Trump Lies

Trump: RBG And Sotomayor Should Recuse Themselves

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Monday night called for Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from any cases involving his administration after a recent stinging dissent by Sotomayor. Trump was responding to a statement from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who said Sotomayor accused “GOP appointed Justices of being biased” in …

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Trump: Virus Is Under Control, Markets Look Very Good

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump boasted about the state of economy Monday afternoon, not even an hour after the markets closed on the worst day of investor panic in two years. Analysts broadly agreed that the sudden stock market plunge was a result of the emerging coronavirus pandemic, which started in China but has spread to Italy, South Korea …

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Trump Security Advisor Denies Intel On Russian Help

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said he’s seen no intelligence to show that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump. Robert O’Brien’s comments come after conflicting accounts emerged from a recent closed-door briefing by intelligence officials, who spoke to lawmakers about Russian interference in the 2020 campaign. …

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Trump’s Vegas Stay Cost US Public At Least $1 Million

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s choice to stay at his own Las Vegas hotel each night during the western states swing that wrapped up Friday likely cost taxpayers a million extra dollars as well as diverted thousands of them into his own cash registers. Previous presidents on extended trips away from the White House typically stayed in the …

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Trump Wants To Block “Traitor” John Bolton’s Book

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has directly weighed in on the White House review of a forthcoming book by his former national security adviser, telling his staff that he views John Bolton as “a traitor,” that everything he uttered to the departed aide about national security is classified and that he will seek to block the book’s publication, according …

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Trump Pushes Fox News To Fire Another Daytime Host

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump attacked Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Friday, mocking his “very bad ratings” and “Fake guests.” President Trump previously called out Cavuto on Thursday for hosting a guest who was critical of his debate skills. Trump also attacked Fox News during his Thursday campaign rally. “They had a crazy person on today, on one of …

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WH Accuses DNC Of Fabricating Assange/Pardon Claim

The Washington Post reports: A day after President Trump issued executive clemency to 11 people including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, another potential Trump pardon is in the news. This one: For Julian Assange. Assange’s lawyers claimed in a London court Wednesday that they would provide evidence that then-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) promised Assange a pardon or some other favor …

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Woman Convicted In $205M Medicare Kickback Fraud Scheme: President Trump Has Given Me My Life Back

NBC News Miami reports: A woman who served nearly a decade behind bars for her role in a health care and money laundering scheme returned to Miami-Dade County early Wednesday morning. President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Judith Negron, who was serving time for her role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme back in 2011. …

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Assange: Trump Offered Pardon To Lie About Russia

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if he agreed to cover up the involvement of Russia in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee, which were later published by WikiLeaks, a London court was told Wednesday. Lawyers acting for Assange have argued that the Australian should not be extradited to the U.S. because the case …

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Trump Pushes Out Official Who OK’d Aid To Ukraine

The Military Times reports: The Pentagon’s top policy official is reportedly being pushed out of the department, as part of the fallout from the Ukraine military aid issue at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Trump confirmed that John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, is departing―a move that leaves yet another significant vacancy at the top …

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Trump Claims To Know Name Of “Anonymous” Author

Fox News reports: President Trump on Tuesday claimed he knows the identity of the anonymous administration official who penned a scathing tell-all about his White House but said he won’t reveal the name publicly. “I know who it is,” Trump told reporters gathered at Andrews Air Force Base before departing on a trip to California. Trump added that he can’t …

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Obama Triggers Trump Over Economic Recovery

The Washington Post reports: On Monday, former president Barack Obama commemorated the 11th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $800 billion stimulus, with a tweet, boasting that it paved “the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.” Obama’s tweet did not sit well with President …

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Trump Threatens To Sue Over Mueller Investigation

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday suggested he may file lawsuits over the outcome of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, saying its findings are “badly tainted.” The president in a series of tweets also made multiple misleading claims about Mueller and his investigation as he again lashed out over the trial of longtime associate Roger Stone, who is …

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Bolton Hints At More Dirt If His Book Ever Comes Out

The New York Times reports: John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Trump, suggested on Monday that his unpublished book contained far more revelations than just the campaign to pressure Ukraine for help with domestic politics but said he was fighting “censorship” by the White House. In his first public appearance since the Senate impeachment trial in …

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Parscale Tweets Image Of Bush II Landing At Daytona: “Trump Won #Daytona500 Before The Race Started”

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign manager deleted a tweet featuring a dramatic photo of Air Force One at the Daytona 500 after users pointed out that the shot was from President George W. Bush’s visit to the NASCAR race in 2004, not from Trump’s visit on Sunday. Brad Parscale tweeted the 2004 photo, which shows Air Force One rising …

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Trump: I Have The Right To Meddle In Criminal Cases

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump on Friday morning broke almost 17 hours of silence following ABC News’ exclusive interview with Attorney General Bill Barr, pushing back on Barr’s warning not to interfere in criminal cases, insisting he has the “legal right” to do so. Trump repeated what he’s said previously — including just this past Tuesday — that he …

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Junior: I Grew Up Waiting In Communist Breadlines

“My mother escaped a communist country. I grew up, I spoke a language, I have friends from communist Czechoslovakia. “I waited in those, you know, bread lines, I can assure you, they are not as glamorous as Bernie and, you know, academia today make them out to be. “That’s why there’s no advocates for socialism or communism who actually grew …

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Trump Admits Lying About Sending Giuliani To Ukraine

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday casually cast aside one of the central claims of his impeachment defense by openly admitting to sending his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to hunt for dirt on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The president made the claim in a podcast interview with the Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera, …

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Trump Predictably Hits Back At John Kelly: “Like Most X’s He Misses The Action, Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump blasted John Kelly for speaking against him by invoking some alleged remarks from his former chief of staff’s wife. Kelly gave a speech to Drew University on Wednesday night, and in coverage from The Atlantic, Kelly was described as defending Alexander Vindman for his testimony against Trump over the Ukraine scandal. Kelly said Vindman was …

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Warren: We Are Descending Into Authoritarianism

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a Democratic presidential candidate, said Wednesday that the country is watching a “descent into authoritarianism,” as she amped up her call for Attorney General William Barr to resign. “The whole notion that we have people in our Justice Department resigning because of Donald Trump’s inappropriate influence, and the attorney general overturning a sentencing …

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