Tag Archives: Trump campaign

Trump Paid $3.5 Million To Pre-Riot Rally Organizers

Open Secrets reports: As former President Donald Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial on charges of inciting attacks on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, unanswered questions about the full extent of his ties to a nearby rally the same day highlight the need for more campaign finance transparency. Newly identified payments in recent Federal Election Commission filings show people …

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NY Court: Double Jeopardy Applies In Manafort Case

CNBC reports: Paul Manafort, the Republican consultant who at one point ran Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, cannot be prosecuted in New York state court for conduct related to his prior federal criminal convictions, a court ruling has ensured. The New York Court of Appeals last week refused to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that had barred Manafort’s …

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Trump Campaign Paid Pre-Riot Rally Organizers $2.7M

Bloomberg News reports: Former President Donald Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The payments, which span Trump’s re-election campaign, show an ongoing financial relationship between the rally’s organizers and Trump’s political operation. They …

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AP: Trump Campaign Staffers Organized Pre-Riot Rally

The Associated Press reports: Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the …

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Credit Card Processor Drops Trump Campaign Site

The Wall Street Journal reports: Stripe Inc. will no longer process payments for President Trump’s campaign website following last week’s riot at the Capitol, according to people familiar with the matter. The financial-technology company handles card payments for millions of online businesses and e-commerce platforms, including Mr. Trump’s campaign website and online fundraising apparatus. Stripe is cutting off the president’s …

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NYT: Brad Parscale Plotting His Post-Trump Comeback

The New York Times reports: Mr. Parscale, President Trump’s former campaign manager, said he was trying to move on from that bleak Sunday in late September when he made the national newscasts, after police were called to his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His wife told officers he was inside the house, ranting, acting erratically, with a loaded and cocked …

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Dominion Staffer Sues Kraken, Giuliani, Trump Team

NPR reports: A top employee of Dominion Voting Systems, who has gone into hiding after becoming the subject of conspiracy theories on the right since the election, is suing the Trump campaign, a number of campaign surrogates and pro-Trump media outlets for defamation. Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security for the Denver-based company, has been baselessly accused of …

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REPORT: Kushner Created Campaign Shell Company That Paid Trump Family Members And Trump Advisors

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s most powerful advisor, Jared Kushner, approved the creation of a campaign shell company that secretly paid the president’s family members and spent almost half of the campaign’s $1.26 billion war chest, a person familiar with the operation told Insider. The operation acted almost like a campaign within a campaign. It paid some of Trump’s …

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Hand Tally Confirms MI Dominion Machine Count

The Detroit Free Press reports: An audit conducted Thursday of the votes cast in the November presidential election in Antrim County, the heart of a conspiracy theory about Dominion Voting Systems, affirmed the outcome with a net gain of 12 votes for Republican President Donald Trump, out of 15,962 votes cast, officials said. The hand tally of every vote cast …

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Trump Loses WI Appeal As State’s Electors Ready Vote

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Democrat Joe Biden’s Wisconsin win Monday, handing President Donald Trump a defeat less than an hour before the Electoral College was to meet. The 4-3 ruling was the latest in a string of dozens of losses for the president across the country as Republicans pursue last-gasp efforts to give Trump a …

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Trump Campaign Finally Pays One City’s Security Bill

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump usually makes headlines for the numerous police bills his presidential campaign committee won’t pay. Which is why it’s notable that the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently received a check from the Trump campaign for $5,574, according to copies of the invoice and check obtained by Insider. The Trump campaign’s check arrived a couple …

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Giuliani Released From Hospital: “I’m Better Than Ever”

Fox News reports: President Trump’s personal attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Thursday morning that he was out of the hospital and feeling “better than ever” after being admitted earlier this week following a coronavirus diagnosis. Giuliani, on his own WABC show earlier this week, said that he took the same remdesivir and dexamethasone combination …

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Trump Flack Tells Court He’ll Be Unemployed Dec. 15

Salon reports: Jason Miller, the chief strategist for outgoing President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, told a Florida family court judge in a sworn affidavit filed last Friday that he expects to be unemployed beginning Dec. 15 — which is next Tuesday, the day after the Electoral College meets to ratify Joe Biden’s election as president. As a result, Miller said, …

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Giuliani Dismisses Mask Wearing, Calls COVID “Curable”

ABC News reports: Rudy Giuliani called into his own WABC Radio show on Tuesday to update listeners on his Covid-19 diagnosis. Giuliani revealed that he has received a mixture of Remdesivir and Dexamethasone, along with other drugs, while hospitalized at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. “I think you can overdo the mask. You can overdo almost anything. Everything done in moderation …

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Trump Campaign To Ignore “Safe Harbor” Deadline

Via press release from the Trump campaign: “The ‘Safe Harbor Deadline’ is a statutory timeline that generally denotes the last day for states to certify election results. However, it is not unprecedented for election contests to last well beyond December 8. “Justice Ginsburg recognized in Bush v. Gore that the date of ‘ultimate significance’ is January 6, when Congress counts …

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Axios: Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Has Tested COVID+

Axios reports: President Trump’s lawyer Jenna Ellis has informed associates she tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple sources tell Axios, stirring West Wing fears after she attended a senior staff Christmas party on Friday. Driving the news: There are concerns about the potential for another White House superspreader event, though it was unclear whether Ellis posed a risk when she …

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Former Cybersecurity Official Chris Krebs Sues Trump Campaign And Lawyer Joe diGenova For Defamation

The Washington Post reports: The former top U.S. cybersecurity official responsible for securing November’s presidential election sued the Trump campaign and one of its lawyers for defamation Tuesday, asserting that they conspired to falsely claim the election was stolen, attack dissenting Republicans and fraudulently reap political donations. Christopher Krebs, who was fired Nov. 17 by President Trump after he refuted …

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Trump Team Hits Electoral “Safe Harbor” Deadline

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s efforts to reverse the election results run into a new hurdle Tuesday, known as “safe harbor” day under federal law. The 1887 law sets a deadline of six days before the convening of the electoral college for states to certify their election results. While the deadline is not mandatory, the law prohibits Congress from undoing …

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1500 Lawyers Demand Sanctions For Trump’s Lawyers

The New York Times reports: Arguing that “a license to practice law is not a license to lie,” nearly 1,500 lawyers issued a letter on Monday calling on bar associations across the country to investigate and, if needed, penalize the members of President Trump’s legal team, including the architect of his post-election strategy, Rudolph W. Giuliani. “It is indefensible for …

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Trump: Giuliani Doing Well And Has “No Temperature”

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has tested positive for COVID-19, is doing well in the hospital and does not have a fever, the president said on Monday at the White House. “Rudy’s doing well,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “No temperature, and he actually called me earlier this morning. Was the first call …

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