Trump Lies

Trump: My Cultists Don’t Care About My Tax Returns

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump this afternoon blasted the House Ways and Means Committee request for his tax returns, claiming he is still under audit. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin this week rejected the request from Democratic chairman Richard Neal. The committee has now subpoenaed the Treasury Department and the IRS. He followed up with another tweet on the Mueller report, …

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Giuliani Cancels Ukraine Trip To Seek Dirt On Biden

The Guardian reports: Rudy Giuliani has said his controversial planned visit to Ukraine will not go ahead, because of concerns about who he would be meeting. Earlier this week, the former New York mayor who is now an attorney for Donald Trump said he planned to push Ukraine to pursue investigations he hoped could benefit the president politically. But on …

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Stone Asks Court To Suppress Evidence Against Him

The Hill reports: Roger Stone asked a judge on Friday to suppress certain evidence in the case against him, claiming that it was improperly obtained. The filing states that the search warrant applications about Stone showed that the FBI initially investigated him for a range of different potential crimes, including unauthorized access of a protected computer, obstruction of justice, wire …

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Sportswriter: Trump’s Golf Championships Are Fake

Vox has interviewed sportswriter Rick Reilly about his book Commander In Cheat, which made a lot of news a few months ago. A new tidbit from Reilly: Once a year, every country club has a club championship for the best players. It lasts two or three days, and it’s a big thing if you win it. The best player I …

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Trump Sending Giuliani To Ukraine For Dirt On Biden

The New York Times reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, is encouraging Ukraine to wade further into sensitive political issues in the United States, seeking to push the incoming government in Kiev to press ahead with investigations that he hopes will benefit Mr. Trump. Mr. Giuliani said he plans to travel to Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the …

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REPORT: Junior To Invoke Fifth, Defy Senate Subpoena

Reuters reports: Donald Trump Jr. is unlikely to comply with a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena to testify about his contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Thursday as the president publicly defended his eldest son. The sources said Trump Jr is expected to cite his Fifth Amendment constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination, a day after reports that the …

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Trump Calls For Prosecuting John Kerry Under Logan Act: He Has Been Telling Iran Not To Call Me [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump acknowledged the United States was “risking military confrontation” with Iran and said former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act for interfering with potential negotiations with Tehran. Trump repeatedly accused the former Obama administration secretary of state of violating the Logan Act—a federal law dating back to 1799 which …

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Senate Subpoenas Junior Over Trump Tower Moscow

CNBC reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is headed by a Republican, has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, to answer questions about his claim to have just limited knowledge of an ultimately aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, Russia. Trump Jr. testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 that …

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Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

The Washington Post reports: The White House formally asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert S Mueller III’s report Wednesday, President Trump’s first use of the executive authority in the latest confrontation with Congress. Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote in a letter to Congress that Trump had “asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials.” Boyd …

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Trump: I Reported Business Losses As A “Sport”

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday following a report that documented more than $1.1 billion in personal business losses over a 10-year period beginning in 1985. Trump seemingly tried to downplay the report, saying that “almost all real estate developers” wanted to show losses for tax purposes and renegotiate with banks, and it was “sport.” His …

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McConnell Declares “Case Closed” On Mueller Probe

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor declared “case closed” on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by Trump, deriding Democrats who he says are “grieving” the result. “It’s finally over,” the Republican leader said, in his most significant comments yet on the investigation. The Kentucky Republican called Mueller’s findings “bad news for the …

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White House Tells McGahn To Defy House Subpoena

ABC News reports: The White House has instructed former White House counsel Donald McGahn not to comply with a subpoena from House Democrats for documents related to the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday from White House counsel Pat Cipollone to McGahn’s attorney William Burck. Earlier Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on …

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FBI Director Pushes Back On Bill Barr’s “Spying” Claim: I Don’t Have “Any Evidence” Of Illegal Surveillance

CNN reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate panel Tuesday that the bureau is “working to help” Attorney General William Barr as he reviews the origins of the Russia investigation, but distanced himself from Barr’s use of the phrase “spying” at a separate hearing last month. “Well, that’s not the term I would use,” Wray said. “Lots of people …

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Trump Inaugural Aide: They Threw Me Under The Bus

The New York Times reports: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a leading contractor for President Trump’s inaugural committee and a former adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, has publicly disputed accounts of her departure from the White House last year, rejecting claims from officials that she was dismissed. Ms. Winston Wolkoff specifically took issue with suggestions by White House officials that …

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370+ Former Federal Prosecutors Declare Trump Would Be Charged With Obstruction If He Wasn’t President

The Washington Post reports: More than 370 former federal prosecutors who worked in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed on to a statement asserting special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings would have produced obstruction charges against President Donald Trump – if not for the office he held. The statement – signed by myriad former career government employees, as well as high-profile …

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Trump Rages: Mueller Should Not Testify, “No Redos”

Axios reports: President Trump tweeted on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, arguing that Democrats are “looking for a redo” after the investigation failed to establish that his campaign conspired with Russia. Attorney General Bill Barr — despite being accused by many Democrats of obfuscating and spinning the Mueller report’s findings in favor of Trump …

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POLL: 57% Of Voters Say Trump Is A Criminal

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters say 57 – 28 percent that Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. This compares to results of a March 5 survey, before release of the Mueller Report, in which voters said 64 – 24 percent that President Trump committed crimes before he …

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Trump Organization Files To Block Deutsche Bank Subpoena, Claims Family Faces “Irreparable Harm”

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump‘s attorneys filed a memorandum of law on Friday in an effort to block Deutsche Bank and Capital One from complying with subpoenas from the House of Representatives ahead of a May 6 deadline. Attorneys moved for a preliminary injunction to block the “outrageously broad” subpoenas. They noted that the subpoenas demand, “among other …

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Pence Claims Biden Is “Advocating A Socialist Agenda”

CNBC reports: Vice President Mike Pence told CNBC on Friday that Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is “advocating a socialist agenda,” just like others vying to take on President Donald Trump. In an interview with CNBC’s Eamon Javers, Pence took multiple shots at his vice presidential predecessor, the frontrunner among more than 20 Democratic candidates, while contrasting their goals with …

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Graham Invites Mueller To Testify About Call With Barr

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham invited special counsel Robert Mueller to “provide testimony” to the panel if Mueller wanted to discuss any discrepancies with Attorney General William Barr’s responses to questions from lawmakers this week about a phone call between the two men. “Please inform the Committee if you would like to provide testimony regarding …

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