Tag Archives: Trump campaign

Trump 2020 Pours Millions Into FB Impeachment Ads

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign has poured millions of ad dollars into issues that resonate with his base. Immigration was the driver. Now, it’s impeachment. Why it matters: This is a stark reflection of Trump’s fight-like-hell gambit. The big picture: It’s not just Trump — this is a party-wide effort to cash in. The House and Senate Republican committees are …

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Unpaid Trump Campaign Rally Bills Pile Up Nationwide

Politico reports: Donald Trump has raised record amounts of money as a presidential candidate. But he’s still left a slew of unpaid bills in his wake. In city after city, across the nation, Trump has failed to pay local officials who provide thousands of dollars’ worth of security assistance to the president’s campaign during his Make America Great Again rallies. …

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CNN Refuses To Run Lying Trump Ad That Attacks CNN

From the Hollywood Reporter: CNN won’t run a 30-second advertisement purchased by Donald Trump’s re-election campaign after the network decided it does not meet their standards. The advertisement, which was tweeted by the president last week, relates to Joe Biden’s conduct toward Ukraine while he served as vice president. In it, a narrator derisively refers to CNN personalities Don Lemon, …

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Trump Insider Hired To Lobby For Kremlin Bank

Mother Jones reports: With Congress mulling legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia for its attack on the 2016 American election, an important Russian bank connected to Vladimir Putin’s government has turned for help to a well-positioned lobbyist in Washington: a Trump insider and former Republican House member named John Sweeney. In August Sweeney signed a whopping contract to lobby …

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Three House Committees Launch Probe Into Reports Giuliani Pressured Ukraine To Help Trump Campaign

Reuters reports: Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday they had begun “a wide-ranging investigation” into reports that President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and possibly others pressured Ukraine’s government to assist Trump’s re-election campaign. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees wrote to the White House and State Department seeking records …

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Trump Campaign Sells Fake Sharpies To Own The Libs

Don’t you feel entirely owned? Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has added a Trump-branded permanent marker to its web store, capitalizing on the Sharpie-gate drama and expanding the campaign’s culture war offerings that already include stick-it-to-the-liberals plastic straws. The marker, announced on Twitter this morning by campaign manager Brad Parscale, is the latest effort by the campaign to amplify and then …

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Manafort Lawyers Argue Double Jeopardy In NY Case

Politico reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyers are arguing that the former Trump campaign chairman shouldn’t have to face a “politically-charged” prosecution in New York state because of the state’s so-called double jeopardy law. They made their case in a motion filed Thursday that blasts Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for prosecuting Manafort over crimes that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team …

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New Scrutiny Of Trump Campaign Manager’s Finances

ABC News reports: A digital data firm connected to President Donald Trump’s campaign manager has received more than $900,000 in business from a pro-Trump super PAC, a low profile financial entanglement that could renew questions from critics about whether the senior advisor, Brad Parscale, found discreet ways to profit from his work for the president. Parscale told ABC News that …

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REPORT: Trump’s Campaign Manager Makes Millions With “Highly Unusual” Deal With Campaign Donations

Mediaite reports: Brad Parscale has been promoted from President Donald Trump’s digital media manager to his 2020 campaign manager. Since the promotion, he’s been blowing millions on cars and real estate, even though his stated salary is only $15,000 a month. This year alone he’s bought a $2.4 million waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, a $78,300 BMW, and a $146,000 …

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Haley Denies “False Rumors” About Replacing Pence

Fox News reports: Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to United Nations, on Wednesday denied what she called “false rumors” that she could replace Mike Pence as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2020. “Enough of the false rumors,” Haley said, tweeting a photo of her and Pence together at the U.N. “Vice President Pence has been a dear …

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House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Lewandowski

ABC News reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have issued subpoenas to President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn, Trump’s former White House deputy chief of staff for policy for their public testimony next month as part of the panel’s ongoing probe into potential obstruction of justice and public corruption. The subpoena comes the same …

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Trump’s Hamptons Fundraiser: Up To $250,000/Head

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is slated to appear at a pair of fundraising events in the Hamptons on Friday, including one that charges up to $250,000 for lunch, a photo and a private roundtable with the president. The fundraisers are the latest sign that Trump is embracing the world of wealthy contributors who served as punching bags in …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Still Owes El Paso $569,000

Public Integrity reports: President Donald Trump has pledged the federal government will provide “whatever is needed” to help El Paso, Texas, recover from a mass shooting Saturday that killed 22 people. But Trump’s own 2020 re-election committee still hasn’t paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in police and public safety-related bills and late fees that El Paso city officials say …

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Trump 2020 Hires Ex-Miss Michigan Fired For Racism

The Hill reports: Kathy Zhu, the former Miss Michigan winner who was stripped of her title over tweets deemed “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate,” is joining President Trump’s reelection campaign. “I am so excited to now by part of the #WomenforTrump Coalition Advisory Board! Let’s get Trump re-elected for 2020,” Zhu tweeted Thursday, retweeting a post from the official Trump reelection …

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Trump Campaign Sells Plastic Straws To Own The Libs

Quartz reports: People feel strongly about straws, and US president Donald Trump is here to capitalize on that. “Liberal paper straws don’t work,” tweeted Trump’s campaign, with a link to purchase a pack of 10 red plastic straws emblazoned with Trump’s name for $15. If you think all that’s outrageous about a $1.50 plastic straw is the price, think again. …

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New Child Porn Charges For Trump World Associate

The Daily Beast reports: George Nader, who was a key witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, has been hit with new federal charges of child pornography, sex trafficking, and obscenity, according to a person familiar with the case. The charges come on top of separate child-porn charges leveled by the same prosecutors last month. The new indictment is set …

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Former Trump Aide: I’ve Hired Hookers Many Times

Mediaite reports: Republican operative Jason Miller, the former communications chief for the Trump campaign and transition team, said he hired numerous prostitutes and visited “hand job” massage parlors as recently as a few months ago in a new videotaped deposition. Miller made the admission while testifying on May 30 in Washington D.C. in connection to his lawsuit against the digital …

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Trump Uses Paid Stock Models In Endorsement Ads

The Associated Press reports: A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president. “I could …

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Trump Campaign Staffer Behind Fake Joe Biden Site

The New York Times reports: For much of the last three months, the most popular Joseph R. Biden Jr. website has been a slick little piece of disinformation that is designed to look like the former vice president’s official campaign page, yet is most definitely not pro-Biden. All the site says about its creator is buried in the fine print …

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Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To New York Fraud Charges

The Associated Press reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyer says he intends to seek the dismissal of state mortgage fraud charges, citing New York’s strong double jeopardy protections. Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. He pleaded not guilty Thursday at a Manhattan arraignment. Defense lawyer Todd Blanche said it’s his view that “the laws of New York …

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