Tag Archives: Trump campaign

Trump Inauguration Chief Released On $250M Bond

CNBC reports: A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday ordered the release on a $250 million bond of Thomas Barrack, the private equity investor charged with illegally lobbying his close friend ex-President Donald Trump for the United Arab Emirates. The order requires the release bond — which is among the highest ever set in the world — to be …

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Albuquerque Posts Sign About $200K Trump Rally Debt

The Hill reports: The mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., has put up a joke sign given to him by “The Daily Show” refusing checks from former President Trump. “Just to clarify, we would accept one check from him for the amount of roughly $200,000 for services rendered,” Mayor Tim Keller (D) said in a tweet. The sign was sent after Keller …

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DOJ Scrutinizes Scam Campaign Donation “Matching”

Axios reports: A little-noticed line in a recent criminal filing suggests federal prosecutors consider a popular political fundraising tactic to be legally questionable. Fundraisers often boast of “5x” or other contribution matches to coax small-dollar donations. The Justice Department indicated in a court filing Monday this could amount to “material misrepresentations” if, as critics often contend, there’s no evidence the …

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Albuquerque Refers Trump Debt To Collection Agency

Albuquerque’s NBC News affiliate reports: The City of Albuquerque referred the Trump campaign to a collection agency. The city is seeking approximately $200,000 following the president’s rally in Rio Rancho in 2019. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said the bill covers security costs that stem from the former president staying in a downtown Albuquerque hotel overnight. The security cost include blocking …

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Court Voids Trump’s NDAs With Campaign Employees

Politico reports: A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a broad non-disclosure agreement that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign required employees to sign is unenforceable. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Gardephe’s ruling generally steered clear of the constitutional issues presented by such agreements in the context of political campaigns. Instead, the judge — an appointee of President George W. Bush — …

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Book: Parscale Nearly Sabotaged Trump Campaign Site

Politico Playbook reports: After Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was demoted last summer, he considered quitting and sabotaging the campaign by turning off the “lights” to the campaign website, the email system, the transfer of data between the campaign and the RNC and even the Amazon server. That’s according to Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen in their new book, “Lucky: …

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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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