be felt for many years to come. Most worrisome is that his use of falsehoods, his mean-spirited and malicious behavior, and his self-absorption will be emulated by many young Americans — indeed, young people globally — …

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Roger Stone: Trump’s Pardon Of Dinesh D’Souza Is A Message To His Allies That He Can Pardon Them Too

The Washington Post reports: President Trump granted a full pardon Thursday to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza and said he was strongly considering clemency for other celebrity felons, signaling his willingness to exercise his unilateral power to reward friends and allies while undercutting the work of his nemeses in law enforcement. With Thursday’s announcements, Trump also delivered an indirect but unmistakable …

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Trump Lies Again About Canadian Trade Surplus

The Hill reports: President Trump fired back at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday after Trudeau called Thursday’s implementation of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum an affront to Canadian soldiers who died serving alongside their U.S. compatriots. Trump accused Canada’s government of treating U.S. agricultural interests “very poorly” in a tweet, adding that the country was “highly restrictive …

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White House Once Touted Praise From FBI Informant In Press Release On Trump’s Criticism Of Chinese Trade

Politico reports: Before President Donald Trump tagged him a “spy” who had “infiltrated” his campaign, Stefan Halper had a different relationship with the White House: helping advance Trump’s trade agenda with China. In recent weeks, Halper has found himself at the center of the media cycle after reports that the FBI used him as an informant to contact several members …

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AUDIO: Michael Cohen Threatens Daily Beast Reporter

Tim Mak reports at NPR: Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is facing legal peril, including an FBI raid of his home and office — and involvement in a civil lawsuit with porn star Stormy Daniels. But in the past, it was Cohen who has sought to put legal pressure on others to solve problems for his boss. For the first …

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Trump Claims He Didn’t Fire Comey Because Of Russia After Telling NBC That He Fired Comey Over Russia

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump, amidst a frenzied spurt of tweets Thursday morning, issued one in which he rejected allegations he fired former FBI director James Comey because of the Russia investigation, which remains a core pillar of the argument he obstructed justice. Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt in May 2017: “And in fact when I decided to just do …

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Trump Quotes Limbaugh To Again Attack The FBI

The FBI did warn him but the gaslighting continues: President Trump quotes conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh in a tweet on Thursday, saying the FBI should have told Trump they embedded an informant in his campaign. The president in recent weeks has claimed without evidence that the FBI planted a mole in his campaign and sought to spy on his …

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Giuliani Claims Trump Won’t Fire Jeff Sessions Before Mueller’s Probe Is Over: It Will Be Worked Out [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: President Trump has no plans to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Russia probe is completed, the president’s lawyer said Wednesday. Rudy Giuliani told reporters outside the White House in an impromptu gaggle that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller should also be safe from Trump’s wrath. “I don’t think …

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Manafort Allies Launch Legal Defense Fund

Politico reports: Self-described friends of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are launching a defense fund to help pay the mounting legal bills he’s incurring as a result of two looming criminal cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. A newly revealed website portrays the wealthy lobbyist and political consultant as struggling to cover his debts since prosecutors froze his …

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