Trump Lies

Giuliani: Trump Wants Mueller To “Put Up Or Shut Up”

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: Rudy Giuliani told me that President Trump is fed up with Robert Mueller and wants him to “put up or shut up.” What he’s saying: “Why don’t you write a report and show us what you have, because they don’t have a goddamn thing. It’s like a guy playing poker. He’s bluffing and he’s only …

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Trump Claims Mueller Has “Conflicts Of Interest”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday renewed his accusations that special counsel Robert Mueller has “conflicts of interest” in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, citing a previous business dispute between the two men. In a sequence of tweets attacking the special counsel’s credibility, Trump noted that he and Mueller had “a very nasty & contentious …

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Trump Rages About “Unpatriotic” Media After NY Times Publishes Report Of His Meeting With Their Publisher

Glorious Leader is ever so pissed once again: Here’s four more: President Trump on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the media in which he called reporters “unpatriotic” for reporting on the inner workings of the government. In a series of tweets, the president singled out The New York Times and The Washington Post for writing “bad stories” about his administration, …

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NYT Publisher Rejects Trump’s Account Of Meeting: I Told Him His “Enemy” Language Endangers Journalists

Just in from New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger: My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric. I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous. I told him that although the phrase “fake news” is untrue and harmful, I am …

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Trump Again Lies About Polling Better Than Lincoln

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday repeated false claims that his poll numbers among Republican are higher than former President Lincoln. In an early morning tweet, Trump tweeted that he has the “highest Poll Numbers in the history of the Republican Party.” It is unclear what poll Trump was citing, but the tweet echoed similar comments he made earlier …

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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa: Nobody Will Be Surprised If It’s Proven Trump Knew About Junior’s Meeting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A California Republican lawmaker said Saturday that no one in Washington will not be “surprised” if it turns out there is evidence proving President Trump knew in advance about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was pressed by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Saturday whether Trump could …

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Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, substantially weakened his case against Michael Cohen by going back and forth as to whether Cohen could tell federal prosecutors the truth, said Jay Goldberg, President Donald Trump’s friend and former lawyer. Giuliani called Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, “honorable” and truthful on several occasions before an audio recording of a discussion …

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Trump Has Repeatedly Sought To Ban Reporters

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has sought repeatedly to punish journalists for the way they ask him questions, directing White House staff to ban those reporters from covering official events or to revoke their press credentials, according to several current and former administration officials. At various moments throughout his presidency, Trump has vented angrily to aides about what he …

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Junior Lies About Obama’s Economic Record

The Week reports: Donald Trump Jr. is a proud son. When he heard the news of the economy surging to 4.1 percent GDP growth, he immediately took to Twitter to tout his father’s achievements. There’s just one problem with Jr.’s claim: Former President Barack Obama did, in fact, break 2 percent growth on multiple occasions. There were 15 quarters during …

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch: Cohen Told Me Trump Knew About “Everything” In Advance Of Trump Tower Meeting

The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch said President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen told him several months ago that Trump knew “everything” going on during his 2016 campaign, including about his son’s meeting with Russians inside Trump Tower. A panel on Friday’s “Morning Joe” was discussing a new report that Cohen says Trump had prior knowledge of the June 2016 …

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Trump Rages: Cohen Is Lying To Save His Own Skin

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump launched into a Twitter tirade early Friday morning taking shots at his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, suggesting he is “is trying to make up stories” to “get himself out of an unrelated jam.” The tweetstorm started off on the topic of a New York Times report that Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe is looking at Trump’s …

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Giuliani: Michael Cohen Is A Pathological Liar [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Rudy Giuliani accused Michael Cohen of being a “pathological liar” after reports emerged that he would tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Donald Trump knew about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting before it happened, contradicting the president’s claim of ignorance. “I expected something like this from Cohen, he’s been lying all week. He’s been lying for years,” …

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Cohen Ready To Tell Mueller That Trump Approved In Advance Of Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Politico reports: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, is prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that then-candidate Trump knew about and approved the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to a source with knowledge of Cohen’s account, who confirmed a CNN report from …

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Glorious Leader Praises “Very Important Book” Which Argues That SCOTUS Could Reverse Impeachment Vote

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday urged people to buy and read Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz’s new book arguing against his possible impeachment. Dershowitz, who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, has emerged as a regular voice in the media defending Trump on legal issues, including special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference. The Harvard …

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Lawyer Who Met With Junior Has Close Ties To Kremlin

The Associated Press reports: The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, transcripts and legal documents paint a portrait of Natalia Veselnitskaya as a well-connected attorney who served …

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Trump Lies To Steel Workers: I Won The Women’s Vote

Mediaite reports: During a Thursday Granite City, IL speech at one of U.S. Steel’s mill, Trump touted job numbers, giving himself a pat on the back for recent employment growth before erroneously claiming he secured the majority of the women’s vote. Addressing a cheering crowd, Trump said, “I did win that women’s vote, didn’t I? Remember? Remember they said, why …

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Trump Organization CFO Subpoenaed In Cohen Case

Raw Story reports: Federal officials have issued a subpoena to longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg in their criminal probe of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen. The Wall Street Journal reports that Weisselberg is “considered a witness” in the investigation of Cohen, whose office was raided by the FBI this past April. “For decades, Mr. Weisselberg has served …

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Obstruction Probe: Mueller Focuses On Trump’s Tweets

The New York Times reports: For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself. Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets …

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WH Cites Bad Weather As Trump Ducks Media On Way To Airport, Reporters Note Current Clear Skies Over DC

Trump rarely misses a chance to bloviate: President Trump departed the White House on Thursday for a trip to Iowa and Illinois without facing the news media, citing bad weather despite clear skies in the nation’s capital. The president typically reaches Air Force One by taking a helicopter from the White House to Joint Base Andrews, a setting that allows …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mike Pompeo Testifies On Helsinki Summit

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be in for a rough afternoon on Capitol Hill. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to grill him on the Helsinki summit, Iran and North Korea. While congressional hearings aren’t usually must-see TV, viewers may be in for political fireworks Wednesday. That’s because Trump has angered European allies, held a …

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